I am not lying or exaggerating about Action 593 (Oct. 87), by Byrne and Williams. Mr. Miracle comes home after a show one day, with scowly sidekick Oberon, and finds Darkseid sitting in his living room. Darkseid has a tape to show them.
Sleez has been making some money off of Superman and Big Barda.
We get a recap of Mr. Miracle’s origin. Son of Highfather, traded to Apokolips at birth as part of a peace pact. Raised in Granny Goodness’ orphanage, and given a desire for freedom by Himon. His relationship with Barda when she was a young stormtrooper. His escape to Earth, and being mentored by Thaddeus Brown, the original Mr. Miracle.
Meanwhile, the director has a heck of a time getting the hypnotized heroes passionate enough for porno.
Mr. Miracle arrives to save the day, and his presence breaks the spells on Barda and Superman. Superman pursues Sleez, who seemingly kills himself. Barda winds up having to rescue her rescuer.