Mister Miracle v1 #1, 1971 - One of Jack Kirby's Fourth World characters, Mister Miracle was among his most colorful creations. This super escape artist is assisted and befriended by Oberon, one of the few dwarfish heroes in mainstream comics. Despite the promising cover, the art in this premiere issue evokes little excitement. The story's only splash is a rather mundane opening page. The layouts rigidly adhere to four and six panel grids with few variations. Kirby's drawings are noticeably repetitious and Vince Colletta's mediocre inking hurts more than helps. This is number 1 of 18 Mr. Miracle issues with Kirby art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Kirby or Mister Miracle issues. See also this blog's Kirby checklist. - - - - - - - - - - Kirby cover pencils (Vince Colletta inks) = *** "Murder Missile Trap" story pencils (Vince Colletta inks) 22 pages = ** - - - - - - - - - -
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