What happens when the superheroes win? The poor are cared for, the world’s nuclear arsenal is sent to the sun, money is abolished… In Miracleman, Moore takes the idea of “costumed superheroes as the new mythology” and literalizes it, but not in the way readers at the time might have expected.
From the ashes of great tragedy, the world will be reborn. The sick will be healed. Military powers will be disarmed. The planet will be restored. Poverty will be abolished. Every day shall be a day of miracles… a new dawn for humankind!
- A world being reshaped as a sort of socialist utopia
- Moore’s cynical approach sets things up for Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham’s subsequent run
- A comic that resonates with today’s monstrosities