Miracleman, Vol. 2: The Red King Syndrome
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Miracleman, Vol. 2: The Red King Syndrome (Miracleman #2)

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Miracleman Book Two: The Red King Syndrome.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published November 20th 1990 by Eclipse Books (first published November 1990)
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Israel Laureano
Como todas las obras gráficas de Alan Moore, el tratamento narrativo que le da a este personaje de la época de oro de los cómics es soberbia.
D.M.
Aug 03, 2009 D.M. rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: comic geeks par excellence
This continues Moore's reconstruction of 1950s UK superhero Marvelman, and indeed the way we came to look at superheroes in general.
In this book, we find Miracleman's human counterpart Mike Moran's wife, Liz, pregnant with her & Miracleman's (potentially super) baby, as well as witnessing the current whereabouts of MM's mysterious 'father' Emil Gargunza...and his nefarious plans for the future young Moran. We also are introduced to some pivotal new characters, toward the end of the book.
Of t...more
Hamish
Around this time, Eclipse finished reprinting the 8 page Miracle/Marvelman installments from Warrior and started publishing new material that picked up where those left off. Unfortunately, we lose Alan Davis in the shuffle and he gets replaced by (sigh) Chuck Beckum/Austen. How that guy ever got work as an artist or a writer is one of the great mysteries of the comics world. But then we get Rick Veitch, who I don't like as much as Davis, but I still like him and it's still a distinct improvement...more
Ivan
The middle section of the trilogy, admittedly weaker than those surrounding it. Chuck Beckham's art is very basic and traditional, and when compared to Garry Leach's preceding darkness, and John Totelben's succeeding kaleidoscope, his 'How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way' style doesn't hold up. Even Moore seems like he's not on his A-game, Miracleman's battle with Gargunza, while satisfying and poetic, feels too simple and typical for the man who reinvented comics. Of course, it's still written (i...more
Travis
In book two of Alan Moore's brilliant super heroes in the real world saga we get more answers as to how the Miracle Family got to the real world and things go bad as we discover that the evil mad scientist didn't just exist in the comic books.

More of same great mix of real world ideas and problems balanced with big cosmic feeling moments.
An example how how you can do comics that are 'modern' and 'real' without all that crap and baggage that most writers think is really clever. Yes, Mark Millar,...more
Francisco Becerra
The awesomeness took new amazing heights in this volume. Love it!
Paul
Dec 11, 2011 Paul rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: comic
Dark and disturbing. From what I understand, Miracleman is the flip side of Watchmen and I think that analogy makes a lot of sense (in light of what I Know about Vol 3). This was a great read, with a very clever core concept.
Federiken Masters
Mar 05, 2010 Federiken Masters rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Todo el mundo
Recommended to Federiken by: Autor y premisa
Shelves: supermanianos
Leído en castellano en la edición de Forum que me encantaría conseguir en un mundo ideal. Bah, en un mundo ideal esto ya estaría reeditado hace rato. Ni bien dejen de pedir órganos como forma de pago, me anoto.
Angela
Miracle Mans wife is pregnant, and his creator wants the baby. Slightly disappointing after the amazing first volume. It still is different and interesting but it does not surprise. A good read.
Rich
Wow - that's all. Turns the world of super-heroes on it's head. THIS is what makes Alan Moore so incredible.
Steven
Excellent comic book revival marred by some strange techniglow coloring
Andrew
Dec 06, 2007 Andrew rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: my friend John
See my review of Book One.
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