Outside of Jack Kirby, J.M. DeMatteis is one of the most popular writers of Mister Miracle and Big Barda.
While Kirby’s original run on Mister Miracle from the early 1970s hasn’t made it to the digital comic format yet, DeMatteis’ work is being made available on Kindle and Comixology.
This series is based on the second Mister Miracle title that began in January of 1989. It was written by DeMatteis and drawn by Ian Gibson. It is the longest-lasting series based on the character of Scott Free, checking in at 28 issues.
A new Mister Miracle comic was started in 1996, but it only lasted for 7 issues. Mister Miracle, Big Barda, and Oberon have popped up in many other titles over the years, though.
Scott and Barda have had many runs with different incarnations of the Justice League. Scott was also the focus of 4 issues of Grant Morrison’s Seven Soldiers series, which is one of the more popular arcs for the character.
If this title is successful, we may see more Fourth World comics released in the future. It seems DC Comics is putting an emphasis on the New Gods and other characters, at least digitally, in recent months. Back issues of New Gods, Forever People, and Orion are all making their way to digital for the first time.
There have been several different Fourth World series over the years, but few were popular enough to earn a hardcover or paperback reprint. The digital format could be an exciting format for fans of these characters. If they are successful enough digitally, we may even see a reprint in the future. You can find the 1989 Mister Miracle series at this link.