Midnighter #1

by F.D. White on June 04, 2015

Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: ACO
Inkers: ACO w/ Hugo Petrus
Colorist: Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Letterer: Jared K. Fletcher

Have you ever wanted a story about a deceptively complex character? Have you ever wanted that character to be openly homosexual and provide different viewpoint and life to immerse yourself in? Most importantly have you wanted to see this fully realized person kick a rib-eye steak through his enemy's head? If you answered yes to one, or all, of these questions then I think you should pick up Midnighter.

I'm not going to pretend to be objective and hide my unabashed love for this book. I'm not going to pretend that I was excited when they first announced that M was going to get his own book. I'm certainly not going to pretend I wasn't frothing at the mouth after that delicious eight page Divergence preview. Everything about Midnighter by Steve Orlando & ACO is what I want in comic book. It's provocative, action-packed, and filled with ingenious page layouts, but most importantly it's stoutly human. Midnighter might be a borderline insane vigilante with the ability to perceive a multitude of situations and outcomes in mere seconds, but he also getting out of a relationship, and simultaneously finding himself falling into another.

There's a plethora of things going on narratively in the first issue of Midnigher, but it never feels overwhelming. Orlando has a deft ability at pacing. Switching between moments of chaotic violence and tender sweetness with grace and ease. Nothing feels labored nor rushed. It all feels natural. Part of this ease is thanks to ACO's fantastic art and layouts. Pages during action sequences are a flurry of panels showcasing just how M approaches fights. The multitude of possibilities and situations are laid out on the page. Yet, Midnighter doesn't always have his brain running at this speed. During softer moments we see his concentration focus on more singular moments. The layouts ease up creating larger panels and effectively letting the comic and the reader breathe for a moment.

I could go on for pages detailing everything I love about a comic, but what I love most is that this feels like a huge risk DC is taking. It's in no way a typical DC book. It feels much more like an indie superhero story. Comic fans have been clamoring for something new and fresh. This is it. So please, check out this first issue. See what the hype is about. You won't regret it.

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