Mister Miracle: The Source for Freedom #5
As N’Vir and the Core seek to conquer New Genesis, Shilo and Oberon cross the galaxy to stop N’Vir’s plans. Outnumbered and outgunned, Shilo meets another unexpected ally who can fill in the final pieces of the puzzle of what it means to be Mister Miracle. But a tragic secret from the far future could be an obstacle that not even the New Gods can overcome.
Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom #5 is easily my favorite issue from the series, though I have been absolutely hooked the entire run. That being said, this issue is so fast-paced that is almost disorienting. This may sound intimidating but it is masterfully done by Easton. Shilo has had a lot thrown at him the past few issues and he hasn’t had much time to process it. I can appreciate all of this now because of the amazing and important character development Shilo has gotten. Like Tom King, Easton has taken the Mister Miracle mantel and added something incredible to it. Shilo’s Mister Miracle comes with a long and fascinating history, but Easton has breathed new life into it. It is no longer just a story about a New God or escape artist; it is an exploration of a superhero’s identity as a hero and a Black man in today’s society. Easton has brilliantly shown what a legacy character should be.
The urgency and spectacle of this issue are masterfully honed by its art. I have been continuously blown away by Fico Ossio and Rico Renzi’s art and colors. Both artists bring a lot to the table and seem to be a combined force to be reckoned with. Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom #5 has fast-paced, stunning action and is one of the best-looking books I have seen in some time. Every page popped and dazzled me; I could flip through and take it all in all day. Ossio’s art is intricate and precise, and Renzi is able to amplify every one of Ossio’s details in a spectacular fashion. Mister Miracle’s redesigned suit is campy and fun and seems so appropriate now that Shilo knows the history of the mantle. The action of the series has never looked better and feels right at home in cosmic battles fighting alongside Orion, who has never looked cooler. I, for one, cannot wait for the conclusion in the next issue, though I know I will be wanting more and more from this creative team.
Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom #5 is a must-read based on the art alone, but the writing is top tier and a masterful exploration of what it means to be Mister Miracle! Go get a copy wherever you get your comics!
Mister Miracle: The Source for Freedom #5: A Cosmic Spectacle
- Writing - 9/109/10
- Storyline - 9/109/10
- Art - 9/109/10
- Color - 9/109/10
- Cover Art - 9/109/10
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