Marvel February 2014 Solicitations

The February solicitations are out, and here’s what Marvel has to say about Miracleman # 3. Looks like we’re getting some Warpsmiths!

MIRACLEMAN #3
THE ORIGINAL WRITER (W) • GARRY LEACH & ALAN DAVIS (A)
COVER BY ALAN DAVIS
VARIANT COVER BY PAOLO RIVERA
VARIANT COVER BY MIKE DEODATO
VARIANT COVER BY JG JONES
• Face-to-face with a shocking enemy — can Miracleman survive, or will London burn?
• A mysterious man with a sapphire grin stalks Michael Moran. Meet the sinister Mr. Cream. Try not to scream.
• A glimpse into the future introduced the Warpsmiths. Now, see these strange warriors battle on their world in “Cold War, Cold Warrior.”
• Including the Miracleman stories from WARRIOR #6-8 and the Warpsmith stories from WARRIOR #9-10, plus bonus content.
48 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY…$4.99

“New” Alan Moore Interview

As I’m sure some of you recall (and if you don’t, just keep scrolling down) that Pádraig Ó Méalóid recently posted a truncated, serialized version of his book about the history of Marvelman/Miracleman, “Poison Chalice”. Pádraig, with Alan’s permission, is now posting in full his October 2010 interview with Alan Moore for the book, which obviously centers on Marvelman/Miracleman. Part 1 is available to read now (I believe there will be 3 parts in total). Go check it out.

Marvel’s January 2014 Solicitation

Marvel has sent out it’s January 2014 solicitations and there is quite the Miracleman mention with many alternate covers planned for issues 1 & 2. Here’s an idea of what to expect in 2014.

MIRACLEMAN #1 & 2
THE ORIGINAL WRITER & MICK ANGLO (W)
GARRY LEACH, ALAN DAVIS, PAUL NEARY, STEVE DILLON & MICK ANGLO (A)
ISSUE #1 – COVER BY JOE QUESADA
Variant COVER BY JOHN CASSADAY
Variant COVER BY MARK BUCKINGHAM
Variant COVER BY JEROME OPENA
Variant COVER BY LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Sketch VARIANT BY JOE QUESADA
YOUNG VARIANT BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
CLASSIC VARIANT BY GARRY LEACH
ISSUE #2 – COVER BY ALAN DAVIS
Variant COVER BY ARTHUR ADAMS
Variant COVER BY MIKE PERKINS
Variant COVER BY MIKE MCKONE
Sketch VARIANT BY ALAN DAVIS• KIMOTA! With one magic word, a long-forgotten legend lives again!
• Freelance reporter Michael Moran always knew he was meant for something more — now, a strange series of events leads him to reclaim his destiny!
• Relive the ground-breaking eighties adventures that captured lightning in a bottle — or experience them for the first time — in these digitally restored, fully relettered editions!
• Issue 1 includes material originally presented in WARRIOR #1 and MIRACLEMAN #1, plus the MARVELMAN PRIMER. Issue #2 includes material originally presented in WARRIOR #1-5, plus bonus material.
ISSUE #1 – 64 PGS./Parental Advisory…$5.99
ISSUE #2 – 48 PGS./Parental Advisory…$4.99 

There seems to be a lot of controversy over the fact that Marvel has not specifically named Alan Moore as the author of the work. For those who have been following along since Marvel’s first announcement about buying the Marvelman rights, you’ll recall Alan Moore stated he did not want his name associated with the work back in 2009, so this really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.

Anyone else notice the Joe Quesada cover is missing the yellow line across the chest? Come on, guys…

“A Dream of Flying” Introduction

Thanks to Pádraig Ó Méalóid for scanning in the Steve Gerber introduction to the “A Dream Of Flying” TPB. Given the scarcity of the trades, I’m sure there are quite a few people out there who have never seen this, and it’s fairly unlikely that Marvel will be reprinting it (although, who knows for sure).