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  • Title: Miracleman, Book Two: The Red King Syndrome
  • Author: Alan Moore Alan Davis John Ridgway Steve Oliff Joe Caramagna Michael Kelleher Chuck Austen Catherine Yronwode
  • ISBN: 9781560600367
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Michael Moran has rediscovered the power of Miracleman, but unbeknownst to him, Dr Emil Gargunza, the man behind Project Zarathustra, has set in motion plans decades in the making In The Red King Syndrome, Gargunza s intentions for Miracleman s wife and unborn child set the stage for a confrontati on between creator and creation The origins of Gargunza and Zarathustra wMichael Moran has rediscovered the power of Miracleman, but unbeknownst to him, Dr Emil Gargunza, the man behind Project Zarathustra, has set in motion plans decades in the making In The Red King Syndrome, Gargunza s intentions for Miracleman s wife and unborn child set the stage for a confrontati on between creator and creation The origins of Gargunza and Zarathustra will be revealed, and life and death will be decided deep in the jungles of Paraguay.Collecting Miracleman 5 10
    Alan Moore Alan Davis John Ridgway Steve Oliff Joe Caramagna Michael Kelleher Chuck Austen Catherine Yronwode
    Alan Moore is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell He has also written a novel, Voice of the Fire, and performs workings one off performance art spoken word pieces with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, some of which have been released on CD.As a comics writer, Moore is notable for being one of the first writers to apply literary and formalist sensibilities to the mainstream of the medium As well as including challenging subject matter and adult themes, he brings a wide range of influences to his work, from the literary authors such as William S Burroughs, Thomas Pynchon, Robert Anton Wilson and Iain Sinclair New Wave science fiction writers such as Michael Moorcock horror writers such as Clive Barker to the cinematic filmmakers such as Nicolas Roeg Influences within comics include Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Kirby and Bryan Talbot.


    Commentaires:

    Alejandro
    The saga of Miracleman continues!This TPB collects the second storyarc known as “The Red King Syndrome” featuring issues #5-10 of “Miracleman”, plus additional stories “Young Miracleman: 1957” & “The Guerneville Flood”, along with a “Behind-of-Scenes” section with sketches, pin-ups, cover variants, etc…Warning: This TPB contains “Mature Content”Creative Team:Writer: Alan Moore (despicted as “The Original Writer”, based on characters created by Mick Anglo) & [...]

    Dan Schwent
    When his pregnant wife is kidnapped by Dr. Gargunza, Miracleman and Evelyn Cream go looking for her. But what is the sinister connection between Gargunza and Miracleman and what plans does Gargunza have for his wife?The Red King Syndrome collections issues 5-10 of Miracleman, some of which I have vague recollections of reading at some point.Book Two further deconstructs Miracleman's origins as Captain Marvel's bastard son of sorts. In this case, Doctor Sivana is a short Mexican scientist with th [...]

    mark monday
    Shazam! brilliant Alan Moore's saga of a Captain Marvel template being thrust into the real world continues. Shazam! even a magic word can't transform my irritation with this lackluster collection into something more positive, despite how much I admire the author. Shazam! the mishmash of unappealing art could also use a magical transformation. Shazam! an offensively clichéd black character who is self-aware of his clichés does not equal those clichés being transformed into something interesti [...]

    Sesana
    I really liked the first volume of Miracleman. It was essentially everything I'd been promised for so very long. The second volume was, almost inevitably, somewhat disappointing. It's not that Moore has run out of ideas. There's still some very interesting things happening. But it just isn't as tightly written. I think this might be the mark of a younger and less experienced writer. He might write the same story today, but he would do it in a different way. And then there's the weirdness with Cr [...]

    Sam Quixote
    Michael Moran can transform into the superhero, Miracleman, by simply uttering the word “KIMOTA!” (“atomic” backwards and misspelled!). Michael’s wife, Liz, is pregnant with Miracleman’s baby which is bothering him, not least because they couldn’t conceive until he transformed into his alter ego.But he’s not going to have long to moon about it because the evil Dr Emil Gargunza kidnaps Liz away to South America where he believes he will learn the secret of eternal life in Miraclem [...]

