In response to an awful lot of requests over the years, YES!, we are issuing a fully updated version of Kimota!, The Miracleman Companion. We first published George Khoury’s exhaustive look at the seemingly perpetually-tangled history of Marvelman/Miracleman back in 2001, and since it sold out a few years ago, it’s been selling on eBay for almost as much as the original Eclipse Miracleman issues.
Obviously, a lot’s happened legally with the character since 2001, with Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane both claiming ownership. Marvel Comics last year purchased the rights to Marvelman outright from creator Mick Anglo, and has been issuing reprint collections of Marvelman stories from the 1950s (but alas, the hallowed Alan Moore-written MIRACLEman stories still seem to be mired in legal quicksand, and won’t be reprinted till that’s all cleared up—hopefully soon).
The new version of Kimota! is nearing completion, so stay tuned to our site and this blog for the new release date. In the meantime, you can whet your appetite with this blog post by author George Khoury, giving a nice capsule history of what has gone before: