Grandpa Darkseid? Mister Miracle's on the Verge of a Whole New World!

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Mister Miracle 11

It's been a surreal journey, and it's about to come to an end -- or to a whole new beginning in Tom King and Mitch Gerads' unconventional take on Mister Miracle, Big Barda, and the rest of Jack Kirby's Fourth World pantheon of New Gods.

Scott Free -- the titular Mister Miracle -- is the new Highfather. And, in keeping with the family tradition, he must make a sacrifice to make peace with Darkseid. When Scott was a boy, his father gave him to Darkseid in exchange for Darkseid's son, an exchange that was meant to keep the peace between New Genesis and Apokolips. Now that Scott and Barda have a son of their own, Jacob, they find themselves in the same boat, forced to give up their child to Darkseid.

So they prepare him -- and a vegetable tray -- to go meet the boy's grandfather and negotiate the peace. 

But Mister Miracle is an escape artist, after all, and he's got a plan.

Too bad for him it's a total failure. Perhaps Plan B might have better luck.

By the time this penultimate chapter of the adventure completes, Mister Miracle's eyes are opened to a whole new universe of possibilities, Jake says his first word, and Mitch Gerads draws a two-page splash panel! Yes, that's right -- two whole pages that are NOT 3x3 grids! That's when you know something's changing!

If you haven't been paying attention to MISTER MIRACLE, there's almost no hope for you. Put in your order for the upcoming trade at your local comic store today and redeem yourself and your dignity.

Grade: 
5.0 / 5.0