History Comicbook / Miracleman

9th Mar '16 7:44:53 AM JulianLapostat
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* AlternateUniverse: It was LikeRealityUnlessNoted until [[spoiler:the final two issues of Alan Moore's stories bid a sad farewell to the status quo. Neil Gaiman's story takes place in TheUnmasquedWorld]].


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* TimeSkip: Neil Gaiman's run skipped ahead of the mid-80s in which Moore's run was finished. ''The Silver Age'' takes an even bigger TimeSkip going forward nearly twenty years after Moore's last issue.
8th Mar '16 2:44:56 PM moloch
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* TheVerse: Intended by editor Dez Skinn to be part of a "Warrior Universe", which it shared with Moore and Leach's ''Warpsmiths'' stories, Skinn's own ''Big Ben'' series and an early, short-lived Creator/GrantMorrison series called ''The Liberators''.
4th Mar '16 2:50:31 AM LondonPurple
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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Miraclewoman is based Marilyn Monroe, while Miracleman is Paul Newman (which can be easier to see when he is Mike Moran).
27th Feb '16 11:41:06 PM JulianLapostat
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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:At the end of the Olympus Arc, the Miracle Family discovers technology to bring people back from the dead. Neil Gaiman's story introduces us to a newly revived Creator/AndyWarhol who has ADayInTheLimelight. Dr. Gargunza is also revived briefly but there are several copies of him, because in his case he doesn't quite adjust to the new Miracle world and can't leave his MadScientist days, and his rampant homophobia, behind. Evelyn Cream is also back, and lastly Young Miracleman]].



* BewareTheSuperman

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* BewareTheSupermanBewareTheSuperman: "He is the lightning...He is the madness!"



* CrapsaccharineWorld: [[spoiler: The "Age of Miracles" as portrayed in Moore's final issue and in Neil Gaiman's run. It's a perfect world but there is just something ''off'' about it, mostly because it's cold, vapid and built on authoritarian power]].



* {{Deconstruction}}: Moore developed a lot of the themes of ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' first in his run of ''Miracleman'' and indeed the former was described by him as the last word in his interest in superhero deconstructions, which properly began with this series. In ''Miracleman'' he tackles the conflict between boring civilian identity and the superhero identity, the wider social effect superheroes can have on the world and the AscendedFridgeHorror of a superhero-supervillain dust-up, likewise the BlueAndOrangeMorality that develops from the mere fact of having superpowers.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: {{Deconstruction}}:
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Moore developed a lot of the themes of ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' first in his run of ''Miracleman'' and indeed the former was described by him as the last word in his interest in superhero deconstructions, which properly began with this series. In ''Miracleman'' he tackles the conflict between boring civilian identity and the superhero identity, the wider social effect superheroes can have on the world and the AscendedFridgeHorror of a superhero-supervillain dust-up, likewise the BlueAndOrangeMorality that develops from the mere fact of having superpowers.
** 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]].
** Young Miracleman[=/=]Dicky Dauntless also explores the Captain America [[spoiler:caught in time warp arc. He's still mentally a teenager of the Fifties and the newly changed world of the Miracles is deeply strange and upsetting, and he's not able to adjust the shock, and Miracleman and Miraclewoman are not willing to help him adjust]].



* {{Gorn}}. [[http://afewidlemusings.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/mm15-20-21.jpg Behold]].

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* {{Gorn}}. [[http://afewidlemusings.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/mm15-20-21.jpg Behold]]. In Neil Gaiman's run, [[spoiler:Creator/StanleyKubrick, who really did reside in England during TheEighties, made a documentary about the aftermath.]]



* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: [[spoiler:Neil Gaiman's stories deal with how people react to a totally different and changed world, where people come back from the dead, where consciousness is not really tied to one's body. Spies who spent their lives in duplicity can no longer fit into a new reality and instead are coralled to a fake city of spies where they can live out their fantasies of importance. Young Miracleman then gets revived and since he was a teenager when he died, the newly changed reality is a huge shock]].



* SuperFamilyTeam

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* SuperFamilyTeamSuperFamilyTeam: Totally deconstructed. Like a real family, there is the BlackSheep and DysfunctionJunction, and plain weirdness.
27th Feb '16 11:20:44 PM JulianLapostat
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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:After being estranged from Liz, Miracleman gradually engages in a very public affair with Miraclewoman.]]

