Midnighter #3

Midnighter #3

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Aco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 5, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 9
8.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Midnighters up against Multiplex, the man with the power of infinite self-replicationin other words, all his dreams are coming true! Infinite clones mean infinite bones to break

  • 10
    Comicosity - Kelly Richards Aug 9, 2015

    As a big fan of The Authority and Midnighter in particular I was both excited and apprehensive when this book was announced but 3 issues in and, honestly, I couldnt be happier. I dont know what to say other than Steve Orlando gets it, and as a result Midnighter (the comic) is darkly funny while Midnighter (the man) is completely charming. If you havent already picked up a copy you need to look in the mirror and ask yourself why. There is action, romance, science fiction, an openly gay lead, a whole heap of kicking and punching, amazing artwork, and excellent writing – what more could you want? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 5, 2015

    The issue is a stand alone comic that also adds to the ongoing narrative. It gives us violent action, and tender moments. We also get some solid commentary about today's issues. All this in one comic! Did I enjoy it? If the above isn't evidence enough… hells yes I enjoyed it. You will too. Go and buy this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 5, 2015

    Yet even where Midnighter stumbles, it's still plenty of steps ahead of just about any other book from the DC lineup. There's an enthusiasm and drive to experiment from all the creators in this book, and that leads to a freshness that you'd be hard-pressed to find in most cape and cowl comics these days. It's very clear that Orlando, ACO and company are having a blast telling the Midnighter's stories, and it's difficult for that feeling not to become contagious. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Aug 5, 2015

    Three issues, and each I felt warranted a nine. This is because right from issue one I was intrigued and entertained, and have been having the same level of fun and excitement without falter. Also, this issue is a great one to pick up if you missed the first two, as it exists as a soft introduction to the character once again, crafted wonderfully by the creative team on this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Aug 7, 2015

    Midnighter is definitely one of my favourite series to emerge from the DC You. It is at times confusing if you weren't well versed in the characters to begin with, but some minor research pretty much irons that out so it's not really a solid complaint. It's about time a series with a gay man wasn't solely about the fact he's a gay man came from one of the big two and Midnighter does this well. Plus, the end of this issue definitely makes any fan of Grayson or Midnighter pysched for the next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Aug 10, 2015

    Generally, I just wanted to say that Midnighter is a crazy smart book by a crazy smart writer and artist who balance the usage of the character's sexuality in a way that feels crisp, refreshing, and perfectly done. The comic never gets too blistery or huffy about its own identity, and is one of the better books coming out of the cape market today. Give Midnighter by Steve Orlando and ACO a try, as this might be the next up-and-comer to keep DC's creative streak rolling. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Aug 5, 2015

    “Midnighter” #3 is another excellent issue for this still young series. The writing is strong and meaningful and the artwork breaks the mold of generic superhero action. Believe the hype and pick up “Midnighter”. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Aug 8, 2015

    Mirroring real life with many of its themes, Midnighter balances brutal violence with extreme heart to create one of the best books in comics today! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Aug 11, 2015

    CIn the spaces thus opened up books like Steve Orlando's Midnighter have appeared and flourished artistically, although to be honest its published sales numbers have not been on par with its reviews. Nevertheless, Orlando and artist ACO have used this most unusual of characters to explore, with depth and humor, the life of a gay superhero faced with a cosmic challenge. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 6, 2015

    There's plenty of hard-hitting action and villains receiving much-deserved pummelings. There's also an intriguing look at Midnighter's troubled psychology and the breakup of his formerly rock-solid romance with Apollo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 6, 2015

    "Midnighter" #3 continues the strong trend that the first two issues began; it's a real pleasure to see such a smart and mature take on the character. Who knew that Midnighter's personal life could be as much fun as his walloping on bad guys? Add in another great cliffhanger to lead into next month's issue -- with a rematch that promises to be entertaining -- and I'm good and thoroughly hooked. Another good job from all involved. "Midnighter" knows what you're going to do: buy this issue and enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 8, 2015

    Well-written, well-drawn and overcame the difficult hurdle of explaining his breakup with Apollo… A good read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Aug 10, 2015

    Orlando is building up to some revelations that are sure to give even more depth to our hero. "Midnighter" #3 has an excellent mix of world and character building. This story is about a hero on a journey and this creative team is doing a superb job so far of keeping us more than interested in what is going to happen next to Midnighter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Aug 6, 2015

    If you like your heroes to feel like real people even if they are a little crazy and enjoy seeing some challenging and groundbreaking art you are going to love Midnighter #3. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - David Hestand III Aug 26, 2015

    Midnighter #3 is story light but quite fun on character. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 6, 2015

    If you asked me before this issue what I thought of Midnighter, I would have sung it's praises.  I'm not singing any more.  I know it's only three issues old, but my enthusiasm has gone down with each one and I am on the edge of the cliff after this one.  While I liked Aco's art, the confusing and uninteresting story of this issue has me really worried about this book going forward. Read Full Review

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