Thursday, February 24, 2011
Of all of Jack Kirby's Fourth World concepts, Mister Miracle has always been my favorite. The idea of a super escape artist was very cool to me as a kid and I dug his costume, which was very busy but somehow worked. The mask with the Egyptian style eyes always stood out amongst other heroes cowls to me, and I loved the flying discs he used. Along with the rest of the New Gods, Scot Free was killed off recently, so fans of the character will have to wait patiently until DC decides to dust off the property for another relaunch. Hopefully the wait will not be too long, he's too cool a hero to keep down... and besides, if anyone is able to escape comic book limbo, it should be him!