Kirby’s Mister Miracle is getting the “Artist Edition” treatment! Set to arrive in stores in December 2014.
Vince Colletta and Mike Royer
Following in the huge footsteps of the Jack Kirby New Gods Artist’s Edition comes another classic collection of Kirby Fourth Word beauty-Mister Miracle! This latest Artist’s Edition collects SEVEN nearly complete Mister Miracle stories, including issues 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and more! Mister Miracle was one of the core Fourth World books-a multi-generational epic that was one part Star Wars (before Star Wars) and another King Lear-and one of the greatest good-versus-evil storylines to ever be done in comics! One thing is for sure, you’ll never have a better chance to see the King’s cosmic opus any better than in the pages of this Artist’s Edition. Suggested Retail price $124.99.
For those that don’t know, Kirby based Mister Miracle on none other than fellow comic artist Jim Steranko!
I talked to Jim about his career as an escape artist some time back and he told me and I’m paraphrasing “I had been chained up and put into a steel box with air holes. Then the box with me in it was dropped into the water. Imagine 20 streams of water hitting you in the head from all sides, It was very disorienting! The box was filling up quickly, I was able to pick the lock to set myself free of the chains and started on the lock on the box. I had been under a long time and was running out of air quick! In record time I picked the last lock and swam to the top, when I emerged from the water the crowd went wild!”
My love of comics started at the age of 5, when visions of mythic beings fought their way across my TV screen. Batman ’66, Super Friends, Wonder Woman, and Superman ’78 filled my early childhood with imagination and adventure. Soon enough I found the spinner rack! Batman, Justice League and DC’s Who’s Who kept me coming back for more. I’ve seen the death of hope, justice broken, a light extinguished, and a universe torn! A kingdom come, the lightning return, a triumph of evil and a multiverse reborn!