Mr. Miracle: The Source of Freedom #1 (REVIEW)

May 24, 2021

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Mr. Miracle: The Source of Freedom #1
DC Comics

Written by: Brandon Easton
Art by: Fico Ossio
Colors by: Rico Renzi
Letters by: Rob Leigh

After reeling you in with some death-defying acts, Mr. Miracle: The Source of Freedom #1 lets readers know exactly what this story is about. Identity. In fact, we find out how the title plays into that theme fairly quickly, too.

Brandon Easton focuses primarily on the issues Shilo Norman is facing as he tries to keep the Mr. Miracle brand strong. We find out he’s set to deal with a similar issue, but as Mr. Miracle rather than Shilo Norman. While navigating a tough subject through the use of a parallel issue isn’t a new tactic, it’s effective. As Shilo plainly explains early in Mr. Miracle: The Source of Freedom #1, there are some people who can’t understand what he’s going through. One would think the intent of the conflict Mr. Miracle is presented with late in Mr. Miracle: The Source of Freedom #1 is to help give readers a great perspective while Shilo has to take a look at himself.

I did not read the Mr. Miracle stories from the Future State event, so I didn’t know what to expect outside of the series announcement. What made me give the story a shot in the first place was Fico Ossio’s art. He’s done some great work and did not disappoint in Mr. Miracle: The Source of Freedom #1. But now, I want to see Easton’s story through. He’s got a lot to address in six issues, but it’s a subject very much worth investing in.

Score: 8

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