Miracleman, Book One: A Dream of Flying

KIMOTA With one magic word, a long forgotten legend lives again Freelance reporter Michael Moran always knew he was meant for something now, an unexpected series of events leads him to reclaim his destiny as Miracleman The groundbreaking graphic novel that heralded a literary revolution begins here in A Dream of Flying After nearly two decades away, Miracleman uncoKIMOTA With one magic word, a long forgotten legend lives again Freelance reporter Michael Moran always knew he was meant for something now, an unexpected series of events leads him to reclaim his destiny as Miracleman The groundbreaking graphic novel that heralded a literary revolution begins here in A Dream of Flying After nearly two decades away, Miracleman uncovers his origins and their connection to the British military s Project Zarathustra while his alter ego, Michael Moran, must reconcile his life as the lesser half of a god.Collecting Miracleman 1 4
Miracleman Book One A Dream of Flying KIMOTA With one magic word a long forgotten legend lives again Freelance reporter Michael Moran always knew he was meant for something now an unexpected series of events leads him to reclaim his des

  • Title: Miracleman, Book One: A Dream of Flying
  • Author: Alan Moore Garry Leach Mick Anglo Don Lawrence Steve Oliff Chris Elioppulos Michael Kelleher Steve Dillon
  • ISBN: 9780913035610
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Miraculous reading!!!This TPB edition collects the first storyarc known as “A Dream of Flying” featuring issues #1-4 of “Miracleman” (originally published in chapters in the comic book “Warrior” #1-11), plus additional stories “The Yesterday Gambit”, “Cold War, Cold Warrior”, “Ghost-Dance”, along with a “Behind-of-Scenes” section with sketches, pin-ups, cover variants, etc…Creative Team:Writer: Alan Moore (despicted as “The Original Writer”, based on characters [...]

    2. This is proto Alan Moore, in which he takes 1950’s comic conventions and tries to turn them on their ear in a smarty-pants, overambitious, BIG ideas kind of way. It’s a matryoshka doll type of story, where ideas are nestled within ideas. You keep opening the egg after egg until your left with a big, empty, dissatisfied feeling of weariness.I’m not just about throwing two proverbial pigs in a gunny sack kind of comics reader; I’m all for smart writing in comics, but I don’t need to read [...]

    3. After an almost 20 year absence, Miracleman reappears, throwing his alter ego Mike Moran's life into chaosBack in the day, before he was Alan Moore: Supreme Curmudgeon and Master of Beards, Alan Moore was simply a cutting edge comic book writer. Miracleman was his ticket to the big time, before Swamp Thing, before Watchmen, before whatever it is he's doing these days besides seemingly being pissed off all the time.Miracleman started life as Marvelman, a 1950s British Captain Marvel homage/ripoff [...]

    4. A god shall walk among men, thus spake Zarathustra; this one walks from the technicolor innocence of the comic book 1950s into the dark and grime of the real world 1980s. A meta commentary on that ridiculous, wonderful innocence, an homage and a critique as well. A boy-hero transforms into a bloodthirsty villain; a teen-hero transforms into a schlubby everyman. A schlubby everyman becomes a living god; a happy dream of flying is suddenly remembered!But is this truly so? Here be dragons, and unex [...]

    5. There Are Men, and the Men Mean Nothing to HimOriginally published under the title “Marvelman” from 1982 to 1984 in the pages of a British black-and-white comic-book anthology called Warrior, Alan Moore’s Miracleman re-imagines a lighthearted, rather juvenile Captain Marvel knockoff from the 1950s for the much darker, much more cynical 1980s. It marks the end of the innocence for the superhero, and the beginning of the so-called “British Invasion” of American mainstream comics: From 19 [...]

    6. Miracleman is a legendary comic that’s been off bookshelves and in legal limbo for many, many years. Miracleman’s complicated history goes back to the Golden Age when he was created as a British knockoff of the popular DC Comics Captain Marvel character (who today is called Shazam), an origin which would see the character dragged through the courts for decades. When arguably the most famous comics writer there’s ever been, Alan Moore, came to write Miracleman at the start of his career, he [...]

