After finally resolving some long-running legal disputes, the series that some deem the best superhero comic ever written is getting a reprint from Marvel comics. The “Mircaleman” series in question was written by Alan Moore (who is credited only as “The Original Writer”) and was later taken over by Neil Gaiman among others..
Marvel will be re-releasing the series beginning in 2014 as a way to lead into a new series from Gaiman himself. Below, you can take your first peek at the remastered version of issue #1, which hits shops in January.
Official Press Release:
The series that changed comics forever finally returns in 2014, and Marvel is proud to present your first look at the remastered MIRACLEMAN #1! Long out-of-print, these timeless, groundbreaking stories injected a new sophistication into the super hero genre still felt today.
“When these stories were originally colored, the artists were never consulted – and it shows” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “The coloring methods used at the time really hurt the finished product. But through close collaboration with all the artists, we’re proud to now present these stories in a manner that matches their creative vision.”
Working in closely with the original series artists, MIRACLEMAN has been remastered using the original artwork in every instance possible – and the most advanced restoration methods available applied to ensure the most authentic reading experience based on the artists’ original visions for the series.
“You’ve never really seen Miracleman, until you’ve seen this Miracleman,” said legendary Miracleman artist Garry Leach.“I’m positive this will rapidly be recognized as the all-time, definitive, Miracleman series. It’s simply looking that ridiculously sharp!”
In addition to material originally published in Warrior Magazine, MIRACLEMAN #1 also includes character designs, pencil sketches, original art, an article chronicling the history of Marvelman/Miracleman, an interview with Miracleman creator Mick Anglo, as well as a Mick Anglo’s first Marvelman stories. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the most popular comic few have ever read when MIRACLEMAN #1 makes it’s long overdue return to comic shops this January!
MIRACLEMAN #1 (NOV130622)
Written by THE ORIGINAL WRITER & MICK ANGLO
Art by GARRY LEACH & MICK ANGLO
Cover by JOE QUESADA
Variant Covers by MARK BUCKINGHAM, JOHN CASSADAY, SKOTTIE YOUNG,
GARRY LEACH, JEROME OPENA, LEINIL YU, & JOE QUESADA Also Available!
FOC 12/16/13, ON-SALE 01/15/14