Review: Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle #1 (of 4)

Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle #1

When it comes to superheroes, there are none more precocious than Iron Man, and more specifically Tony Stark. As he’s a bit of a showboat but more importantly, one of the best natural leaders that the Avengers ever had. This is why his presence throughout the Marvel movies was more than a staple, but a cornerstone of what would become the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So, it was no surprise, when they finally killed off the character, the whole world had a collective pause.

The DC Cinematic Universe has not had much luck, but its comics have grown a kinship to its readers. One such character is Mister Miracle, as the current run has made believers of everyone who has read this new run by Mitch Gerads.  Of course, many creators have had their hands on this character, most notably Grant Morrison.  In the early 2000 run of Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle, we find the titular hero in the limelight in the first issue.

We meet Shilo Norman, who inhabits Mister Miracle in this story, as he uses his abilities as a showman, even a magician like David Blaine which catches the attention of Ultimate Being. As his antics have only made the public openly question the reason for superheroes and Darkseid is waging a war where he is capturing New Gods and  Shilo has the best chance to save them. As he contemplates his next move, he wonders if he has strayed too far from what he used to be and has he become he doesn’t like. By issue’s end, an old friend visits to recruit him, not before he pushes a test of wills on Shilo.

Overall, an evenly paced but well-told story of a reluctant hero, when he cannot find the will to fight for good alone. The story by Morrison is electric and thought-provoking. The art by Pasqual Ferry is incredible. Altogether, a story with much promise that looks to show the intricacies of being super powered.

Story: Grant Morrison Art: Pasqual Ferry
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy