After what felt like a long silence there has been active movement on The New Gods movie, directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Tom King. In fact Tom King’s been tweeting away about getting some inspiration from a certain book…
Tom King and Mitch Gerads won the Eisner Award for the Mister Miracle. If you haven’t picked up the series I can highly recommend it. The book focuses on the relationship between Scott Free and Big Banda and what it’s like to bring up a child in the midst of an apocalyptic war. Plus it’s trippy as hell. You can expect him to bring the same elements to The New Gods movie, though many are speculating how big of a role will Darkseid have. In King and Gerads’ run he was a looming figure and mentioned by other characters only by saying the ominous phrase, “Darkseid is.”
Here’s the synopsis of Mister Miracle #5 from mycomicshop.com.
“Murder Machine.” Virman Vundabar captures Big Barda, who proves to be the perfect bait for Mister Miracle. Script, pencils, and cover by Jack Kirby. Inks by Mike Royer. Cover price $0.25.