For fans of the old superhero Miracleman, the past few years have been tumultuous. Created in 1954 by Mick Anglo and originally titled Marvelman, the character has been lost in time., even after his rights were ultimately sold to Marvel back in 2009. It was not clear if he would return to the comic space and when, but this week Timeless # 1 culminated in the shocking announcement that Michael Moran was somehow making his way into the Marvel Universe.
But before that can happen, Miracleman must return to the public eye. Hence Wonder Man Omnibus, a collection of the best hits, dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the reboot of the hero from the writer Alan Moore. Moore’s stay over the character was marked by his deconstructivist at a time when the concept was just beginning to gain momentum, and now it is all going. This includes his work in 1982 and 1985 with artists such as Alan Davis, Harry Leach and John Totleben, based on material from the 1989s. Album A1 and 1984 Marvelman Special. The only non-Moore work appears to date from 2014: Grant Morrison and Joe Quesada. A brand new wonder man one shot fired at the very end of 2014.
Miracleman has been a tough character for Marvel since they acquired his rights. A lengthy legal battle involving Gaiman and Image’s Todd McFarlane for character rights meant that his stellar power faded over time, and when Marvel was able to reprint comics Based on the runs of Moore and Gaiman, these compilations have been released over the years. In 2013 Gaiman and artist Mark Buckingham were considering the possibility continue where their race ended in the 1990s … but those plans quietly vanished.
What the future holds for Miracleman after this Out of time tease? Unclear, but fans of the character would like to hope that this omnibus rolls out again when it launches this September.
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