A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 207
Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
In honor of the purchase of Marvelman by Marvel Comics, I began a look at some of Alan Moore’s Marvel/Miracleman stories. Today, let’s look at Moore’s last issue, where we see the aftermath of Miracleman #15’s violent ending.
Now that superheroes are pretty much all known to the world after the violent bloodbath that was Kid Miracleman’s assault on London, Miracleman and his pals have decided to use their powers to make Earth essentially a utopia.
Throughout Miracleman #16, Alan Moore’s last issue of the series, Moore and artist John Totleben show Miracleman going about this (there’s also a pretty dramatic sex scene with Miracleman and Miraclewoman), although, in typical Moore fashioned, he shows the darker layers of this so-called “utopia,” beginning with an exchange between Miracleman and his human wife, Liz…
this shows the subtle darkness that is connected to this storyline, which continues beautifully on to the end (the last two spreads you can click on to enlarge)…
“The” moment for me is definitely Miracleman looking out from his “perfect” world, pondering his lost humanity, while not exactly understanding that that is what he is doing – brilliant work by Moore (and Totleben draws it beautifully).