Originally called Marvelman and later Captain Miracle, the comic book character who became known as Miracleman was created by Mick Anglo in 1954. The character would exchange hands from being an indie character to Quality Communications, and Eclipse Comics before making its way to Marvel Entertainment.
Marvel recently announced that they are doing an omnibus graphic novel to collect issues released during their ownership of Miracleman.
“KIMOTA! In honor of the 40th anniversary of Miracleman’s groundbreaking reinvention, Marvel is proud to announce the brand-new MIRACLEMAN OMNIBUS,” Marvel Universe explained.
“This extraordinary collection will house the influential work on the character from all of its legendary creators such as Alan Davis, Garry Leach, John Totleben, and more. Fans and comic book history aficionados will finally get a chance to uncover Miracleman’s origins, his incredible feats and the everyday struggles of his alter-ego, freelance reporter Michael Moran, who must reconcile his life as the lesser half of a god in glorious Omnibus format. Considered one of the medium’s greatest masterpieces, Miracleman’s adventures launched a new wave of comic book storytelling and its extraordinary impact on the Super Hero genre is still felt to this day,” they continued.
You can check out the cover:
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Marvel describes the plot as follows, “Middle-aged reporter Michael Moran always knew he was meant for something more. When an unexpected series of events leads him to reclaim his destiny, Miracleman is reborn. But Miracleman’s return threatens unravel Moran’s life. Their connections to Dr. Emil Gargunza and Project Zarathustra bring with them disturbing revelations and trigger the return of a childhood friend who, beneath his sinister smile, has become something terrifying. Pushing the concept of the Super Hero to its logical conclusion, MIRACLEMAN is nothing short of a revelation.”
Miracleman has had several iconic names attached to its comic book. Alan Moore wrote the character for Quality’s ‘Warrior’ anthology series in the early eighties. Neil Gaiman wrote an updated story arc in 1988. Writer Grant Morrison and artist Joe Quesada wrote a “lost” story for Marvel Comics in 2014.