Miracleman by Gaiman and Buckingham #6

As seemingly broken people cross paths with one another, the heretofore hidden providential plan unfolds, the healing of their hearts begun by the gods made manifest in their meeting one another.

Miracleman by Gaiman and Buckingham #5

Taken as a whole, the run reveals Gaiman’s own theology, his musings on the relationship between God and man as seen through the strained relationships between these gods and these men.

Miracleman by Gaiman and Buckingham #4

With regards to form, very little separate the comic book or the graphic novel from its close cousin, the children’s book.  The former is told entirely through pictures, with writing superimposed over the illustrations themselves, whether in the form of dialogue balloons, thought bubbles, or narration boxes.  The later alternates between writing and illustrations, with…

Miracleman by Gaiman and Buckingham #3

Best known for his portrait of Marylin Monroe and canvases of Campbell soup cans, Andy Warhol was one of the pioneers to infuse commercial art into high, appropriating it from popular culture and preserving a place for such in the marble mausoleums of fine art galleries. Perhaps it is only appropriate, then, that Warhol should…

Miracleman by Gaiman and Buckingham #2

The final issue of Alan Moore’s run on Miracleman begins with a page long wall of text, narration from the mind of Miracleman without accompanying illustration. What would normally prove a poor use of the visual medium becomes through Moore’s skillful prose one of the most exciting pages in the series. He writes: “I dream…

Miracleman by Gaiman and Buckingham #1

I recall much ado being made in early 2012 regarding the impending release of Before Watchman, which would for the first time see other writers pen tales in the same universe and continuity as Alan Moore’s opus magnum. One wonders if similar sentiments, albeit without decades of nostalgia and the internet echo chamber to magnify…