Monday, November 29, 2010
Miracleman vs. Stardust
Read Miracleman 15 and 16 this morning. I was familiar with this story but hadn't sat down and read it before.
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It seems to work very well right now. I bet it messed up some 12 year olds' heads when it was being published. I can't imagine reading an issue of the Hulk or Batman, when I was a kid, and then turning to this. Pretty intense.
It reminded me a bit of Fletcher Hanks' Stardust comics. Both characters are depicted like gods, residing above the human race. Their costumes are similar:
Here are a couple panels of Stardust ripping off some dude's head and swinging it around, followed by Miracleman hugging the headless body of Kid Miracleman (SPOILER: Miracleman ripped his head off on the previous page):
Here are a few images of bodies floating:
Anyway. Good comics. John Totleban is underrated. Makes me curious about Neil Gaiman's follow-up story, perhaps I'll give that a try one of these days.
I'll be at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival this Saturday. Should be a cool show. Hopefully I'll see lots of you there!