Compare How Mark Buckingham Completely Redrew Miracleman Silver Age

Well, I confess I was not expecting that. Mark Buckingham isn't just continuing the Miracleman: The Silver Age story, now being reprinted and republished by Marvel Comics, The Silver Age and through into The Dark Age. He is completely redrawing it from the original Neil Gaiman script from thirty years ago. And because this is Bleeding Cool, we are going to compare and contrast the preview images just released, with that of thirty years ago. Because Mark Buckingham is not the artist he once was, his work has changed, working with Chris Bachalo, working on Fables and so much more. And so we start with the first page of the new preview.

Compare How Mark Buckingham Has Redrawn Miracleman Silver Age

Far more delicate and epic than in the original, with a change of perspective, in Heaven as it is on Earth.

Compare How Mark Buckingham Has Redrawn Miracleman Silver Age

While the play-acting fight scene across the city by its Miracle children as a DPS with shattered panels.

Compare How Mark Buckingham Has Redrawn Miracleman Silver Age

Rather than the heavier, more leaden, less kinetically panelled version.

Compare How Mark Buckingham Has Redrawn Miracleman Silver Age

Compare How Mark Buckingham Has Redrawn Miracleman Silver Age

Young Miracleman's waking shows the moment to moment more, across a double-page spread.

Compare How Mark Buckingham Has Redrawn Miracleman Silver Age

The original is more traditionally laid out, with just a small break for memories.

Compare How Mark Buckingham Has Redrawn Miracleman Silver Age

Compare How Mark Buckingham Has Redrawn Miracleman Silver Age

And Young Miracleman meeting Mirackleman again, gives us a better contrast between the two, if losing some of the godlihood of the original panels.

Compare How Mark Buckingham Has Redrawn Miracleman Silver AgeCompare How Mark Buckingham Has Redrawn Miracleman Silver AgeBut it would also be fair to say that Mark has come a long way…

MIRACLEMAN SILVER AGE #1
MARVEL COMICS
AUG220747
(W) Neil Gaiman (A/CA) Mark Buckingham
Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham's unfinished storyline "The Silver Age" begins! 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. Remastered with stunning new artwork by Mark Buckingham! Including material originally presented in MIRACLEMAN (1985) #23, plus bonus content.
MatureIn Shops: Oct 19, 2022
SRP: $4.99

Compare How Mark Buckingham Completely Redrew Miracleman Silver Age

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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