History Comicbook / MiracleMan

11th Jun '16 5:20:42 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* GovernmentConspiracy: Entirely responsible for Miracleman's (retconned) origins, being the ones who brought Dr. Gargunza to the Qys' crashed UFO and financed his experiments. The chap in charge, Sir Dennis Archer, grows guiltier and guiltier at what he unleashed on the world, and eventually [[spoiler:commits suicide during Kid Miracleman's massacre of London]].
11th Jun '16 5:16:44 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Downplayed. Prior to Miracleman's return, Kid Miracleman had a career as one, but not much detail is put into how he runs his company from day to day. That said, he ''does'' casually murder his secretary as his first KickTheDog moment (of many)...
11th Jun '16 5:13:26 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* SpaceColdWar: One exists between the Qys and the Warpsmiths. [[spoiler:They later make some kind of "peace" when their respective leaders engage in an orgy.]]
11th Jun '16 5:10:30 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Pretty much Miracleman's entire pantheon believes in this, but Huey "Firedrake" Long gives one of the most encapsulating quotes:
-->''"You see some little kid about to drink Clorox, you gonna take away his free will or he ain't gonna get no destiny."''
11th Jun '16 5:07:37 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* CityOfSpies: Features in a short story later in the series.

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* CityOfSpies: Features in a short story later in the series.series, during Gaiman's run.



* GeniusBonus: Both the Moore and Gaiman runs are filled with references to obscure books, films, and music.


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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Kid Miracleman, inarguably. More arguably, Miracleman and Miraclewoman are subject to this themselves by the end of Moore's run.
31st May '16 12:47:54 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Discussed in-universe; after Miracleman has taken over the world, he allows the tapes of his "fake" life in Gargunza's para-reality chamber to be freely circulated as entertainment. Many of his worshipers look for allegories and symbolism in every second of these childish stories, which Miracleman reacts to with mild amusement.
31st May '16 12:44:07 PM Rubber_Lotus
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** The final issue of course is a parody of CrystalSpiresAndToga utopia [[spoiler:portraying that such a world can amount to mere EthicalHedonism and a false paradise without any real authenticity and feeling. It's also much harder to resist than any dystopian reality since opponents would come across as either Luddites or regressive and reactionary people]].

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** The final issue of course is a parody of CrystalSpiresAndToga CrystalSpiresAndTogas utopia [[spoiler:portraying that such a world can amount to mere EthicalHedonism and a false paradise without any real authenticity and feeling. It's also much harder to resist than any dystopian reality since opponents would come across as either Luddites or regressive and reactionary people]].


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* PutTheirHeadsTogether: What [[spoiler:Miracleman]] does to [[spoiler:two of Dr. Gargunza's lackeys as soon as he can transform again]].
31st May '16 1:12:28 AM Arawn999
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With the collapse of Eclipse Comics, the rights to the series fell into legal limbo, made worse with [[{{Spawn}} Todd McFarlane]] buying up ownership of Eclipse Comics assets when the company went down. [=McFarlane=] drew much controversy in his desire to incorporate Miracleman into the Spawn universe and holding usage of the character and the chance to finish his story as blackmail material to force Creator/NeilGaiman (who, thanks to Alan Moore, had partial legal ownership claim to the character) to give up his long-standing legal fight over ownership of popular ''Spawn'' character Angela, along with claims to royalties that were being withheld by Todd. This remained the tenuous status quo for a few years, until it was revealed that the real rights were ''still'' held by Mick Anglo, who, due to the vagaries of the British copyright system, had never really signed away his rights to the characters at all - thus the deal with Alan Moore for usage of the character for Warrior and Eclipse Comics had been invalid all along. This allowed, ironically, MarvelComics to cut a deal to buy the rights to the entire franchise from Anglo (as well as the scripts to the 80s comic series, as the artwork has to be renegotiated since Gaiman still owned the rights to the Miracleman scripts).

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With the collapse of Eclipse Comics, the rights to the series fell into legal limbo, made worse with [[{{Spawn}} [[ComicBook/{{Spawn}} Todd McFarlane]] buying up ownership of Eclipse Comics assets when the company went down. [=McFarlane=] drew much controversy in his desire to incorporate Miracleman into the Spawn universe and holding usage of the character and the chance to finish his story as blackmail material to force Creator/NeilGaiman (who, thanks to Alan Moore, had partial legal ownership claim to the character) to give up his long-standing legal fight over ownership of popular ''Spawn'' character Angela, along with claims to royalties that were being withheld by Todd. This remained the tenuous status quo for a few years, until it was revealed that the real rights were ''still'' held by Mick Anglo, who, due to the vagaries of the British copyright system, had never really signed away his rights to the characters at all - thus the deal with Alan Moore for usage of the character for Warrior and Eclipse Comics had been invalid all along. This allowed, ironically, MarvelComics to cut a deal to buy the rights to the entire franchise from Anglo (as well as the scripts to the 80s comic series, as the artwork has to be renegotiated since Gaiman still owned the rights to the Miracleman scripts).






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* RetGone: Todd [=McFarlane=]'s version of Miracleman, the Mother of Existence, who played a significant role in ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'' for several years, was completely removed from his comics' continuity following the revelation that his claims of ownership were invalid.
27th May '16 2:02:06 AM JulianLapostat
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* WhatTheRomansHaveDoneForUs: [[spoiler:After taking over the world in the finale, the Miracles unleash a Golden Age of world peace, an end to crime, an end to money, health care, superpowers for ordinary people so that they can become like the Gods they admire, and they begin making inroads in raising the dead, it's a utopia under a benevolent kindly dictator, and almost nobody wants to go back to the bad old days]].
26th May '16 10:18:23 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* GeniusBonus: Both the Moore and Gaiman runs are filled with references to obscure books, films, and music.



* MadScientist: Dr. Gargunza, in both the '50s comics and the Creator/AlanMoore version.

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* LowerDeckEpisode: The beginning of Neil Gaiman's run is filled with these.
* MadScientist: Dr. Gargunza, in both the '50s comics and the Creator/AlanMoore version.
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