Okay, this is not the best comic that Alan Moore has written, that honor goes to FROM HELL. But Miracleman Book 3 is the best superhero comic book ever done. Miracleman is the first on-going series that Moore did, and despite that he wrote 16 issues, which were released over the course of 7-8 years, he left a mark on how we see superheroes. Sure, Watchmen was a great superhero saga but it was and reads like a classic suspense novel. Watchmen is very calculated book, right from the start, and does have a formula; but I get the feeling from reading Miracleman that the same reasoning can not be applied here. Miracleman was a natural writing experience for him, it flows very organically into it's story.
Unlike most superheroes, Miracleman aka Mick Moran is not on a quest to fight justice and save the world. He is a man who's thrown into a situation by his former sidekick,the evil Kid Miracleman, and the British Government which created him. Little by little, Mick Moran begins to find out the secrets of how he became Miracleman, this leads into the events of Miracleman: Olypmus also known as Miracleman Book 3.
Book 3 is a masterpiece. Through the powerful and extremely underrated artistic talents of John Totleben, we experience the climax of this story. Miracleman is destined to battle Kid Miracleman to the death. Mick Moran must also decide what he is to do with his life. And finally, Miracleman decides to make a perfect world, a better earth whether we humans want it or not. He becomes the first superhero who actually tries to solve all the problems we have on this earth. Moore answers a lot of questions about superheroes and believe me, it becomes very hard to keep reading superhero comics after this book.
Recently, people are starting to take note of the quality of this series, which it really deserves. When the original comic book issues were coming out it was a comic that was regularly late but now we can the entire Moore epic and read it in one sitting and see its magic and quality. If you can find these books, enjoy them. If you don't have them, get them! They really are worth the trouble of hunting down and in the end you will feel rewarded.