‘Mister Miracle: The Source Of Freedom’: Escape Artist Shilo Norman Gets His Own Mini-Series From DC Comics
by Olly MacNamee
Shilo Norman is certainly not a new character at DC Comics. In fact you can trace his roots back to Mister Miracle #15 (1973) where he was introduced as a protege of Thaddeus Brown ahead of Scott Free. Since then he has been resurrected on several occasions in his later ego of Mister Miracle – most notably in Grant Morrison’s Seven Soldiers of Victory – as well as most recently in the pages of Future State: Superman: Worlds at War. And now he graduates to his own six-part series from DC Comics. Mister Miracle: The Source Of Freedom is a series that charts his rise to becoming the “Super Escape Artist” of tomorrow as seen in the aforementioned DC Future State title, and much more:
“The ‘Mister Miracle’ show used to be the hottest ticket in town, whether you caught him onstage escaping from perilous traps or spotted him on the streets of Metropolis taking out bad guys. What Shilo Norman forgot is the first rule of both show business and being a superhero: always leave them wanting more. Now it’s time to start showing the world what a miracle man can really do.
Showbiz/superhero rule #2: Timing is everything. There’s a new performer in town who wants to knock Mister Miracle off his pedestal and stake a claim to his famous moniker! Can Shilo break free of this trap?”
Written by Brandon Easton and illustrated by Fico Ossio, this new series sets out to give Shilo a definitive origin story for a contemporary readership. But, there will be more to this story than just this, as Easton explains:
“The series will explore Shilo’s dealings with the trappings of celebrity, his understanding of the ‘Mister Miracle’ identity and his possible connection to the New Gods. We’ll also dive into what it means to be a Black superhero in a world where his heroism is in conflict with a society full of distrust and suspicion.”
Look out for Mister Miracle: The Source Of Freedom #1 debuting Tuesday 4th May 2021 from DC Comics, but do take a first look at interior art pages below: