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Mister Miracle, Vol. 1 (Jack Kirby's Fourth World Mr Miracle 1)

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As part of the New Gods saga, Jack Kirby's Mister Miracle focuses on Scott Free's attempt to escape his past and create his own future. Raised on the war-ravaged world of Apokolips, Scott became a master escape artist in order to flee his planet and fight in the epic battle against his former home world's tyrant, Darkseid. Taking on the persona of Mister Miracle and fighti ...more
Paperback, 255 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by DC Comics (first published October 1972)
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Gayle Francis Moffet
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great, fun book that has aged especially well. While there are a few moments the age shows through [the names of Barda's fellow female warriors comes to mind], overall, this book is damn near ageless. Scott Free is a good guy, matched up with a smart and capable right-hand man in Oberon. Big Barda is brash and smashy and also intelligent and savvy. The three of them make a great team to go up against all kinds of baddies from Apokolips, including Granny Goodness, who may be my new favorite vil ...more
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
As a kid I always like the story of other worlds and Apokolips, Big Barda, Granny, the galactic tyrant Darkseid, and Darkseid's second-born son Orion. But JK's face drawing is very weird and the whole Mister Miracle (Scott Free) Houdini thing got old really quick. "Jack Kirby based Barda's physical appearance on Lainie Kazan, who had recently appeared topless in Playboy. Mark Evanier, Kirby's assistant on the Fourth World comics, has stated, 'Jack based some of his characters (not all) on people ...more
Matt Sautman
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
This installment of The Fourth World Saga was almost a five star rating for me. Like The Forever People, Jack Kirby uses his mythos to comment upon Nazism and similar evils by paralleling the movement with the forces of Darkseid and Granny Goodness. The one off villains vary in quality, but Scott Free (Mister Miracle) and Big Barda are well-rounded characters whose subject positions lend themselves towards a Christ and Amazon lens respectively. The biggest weak point for me lies within the chara ...more
Shawn Manning
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Absolutely brilliant stuff. It rivals anything Kirby produced at Marvel
Jamie wilson
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
I love Jack Kirby’s work can look at it all day. I have learned a lot from him.

But I couldn’t get into the story of this one. I loved the art work. Just wish that the story would have grabbed me like I was hoping that it would.

I’m sorry if this was people’s favorite, but I couldn’t get into. And I get it why people would like it.
Jan 10, 2018 rated it liked it
felt outdated but v interesting
Fiction State Of Mind
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
a really great collection of jack Kirby's Mr Miracle collection
Timothy Boyd
Jan 15, 2016 rated it liked it
I read these in the original comic format when they came out. Jack Kirby changed his style in the early 1970s and I fell out of being a fan of his art and stories. While I do like several of the characters he created for his 4th world stories, particularly Darkseid and Orion, overall I never could seem to get into the books. If you are a Kirby fan then these are the core of his creation. Recommended
Jan 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dc-comics
I bought this years ago, but guess I never got around to rating it.

Yeah it's ridiculous, but there's a lot to love in this volume. Only complaint is that it's in black and white and not the original color.
Jan 26, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
Sacrilege, I know, but I think Kirby's Fourth World stuff is kind of crappy. The stories are chock full of deus ex machina and really poor character designs if you ask me. I don't get people's great love for this stuff.
Mike Luoma
Mar 18, 2009 rated it liked it
Kirby does 5 star work, but this edition is in Black and White/grayscale. Do yourself a favor and get the Fourth World Omnibus Volumes, they're very well done!
Aug 17, 2009 rated it liked it
Collecting issues 1-10 of the original 1970s series, in black and white with unfortunate grey tones.
Patrick Hudson
Jul 30, 2013 rated it liked it
I'd rate this four stars for the dedicated superhero comics fan.
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Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books, and the co-creator of such enduring characters and popular culture icons as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, Captain America, and hundreds of others stretching back to the earliest days of the medium. He was also a comic book writer and editor. His most common nick ...more
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