Miracleman #1 Review
Miracleman #1 has been in the works since the Golden Age of comics, back in the good ol’ 1950’s. Marvel Comics recently decided to publish this book in honor of it’s creator, the late Mick Anglo. You may not recognize the name, but this British book has influenced many of the comics and their heroes today.
Miracleman, or Marvelman (something you learn from Miracleman #1) is a super hero who, as you can imagine from the Golden Age, is very similar to one Superman and Shazam, with super speed, strength, and near invincibility.
But Miracleman #1 is no mere comic book, it’s actually a mode of time travel. You open up the pages and are instantly transported to the classic super hero era. Where bad guys were nazis, phrases like “holy macaroni” were uttered, 1981 is the future, and super fictional scientific weapons like exon rays are used to enslave and destroy planet earth. The book has classic art from Don Lawrence, and even finishes up with three black and white classic stories from early Miracleman days: “Marvelman and the Atomic Bomber” “…and the Stolen Radium” “…and the Stolen Reflections”.
Miracleman #1 is a history lesson for every comic book fan, something I wouldn’t suggest you miss. It’s difficult to get this much classic comic book content without actually holding a piece of history in your hands. I missed these classics of course, being a child of the 80’s, all I got were those terrible foil covers from the 1990’s. It was definitely an eye opening experience.