Watch: Marvel Releases "Miracleman Book One: A Dream Of Flying" Featurette

The long awaited re-release of Miracleman is finally here! Marvel has released a new featurette in which Joe Quesada, Neil Gaiman (Sandman,) and Axel Alonso discuss the importance of Miracleman, check it out!

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By KallarkKent - 5/31/2014


The long awaited re-release of Miracleman is finally here! Marvel has released a new featurette in which  Joe Quesada, Neil Gaiman (Sandman,) and Axel Alonso discuss the importance of Miracleman, Check it out!


 

KIMOTA! With one magic word, a long-forgotten legend lives again! Freelance reporter Michael Moran always knew he was meant for something more-now, an unexpected series of events leads him to reclaim his destiny as Miracleman! The groundbreaking graphic novel that heralded a literary revolution begins here in A DREAM OF FLYING. After nearly two decades away, Miracleman uncovers his origins and their connection to the British military's "Project Zarathustra" - while his alter ego, Michael Moran, must reconcile his life as the lesser half of a god. Available digitally and in print wherever comics and books are sold.




Miracleman has been a high profile project for Marvel, not only due to the characters importance (being credited as being one the first attempts at grounding comic book superheroes) but also due to decades of legal battles to determine the ownership of the character.  

 In the last couple of months Marvel’s commitment to try an elevate the profile of the character has been pretty evident as it was reported by Bleedingcool that not only a trailer promoting the re-release was seen over memorial day weekend in selected theaters but also an ad was  purchased in the new York times (image seen on the right.)

This move has also created speculation that Marvel is trying to expose general audiences to Miracleman due to plans to include the character within their cinematic universe. This is 
unfounded of course,  but perhaps the "twins" (Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch) will be referred to as “Miracles” in Avengers: Age of Ultron for a reason.


Miracleman Book One: A Dream Of Flying is now available in print and digital wherever books are sold.

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LEEE777 - 5/31/2014, 9:01 AM
I wanna see him in the Marvel Universe like Angela ;ppp

Cool!
KallarkKent - 5/31/2014, 9:15 AM
I think that's the idea, I think Gaiman still has to finish the run he started 20 years ago, but I'd like to them incorporate Miracleman the same way they incorporated the Sentry.
KallarkKent - 5/31/2014, 9:17 AM
@bluedude- He is an old character, but he is kind of been on limbo since the 80s after the publisher that owned the rights went bankrupt.
bluedude - 5/31/2014, 9:17 AM
this character had me scratching my head when his first issue came out a while back it was getting bought up and i didnt understand why

hes like shazam?
bluedude - 5/31/2014, 9:19 AM
@kallarkent ah legalities can be quite confusing
KallarkKent - 5/31/2014, 9:32 AM
@bluedude-Yeah, he is kind of like Shazam in powers, but what makes it stand out is the more mature writing.
Nomis - 5/31/2014, 10:38 AM
Some of Alan Moore finest....and most disturbing,works ever!

The (in)famous Miracle Man #15 is still chilling !

Nomis - 5/31/2014, 10:42 AM
Neil Gaiman came in and added another dimension to the storyline that was already in place, but it's the Alan Moore stuff that made this book so legendary and especially for that time(and even now) controversal.
KallarkKent - 5/31/2014, 10:45 AM
@Nomis Agreed :)
Nomis - 5/31/2014, 11:07 AM
@ KallarkKent - I remember in hanging around in the specialty comic book shops (stil a new concept at the time) when Miracle Man first run from 'Warrior comic' was reprinted by Eclipse comics and then the new stuff came out and how controversal it was to see that in a comic book.

Even with all the changes that was happening in comics then in the mid '80s, with the lessening of the comic code restrictions, and in independent comics, outright ignoring it altogether, Miracle Man still had readers in shock with the things that was happening in this book.

And not so much for the outrageous violence (Outside of issue #15 it really wasn't that violent) but the social and morality issues that took place in the stories of a "Superman" (Miracle Man) that went so far as to be the world dictator and eradicate crime and bring about "world peace" at the price of individual personal freedoms.

Some really heavy stuff for a comic book concerning what's more important, your personal safety or your personal rights.

And this was back in '86.
KallarkKent - 5/31/2014, 11:40 AM
@Nomis- That's pretty great insight, specially when you keep in mind that the mid 80's and writers like Moore, Gaiman and Miller were in the forefront of the superhero deconstruction movement.
JimGordonStache - 5/31/2014, 11:43 AM
I really hope they DON'T include him in the Marvel Universe, and much less take it to the big screen. PLEASE MARVEL, DON'T.

@Nomis I totally agree with you. After Alan Moore finished his part, I lost interest in Miracleman. I'm not saying that what Gaiman wrote was bad, I just think that I'd have been happy if the series ended in issue #16.

LordHuck - 5/31/2014, 11:51 AM
Not interested in this character. AT ALL. I really hope they don't try to force feed him to us.
marvel72 - 5/31/2014, 5:33 PM
huge fan of this title,everyone should be reading this.as for a movie of course i'd love to see a movie but i think it'll be toned down too much from the comics original vision & that would be a crime.
RexDartEskimoSpy - 5/31/2014, 5:36 PM
We'll see a Marvelman movie before a Shazam movie, and the "regular folks" will claim DC ripped off Marvel. Then we geeks will have to try explain the situation.

Meanwhile in Northampton, Alan Moore's ulcer acts up.
nikgrid - 6/1/2014, 1:25 AM
See. Immedialtely someone is saying he should be in the Marvel universe..
F.uck no. He is infinitely more interesting and threatening if he is in his own universe.

Please don't water MM down and put it in the Marvel Universe.

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