Title: Mister Miracle (2017-) #7
Writer: Tom King
Artist: Mitch Gerards
Publish Date: March 14th, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: Mister Miracle and Big Barda are in a panic. The war with Apokolips isn’t going well. And it’s Barda’s turn to have her past come crashing back into her present as the Female Furies appear on the scene with blood on their minds. Continuing the acclaimed miniseries that Entertainment Weekly called “by far the best comic on the stands right now.”
Spoiler Warning: The following review may contain comments or observation that have the potential to ‘spoil’ your reading/viewing of the content for which this review is written. Please proceed with caution if you haven’t already read/watched whatever it is that this review is about. There, you’ve been warned…
– The Chief
Not that it’s mentioned anywhere in the publisher’s summary, but a New God has been born ladies and gentleman, that’s right, you read that correctly, a New God has been Born! Young Jacob, also known as “The Lump,” made his comic book debut in Mister Miracle #7. For more reasons than one, Jacob is special, he is the grandson of Darkseid and son of Highfather, he is a New God, and he is the first child born of Apokolips and New Gensesis. Regardless of whether his importance will come into play in the current Mister Miracle series, or any other DC series for that matter, watching Big Barda give birth to him was epic and I’m glad that he’s now a member of the DC Universe.
With that mentioned, Mister Miracle #7 is another fantastic issue in a series that continues to raise the bar higher and higher with each and every issue. Is Tom King currently the industry’s best? Perhaps; it’s issues like this that make me think that he is the best at what he does. King has successfully showcased the beauty and the horror and the fragility of existing via an avenue known for valuing quantity over quality.
I’ve said plenty about both King and Gerard’s in past reviews, so I’m not going to go into that much detail about their work on this book, but I will say that they’ve come through yet again. Mister Miracle #7 feels real and authentic and works to cement the series’s place on the GOAT list.
The Bottom Line:
Issue #7 is one of the best Mister Miracle comics that King and Gerard’s have managed to churn out, and, if you’ve been reading the series, you know that that is really saying something. Another amazing issue…