With news that Alan Moore’s seminal reinvention of classic British superhero Miracleman (originally known as Marvelman) is about to join the Marvel Universe in the new Timeless mini-series, Marvel will once again reissue the original stories in an all new Omnibus in September.
The Miracleman Omnibus will consists of all of the Moore issues, along with work by artists such as Alan Davis, Garry Leach, John Totleben, and more, including the short stories from Warrior Magazine #1-18, 20-21, Eclipse’s follow-up Miracleman series #1, 3, 6-16 and the Marvelman Special #1, and Marvel’s first attempt at new stories in Miracleman Annual #1.
The collection does not include the Neil Gaiman/Mark Buckingham end to the Eclipse series (previously collected by Marvel as Miracleman: The Golden Age in 2016) leading to speculation that Marvel may be waiting for the creative team to eventually finish the original storyline, which they reportedly began again in 2019.
And if you are again looking for Moore’s name on the title, you won’t find it, as the original writer signed over all of his royalties and creative credits to the creator of Marvelman, Mick Anglo, back when the battle over the ownership of the character became a tug-of-war between Todd McFarlane (who purchased all of Eclipse Comics assets, Gaiman, Marvel Comics, and Anglo.
The battle ended after Gaimain turned over the rights to Marvel Comics, which also acquired full ownership of the character from Anglo.
Marvel has yet to release the upcoming Omnibus’ official new cover by Davis, but you can get a look at two of the direct market exclusive variant covers featuring artwork by Miracleman artist Garry Leach (from Issue #1 of the Eclipse series) and a brand new one by Kevin Nowlan.
Look for the Miracleman Omnibus at your local comic shop in September 2022 and stay tuned to Conskipper for all of your vintage and upcoming Miracleman material.