Mister Miracle


I came to DC to do The Batman and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, but Marshall Rogers and I had some free time so they revived MISTER MIRACLE for us (continuing the numbering from where Jack Kirby had left off years before). I had time to do three issues, then for some reason they needed a fourth from me just as I was about to leave the country. I dashed out that issue literally overnight and, because I didn't think it measured up to my previous issues, put my pseudonym, John Harkness, on it. But most people seem to like it okay.

Note that later, in the dark days of FANTASTIC FOUR, "John Harkness" came to mean that I'd been prevented from doing a good job, but here, it meant only that I didn't think I'd met my own standards.