Mister Miracle returns in new DC series (and with a new origin story)

Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom #1
(Image credit: Fico Ossio (DC))

The New Gods' resident escape artist Mister Miracle returns this May with a new six-issue series. Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom by writer Brandon Easton and artist Fico Ossio is picking up the threads from Easton's current Mister Miracle in the Future State: Superman: Worlds of War (opens in new tab) anthology, but coming back from 'Future State' with a new origin story for the Jack Kirby creation.

(Image credit: Yanick Paquette (DC))
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"This series functions as a de facto origin story and a reintroduction of Shilo Norman," Easton says in the announcement. "Fico and I have a fantastic opportunity to establish him as a major hero in the DC pantheon while making him a more complex character."

In this revamp of the Mister Miracle character (especially after the hit Mister Miracle series by Tom King and Mitch Gerads (opens in new tab)), Mister Miracle is a celebrity magician - a modern-day Houdini - who is on the backend of his five minutes of fame, and is looking for something more. When a new showman comes to town looking to out-do what Mister Miracle made his fame with, it begins a challenge - both professional and personal.

"The series will explore Shilo's dealings with the trappings of celebrity, his understanding of the ‘Mister Miracle' identity, and his possible connection to the New Gods," Easton continues. "We'll also dive into what it means to be a Black superhero in a world where his heroism is in conflict with a society full of distrust and suspicion."

Here's an unlettered, uncolored preview of Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom #1:

Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom #1 (of 6) goes on sale on May 4. Yanick Paquette has drawn #1's primary cover, with a variant planned by Valentine De Landro.

Mister Miracle is part of Jack Kirby's pantheon of DC superhero gods. Read about how Jack Kirby's New Gods was (and is) a story about the world today.

Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)