    7. It's probably safe to call this the most anticipated reprint in the history of comics. It took many years and many lawyers to get here, but the fabled Alan Moore (and, later, Neil Gaiman) take on British hero Marvelman/Miracleman (ah, lawsuits!) is finally available outside the collector's market. Like so many other long-time comics readers, I've been hearing about this book for over a decade, without any opportunity to read it. Now I have.In some ways, this sort of feels like a dry run for Watc [...]

    8. I hate Alan Moore for leaving his name off the credit box. I respect his stand on never to work for Marvel or DC; in fact, Miracleman was the reason Moore never worked for Marvel ever again after his stint with the publisher's UK office; I just find it foolish and eccentric and exasperating.This new edition of the original collected edition now comes enhanced with the latest coloring technology and new computer lettering. It also included a lot of back-matter that fans would love to peruse over. [...]

    9. Man, was I excited to read this. "Miracleman" is an out of print title written by Alan Moore back in the 80's. It has been caught up in bureaucratic red tape for almost 20 years. It was hugely influential on a group of writers and artists when it first came out but then faded into the mists of nerdom because it simply couldn't be read.I had resigned myself to never being able to read this when I found out Marvel acquired the rights and were going to print all the "Miracleman" stories and let Nei [...]

    10. It took me at least three attempts to get into this more than just scanning it.It had interesting bits, but read a lot like a tweaked version of Captain DC Marvel. Not Carol Danvers.Power words? Kids and separate heroes? HmmThe bad guy was pure Black Adam. Now I get volume 2 a bit more, Which I mistakenly read first, but meh, not amazing.At the time I'm sure it was amazing, but whatever, Alan Moore isn't God.

    11. This, for me, was where I began to follow Alan Moore's writing: as originally serialized in the pages of Warrior magazine, in B&W, together with features by others, including Moore's own V for Vendetta.These stories retain their freshness. I'd like to reread all the Marvelman/Miracleman stories, and, amazingly, that is becoming possible in these re-released editions from Marvel.Highest recommendation.

    12. This Vulture article made me very excited to read this recently re-released comic, and now that I have, I don't even know where to begin with a review. So here is a brief history of the comic, taken from the Vulture article (click the link above for the full article):When the U.S. stopped importing then-popular Captain Marvel to Britain in 1954, British publishers created their own knock-off, Marvelman, who was popular until U.S. comics import restrictions eased in the early 60s, causing Marvelm [...]

    13. This short trade paperback collects together the first few issues of Eclipse's Miracleman series in the US - which were themselves reprints of black and white material originally published in the Warrior magazine in the UK.Marvelman was a British version of Fawcett's Captain “Shazam!” Marvel. First printed in 1954, Marvelman lasted until the early 60s before interest in the character faded. Then, Alan Moore took the idea and decided to reinvent and deconstruct the character. In the 1980s, a [...]

    14. I was really enjoying this book and was thinking all the hype was justified then 3/4 of the way through the reader is introduced to the Warpsmiths and it become so confusing I didn't know which way was up anymore.I'm undecided if I'll pursue reading the next book, maybe if it just falls into my lap I'll give it a go.

    15. One of the best stories done dealing with the idea of putting super heroes in the real world.Moore takes some fairly lame british heroes ( a pretty obvious rip off of Captain Marvel) and puts him smack dab in the middle of Thatcher's England.Brilliant stuff where the mix of the real world and the larger than life are perfectly balanced.You root for the heroes, rather than being amazed at how messed up their are, you can sympathsize with their problems, but their are still lots of big comic book [...]

    16. This is early Alan Moore, and is an excellent example of the superhero/horror cross overs that Gaiman, Morrison and other British comics authors did so well a few years later. As per usual, Moore brings so much more than an average comic perspective to this series, starting small and expanding the universe until the entire world is changed. The artwork was stunning, from both artists to work on the book, and the colours are gorgeous. Horrifying, breath taking and captivating. Highly Recommended. [...]

    17. No os voy a engañar a estas alturas si os digo que no conocía yo este tebeo, por mucho de Alan Moore que fuera y que se publicara en mi tierna infancia de descubrimiento comiquero. Pero cuando se corrió la voz de que Marvel lo iba a republicar, las reacciones de los entendidos me llamaron la atención enseguida, así que estuve ojo avizor. Mas aun cuando la versión de Marvel salió censurada, a pesar del aviso de que es para adultos y que Panini confirmo que ellos publicarían la versión si [...]

