Title: Mister Miracle (2017-) #6
Writer: Tom King
Artist: Mitch Gerards
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Publication Date: January 10th, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: The hit miniseries reaches the emotional conclusion of its first arc! Scott Free returns to New Genesis to face his punishment, but instead finds the whole world has been flipped upside down. Mister Miracle and Big Barda battle their way through monsters and New Gods to get to the Highfather, but once they reach Orion’s throne room, they learn that the war against Darkseid has taken a bloody turn.
Where to start…The quality of the Mister Miracle series has been consistent and has continued to impress. Mister Miracle (2017-) #6 marks the conclusion of the mini-series’ first arc and with this emotional and jaw-dropping end comes an exciting new beginning that leaves readers eager to begin the next story arc. There is no doubt in my mind that as this story progresses it will continue impress readers as long as King and Gerards are steering the ship.
The entire issue centers around Mister Miracle and Big Barda as they battle their way to Orion’s throne room, all the while discussing renovating their condo. Mister Miracle (2017-) #6 is filled with death and blood-shed and by framing said death and blood-shed with a simple conversation, King entertains the reader while setting up an epic ending that, thanks to the distraction, comes as a complete surprise.
As far as I can recall, this is the most satisfying end to a comic book story arc that I have ever read. Bravo, team, bravo indeed. If you’ve been reading Mister Miracle (2017-) do not miss this issue—if you haven’t been reading Mister Miracle (2017-), well, you need to take a long hard look at yourself.
The Bottom Line:
Saying that Mister Miracle is a hit is an understatement; not only has Tom King and Mitch Gerard’s mini-series been entertaining and thought provoking, it has also been one of the most quality-consistent works that I have ever read. Mister Miracle (2017-) #6 is another amazing issue and offers a fitting and exciting conclusion to the first arc which leaves readers eager to keep reading. Do not miss this book.