I don’t think there’s any comic I’m more excited about this year than the next collaboration between Tom King and Mitch Gerads. The Sheriff of Babylon was utterly beautiful and harrowing, and their recent team-up of Batman and Swamp Thing was the stuff of truly great Batman tales.

And now they’re working on Mister Miracle, and if you just do a twitter search for the term, you’ll get a swath of retailers and others who have gotten an advance look at the first issue and have basically proclaimed as THE next big thing. I can’t say I’m surprised.

Here’s a short preview of issue #2, I just need this put directly in my veins:

“There are master magicians performing here. Their names are Tom King and Mitch Gerads. And like the best magic trick, with MISTER MIRACLE you’ll never see it coming.” —Brad Meltzer (IDENTITY CRISIS, The Tenth Justice)

What do you do after the most death-defying act of your escape artist career? You go to war, of course! Scott Free has skipped out on his trip to the great beyond and taken a boom tube to New Genesis instead, where he and his wife, Big Barda, take on the invading hordes of Apokolips. Things are a little off, however, and Mister Miracle starts to doubt why he’s fighting when Orion takes over the mantle of Highfather. It’s enough to make a New God miss Granny Goodness’s orphanage! From Eisner Award-nominated writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads, the team that brought you THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the recent Swamp Thing crossover in BATMAN #23!

Mister Miracle #2 is in stores September 13th

And for even more fun, here’s Nick Derington‘s cover for Issue #3, out in October