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Product Details

  • Series: Miracleman
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Eclipse Books (April 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156060168X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560601685
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.8 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,014,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I make things up and write them down. Which takes us from comics (like SANDMAN) to novels (like ANANSI BOYS and AMERICAN GODS) to short stories (some are collected in SMOKE AND MIRRORS) and to occasionally movies (like Dave McKean's MIRRORMASK or the NEVERWHERE TV series, or my own short film A SHORT FILM ABOUT JOHN BOLTON).

In my spare time I read and sleep and eat and try to keep the blog at www.neilgaiman.com more or less up to date.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Brandon B. Alspaugh on May 4, 2000
Format: Paperback
While published in tandem with Gaiman's award-winning Sandman series, his run on Miracleman was truly something special. It's also ridiculously difficult to find at this point, due to legal snafus. Nevertheless, it'll be worth the hassle.
Why? Consider this: what do you do when Alan Moore has pretty much wrecked the world as we know it? Make up a new one. And fortunately, as we've also seen in bestsellers like Neverwhere and Stardust, this is one thing Gaiman can do. From people admiring drug-users because they represent the last known frontier, to the permanence of death, and even the inevitability of evil, Gaiman hits on mythical concepts in a thoroughly plausible and enjoyable way.
How would superheroes REALLY affect our world? Read this volume and see. I guarantee you won't see any of it coming.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By The Fourth Man on March 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
Miracleman Book Four : The Golden Age is a collection of several stand alone stories from the Eclipse comic Miracleman. After Miracleman solved most of the world's problems at the end of book three, one would think that there would be little left in this series. Fortunately Neil Gaiman is more than up to the task of continuing the story from where legendary comic author Alan Moore left off. Gaiman explores the strange landscape of the Utopia Miracleman has created in stories about the basic human condition in a fantastic science fiction future. This is a superb collection complemented by Mark Buckingham's phenominal artwork. Highly Recommended!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By W. Rosen on August 20, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Marvel Comics now owns the rights to this character as of 2009 so expect to see an omnibus edition containing the entire series. If you can wait a year or so you'll save a small fortune over the individual issues and graphic novel collections. Who knows we may even see new material from Gaiman and/or Moore.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Blue Tyson on September 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
As Neil Gaiman takes over the writing duties from Alan Moore, the story leaps ahead in time. Miracleman's totalitarian utopia, if you will, is well established.

He does end up entering into a dialogue with his former girlfriend about the politics of utopia, and whether this is good for humans in the long run.

He and his colleagues have become far removed from the normal people.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JR Pinto on February 6, 2002
Format: Paperback
Coming after Alan Moore's run on Miracleman, how could anything coming after hope to live up? Well, the sad answer is that it doesn't. In comparison to the three preceding volumes it comes as a bit of an anti-climax. That having been said, I must acknowledge that The Golden Age should still be read by any Miracleman fan. There are a few things that you should know about before getting into it. First, the Big Blue Banana himself appears in the book hardly at all. Having created Uptopia on Earth, there is little for him to do now except rule over it. Occasionally pilgrims make the four-day climb up Olympus to "pray" - i.e., beg Miracleman for a favor. That's all we really see of him. The rest of the book is taken up with what life would be like in the new Miracleman universe. Of course, we also get to see what "life" is like for the reincarnated souls in Olympus - especially all those Andy Wharhols.
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