Captain Midnight #12

Captain Midnight #12

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Manuel Garcia Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 25, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Reeling from the death of one friend and the betrayal of another, Captain Midnight throws himself into his work to mourn. Disillusioned with why he wears a costume, the time-traveling hero ponders what the world needs more of: the brawn of Captain Midnight or the brains of his civilian identity, genius inventor Jim Albright?

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Jun 25, 2014

    About a year ago, when I heard that Project Black Sky was coming and that Captain Midnight was coming out of retirement to be reintroduced to a whole new scope of readers, well I was excited. Midnight was "THE" superhero of the World War II era. It was nice to see a new life emerging. Twelve issues later in looking back at the body of work created, I must say that it has been a righteous hammer nailing the story to the wall and providing awesome good entertainment for well over a year now. Now is the time for new viewers to jump in and I highly suggest that you do. Things are getting ready to get interesting. Hell, they have already been interesting. They are just continuing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Jun 19, 2014

    Needless to say, Captain Midnight is classic because he works and works well. Want to know how? Be sure to pick up this issue and youll begin to understand! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 25, 2014

    This is a good jumping on point that is not boring in the slightest, even though it's mostly exposition. It doesn't necessarily jump right at you, but it tickles your curious bone enough to warrant a purchase of the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jun 26, 2014

    Personally I think this is kind of a misstep for a villain concept as Captain Midnight has already fought Nazis plenty of times before, his first villain was a Nazi after all with the comically named Fury Shark (real name, no joke) so this is retreading old territory. There's still room to use the Nazi concept for interesting turns as Fury Shark's very over the top and bombastic style felt more in line with a serial villain or classic super villain type. I'd be interested to see a Nazi villain here who felt more creepy and grounded but we'll see what happens. As for right now this was a great new installment for Captain Midnight, very new reader friendly, big on character development and introspection, with a lot of aspects that justify the character as more than just a cheap copy; highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 25, 2014

    With the conclusion of Captain Midnight #12, we are given a Jim who isn't new to being a hero, but now faces the burden of being one. That is how you handle writing a real hero and why this new chapter for Captain Midnight should be defining for the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 25, 2014

    Captain Midnight #12 is an advertised jump on point. And the creative team revisits enough of the old material to get curious onlookers up to speed as this comic book earns the right to fly. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Jordan Jennings Jun 25, 2014

    Captain Midnight #12 is a great jumping on point for new readers. All the past events are organically explained and it avoids the massive info dump. There is a recap page that help explains the events but it isnt even necessary to read because the comic explains it so well. The writing by Williamson is a worthwhile effort. He explains the past events in an easy to swallow format. The story is a cool down issue and provides an obvious direction for the following arc. The art by Garcia and company is average but you can tell effort was put forth and doesnt hinder the comic in any way. Overall, the comic is an interesting read and a worthwhile read and something I would recommend to anyone looking or a superhero story outside of the Big Two offerings. Read Full Review

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