Graphic Novel Club: MISTER MIRACLE creators Tom King & Mitch Gerads open up about their magnum opus


The Beat is a proud sponsor of Comix Experience’s Graphic Novel of the Month Clubs, which bring comics fans a curated mix of the best of new release graphic novels and conversations with the creators who make them.  Each month, the staff of Comix Experience votes on two sets of upcoming books they are most excited—one gets presented to adults and another to middle readers. Each club provides schwag like original signed custom bookplates for adults or buttons and magnets for the kids (in this case, the former, to support the featured book, Mister Miracle).

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Most excitingly, the Graphic Novel Clubs bring in the creators of selected books to talk exclusively to GNC members in interviews conducted by Comix Experience owner Brian Hibbs, who brings thirty years of experience in comics to the table. These talks are livestreamed to members all over the country and are a fun and informative mix of conversation on craft and form, as well as on the business of making comics. The Graphic Novel Clubs make a point of being inclusive, inviting creators from a wide variety of age, race, sex, and cultural perspectives to speak to members.

Membership is what propels these conversations, so if you like what you see, please support these discussions of comics, and the creators who make them, by joining the club.

Today: A new chapter for the Graphic Novel Club begins with a doozy. Watch as Brian Hibbs sits down with Tom King and Mitch Gerads to talk about Mister Miracle. Published by DC Comics as a twelve issue maxi-series and later collected as a trade and hardback, Mister Miracle follows the titular New God and his partner, Big Barda, as they confront the two greatest challenges in the universe: Darkseid and Parenthood.

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  1. “MISTER MIRACLE creators Tom King & Mitch Gerads”

    Creators? Has anyone at the Beat (besides Heidi) ever heard of Jack Kirby?

  2. Tom King & Mitch Gerads are the creators of MISTER MIRACLE (all caps), the recent comic, not Mister Miracle, the character.

  3. I wouldn’t even call them creators of the comic. They’re just temporary custodians of someone else’s vision. Like all corporate comics hacks.

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