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Miracleman

Miracleman

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1954 Created Superhero
1954 Created Superhero

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Miracleman
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Miracleman
 
Cover to
 Miracleman' #3. Howard Chaykin ,artist.
 
 
Marvelman #25 (UK)Miracleman #1(U.S.A.)Warrior Magazine #1 as Miracleman(UK)Preceeds Miracleman #1 (U.S.A)
 
CharacteristicsAlter ego
 Micky Moran
Affiliations
 
Notablealiases
 Mike, Marvelman
Abilities
 Superhuman strength, speed andstamina, Flight, Invulnerability, Forcefields, Concussive energy blasts
Miracleman
, originally known as
Marvelman
in his native United Kingdom,is a
 
for publisher  L. Miller & Son.Originally intended as a home-grown substitute for the
 
American character  Captain Marvel,the series ran until 1963. He was revived in 1982
 
in a dark, post-modern series by writer  Alan Moore,later written by  Neil Gaiman.  Currently, Miracleman is trapped in a complex and expensive legal battle with several people claiming at least partial ownership of the character.
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Marvelman: The Mick Anglo years
The character's origins were in black and white reprints of the American Captain Marvel 
 
comics by a London publisher, L. Miller & Son, Ltd. When the US publishers of  Captain Marvel, Fawcett Comics,agreed to cease publication of the title after a lawsuit from DC Comics,Len Miller was faced with the supply of Captain Marvel material being cut off. He turned to a British comic writer/artist, Mick Anglo,for help, and
 
transformed Captain Marvel to Marvelman and Captain Marvel Jr. to YoungMarvelman. The changes took place with issue number 25 in each title, both cover-dated February 3rd, 1954, although they had been announced about five issues earlier.While transforming the
 Marvels
, Miller continued several other Fawcett reprint titlesincluding
Whiz Comics
,
Master Comics
,
Don Winslow of the Navy
, and severalwesterns. Cover logos and trademarks that looked significantly like those used byFawcett added to the appearance that the Fawcett line was continuing.
 
 Cover of Young Marvelman Annual, 1960Marvelman's origin was based strongly on that of Captain Marvel: a young reporter named Micky Moran encounters an astrophysicist who gives him his super powers, based on atomic energy. To transform into Marvelman, he has to speak the word"Kimota" (phonetically, "atomic" backwards). Marvelman was joined by DickyDauntless, a teenage messenger boy who became Young Marvelman on speaking thename "Marvelman", and young Johnny Bates (Kid Marvelman, whose magic word wasalso "Marvelman").They had fairly typical, unsophisticated superhero adventures, and the comics ran untilFebruary 1963. The titles published were
 Marvelman
,
Young Marvelman
, and
 Marvelman Family
which usually featured Marvelman, Young Marvelman and KidMarvelman together.
 Marvelman
and
Young Marvelman
each had 346 issues, being published weekly except for the last 36 issues, which were monthly, reprinting oldstories.Mick Anglo's association with Len Miller also ended in 1960.
 Marvelman Family
was a
 
monthly, from October 1956 to November 1959. A variety of 
 Marvelman
and
Young  Marvelman
albums were printed annually from 1954 to 1963. At the height of their success, the British "Marvels" saw a series of Italian reprints.In Brazil, British Marvelman stories were reprinted in the same titles as Fawcett'soriginal Captain Marvel. However, in Brazil, Marvelman became Jack Marvel. 

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