    Gavin
    Yawn. The pretentious English twat (original writer) Alan Mooreh. ripoff Captain Marvel often? Also, calling it childish tripe in your book isn't a backhanded compliment or acknowledgement of the creators, it's just you being a right cunt.I haven't read the first volume. So I might not be qualified to comment, but this did pretty much nothing for meI just hope the geniuses of today don't disappear up their own assholes like Moore and Miller

    Nicolo Yu
    This is it. This collection contains the infamous childbirth issue. I must admit; although I have a normally iron constitution, that panel of an infant's scalp protruding from the birth canal gave me pause. Not even the magic of modern computer coloring could improve the experience of a childbirth on a two-dimensional page. The graphic nature of the story was not the only reason I set the book aside to be continued later; I was reading it in a public venue and I had second thoughts of inflicting [...]

    Issa
    Miracle man! Some may have heard of this character many others haven't. If you haven't do yourself a favour and find out for yourself why this character is so influential and why it's so imitated but never ever supplanted. You will see the basis of this character in such Hollywood films like Hancock and The Matrix films. Plus you get to see Alan Moore at the peak of his writing game.

    Andrew
    The first volume of Miracleman reminded me so much of Watchmen in terms of form, content, and quality. What a shame, then, that the second volume reminds me of the slew of terrible Watchmen knockoffs that messed up the superhero industry in the late 80's. Gratuitous rape and murder? Check. Grim atmosphere papering over a thin and nonsensical plot? Check. A female character that exists only to fuel the male hero's angst? Check. Terrible Chuck Austen art? Check. Making matters worse, Moore doubles [...]

    Israel Laureano
    Como todas las obras gráficas de Alan Moore, el tratamento narrativo que le da a este personaje de la época de oro de los cómics es soberbia.

    Jamie Sigal
    God damn, this series is good, and the resonance of its influence to this day forty years later is obvious.

    Jared Millet
    Holy Macaroni, if that wasn't the single most appropriate use of a "Parental Advisory" warning I've ever seen in my life. If you've read it, you'll know exactly what scene I'm talking about. I'd have never guessed that the "edgy" Alan Moore of Watchmen and V for Vendetta was really a watered-down version of the bat$#!t bloody Alan Moore of his early career.Moore, sorry, "The Original Author" is sure sticking with his 'supermen as monsters' thesis, but he also lets Michael Moran's humanity show t [...]

    Otavio Venturoli
    Those people that are complaining, have not seen where Alam Moore can arrive with the character. And after him Neil Gaiman. Geniuses

    Ben Brewski
    okay, things are getting a little weird

    D.M.
    This continues Moore's reconstruction of 1950s UK superhero Marvelman, and indeed the way we came to look at superheroes in general.In this book, we find Miracleman's human counterpart Mike Moran's wife, Liz, pregnant with her & Miracleman's (potentially super) baby, as well as witnessing the current whereabouts of MM's mysterious 'father' Emil Gargunzad his nefarious plans for the future young Moran. We also are introduced to some pivotal new characters, toward the end of the book.Of the se [...]

    Cale
    This is a strange book. Considering almost half of its length is supplemental material, it comes across more as an archive of the series than a book in and of itself. But couple that with the limitations placed by contract disputes or trials making it so the authors' names aren't actually included anywhere (replaced by 'the original author'), it kind of fails on the historical document approach.The story itself is interesting, overall not nearly as transgressive as it was when it first came out, [...]

    Ivan
    The middle section of the trilogy, admittedly weaker than those surrounding it. Chuck Beckham's art is very basic and traditional, and when compared to Garry Leach's preceding darkness, and John Totelben's succeeding kaleidoscope, his 'How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way' style doesn't hold up. Even Moore seems like he's not on his A-game, Miracleman's battle with Gargunza, while satisfying and poetic, feels too simple and typical for the man who reinvented comics. Of course, it's still written (i [...]

    Steve
    We learn more about the origin of Miracleman and the Miracleman family and Dr. Gargunza's personal motivations while working for the British on Project Zarathustra. While that chapter of the story is wrapped up new questions arise in the form of two mysterious agents traveling to find the "Miracles" on earth, both those we know about and those we don't yet know. The super being as monster to be feared take on Miracleman and the other super powered beings in this book was more original at the tim [...]

    Stewart Tame
    It's so nice to have this classic series back in print. Still not sure why Alan Moore's name doesn't actually appear anywhere--they refer, cryptically, to "The Original Writer" when they refer to him at all. I'm sure there's a story there This volume is a bit of a let-down after the first, mainly due to its being padded out with sketches and looks at the original artwork. Don't get me wrong: I like this sort of thing, and it can be fascinating to see how the artwork evolves from the first rough [...]

