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Title:
Miracleman. Book one, A dream of flying
Author:
Moore, Alan, 1953- , author.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
176 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Summary:
KIMOTA! With one magic word, a long-forgotten legend lives again! Freelance reporter Michael Moran always knew he was meant for something more-now, an unexpected series of events leads him to reclaim his destiny as Miracleman! The groundbreaking graphic novel that heralded a literary revolution begins here in A DREAM OF FLYING. After nearly two decades away, Miracleman uncovers his origins and their connection to the British military's "Project Zarathustra" - while his alter ego, Michael Moran, must reconcile his life as the lesser half of a god. COLLECTING: Miracleman 1-4.
General Note:
Alan Moore is The Original Writer.

Contains material originally published in magazine form as Miracleman #1-4.

"Miracleman created by Mick Anglo."
Language:
English
Contents:
A dream of flying. Prologue, 1956: The invaders from the future -- Chapter one: A dream of flying -- Chapter two: Legends -- Chapter three: When Johnny comes marching home -- Chapter four: Dragons -- Chapter five: Fallen angels, forgotten thunder -- Chapter six: Secret identity -- Chapter seven: Blue murder -- Chapter eight: Out of the dark -- Chapter nine: Inside story -- Chapter ten: Zarathustra -- Chapter eleven: Saturday morning pictures -- A glimpse into the future. The yesterday gambit -- The warpsmiths. Chapters one & two: Cold war, cold warrior -- Chapter three: Ghostdance -- Miracleman behind the scenes.
Reading Level:
Ages 15-22; parental advisory for strong language & content.
ISBN:
9780785154624
Format :
Book

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KIMOTA! With one magic word, a long forgotten legend lives again! Freelance reporter Michael Moran always knew he was meant for something more-now, an unexpected series of events leads him to reclaim his destiny as Miracleman! The ground-breaking graphic novel that heralded a literary revolution begins here in A DREAM OF FLYING. After nearly two decades away, Miracleman uncovers his origins and their connection to the British military's Project Zarathustra' - while his alter ego, Michael Moran, must reconcile his life as the lesser half of a god.'


Author Notes

Alan Moore is an English writer primarily known for his work in comic books, a medium where he has produced series including Watchmen , V for Vendetta , and From Hell .


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Library Journal Review

Starred Review. After two decades out of print, one of the seminal works of modern comics has finally been extricated from legal snarls of incredible complexity and made available again, beautifully recolored. Pre-Swamp Thing, pre-Watchmen, this was the first story by Alan Moore (pseudonymous here) to retool an existing series in a darker, more adult fashion. The series was Marvelman, created in 1950s Britain as a takeoff of America's Captain Marvel. In Moore's 1980s revival (renamed Miracleman for American publication) middle-aged Michael Moran finally recalls a magic word that has been plaguing his dreams, and once again becomes the superpowerful Miracleman-only to discover that the heroic exploits he just now remembers performing have an awful secret behind them. In contrast to the mythic tone the series adopts later, the formative work here combines grimness and intrigue with a dose of satire. After Moore left, the series was continued by Neil Gaiman (during his tenure on Sandman) but left unfinished-yet Marvel has announced that once the original stories are reprinted, Gaiman will finally complete the run as originally planned. VERDICT Essential for every adult collection.-S.R. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.