CM Podcast 72 – Miracleman/Marvelman

We did a 2 part tribute podcast to Alan Moore a few weeks ago and in the podcast, I mentioned Marvelman (Miracleman here in the States).  I said that I did not want to just mention it as part of Moore’s body of work.  I wanted to do an entire podcast on the comic series.  Well, the time has come.  Jon and I sit down and talk about the first story arc “Book 1: A Dream of Flying

We do a brief history on who is Marvelman/Miracleman and how did Alan Moore get the opportunity to write him.

We then move into the story and discuss how a comic story that is over 30 years old is still extremely relevant to comics, TV and movies today.

Here are the characters  that we are introduced to: Marvelman (left) and Kid Marvelman (right).

We start to talk about how this story was mature and it dealt with scientific and philosophical topics that were ahead of its time.  We feel its influence can be seen in things like the movie, The Matrix and the Ron Moore’s version of Battlestar Galactica.

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Here is Evelyn Creme – Can you trust a man with sapphire teeth?

Moore took a cheesy, cartoon character from the 60s and modernized him into a realistic superhero of the 80s and the transition made sense (well for a comic story).

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Does this page represent a new beginning for humanity or its end?

At the end of the podcast, we theorize on stories and authors that may have influenced Alan Moore when he was creating Marvelman/Miracleman.

We had a great time recording this one and we hope you laugh and learn something new after listening to it.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 72

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