From the Crivens! Comics & Stuff blog:
“As we all know, MARVEL COMICS own the rights to MARVELMAN (sometimes known as MIRACLEMAN). Several years back, when Marvel were considering acquiring the copyright and negotiations were underway, I was asked to letter some sample pages to be presented to Marvel as part of the process. I had to sign a confidentiality clause, in effect until the matter was decided one way or the other. Well, we all know the result, so here at last are those particular pages for your palpitating perusal.”
Thanks to the anonymous men/women behind these pages, and their unearthing, for sharing! Head on over to the Crivens! Comics & Stuff blog to check out the pages.
The Entitlement Liberation Army blog has posted the Miracleman: Triumphant! pages freshly lettered by Betty Boolean. Personally, I can’t wait to jump in and read it. Now we just need some fans to dive an and ink/color it
According to Comic Book Resources, Marvel will be releasing the first new Miracleman stories in ~20 years in December. The big draw here is that the mythical, long lost Grant Morrison script will finally see the light of day, as drawn by Joe Quesada. Definitely add this one to the pull list.
For those waiting for the Hardcovers (like me), Book 2: The Red King Syndrome will be arriving in October.
Be sure to pick up your copy of Miracleman # 1 from your local comic shop tomorrow!
While browsing Tumblr, I stumbled upon this posting of the colored & complete version of Jim Cheung’s variant cover for Miracleman # 5.
Amazon has listed Miracleman Book One: A Dream Of Flying for Preorder (it’s apparently coming out in May 2014). With their listing they’ve included this very nice Alan Davis cover. Will there be multiple covers? Probably, but here’s the first to surface.
Marvel’s March 2014 Solicitation is out. Here’s what it has to say about Miracleman # 4.
THE ORIGINAL WRITER (W) • GARRY LEACH & ALAN DAVIS (A)
COVER BY ALAN DAVIS
VARIANT COVER BY BRYAN HITCH
VARIANT COVER BY John Tyler Christopher
VARIANT COVER BY GERALD PAREL
• Origins and revelations bring the first chapter in the MIRACLEMAN saga to its shocking conclusion!
• An unexpected ally leads Miracleman to Project Zarathustra, the site of the secret British operation that gave birth to the Miracleman Family.
• After last issue’s battle, the Warpsmiths regroup to mourn their dead in “Ghostdance.”
• Including material originally presented in WARRIOR #9-11 and A1 #1, plus bonus material.
48 PGS./Parental AdvisorySLC…$4.99
If you were curious, here’s a side by side comparison of the original B&W WARRIOR # 1, Miracleman # 1 from Eclipse (from the floppy, not the trade), Miracleman # 1 from Comics Forum (Spanish Edition which has the same coloring as the Eclipse trade) and the upcoming Miracleman # 1 from Marvel.
Bleeding Cool has provided the world with the first look at the new coloring job (and the new lettering, I believe) for the Miracleman reissues. While I’m personally not sure exactly how I feel about it, I must admit it did bring a smile to my face. More pages are available for preview on the Bleeding Cool site.