Title: Mister Miracle (2017-) #12
Words: Tom King
Pencils: Mitch Gerards
Inks: Mitch Gerards
Colors: Mitch Gerards
Published: November 14, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: It’ll be a miracle if you can get through this mind-bending conclusion with your sanity intact! After his epic battle with Darkseid, Scott Free sees life a whole new way: he’s the new Highfather of New Genesis, and he’s madly in love with his wife and child. But what if it’s all a lie? Did Mister Miracle really escape death way back in issue #1? No one really knows but Tom King and Mitch Gerads!
And just like that, this amazing run come to an end. Throughout its twelve issue lifespan, Mister Miracle (2017-) captivated readers with a character-driven, emotion-laden, plot that was subtle and yet managed to consistently excite and entertain. Tom King and Mitch Gerards have produced a stand-out work that, surely, will remain in the thoughts and conversations of comic book fans for years to come.
Alright ladies and gentleman, let the theorizing begin!
Second, third, and fourth reads of this series will yield different reactions and conjure individualized thoughts, questions, and concerns about Mister Miracle, what exactly happened at the start of this series, and, King and Gerards’ intention in crafting this tale. Regardless of what it means, man, Mister Miracle (2017-) is a great series, and Mister Miracle (2017-) #12 offers a fitting ending.
After having reviewed a good deal of these issue, I’d be repeating myself in saying that Gerards’ artwork was visually stunning, and that Tom King’s writing was tight, purposeful, and intelligent, but I have to write it again, because these creators have done a fantastic job in bringing new life into a character that’s been around for more than forty years. Surely, Jack Kirby would have been proud of this team’s efforts.
Since not a whole lot happened here, King and Gerards’ skills are put to the test, and they both pass with flying colors. Gerards’ facial expression work is second to none, as is King’s ability to add depth and complexity to the doldrums of daily life.
Mister Miracle (2017-) #12 ends on a subtle, yet emotional note, that leaves me feeling torn, but, regardless of whether this ending works for me, it works for the series. I’m going to be returning to Issue #1 as I am sure most of you will too.
The Bottom Line:
Not the ending that I expected, or wanted, but fitting nonetheless. Mister Miracle (2017-) #12 is another captivating issue that, in addition to inspiring a yearning for more, will send readers back to Issue #1 for a second, complete, read-through.