Action Comics Annual: Midnighter 2021

Writer: Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad Artist: Michael Avon Oeming Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 1, 2021 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 14
7.7Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

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The big finish to the adventure starting all the way back in the conclusion of Future State: Superman: Worlds of War. Midnighter traveled into the future to help get himself out of a jam, only to swap places with his future self. Now, the Midnighter from the future finds himself trapped in a paradox, working his way back to his onetime present to swap places again. Don’t worry if you’re confused-so is he! The key to this whole thing is Andrej Trojan, the nefarious industrialist who tried using Superman’s mission on Warworld to his own end. Midnighter has been carrying Trojan’s robotic skull with him, hunting for the 2021 iteration of more

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Ariel B. Aug 31, 2021

    A satisfying and somewhat gut-wrenching finale to the past several months. Questions are answered, future roads are opened, and in the end my biggest question is... so, when do we get more Midnighter? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 1, 2021

    Take a break from drawn out superhero sagas and remember what comics can deliver in a single package; you won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Aug 31, 2021

    Even if you haven't been keeping up in Action Comics, Midnighter 2021 Annual #1 is able to be read by a new reader and understood. It's an exciting and thought-provoking finale to a series that's been dynamite since chapter one. "The Passenger" concludes with the surprises and insightful character components that have made it stand out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 31, 2021

    This is a solid finish to a trippy story for Midnighter. With extra pages to spare for the annual, Conrad, Cloonan, and Oeming have delivered a non-stop action sequence with heartfelt moments and satisfying conclusions. Midnighter 2021 Annual will make you want more from this creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 31, 2021

    Overall, any Midnighter run is going to have an uphill battle given that Steve Orland just hit it out of the park only a few years ago. This isn't that run and it doesn't have the emotional context of it, but if you're looking for a run that pays tribute to the chaos of the old Wildstorm run with a bit more depth, this will read pretty well as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 1, 2021

    The writing on this is very good and it has some great moments. They would be a good pair to write an ongoing Midnighter series. The art by Oeming is good as always. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Sep 1, 2021

    Even though it's a non-stop action thrill ride with a garish color palette from Taki Soma and uniquely kinetic art from Michael Avon Oeming that's an argument against house styles, Midnighter Annual is another installment in the beautiful love story between Midnighter and Apollo, but with some very trippy obstacles. Add in the everyman vibe of Shilo Norman plus the sense of humor in Conrad and Cloonan's script, and this is is the flashy conclusion to this Midnighter arc that his fans deserve while cementing Andrej Trojan as a memorable member of his rogues gallery as he tries to avoid the thing that closes all of our loops, er, lives aka death. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Aug 31, 2021

    Midnighter Annual 2021 is a decently entertaining one-shot that suffers from its connections with other DC Comics events. Cloonan and Conrad manage to smooth over of the more obtuse references and get the gist of the story without too much exposition. However, it still feels like walking into the middle of a conversation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Sep 6, 2021

    erhaps this annual is good for those who were already following the story of Future State's Midnighter, but for others, it is not particularly inviting. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 31, 2021

    While I was looking forward to the romance angle of Apollo and Midnighter being the thing that brought some actual heart to this story, it really felt like an afterthought to more punching and shooting that just has become monotonous in this overall tale and this Annual didn't do much to make this story feel worthwhile and the art remains something that I'm not a fan of at all. Read Full Review

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