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Ramon Perez Pitched A ‘Mister Miracle & Big Barda’ Series That Never Happened Because We Are Living In A Fallen World

Mr. Miracle and Big Barda by Ramon Perez

 

Of all the characters that Jack Kirby created for DC Comics in the 1970s, a roster that includes OMAC and the Demon, the ones that have always resonated the most with readers are undoubtedly Mister Miracle and Big Barda. The story of a super-escape artist who fled an oppressive planet rather than be changed into something he wasn’t, and a fierce warrior who overcame her brutal conditioning and learned to love, and how they conquered evil is, one of the most compelling things Kirby created in a long and unmatched career in superhero comics, and it’s been a favorite of subsequent creators over the past 40 years too.

One such creator is Ramón Pérez, the Eisner-winning cartoonist of Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, who revealed on Twitter this week that he pitched a Mister Miracle and Big Barda series that “died because of the New 52.”

Truly, we are living in a fallen world, but the good news is that you can at least check out a sample of Pérez’s work.

Pérez first wrote about this rejected pitch all the way back in 2010, but we missed it because we’re always incredibly busy, you know. The Mister Miracle idea was part of an initiative being developed for the now-defunct DC webcomics project Zuda.

“I and a handful of others webcomics creators were approached to develop some ideas for new webcomic content for Zuda based on existing DC comics properties,” Pérez writes. “We were given free reign as to who to choose from… so I naturally chose my favourite dynamic duo of Mister Miracle and Big Barda! If we had been given the green light I would have been weaving tales on a weekly basis starring perhaps my all time favourite Kirby creations! The stories would have been short arcs outside of continuity.

“An awesome idea, nay, dare I say BRILLIANT!”

One thing that’s worth noting about Pérez’s simple pitch is that it’s “The Adventures of Mr. Miracle and Big Barda,” which would’ve put Scott Free’s better half — legendarily based on Kirby’s own wife, Roz — in the actual title. That’s a small but important distinction. Every other take on Mister Miracle has been called, well, Mister Miracle, even though the love story with Barda is arguably the most important aspect of his character.

But alas, it didn’t happen, though things worked out pretty well for Pérez, who went on to draw Wolverine and the X-Men, Spider-Man and other auspicious projects for Marvel.

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