DC Comics Mister Miracle #1 review

Mister Miracle has always been a very interesting, but lesser known characters in the DC Universe. He has always been one of those characters that seemed to do better on a team rather than in his own title. Tom King is a good enough writer to finally catapult Miracle Man into the limelight. Mister Miracle was created by Jack Kirby as part of his Fourth World epic saga.

Mister Miracle (Scott Free) is the one of the New Gods. He is the son of Highfather, ruler of New Genesis. To bring about peace between New Genesis and Apokolips, Highfather exchanged his son (Scott Free) for Darkseid’s son (Orion) as part of a truce agreement.

Scott was raised on Apokolips in the orphanage of Granny Goodness. The orphanage was where he was subjected to countless horrors and torture in an effort to destroy the goodness inside him. Scott trained his mind to distance himself from his pain. He also developed his reason, logic and problem-solving abilities.

He met and fell in love with another New God, Big Barda. While Barda loves to fight and relishes battle, Scott is more peaceful and simply wants to fit in. They escaped Apokolips together and traveled to Earth. He took on the identity of Mister Miracle from a professional escape artist named Thaddeus Brown. Brown was killed by Intergang and Free inherited his legacy and his assistant Oberon.

Like all New Gods, Mister Miracle possesses beyond superhuman strength, speed, agility, reflexes, stamina, and more. Along with his natural gifts he carries a number of weapons and advanced Apokoliptian technology. He has a Mother Box that can transfer energy, sense danger and life, create force fields, project shock-waves, and open boom tubes for travel. He also utilizes personally modified Aero Disks that allow him to fly at speeds of over 200 mph and cling to walls and ceilings.

Mister Miracle has incredible intelligence and is extremely resourceful. He is known as the world’s greatest escape artist, with the ability to escape from literally anything.

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