It’s hard not to approach the twelfth and final chapter of Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ Mister Miracle without a fair amount of trepidation and sadness. Not just because this issue marks the end of what has quite possible been DC’s most consistently great comic over the past year-ish, but also because we’re finally faced with the ultimate mystery of the series.
Is this story real? Has this massive war between light and dark gods actually been happening? Is Scott Free hallucinating some sort of alternate life as he bleeds out after failing to escape death? Is this all some fractured reality generated by the Anti-Life Equation? At some point it’s difficult to picture a truly satisfying answer to these questions. And so it’s only fitting that King and Gerads’ answer boils down to “It doesn’t really matter.”