The resurrection of Jack Kirby's '70s escape artist superhero Mister Miracle, ;by writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads, has been nothing short of a revelation to the industry, with the DC Comics series deconstructing caped meta-humans in the most entertaining and enlightening of ways.
Part of the tragi-comic allure of this sensational series is the irreverent humor on display in King's story and articulated in Gerad's dry-witted, 9-paneled layouts, a format hearkening back to an earlier age of artistry.
Easily one of the best new titles coming out of DC, Mister Miracle should be on every true fan's pull list to ingest the engaging essence of what the art form can fully convey.
SYFY WIRE's Mike Avila sat down with Gerads to talk about this monumental Mister Miracle collaboration with Tom King, navigating the restrictions of the 9-panel grid, paying respect to Jack Kirby's "Fourth World," and who his biggest artistic influences are.
Got your complimentary veggie tray out? Save us a carrot and let's dip into this captivating conversation!
Mister Miracle #8 hits comic shops on Apr. 18.
Additional material by Jeff Spry.