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Mikel Midnight

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America's Captain 

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Subj: Re: New banner! Any MIRACLEMAN fans among us?
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 at 11:55:22 am CDT (Viewed 290 times)
Reply Subj: Re: New banner! Any MIRACLEMAN fans among us?
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 at 11:32:05 am CDT (Viewed 284 times)

    I often got the impression that Miracleman himself was the villain of the stories. Surely I'm oversimplifying, however. Would you say that, at least to some extent, Miracleman was a villain?

I never saw him that way, although he's more the protagonist than the hero (everything he does in the first two books is for self-defense rather than to help anyone or improve the world).

    I never liked either of those interpretations. I especially dislike the notion of Captain Marvel having Billy's mind. The notion of Superman as really just a normal joe on the inside - the idea that Clark Kent is the true persona and Superman is the mask - never resonated with me. What does the Miracleman interpretation bring to these questions?

They have the same consciousness but different brains, so Marvelman is smarter. Likewise, even in the 1940s it was clear that the added age and the wisdom of Solomon made Captain Marvel a different person from Billy.

    I think Alan Moore could never have tolerated DC's editorial interference. Which I guess is why he and DC got on bad terms in the first place. Or was it more about royalties?

Moore can work under an editor. The split was about royalties, and the griping about interference came when they started to buy companies out from under him.

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