As teased in the announcement for the upcoming Miracleman #0 one-shot, the wait is finally over! Today Marvel announced that writer Neil Gaiman and artist Mark Buckingham will return to Miracleman to complete their unfinished “The Silver Age” storyline, a tale literally decades in the making, this October!
Also involved are colorist Dave Stewart and letter Todd Klein. Here’s how the publisher describes the series:
Young Miracleman — the lost member of the Miracleman Family — is back! His last memories were of a 1963 world of joy and innocence. Now, he’s been thrust into the 21st century, where his best friends have become gods and monsters. Where can a hero from a simpler time call home in this brave new world?
Good things come to those who wait, and artist Mark Buckingham teased his excitement for readers to finally see the long-awaited completion of the Miracleman: The Silver Age:
“We’re back! And after thirty years away it is both thrilling and terrifying,” Buckingham said. “Neil and I have had these stories in our heads since 1989 so it is amazing to finally be on the verge of sharing them with our readers.
I have pushed myself to my limit to craft something special for these issues. Cinematic in approach, clean and elegant, drawing on the best of my own style but also paying homage to the exceptional talents of all who came before us, whose unique visions have shaped this ground-breaking series over forty years, and the 1950’s Marvelman foundations on which it was built.”
It’s worth noting that the first issue coming in October is a remastered reprint of Miracleman #23, originally published by Eclipse in 1992. Gaiman and Buckingham completed issues 23 and 24 of that series, the first two parts of “The Silver Age,” before the publisher folded. Assuming Marvel’s Miracleman: The Silver Age maintains a monthly schedule, there won’t actually be any entirely new material until at the earliest December.
Look for Miracleman By Gaiman & Buckingham: The Silver Age #1 to arrive in stores this October!