Midnighter And Apollo #2

Midnighter And Apollo #2

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Fernando Blanco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 2, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 10
8.3Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

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Midnighter's got Henry Bendix in his hands at last-but will he have to let him go in order to join Apollo's battle against the deadly Mawzir?

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Nov 2, 2016

    As a strong close to Act I of the six-part mini-series, this issue continues to show off Blanco and Orlandos work as simultaneously fun, frenetic, and deeply poignant. Like a bit of Shakespeare thrown in a blender with Dantes Inferno, post-modern gay drama, and a few flying monkeys for good measure, Midnighter and Apollo #2 is giving me everything I want in a super-hero joint. Just give me more Extrao with his sophisticated, greying temples. Let me catch a glance at burly Taz wandering out of the bedroom. Write me some more of Apollo and Midnighters love story so thick that theyre willing to punch through the afterlife for each other. I am so here for it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Murphy Leigh Nov 3, 2016

    VerdictMidnighter & Apollo #2 brings a fantastic pulpy melodrama that somehow feels utterly real. Blanco and Fajardo Jr. bring series-standard excellence to the art, and make the eldritch abomination in Hell look particularly chilling, while Orlando works his magic with the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Nov 4, 2016

    “Midnighter and Apollo” continues to be a fantastic follow up the previous “Midnighter” series in every sense. With great writing and engaging art, this is a series that every DC fan should have on their pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Nov 2, 2016

    InMidnighter and Apollo#2, Steve Orlando, Fernando Blanco, and Romulo Fajardo show the bond between Apollo and Midnighter mostly through Midnighter's ceaseless pursuit of violence and even magical means to save his love and help. Blanco's skill at layouts makes the reality bending and action scenes super thrilling, and he can also slow down and bask in emotions like when Midnighter cradles Apollo's lifeless body. It's yet another violent, vulnerable chapter in a miniseries that looks to get even more exciting thanks to the final page with its great Midnighter one-liner. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 3, 2016

    Steve Orlando packs this issue with just the right blend of humor, heart, weirdness and ultra-violence. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Nov 2, 2016

    This story is fun, and very, very violent, but it's also shaping up to a classic love story, where the protagonist literally goes through Hell to be reunited with his lover. I can hardly wait until next issue to see Midnighter cutting a swath through the Underworld. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Nov 2, 2016

    Midnighter and Apollo #2 is a great read that reminds us why these two are perhaps the greatest couple in the DC universe. Steve Orlando clearly knows the story he wants to tell, because all thought this is a mini-series none of it feels rushes, as so often can happen when a writer feels the need to cram so much story into so few issues. He manages to split time equitably between two main characters while also including enough plotting to carry the story forward and enough action to make the reader enjoy reading it. Francisco Blanco’s art is truly spectacular in this issue and his use of contrast between the foreground and background draws the audience’s eyes to exactly where they need to be to feel the full weight the scene. With the next issue taking us to the depths of hell, Midnighter and Apollo is sure to be thrill ride that you will not want to put down. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 2, 2016

    This is far from a perfect issue, but it's good enough for me to recommend it.  Sure, the dialogue isn't great and the transition from last issue to this one was confusing, but I found myself enjoying it more than I thought I would.  I think it's the combination of Fernando Blanco's art and Steve Orlando's undying faith in his main character (and his faith in Apollo) that is starting to win me over.  I can't say it's my favorite book yet, but it's easily a guilty pleasure so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 2, 2016

    Though the art bugged me for half the issue, and the general plot seems to have moved to a crawl, this issue still delivers interesting elements you just can't find in other DC comics. Read Full Review

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