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Midnight Vista #1

Writer: Eliot Rahal Artist: Clara Meath Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: September 4, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
8.7Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

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Oliver Flores and his stepfather, Nomar Perez, were turning right onto Midnight Vista Road when they were both abducted by aliens. To Oliver's mother, they were both just missing. To the police, they were declared legally dead. And to everyone else growing up in Albuquerque, Oliver Flores was the "Milk Carton Kid". His life was the cautionary tale of an eight-year-old who was kidnapped and killed by his stepdad while out for some ice cream. But now - years later - a fully grown adult Oliver walks back into town. He has been returned...and he remembers everything.

Based on a very personal, true story from writer Eliot Rahal (HOT LUNCH more

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 7, 2019

    Abduction and its after effects are explored frighteningly from a no longer young boy's point of view. His flashbacks of the event give some neat insight into his character and I'm looking forward to seeing how others are effected by his return. The final page teases that he may not be back for long. The visuals have outstanding character work, for humans and aliens alike. The colors brilliantly increase the emotion and the horrors. A solid sci-fi tale that should be taken up by all readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Sep 4, 2019

    ‘Midnight Vista' #1 has a a weird story structure that absolutely necessary to deliver the story that, Eliot Rahal is trying to pull off. and it pairs really nicely with the art from Clara Meath. She delivers the gore and nastiness of body horror and being ripped apart while everyone around you is calm and tells you to be calm and quiet. I am excited for this title, as part of the greater Sci-fi genre, this a great edition, and I hope it can keep up this pace. I definitely could see this being rolled up into a script, and I would enjoy seeing on the big screen some of the poetic symbolism being flashed here. There are a lot of covers and store variants out for Midnight Vista #1 such as the Cover A Regular Juan Doe Cover; but the one that I will be targeting is the Cover B Incentive Rahzzah Variant Cover. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ari Bard Sep 5, 2019

    An excellent start to an exciting sci-fi series that subverts the being abducted by aliens in a really fun way. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Sep 4, 2019

    Wholly original and serves as another great example of comic storytelling being something more than just superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Sep 6, 2019

    With a bold yet atypical visual aesthetic and authentic, well grounded script, "Midnight Vista" #1 takes the reader exactly where they need to go, setting up a run that feels full of great potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Brendan Hodgdon Aug 29, 2019

    With Midnight Vista, we have a comic wherein speculative fiction is being used to speculate about one of the authors himself, to acknowledge and grapple with the incident that for a long time was "the most important thing that ever happened" to him. In doing so, Eliot Rahal takes these difficult and frightening possibilities and he shares them with both his collaborators and their readers with no small amount of bravery. And Clara Meath, Mark Englert and Taylor Esposito have taken that vulnerability and bolstered it with great compassion. The end result is thrilling and heartfelt. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Colin Tessier Sep 2, 2019

    Thanks to some unexpected twists and stunning art, Midnight Vista #1 is a successful beginning to a new alien abduction story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 4, 2019

    Midnight Vista has a solid opening book here as it lays out the foundation to work from. A lot of it just feels authentic in how characters would act and talk in a situation like this and that definitely helps smooth over some other areas. Oliver's going to be the earnest type from what we see here and that mixed with a child-like aspect will be fun to watch unfold as things get serious. I'm really curious as to how much of the abduction period itself we'll get to see but hopefully a good bunch as I really like Meath's designs in general but particularly her approach to aliens as we see in the couple of pages where we get them. Read Full Review

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