Until last year, the superhero Miracleman was a relic, a classic character who starred in classic stories that comics fans who weren't lucky enough to read them the first time around had to search hard to find. In 1994, the character fell into legal turmoil when his then-publisher went bankrupt, and Miracleman faded into comics history, even though creators still had stories they wanted to tell about him.
Last year, Marvel Comics -- who won the rights to Miracleman a while back -- began reprinting Alan Moore's classic 1980s stories and even gave us a couple of new short tales from the Miracleman universe at the end of 2014. Those tales weren't the end of Miracleman comics fans have been waiting years for, though. See, when Eclipse Comics went bankrupt in '94 and sent the character into limbo, writer Neil Gaiman and artist Mark Buckingham were right in the middle of an ambitious new series of Miracleman stories. The bankruptcy came so suddenly that Gaiman and Buckingham had completed a new issue of the series that was never printed, and Gaiman's always told fans that they'd love a chance to finish the story. Now we know they finally will.
That's right, for the first time in 20 years, Gaiman and Buckingham are returning to Miracleman, and they'll finally get to finish the story that mapped out decades ago. This September, Marvel will published Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham #1, the first step on the journey that will lead to the end of this story. The early issues will republished the first arc of the tale, "The Golden Age," which was finished in '90s, and then the unfinished "The Silver Age" and "The Dark Age" will follow in the coming months.
"That Neil and Bucky can finally finish the story they started, is a great relief to still-gasping fans — myself among them," Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said.
So at long last Miracleman will continue, and we've got the first look at some of the remastered "Golden Age" pages in the gallery below.
Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham #1 will hit comic-book stores Sept. 2.