History Comicbook / MiracleMan

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* DeusExNukina: There's no real reason why the A-bomb [[spoiler:the government launched on the Miracleman family]] should instantly kill one, do no real harm to another, and inflict the third with semi-serious injuries plus amnesia, besides setting all the pieces in place for the story Moore (and later Gaiman) wanted to tell.
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* EveryoneIsASuper: After [[spoiler:taking over the world, Miracleman plans to make super-bodies available to any {{Muggle}} who wants one (though it's mentioned there is a waiting list). This is only briefly touched on during the Moore run, and the as-yet-uncompleted Gaiman run hasn't really explored it... yet.]]
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* ArtShift: Happens between (and sometimes ''within'') every issue of the Gaiman run. Even more impressive - every different style was all the work of ''one'' artist!

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* ArtShift: Happens between (and sometimes ''within'') every issue of the Gaiman run. Even more impressive - every different style was all of those styles were the work of ''one'' artist!


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* HowWeGotHere: The framing device to every single chapter in "Olympus", the last leg of the Moore run, which begins with [[spoiler:Miracleman having already brought "Utopia" to the world.]]
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* FreeLoveFuture: One of the most... ''distinctive'' aspects of [[spoiler:the "Golden Age" that Miracleman and his allies bring to the world. It's a lot more embraced by superhumans than by {{Muggles}}, though, and a key reason Liz Moran refuses to be converted into a super.]]



* IronicNurseryTune: An ''extremely'' dark example: "Star Light, Star Bright" is recited as [[spoiler: Miracleman pitches Dr. Gargunza's body from the stratosphere back down to Earth, and the air resistance burns the good doctor into nothing but a charred skull resembling a shooting star]].

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* IronicNurseryTune: An ''extremely'' dark example: "Star Light, Star Bright" is recited as [[spoiler: Miracleman pitches Dr. Gargunza's body from the stratosphere back down to Earth, and the air resistance burns the good doctor into nothing but a charred skull pelvis resembling a shooting star]].star]].
* LastKiss: An ''extremely'' twisted one between [[spoiler:Miracleman and Gargunza]], right before the former kills the latter.



** Eclipse Comics - especially after its acquisition by Todd [=McFarlane=] also tried to link the series to its other properties, with equally abortive results. Now that the series is owned lock-stock-and-barrel by Marvel, it remains to be seen whether there'll be a third attempt.

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** Eclipse Comics - especially after its acquisition by Todd [=McFarlane=] - also tried to link the series to its other properties, with equally abortive results. Now that the series is owned lock-stock-and-barrel by Marvel, it remains to be seen whether there'll be a third attempt.
26th Apr '17 2:35:40 PM Rubber_Lotus
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** Eclipse Comics - especially after its acquisition by Todd [=McFarlane=] also tried to link the series to its other properties, with equally abortive results. Now that the series is owned lock-stock-and-barrel by Marvel, it remains to be seen whether there'll be a third attempt.
24th Apr '17 4:06:08 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* ArtShift: Happens between (and sometimes ''within'') every issue of the Gaiman run. Even more impressive - every different style was all the work of ''one'' artist!
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* PosthumousNarration: A borderline case with [[spoiler:Evelyn Cream]] after he's decapitated by Miracledog. He narrates several hours' worth of story in his head, all in the second before his body and mind stop functioning.
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* ShaggyDogStory: The first issue of Neil Gaiman's run, in a nutshell. [[spoiler:Four pilgrims travel up Miracleman's great golden palace, an exhausting and days-long journey that drives one of them insane halfway through. Of the remaining three, one apparently went to ''kill'' Miracleman (or perhaps just defy him), and immediately turns the gun on himself once Miracleman's bulletproof skin does its job. The third is a little girl who wants to be an artist; Miracleman agrees to help her (though what this actually entails isn't shown). The last pilgrim is our {{Narrator}} and easily the most sympathetic of the bunch - a father whose girl is on life support, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero thanks to]] the battle between Miracleman and Kid Miracleman. When Miracleman's asked to heal the girl? He doesn't even ''think about it'' before saying no and leaving.]]
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* DyingDream: In "Notes From the Underground", [[spoiler:Gargunza's clone]] discusses how a minor contingent of Miracleman's subjects believe in this - that Mike Moran ''actually'' keeled over from a stroke the day he "returned" as Miracleman, and everything afterward is just an elaborate fantasy in a dying man's brain. Neither he nor his conversant believe it.
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* CityWithNoName: The aforementioned City of Spies is a literal instance of this - the first sign, to the protagonist, that something's not kosher...


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* LotusEaterMachine: Gargunza and his government backers developed one for the Miracleman "family" - a place where they could enjoy and experiment with their powers with no "real" danger attached. [[spoiler:Things go horribly wrong when Gargunza continues this habit with Young Nastyman...]]


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* SpySpeak: All over the place, natch, in "Spy Story". To the point where the main character wonders if ''every single conversation she hears'' is part of some secret code. [[spoiler:Given the nature of her city, she's probably right.]]
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