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Can no one write a fun Mr. Miracle book?

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Can no one write a fun Mr. Miracle book?
« on: August 24, 2017, 07:13:33 AM »
Maybe its just me. Scratch that, i know it is, but i've never found Kirby's New Gods (or Inhumans, Eternals) interesting, aside from one or two characters.
MM is one of those.
No one's ever written him (aside from his stint in the JLI, and his 80s series which started out great, with action and humor then lost steam) the way -i- want to see him.
You have a guy dressed like a bag of skittles, with a kick ass job, an Amazonian wife, a little person best friend, living in Suburbia.
That doesn't lend itself to dark and broody.

And yet here we are dark and broody.
Drawn in by the GORGEOUS Nick Derington cover art,

https://i0.wp.com/www.comicsbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Mister-Miracle-Cv1.jpg

 i check out the first issue of the new series, and find what?
Totally depressing art and color palette, and it starts out with

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our hero with his wrists slit.
WTF.
Like i said, not a fan of the New Gods, so a character with a built in excuse to stay away from all that, that keeps going back to it, or getting unnecessary power ups, or being all existential, etc., is missing the mark for me.





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Re: Can no one write a fun Mr. Miracle book?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 09:03:37 AM »
Yeah, the premise seems like it should be a lot of fun.

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Re: Can no one write a fun Mr. Miracle book?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 05:51:33 PM »
Agree.
Keep this guy on earth, have some fun. Build up a rogues gallery (DC has a billion hokey villains that could match up with MM).





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Re: Can no one write a fun Mr. Miracle book?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2017, 11:05:48 PM »
Hahaha. Riv you summed up my problem with the first issue.

Literally slitting his wrists. Fucking hell.

Check out Bug!, Mike Allred' take on Forager, one of the other New Gods. It's a lot more upbeat.


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Re: Can no one write a fun Mr. Miracle book?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2017, 12:52:04 AM »
Hahaha. Riv you summed up my problem with the first issue.

Literally slitting his wrists. Fucking hell.

Check out Bug!, Mike Allred' take on Forager, one of the other New Gods. It's a lot more upbeat.
I might do that, that, thank you!





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Re: Can no one write a fun Mr. Miracle book?
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017, 01:37:38 PM »
Yeah forager is campy fun. Little to childish at times but doesn't take itself to serious

I agree mr.miracle #1 wasn't fun. Though I did like it and interested to see what direction it's going

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Re: Can no one write a fun Mr. Miracle book?
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2017, 02:38:21 PM »
Yeah forager is campy fun. Little to childish at times but doesn't take itself to serious

I agree mr.miracle #1 wasn't fun. Though I did like it and interested to see what direction it's going
I checked out the first Forager issue this morning. That was way the heck out there! ;D

I'm glad you liked the MM issue, i just cant see following it.





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Re: Can no one write a fun Mr. Miracle book?
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2017, 04:28:35 PM »
It's only a maxi-series, so that's why I don't mind it.

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Re: Can no one write a fun Mr. Miracle book?
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2017, 06:36:47 AM »
It's only a maxi-series, so that's why I don't mind it.
Didnt know that, but i still reel all rant-ish.

Maybe they should just go the other way with it and do a Big Barda book, with MM as a supporting character.





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