Miracleman: Apocrypha

 MIRX   (Eclipse, 1991-1992)

™ and ©1991 Eclipse Comics, Inc., Neil Gaiman, and Mark Buckingham. Stories and art ©1991 their respective creators

The word “apocrypha” means “writings of doubtful authenticity, not accepted as resulting from revelation or true happenings; not genuine: spurious: counterfeit.”

When Eclipse gathered together some of the top talents in the comics industry to work on their own versions of Miracleman, whom Alan Moore so masterfully resurrected, this title somehow seemed appropriate. In Apocrypha, eleven creative teams were given a shot at telling a story that featured what they thought would be the perfect Miracleman scenario. The list of creators included Alex Ross (Marvels) Neil Gaiman (Sandman) Norm Breyfogle (Prime) Stefan Petrucha (The X-Files), and many more. These stories were printed in this three-issue anthology series. A framing story by Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham shows Miracleman—a man become like God—reading them as comic books in order to discover the nature of human aspiration.

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#1

  11/1/1991
  $2.50
  $9.00
8 copies available from $4.99
 James Robinson, Matt Wagner, Neil Gaiman, Sarah E. Byam, Steve MooreKelley Jones, Mark Buckingham, Norm Breyfogle, Stan Woch, Matt Wagner

#2

  1/1/1992
  $2.50
  $7.00
2 copies available from $7.00
 Kurt Busiek, Neil Gaiman, Broderick Macaraeg, Dick ForemanAlan Smith, Christopher Schenck, Mark Buckingham, Pete Williamson

#3

  2/1/1991
  $2.50
  $2.75
4 copies available from $1.95
 Neil Gaiman, Steve Moore, Fred Schiller, Steven GrantMark Buckingham, Val Mayerik, Darick Robertson, Alex Ross

Book #1

 
  $15.95
  $62.00
2 copies available from $39.70
Collects Miracleman: Apocrypha #1-3Dick Foreman, Fred Schiller, James Robinson, Matt Wagner, Neil Gaiman, Sarah E. Byam, Stefan Petrucha, Steve Moore, Steven GrantAlan Smith, Alex Ross, Broderick Macaraeg, Darick Robertson, Kelley Jones, Mark Buckingham, Matt Wagner, Norm Breyfogle, Pete Williamson, Stan Woch, Val Mayerik