What do you think of our brave new world?

Rereading Miracleman Book Five by Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham. Throughout Book Four there was a series of shorts I didn’t mention appearing in each issue. Titled Retrieval, and usually covering two four-panel pages per issue, they followed a remote drone into underspace and through the immense wardrobe of bodies to the pulverised corpse of … Continue reading

Perfection isn’t anything

Rereading Miracleman Book Four, by Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham. One of the more frequent criticisms of Before Watchmen, which this post isn’t about, is that the various mini-series cannot present anything new. Because they’re bound to be faithful to the original, because they’re prequels, and because the significant parts of each characters’ past have … Continue reading

The view from Olympus

Rereading Miracleman Book Three by Alan Moore and John Totleben. Marvelman and V for Vendetta were once part of the same universe. Well, in point of fact they never were by any objective yardstick: they never crossed over, they never interacted through any other shared events or characters, one is thirty years older than the other, … Continue reading