Midnighter #7

Midnighter #7

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Aco, Hugo Petrus, Romulo Fajardo Jr. Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 2, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 6
7.9Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

The mastermind behind the theft of the God Gardens technology is finally unveiledand Midnighter never could have guessed the ultimate goal of the heist!

  • 9.5
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Dec 3, 2015

    Midnighter #7 has a little bit of everything, and then some, with one of the best fight sequences in comics today. Steve Orlando is writing at the top of his game, and the artistic team brings everything they have to create an incredibly fun comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Dec 2, 2015

    Midnighter #7 continues the trend of this series being true kick-assery. Midnighter‘s team is pulling no punches and lucky readers get to reap the rewards of this team going wild on pretty much every page. This one will stick with you and I highly recommend you check out this entire run if you haven't to this point. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Logan Dalton Dec 3, 2015

    Midnighter #7 is a kick in the teeth as well as a kick in the feels. Steve Orlando uses the character of Prometheus to provide a counter point to Midnighter's unsung, ultraviolent heroism with his desire to take out justice through its symbols: superheroes. And along the way, ACO, Hugo Petrus, Romulo Fajardo, and Tom Napolitano make this fight the toughest of the series so far with close-ups of the punishment Midnighter takes, bold lettering, and lots of red. But this isn't just a fight issue, and Orlando portrays an emotionally honest and open Midnighter, who is really striving to connect with people even though they always seem to bite him in the ass in the major way. These intimate conversations complement the up, close, and personal style of his fight with Prometheus, and make Midnighter #7 a more than satisfying end to Steve Orlando's first full storyline with one of the most emotionally complex and thrilling LGBTQ characters in comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Dec 3, 2015

    When it comes toMidnighteras a series, this may be the best issue so far. The only part that fell flat was the villains whining reasons for why he does what he does, and even that can be viewed in a positive light as Orlando seems to have built the villain to be the sort of a** hole that your more likely to just hate than feel any level of sympathy towards. It is good to see the series come out from under the weight of who robbed the god garden though and it will be brilliant to see where the team takes our protagonist next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Dec 3, 2015

    Shaky segues aside, Midnighter #7 is a strong example of a compelling issue, and continues to be one of the best titles in the DC roster. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Dec 3, 2015

    Yet again, Orlando delivers a strong story full of action and suspense, while also managing to touch on the emotions and psyche of Midnighter. This issue has a little bit of everything, and should solidify current readers' loyalty to this book considering the amazing tease of future plots. It's clear Orlando is a big picture guy, so hopefully more people will pick up the book before it's too late, otherwise we're going to have another shameful incident where a quality book comes to an end way too soon (Gotham by Midnight, Valentine's Catwoman). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ron Watson Dec 4, 2015

    That being said, this issue is not flawless in its execution. While Orlandos script excels in both physical and emotional aspects, the conclusion to the epic showdown between Midnighter and Prometheus feels a bit rushed. Perhaps this is due for the overwhelming desire for more. The climax not only leaves the reader craving more, but it gives Midnighter a deeply personal nemesis (dare I say an arch-nemesis?). Orlando's first arc was bombastic and beautiful, and he has now moved the pieces on the chess board to create a potentially masterful lengthy epic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Dec 4, 2015

    Steve Orlando has merged aspects of Batman, Wolverine, and Daredevil into an enigma of a character that only gets better with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 3, 2015

    It feels strange to call an issue rife with physical and emotional beatdowns a letdown, but such is the case here in Midnighter #7. It's not that the issue is bad " Steve Orlando's script lands a number of punches to the feels and midsection " but given the amount of careful time and plotting spent on getting us to this faceoff, the end result feels almost rushed in its resolution. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Tyler Saldaa Dec 3, 2015

    Personally, Im not a fan of 1) how long the fight sequences can go and 2) some of the art layout. Theres one page in particular with twelve square panels, often containing close-ups on somewhat random objects. This can be confusing and difficult to follow in an initial read. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 3, 2015

    Unlike all those reviewers above me, I am not a fan of this book at all.  In fact, it actually makes me angry that I even have to read and review it.  Sure, I can and probably will give it up, but then you would only have these other reviews and someone has to break the spell cast on the entire review community.  Everyone has the right to love and hate whatever they want, but at the end of the day, you have to be able to look into the mirror and live with yourself.  I'm looking in the mirror right now and while it's a hideous sight, I can live with myself just fine. Read Full Review

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