    18. Now, see, this is why we all fell in love with Alan Moore in the first place. I've been waiting for most of my comic-collecting career for this series to climb out of legal limbo and be reissued, and I'm overjoyed that it finally has.Young Alan Moore was so much more fun than the modern Artist Formerly Known As Alan Moore. The stories are still dense, but they're accessible, readable, and don't presuppose that the audience has an encyclopedic knowledge of every obscure, forgotten novel written i [...]

    19. Pretty good stuff. Although I think this suffers from the fact that, although it came first, I only just now got my hands on it.There was a big legal battle over the character and the rights to reproduce these issues, it seems. Between Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane, no less. There was some back and forth, a trade was made where Gaiman surrendered claims to characters Angela and Cogliostro, and then McFarlane violated the deal, Gaiman sued, and in the end justice won out. You know, after a few d [...]

    20. Alan Moore's run of Miracleman is really, really good, perhaps even better than Watchmen. This comic is incredibly well-structured. The panels are brilliant, and the story is told with an economy I've rarely seen; so much happens in so few pages. And the book is emotionally resonant, too. The characters are as believable as they can be, being super-powered babies and sociopathic ubermenschen, and there's a lovely tone of tragedy to even the most optimistic segments.In general, this book starts o [...]

    21. Miracleman (fka Marvelman) is Alan Moore's first major superhero run. All the formal experimentation and deconstructionist tendencies of Watchmen are already in place, but here they are wedded to charmingly over-the-top Claremont-style narration and big superhero fight scenes. The detailed art by Gary Leach and Alan Davis is top-notch, suggesting a realistic world gone slightly askew. Another highlight is the introduction of brainwashed British Nationalist hero Big Ben ("The Man With No Time For [...]

    22. It's easy to see the nuggets of The Watchmen in this story, of a government that uses, distrusts and eventually turns against their superheroes. Alan Moore is sending up the Golden Age comic book ideals while still revering them. That being the case, I wouldn't recommend this graphic novel to those new to superhero comics. it would read as goofy or weird, instead of the spot-on pastiche. Start with the more mature Watchmen, then come back to Miracleman.

    23. In a run of indispensable 80s classics—V for Vendetta, Swamp Thing, Watchmen—Miracleman, for me, noses out the others by a razor-thin margin to by, IMO, Moore's (or "The Original Writer"'s) best work. Unlike the others, due to publisher bankruptcy and subsequent legal disputes, this classic fell out of print, with back issues and previous collected editions fetching exorbitant prices. Luckily, I had an almost complete run. But for everyone else, Miracleman is back!I won't belabor the praise [...]

    24. Es estimulante leer este tebeo después de tanto tiempo detrás de él. La receta (darle vuelta y media a su origen, crear historieta a historieta una mitología nueva) es el reverso de la que poco después Moore abordaría en Capitán Britania. El tránsito de un superhéroe bidimensional, de esos que salvan el mundo capítulo tras capítulo, a una exploración de la figura del superhombre paradigmática. Algo que nadie ha hecho como Moore.Sobre la edición, te cuelen más de 50 páginas de por [...]

    25. No idea if this represents the 6 issues I read or not, but there you go: I've read the first 6 issues of Alan Moore's Miracleman. It was fantastic, often terrifying, and made me reflect on how often Moore focuses on his villains' smiles to drive home their uncannyness: recalling how the "crooked man smiles a crooked smile" in Captain Britain, in Miracleman we're subjected to Mr. Cream's sapphire smile, to Jonathan Bates' tiger smile. Moore clearly uses the baring of teeth to a primally threateni [...]

    26. Bir kahramanın, Altın Çağ'ın masumiyetiyle sarmalanmış uykusundan uyanışı, seksenlerde Alan Moore'un ellerine, Modern Çağ'ın nükleer felaket korkusu dolu karanlığına yeniden doğuşu. Süper kahraman konseptinin harika bir çözümlemesi.

    27. You know when something is so ridiculously over-hyped for years how you end up knowing in your heart of hearts that there is no way it could possibly be as good as everybody always says it is? Well, Miracleman is every bit as good as I'd always heard, and I'd actually say that it was even better than that, totally exceeding my expectations. I was reading comics in 1982, but I wasn't reading comics like this! I know a lot of themes and some of the tropes are familiar now, but they sure weren't ba [...]

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