    Hamish
    Around this time, Eclipse finished reprinting the 8 page Miracle/Marvelman installments from Warrior and started publishing new material that picked up where those left off. Unfortunately, we lose Alan Davis in the shuffle and he gets replaced by (sigh) Chuck Beckum/Austen. How that guy ever got work as an artist or a writer is one of the great mysteries of the comics world. But then we get Rick Veitch, who I don't like as much as Davis, but I still like him and it's still a distinct improvement [...]

    Drown Hollum
    The bummer is that the Miracleman hardcover reprints are needlessly bloated with insignificant supplemental content, hoping to justify the meaty price tag. The good news is that the story is every bit as incredible as you've been led to believe. Things continue here in "Red King Syndrome" as we get the back story behind Emil Gargunza, and the birth of Micky Moran's child. Some incredible stuff happens, with gorgeously remastered art and a timeless story of superhumanity. Some really challenging [...]

    Michael
    There was controversy when this comic was first published as it had detailed drawings of one of the characters giving birth, which Moore and Davis sourced from a book on childbirth to ensure its accuracy. These same detractors didn't seem to mind the graphic violence and sexual content, but "Oh, my God! A comic showing a vagina with a baby coming out of it! Won't somebody think of the children! It must be banned!!"I was not shocked to see a detailed depiction of a woman giving birth as I am reli [...]

    Doyle
    I liked this volume more than the last, which apparently isn't a very popular opinion from what I gather reading through the reviews here. The writing is still just a bit rough, and yes, the Mr. Sapphire character is a horrible cliche, but this is practically the first thing Moore ever had published so I can overlook a few rookie mistakes. What I liked most about this story was that I could see Moore toying with a few superhero story elements that he would later perfect in Supreme.

    Joe
    A strong second act in the "Miracleman" series. This volume delves more into his origin and how/why he was created. MM's creator has grand designs on MM's unborn daughter.I'm a sucker for alien stories/Frankenstein stories/Project Manhattan-like creation stories and I tell you what, this had all three.Word of warning: Don't be fooled by the old-fashioned look of the artwork; there are some extremely graphic scenes of child-birth, people being ripped in half, and there's even one guy who's turned [...]

    Travis
    In book two of Alan Moore's brilliant super heroes in the real world saga we get more answers as to how the Miracle Family got to the real world and things go bad as we discover that the evil mad scientist didn't just exist in the comic books.More of same great mix of real world ideas and problems balanced with big cosmic feeling moments.An example how how you can do comics that are 'modern' and 'real' without all that crap and baggage that most writers think is really clever. Yes, Mark Millar, [...]

    Mike
    Alan Moore's (i.e. The Original Writer) body of work certainly didn't sustain this level of creativity and innovation but, when one reads these stories, which hit the shelves just a few short years before Watchmen and V for Vendetta, they are witnessing a writer in top form and on the cusp of excellence.This groundbreaking series has been unavailable for so long that it is such a pleasure to revisit (well, sans the creepy dog and detailed childbirth).

    Craig
    Not as good as the initial volume, with its epic fight between Miracleman and the evil Kid Miracleman, this still has its moments, including the death of Dr. Gargunza and the birth of Miracleman's daughter, Winter (in some of the most graphic illustrations I've ever seen). The volume still seems largely like a cash grab, since about half of it is given over to a gallery of alternate cover art, rough pencil and ink illustrations, and so forth (all with a cover price of $34.99? ouch).

    Ignacio
    Moore comienza a soltarse. Todo el enfrentamiento con Gargunza es potente y el nacimiento de la hija de Miracleman hipnótico. Es increíble cómo en 100 páginas el guionista original cuenta historias que ahora se relatan en 400, reciclando y destruyendo arquetipos a velocidad de crucero. Una pena la edición, repleta de materiales prescindibles cuyo principal interés está en multiplicar el precio del volumen por dos.

    Barry Bridges
    The artwork goes down hill a bit from the heights of Alan Davis through Chuck Austen to the poorer quality of Rick Veitch. It's a well thought out origin story with a twist at the end which sets us up for Book 3.

    Tomás
    En este tomo se nos muestra, por parte del Dr Gargunza (un forrito bien forrito), un poco más de historia sobre el origen de Miracleman. El desenlace del arco argumental es excelente.Alan Moore es un genio. Lisa y llanamente.

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      Published :2019-04-23T00:36:06+00:00