History Comicbook / Miracleman

6th Dec '16 9:23:33 PM Xtifr
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'''Miracleman''' (originally ''Marvelman'') refers to two separate, yet related, creations, the second based on the first, with one of the comics industry's more complicated legal histories.

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'''Miracleman''' ''Miracleman'' (originally ''Marvelman'') refers to two separate, yet related, creations, the second based on the first, with one of the comics industry's more complicated legal histories.
12th Nov '16 4:54:12 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: Perhaps surprisingly, used ''less'' than one would expect in Miracleman's utopia. Only Big Ben (who was ''already'' a victim of brainwashing by the government and was arguably made ''saner'' by Miracleman's allies) and Miracledog (a non-sapient) undergo this in the traditional sense. In the Gaiman run, Mors keeps trying this with [[spoiler:Dr. Gargunza, or rather his clone-bodies, but the bad doctor's misanthropic instincts are just too much to unprogram]].
12th Nov '16 4:28:58 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The Marvel reissues of the Moore series keep all the graphic sex and violence, but asterisk out the comic's two uses of the word "nigger". (Once during Evelyn Cream's worries about whether he's falling into primitive superstition, and once when Bates insults Huey Moon during the final battle.)

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The Marvel reissues digital remasters of the Moore series keep all the graphic sex and violence, but asterisk out the comic's two uses of the word "nigger". (Once during Evelyn Cream's worries about whether he's falling into primitive superstition, and once when Bates insults Huey Moon during the final battle.))
** The Gaiman run isn't immune to this, either - the remaster of "Notes From The Underground" replaces an instance of the word "faggot" with "fairy".
27th Oct '16 4:42:24 PM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* CerebusRetcon: [[spoiler:The entire 1950s Marvelman run was just a childish fantasy made up in order to train the Miracleman family to be powerful living superweapons.]]
26th Sep '16 9:38:27 AM Arawn999
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** BlueAndOrangeMorality: He starts out with BlackAndWhiteMorality when he regains his powers, then moves to BlackAndGrayMorality and finally arrives at this, seeing himself as the {{Ubermensch}} and beyond human morality.
* [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerisation]]: The Marvel reissues of the Moore series keep all the graphic sex and violence, but asterisk out the comic's two uses of the word "nigger". (Once during Evelyn Cream's worries about whether he's falling into primitive superstition, and once when Bates insults Huey Moon during the final battle.)

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** * BlueAndOrangeMorality: He Miracleman starts out with BlackAndWhiteMorality when he regains his powers, then moves to BlackAndGrayMorality and finally arrives at this, seeing himself as the {{Ubermensch}} and beyond human morality.
* [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerisation]]: {{Bowdlerise}}: The Marvel reissues of the Moore series keep all the graphic sex and violence, but asterisk out the comic's two uses of the word "nigger". (Once during Evelyn Cream's worries about whether he's falling into primitive superstition, and once when Bates insults Huey Moon during the final battle.)
26th Sep '16 6:32:28 AM LondonKdS
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* [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerisation}}: The Marvel reissues of the Moore series keep all the graphic sex and violence, but asterisk out the comic's two uses of the word "nigger". (Once during Evelyn Cream's worries about whether he's falling into primitive superstition, and once when Bates insults Huey Moon during the final battle.)

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* [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerisation}}: Bowdlerisation]]: The Marvel reissues of the Moore series keep all the graphic sex and violence, but asterisk out the comic's two uses of the word "nigger". (Once during Evelyn Cream's worries about whether he's falling into primitive superstition, and once when Bates insults Huey Moon during the final battle.)
26th Sep '16 6:32:12 AM LondonKdS
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* [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerisation}}: The Marvel reissues of the Moore series keep all the graphic sex and violence, but asterisk out the comic's two uses of the word "nigger". (Once during Evelyn Cream's worries about whether he's falling into primitive superstition, and once when Bates insults Huey Moon during the final battle.)
26th Sep '16 6:29:36 AM LondonKdS
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* ShoutOut: In "Spy Story", the resurrected Evelyn Cream refers to himself as the "Number One" of the City (a prison camp for former spies), which is a reference to ''Series/ThePrisoner1967''. He giggles after the line, suggesting that it's meant to be a Shout Out in-universe on his part.
15th Sep '16 1:44:54 PM moloch
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The origin of ''Marvelman'' is convoluted. In the early fifties, the perceived similarities between Superman and Captain Marvel led to a famous legal battle between Fawcett Comics and Creator/DCComics. L. Miller held the rights to reprint the American ComicBook Captain Marvel in the UK but the legal hurdles in America meant the end of material for them to reprint and distribute to the local market. Since the comics were highly popular, they decided to commission a CaptainErsatz of Captain Marvel. Mick Anglo developed Marvelman, his supporting cast and villains in the course of his adventures, which lasted 350 weekly issues, between 1954 to 1963. Marvelman became popular as young men's reading material and its bright colour adventures were considered refreshing in England during TheFifties.

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The origin of ''Marvelman'' is convoluted. In the early fifties, the perceived similarities between Superman and Captain Marvel led to a famous legal battle between Fawcett Comics and Creator/DCComics. L. Miller held the rights to reprint the American ComicBook Captain Marvel in the UK but the legal hurdles in America meant the end of material for them to reprint and distribute to the local market. Since the comics were highly popular, they decided to commission a CaptainErsatz of Captain Marvel. Mick Anglo developed Marvelman, his supporting cast and villains in the course of his adventures, which lasted 350 weekly issues, between 1954 to 1963. Marvelman became popular as young men's reading material and its bright colour adventures were considered refreshing in England during TheFifties.
4th Aug '16 3:01:34 PM thatother1dude
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* WhatMeasureIsANonSuper: A persistent theme in the books, is what is the worth of Michael Moran in comparison to his superhero alter ego. [[spoiler: Moore gives the unfashionable answer of "not much at all" and Moran's identity is totally erased and Miracleman takes over for good.]]
** The final issue [[spoiler: asks this of humanity as a whole. In a world where everyone's either a super or has the choice and capacity to be one, and all human problems and vices are solved overnight, what value does everyday humanity have or why would some people choose to remain human even when they have the choice of being gods?]]
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