Midnighter #2

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Alec Morgan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 1, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 18
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Marina Lucas woke up this morning as a suburban martial-arts instructorbut when God Garden tech unexpectedly falls into her lap, shell end the day as the deadliest woman on the planet! Thats bad news for her and worse for the Midnighter!

  • 10
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jul 1, 2015

    As a fan of the Authority, I was cautiously excited to see a new Midnighter solo series, and after a stellar #1, I was hooked. This month serves up yet more quality writing from Steve Orlando, proving he was exactly the right man for this series today. Midnighter is as emotionally compelling as it is action-packed - you may show up for the Batman pastiche, but you'll stay because this is a stellar story in its own right, and well worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comix I Read - Kyle Pitman Jul 2, 2015

    Midnighter #2 is perfect for someone looking to hop onto a new (to them) character. He's crazy, risky and dangerous – basicallyeverything you want from a good anti-hero. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Aug 5, 2015

    This issue once and for all proves that Steve Orlando and Midnighter go hand in hand, and should for a very long time. The writing lets you into the psyche of the character, while still delivering some cool action sequences, and also a much needed flashback to give some answers to die hard fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 2, 2015

    Steve Orlando delviers plenty of cool action in this issue as Midnighter clashes with another superhuman vigilante. But often, it's the quieter characetr work that stands out the most. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Jul 6, 2015

    In Midnighter #2, Steve Orlando gives us a sense of the superhero profession. Not, please note, the superhero life, or the superhero activity. Rather, we truly get a very rare and serious glimpse of superheroism as a demanding profession. Midnighter is not all-consumed by his superhero identity, whether for the bad as in the case of Batman or the good as in the case of Dick Grayson. However, his vigilante activity is not simply a job at which he clocks in and out, either. Rather, it is a part of his life that affects all aspects of his being without necessarily defining them. It is a set of skills that he has honed in a way that sets him clearly apart from amateurs. It is a web of contacts and habits that embeds him firmly in a very exotic subculture. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jul 1, 2015

    "Midnighter" #2 weaves in and out of its narrative seamlessly and fans of the character will most likely want to show up for what feels like the best representation of him in years. While many other creative teams have struggled to find something to say with the character beyond his first gear and "Authority" days, Orlando and Morgan use those old elements to evolve the man into his own person. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 3, 2015

    Overall, the story is solid, the art is a little blah (inconsistent is a good way to describe it). I'm much more story driven, so can overlook the art, but hopefully things balance out in that department. Orlando though absolutely has a hang of the series and characters and is taking him in an awesome balanced. direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 2, 2015

    Overall, this is an improvement on the debut that reveals the heart that was missing previously. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 1, 2015

    Midnighter #2 is a solid follow-up to the explosive first issue and Steve Orlando is building a really interesting character and story here. The artwork isn't up to the standard of the first issue with Aco, but Alec Morgan's work is not just to be cast aside. His action sequences are dynamic and he captures the gritty side of Midnighter well. If you enjoyed the first issue, chances are you're already planning on snagging this one and I don't think you'll be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jul 3, 2015

    Midnighter dips in quality for its second issue, but it still a solid book with endless potential" potential that I can't wait to see unfold over time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Jul 8, 2015

    Alec Morgan is a perfectly capable artist, but when you look past the serviceable figure work you notice background details are halfhazardly inked in or a few limbs limb arerushed. There's an obvious Eduardo Risso influence, but without the heavy, moody inking and masterful page composition Morgan's work doesn't strike me as particularly memorable. And because I'm a new fanI want this book to stand out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Jul 6, 2015

    An tense issue that does well to establish the themes I think will be present throughout Orlando's (and mostly Aco's?) run on the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Jul 6, 2015

    Still, Midnighter #2 digs deeper into Midnighter's impetuous heart. It is broken but honest. It is this smash-mouth honesty that makes the Midnighter fascinating. With a repeated middle-finger to soulless capitalists and caveman homophobes, the character and commentary makes no apologies and offers no filter. I like it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Jul 2, 2015

    In any event, Midnighter is still one of my favorite current comics. I am hopeful that the timeline bouncing in this issue is just a one-off experiment. It wasn't done in #1 so there isn't a reason to believe that it is a motif that is inherent to the storytelling. I look forward to #3 and also to find out who stole the God Garden tech and why. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 4, 2015

    Midnighter was one of my favorite new books of the DC You and while that's still the case, my enthusiasm has gone down a bit.  This issue is pointing towards the type of ongoing story that we've seen too many times before (most recently in Grayson and Lobo) and in a book that promised something very different, that's a bit disappointing.  I give Steve Orlando kudos for not giving this issue a forced happy ending, but in the end, the story and the art were just okay. Read Full Review

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