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Miracleman by Alan Moore

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Submitted by Perceptor 
(Apr 05, 2008)

I've been in love with comic books since my dad first brought home a stack when I was three years old. It was his way of introducing me to the joy of reading. As I got older I saw "Miracleman" comics for sale at a local shop but didn't pick them up because I wasn't familiar with the character. I still kick myself in the hind-end for not picking them up then. I have been buying back issues now for some years when I can find them and I must say; Miracleman is one of the most wondrous pieces of literature I've ever read. Moore's take on this iconic hero (which started life as Captain Marvel) is so intriguing, one wonders if this story didn't really happen in a parallel world. Miraclman is the story of a stereotypical superhero that resides in a world that doesn't believe in superheroes. Even his alter ego, Mike Moran, doesn't know his own beginnings and the story centers around him uncovering his lost history and memories while coming to terms with his re-discovered powers. Dreams of Flying, the story arc that kicks off Alan Moore's revamp, is a beautiful love letter to fans of the comic book genre. Moore's characters are rich with flaws and human emotions and his world is full of colorful characters both super powered and mortal. Any fan of Alan Moore's or comic books in general should find a copy of the first issue and read it. Sometimes I still get out one of my two issues and give it a good read. I own two copies of each issue in the first story arc just for such an occasion.


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