I get a lot of questions about whether or not MARVELMAN will ever be reprinted. Prices for back issues and original art from the series are stratospheric, reflecting continued fascination with what many say is the first and best modern superhero comic ever done.
I don’t have a clue what’s going on with the business end of things. The few gleanings I get are from the internet and most of those indicate that the contract situation is hopelessly complicated. But when folks ask about reprinting the material I have to point to one of the issues I was lucky enough to pencil and wonder if it COULD be reprinted by a major company in today’s market.
I’m talking about MIRACLEMAN #9, “Scenes Of The Nativity”, with it’s unflinchingly graphic birth scene as presented above in tribute to all mothers everywhere. Script by Alan Moore, pencils by Rick Veitch, inks Rick Bryant, lettering Wayne Truman and color by Rick Courtney.