MarvelMan/MiracleMan Return Announced

MiracleMan
MiracleMan

During Marvel Comics’ traditional Cup o’ Joe panel, Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada made the announcement people have been waiting to hear for years: MiracleMan is coming. “Miracleman #25 has been sitting in the darkness, nobody’s seen it,” Neil Gaiman told a cheering New York Comic Con crowd in a taped video message. “I love the idea that it’s finally going to be seen. The writer called the project the “big, incomplete book of my life,” announcing Marvel’s intention to bring the material back into print, finally finishing his and artist Mark Buckingham’s story. After the video, Quesada told the still excited crowd that MiracleMan’s return, starting with the long out of print material and culminating in the ending of Gaiman’s incomplete arc, will begin in January 2014.

Marvel Miracleman
Marvel Miracleman

Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham will finally get to finish their Miracleman run, aborted back when Eclipse Comics went out of business. Starting this January, Marvel will begin publishing the legendary run of Miracleman by the original creators that began in Warrior Magazine and continued under now defunct publisher Eclipse Comics!

“The wait is over,” says Editor In Chief Axel Alonso. “Marvel will finally be bringing these timeless, ground-breaking stories to a whole new generation of reader.”

“We’ve been working with the Miracleman artists to obtain original artwork or photostats in every instance possible, and then applying the same painstaking restoration methods and rigorous quality standards that are utilized on the Marvel Masterworks line. The Marvel Special Projects team have even been developing some new techniques specifically for this project. These Miracleman issues will receive the most advanced restoration possible to ensure the most authentic reading experience,” says SVP of Marvel Publishing David Gabriel. “The art is crisp, clear, and looks as good – if not better than the day it was published! Also, the stories are being completely relettered to meet today’s standards.”

“The tragedy of Miracleman was that we published two issues, wrote three and a half – and then it all stopped,” Gaiman said, in an interview with Marvel.com. “And Miracleman #25 has been sitting in the darkness – nobody has seen it. It was drawn, it was written, it was lettered over 20 years ago.”

“I love the idea that I will get to finish this story,” added Gaiman. “That Neil and Bucky can finally finish the story they started, is a great relief to still-gasping fans — myself among them,” says Alonso.

Re-presented in serialized form, each issue of Miracleman features additional content including new art, interviews with the creators as well as new covers from some of the industry’s most legendary artists! Look for Miracleman #1 in print and digital this January!

Finished Story
Finished Story

“The tragedy of Miracleman was that we published two issues, wrote three and a half – and then it all stopped,” Gaiman said, in an interview with Marvel.com. “And Miracleman #25 has been sitting in the darkness – nobody has seen it. It was drawn, it was written, it was lettered over 20 years ago.”

“I love the idea that I will get to finish this story,” added Gaiman.

“That Neil and Bucky can finally finish the story they started, is a great relief to still-gasping fans — myself among them,” says Alonso.

Re-presented in serialized form, each issue of MIRACLEMAN features additional content including new art, interviews with the creators as well as new covers from some of the industry’s most legendary artists! Look for MIRACLEMAN #1 in print and digital this January!