Trivia / Miracleman

  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: Eclipse Comics billed Miracleman as "America's #1 Super Hero" despite the characters and setting being British.
  • Creator Backlash: Has relatively less of this, since it's not as well-known as Watchmen or The Killing Joke, but the few times it's been brought up in interviews, Moore has had very few kind words about it (once describing the entire franchise "a poisoned chalice").
    • This is more because of the Troubled Production and rights issues and his bad relationships with Dez Skinn. He is generally proud of the work and discussed it in detail in George Khoury's book Kimota!.
    • One thing Moore does genuinely hate: the renaming from Marvelman to Miracleman solely to protect Marvel's brand which he saw as unfair given how One Steve Limit never really applied before Marvel Comics decided that the world wasn't big enough for more than one marvel. Legally Eclipse Comics didn't want to fight the battle so they adjusted.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: For many years, this was one of the most notorious comics examples, with the copyright morass preventing reprints and the widespread interest in a core Alan Moore work ensuring that copies of the Moore and Gaiman serial issues and collections sold for ludicrous prices. It was finally rescued starting from 2014.
  • Passing the Torch: Neil Gaiman was Alan Moore's personal choice as successor, and the latter phoned him up to offer the writing role.
  • Schedule Slip: The Silver Age reprints, which were announced for release in 2016, only for the first two issues to be pulled from retailers and unsolicited, with Marvel EIC Alex Alonso explaining this was done to ensure the remaining issues could be released seemlessly without any delay inbetween (possibly to avoid a similar situation they faced when releasing The Sandman: Overture, which took two years to complete) However...
    • Screwed by the Lawyers: Neil Gaiman has also stated on his Facebook that the continued delay in re-releasing The Silver Age is due to unspecified legal issues cropping up regarding contractual obligations, and that the writing of the remaining issues will only commence once this has been resolved. As of May 2017, nothing has been publicly announced in regards to a resolution to these issues.
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