Saturday, April 30, 2016

Mister Miracle #19 - Marshall Rogers art & cover, non-attributed Neal Adams art

Mister Miracle v1 #19, 1977 - DC revives this unique series originated by Jack Kirby. While on their honeymoon, Scott Free and Barda are interrupted by a bevy of old foes from Apokolips. Marshall Rogers presents a fresh new interpretation of the characters, most evident on his splendid cover. His interior story, however, is a bit more muddied. Each character is inked by a different artist, sacrificing cohesion and consistency. I first credited Neal Adams for inking Oberon, but it appears his styled was emulated by Alan Weiss (Adams did ink the eyes on the opening splash). Of all the inkers, Rogers' Mister Miracle faces and figures had the most aesthetically pleasing results. This is number 1 of 6 Mister Miracle issues with Rogers art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Mister Miracle issues with Adams art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Rogers, Adams or Mister Miracle issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist, Top 10 Adams comics, Rogers checklist or Top 10 Rogers comics.
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Rogers cover pencils and inks = ***
"It's All in the Mine" Rogers story pencils / Adams partial inks 17 pages = **
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Wendy lee said...

Actually, as pointed out in either that issue's or next's letter column, there was a breakdown of who inked what (or whom?) and Neal Adams only inked one thing- Mr. Miracles eyes on the splash page.

Ted Ignacio said...

The letters column on Mister Miracle #20 does indeed credit Al Weiss on Oberon and Adams on the splash. Oberon was superbly inked, regardless, and damn similar to Adams' style. It doesn't change my rating for the story art, but I strive for accuracy. Thanks for pointing this out.