Jack Kirby’s Mister Miracle Escapes Into a New Series from Tom King and Mitch Gerads

The team behind The Sheriff of Babylon are taking on a classic Jack Kirby Mister Miracle in a brand new 12 issue series Mister Miracle. Writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads will take readers on an episodic roller coaster of death, resurrection, mystery and intrigue.

Created by Kirby for DC and first appearing in 1971’s Mister Miracle #1, Scott Free, using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. So great is his skill that he has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt and pulled off every trick—except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible?

King describes the series as his “most ambitious project I’ve ever worked on.”

The story is about a trapped man who can get out of any trap. It’s about the weird that surrounds us now, that seems to push into every aspect of our being, that leaves us questioning the very foundations of our existence: how did he get into this and how the hell does he get out?”

Mister Mircale #1, written by Tom King, illustrated by Mitch Gerads, lettered by Clayton Cowles and edited by Jamie S. Rich, will hit shelves August 9. Cover artwork is by Nick Derington with variant cover by Gerads.