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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:After being estranged from Liz, Miracleman gradually engages in a very public affair with Miraclewoman.]] At this point Miracleman no longer sees himself as Mike Moran and when he comes to Liz, he more or less says ImAManICantHelpIt and that Liz's values are outmoded. Liz tells him to GetOut]].
17th Feb '16 9:58:06 PM Lavalyte
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DreamsOfFlying: The first volume is called, "A Dream of Flying" and starts with Mike Moran having the dream.

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* DreamsOfFlying: The first volume is called, "A Dream of Flying" and starts with Mike Moran having the dream.
17th Feb '16 9:56:30 PM Lavalyte
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DreamsOfFlying: The first volume is called, "A Dream of Flying" and starts with Mike Moran having the dream.
25th Dec '15 6:26:10 PM nombretomado
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* SerialEscalation: One suspects that Kid Miracleman has the power to make up superpowers as he goes along like the SilverAge Superman, except instead of super-ventriloquism and super-knitting he invents things like super-murder or super-genocide. Example of just how hard he went: [[spoiler:while not fully shown or detailed how he accomplished this somehow Kid Miracleman manages (once his darker alter-ego is fully unleashed) to elaborately mutilate, torture, rape, kill and arrange into morbidly artistic ornaments half the population of London in one or two hours.]]

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* SerialEscalation: One suspects that Kid Miracleman has the power to make up superpowers as he goes along like the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} Superman, except instead of super-ventriloquism and super-knitting he invents things like super-murder or super-genocide. Example of just how hard he went: [[spoiler:while not fully shown or detailed how he accomplished this somehow Kid Miracleman manages (once his darker alter-ego is fully unleashed) to elaborately mutilate, torture, rape, kill and arrange into morbidly artistic ornaments half the population of London in one or two hours.]]
9th Dec '15 12:03:13 PM VVK
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A young Alan Moore was one of the readers of the original Mick Anglo run and in one of his first interviews, he stated a desire to write the long-discontinued title, hoping to do a fresh spin for modern audiences. Word of Moore's intentions reached Dez Skinn, publisher of Warrior magazine. Skinn had gained the rights to Marvelman and had entertained ideas to bring it back into print. Moore's deconstructionist story made the books his BreakthroughHit (particularly in the US once DC Comics noticed him) and Miracleman started selling well. Sadly, Warrior stopped publication about one-third through his run; the series would have remained lost and unfinished if not for Eclipse Comics, who offered to buy the US rights to the property and let Moore finish the series. MarvelComics was not exactly thrilled with Moore and the fact that his character was called '''Marvel'''man, though. As Moore pointed out, the original Marvelman (and its inspiration Captain Marvel) dated before Timely Comics started calling itself Marvel and became a major brand. Despite this, Eclipse Comics' lack of legal muscle led to the character's rename as [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope Miracleman]]. Miracleman debuted in 1984 to rave reviews, though there would be many problems to come in the course of its publication history: Eclipse Comics had its corporate headquarters destroyed in a flood and Alan Davis (the original artist for the series) left over the fact that Moore's antagonistic relationship with MarvelComics threatened to get Davis blacklisted from working stateside.

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A young Alan Moore Creator/AlanMoore was one of the readers of the original Mick Anglo run and in one of his first interviews, he stated a desire to write the long-discontinued title, hoping to do a fresh spin for modern audiences. Word of Moore's intentions reached Dez Skinn, publisher of Warrior magazine. Skinn had gained the rights to Marvelman and had entertained ideas to bring it back into print. Moore's deconstructionist story made the books his BreakthroughHit (particularly in the US once DC Comics noticed him) and Miracleman started selling well. Sadly, Warrior stopped publication about one-third through his run; the series would have remained lost and unfinished if not for Eclipse Comics, who offered to buy the US rights to the property and let Moore finish the series. MarvelComics was not exactly thrilled with Moore and the fact that his character was called '''Marvel'''man, though. As Moore pointed out, the original Marvelman (and its inspiration Captain Marvel) dated before Timely Comics started calling itself Marvel and became a major brand. Despite this, Eclipse Comics' lack of legal muscle led to the character's rename as [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope Miracleman]]. Miracleman debuted in 1984 to rave reviews, though there would be many problems to come in the course of its publication history: Eclipse Comics had its corporate headquarters destroyed in a flood and Alan Davis (the original artist for the series) left over the fact that Moore's antagonistic relationship with MarvelComics threatened to get Davis blacklisted from working stateside.
7th Oct '15 7:11:58 PM Rubber_Lotus
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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 resembling a shooting star]].
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