Nice Art: Marvel Reveals Alex Ross Miracleman variant cover

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I know you were wondering to yourself, “When is Alex Ross going to do a variant cover for Marvel’s reprints of MIRACLEMAN?” I KNOW you were so don’t try to hide it. The answer is: May! With issue #5 of the reprint series, Alex Ross has given MM a fantastic dragon suit that would not […]

Commentary: The Continuing Marvel of Miracleman

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by Sam Thielman [This article contains teeeeeeeny, tiny spoilers. Sooooooo small. Very little. Please read it anyway.] Eventually, in Alan Moore’s final story arc from Miracleman, our hero makes contact with an alien who, after a breakdown in communication, decides to literally take him to its leader. Before entering into the alien ruler’s chamber, however, […]

Stephen Bissette makes an important point about Miracleman

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The long LONG awaited arrival at long last of Marvel’s Miracleman reprint series has led to many conversations: on pricing, on censorship, on credits. But Steve Bissette, points out something very important about the reprints: the original creators who wish to do so are getting some money out of it: Read (though no real new […]

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Miracleman PLUS all the variant covers

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So today, after decades of arguing and speculation and heartache and anger and perhaps even here and there a little joy, Miracleman #1 has been published by Marvel Comics. It’s the end result of all that arguing, speculation, etc etc etc. If you would like to know more about what I am talking  about, I […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/19/13: These amazing links will change the way you think about clicking on links

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§ The Comics Reporter Holiday Interview series has kicked off with Paul Pope! Your morning coffee reading is assured for the next few weeks. § The Hollywood Reporter’s legal reporter Eriq Gardner has a devil’s advocate In Defense of Shia LaBeouf suggesting that LaBeouf “seemed to be making the case for his transformative “fair use” […]

Marvel releases first look at remastered Miracleman #1

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Finally, a look at the new “remastered” MIRACLEMAN #1 by Alan Moore (name removed at his own request so credited as THE ORIGINAL WRITER) and Garry Leach with Mick Anglo along for the ride. The new Marvel edition has modern computer coloring on some pages which leaves the art, if anything, flatter than the original, […]

Alan Moore’s name missing from Marvel’s Miracleman reprints

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As reported at Comicbook.com, apparently part of the deal in Marvel FINALLY reprinting the original Alan Moore Miraclemans is that they not mention that Alan Moore had anything to do with it. The press releases have been Moore-free and the solicitations yesterday mentioned only a secretive Original Writer: MIRACLEMAN #1 & 2 THE ORIGINAL WRITER […]

Miracleman is back in January and here are the variant covers

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Marvel just sent out some artwork to go along with the blockbusting news that FINALLY Miracleman/Marvelman is coming back, with Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham finishing their run on the book that was abandoned more than 20 years ago. If nothing else NYCC ’13 was the event that answered two of the biggest questions in […]

NYCC ’13: Miracleman Returns in January 2014

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That’s right, True Believers.

Poisoned Chalice Part 14.1: Updates and Clarifications on Marvelman

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[Previous chapters: 1 to 8 – 1953 – 1985 Roundup, 9 – The Dawn of Eclipse, 10 – Alan Moore at Eclipse, 11 – The Twilight of Eclipse, 12 – All About Angela, 13 – More Angela, More Courtrooms, and Much More Todd, 14 – Back to Marvelman] Before I get around to doing a […]

Alan Moore and Superfolks Part 2: The Case for the Defence

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So, just to recap where we left off last time: it looks like Alan Moore has based all the big hits of his career on ideas he stole from Robert Mayer’s 1977 novel Superfolks. Various people, including Grant Morrison, Kurt Busiek, Lance Parkin, Joseph Gualtieri, and even Robert Mayer himself, have claimed at one point or another that Moore based a lot of his superhero work on various aspects of the book, specifically Marvelman, Watchmen, Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, and his proposal to DC Comics for the unpublished cross-company ‘event,’ Twilight of the Superheroes. But is any of this true, or might there be another explanation? To answer that, I’m going to go through the individual allegations or suggestions, and deal them one by one, to see how they hold up.

Marvel now owns MIRACLEMAN…the trademark

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Danny Best rolls out the relevant documents to show that Marvel now seems to own the Miracleman trademark. Does this mean the way is clear for the finale?

Must read: Gaiman/McFarlane/Miracleman: The Saga

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This is what we call a “hot drink” post in the biz*, as in, you must get a hot drink and a comfy chair before you dive in to the next link. Pádraig Ó Méalóid has done an amazing job of putting together a Gaiman/McFarlane/Marvelman timeline, which, although it only skims the details of the Marvelman deals of the ’80s, does cover the 10-year legal battle between Gaiman and McFarlane as it pertains to Marvelman. It’s a tale of (Tony) twists and turns. Of course the pre-history is also stunning: