Midnighter #4

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Stephen Mooney Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 2, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 11
7.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Grayson and Midnighterreunited at last! Granted, it wasnt Graysons idea, and yes, technically Midnighter might have kidnapped him. And, uh, brought him to Moscow to fight a herd of feral vampires. Maybe this reunion is getting off on the wrong foot

  • 9.5
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Sep 3, 2015

    A superb outing for Midnighter, as well as fans of Steve Orlando and Stephen Moorey. Yet the true treat was seeing Dick Grayson appear in this book, untethered from the drama in his own title, and to get those old school Robin feelings once again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Sep 3, 2015

    Orlando gets it right and knocks it out of the park! The Midnighter/ Grayson team-up is near perfection, as all of the pieces from each issue before this begin to fall into place. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Sep 2, 2015

    Another fun and sexy jog through Midnighters mission (and a date between two budding friends), issue #4 hands over exactly what readers have come to love about this title: hardcore action mixed with personal vulnerability that feels neither forced nor obvious. Midnighter rarely goes exactly where I think it will, emotionally, but always ends up exactly where I want to be. And seeing that level of complexity developed in a queer leading man is a gift that keeps on giving with every read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Sep 3, 2015

    Midnighter is on a quest for identity, a personal stake masked in an altruistic motive. Akakyevich shows his hand at the end of the issue, revealing what role the hero plays in his black market schemes. Orlando has done such a great job of reestablishing the danger and skill of Midnighter in this series that the thought of more than one of him is a serious threat. Though it's been four issues of cat-and-mouse, it's been important to give the story time to redevelop and rehabilitate this character. The potential seen in the pairing of these characters is huge and DC should very much consider a crossover between this and "Grayson" if possible, as the writers on both series seem to have a strong understanding of both their characters as well as their worlds. Fans of the series have come to expect a great read from this series and "Midnighter" #4 just adds to that with another excellent installment. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 3, 2015

    With this issue, Midnighter has his first real superhero team-up since his new series began. And who better to watch his back than super-spy Dick Grayson? This issue does a great job of building on the slightly abrasive, slightly flirtatious dynamic that's started to develop between the two characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Sep 3, 2015

    If you can stomach some embarrassing dialogue (example: "Ready to receive a new A-hole, you goat-fondling jack-ass?"), there's a lot to like in Midnighter #4. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Sep 3, 2015

    So while I enjoyed this issue I'm a little disappointed because of how good it could have been. Admittedly, I have a high standard for this book. Still, the humor and playfulness of Midnighter and Dick needed to gel a little better as a story. I hope we see these two together again soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Sep 2, 2015

    I'm reminded of Midnighter's time during the Wildstorm days, specifically during Frank Quitely's brief run on The Authority: when the artist couldn't possibly hit every deadline with the time provided him, other equally killer artists lined up to work overtime on fill-ins while the artist focused on putting out the best comics he possibly could. From a superficial point of view, Midnighter finds itself in a similar situation. It's too good a series to settle for menial sequentials. For a book like this, DC would do well to pull out the red carpet for its best and brightest. That kind of worthwhile investment is what readers should expect when a comic book is this good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 5, 2015

    While this issue wasn't perfect, it was a huge step forward and has me back on board the Midnighter trolley.  Steve Orlando gives us a peek at the bigger picture and it promises some bloody good times going forward.  While I still had problems with some of the dialogue and the art didn't do it any favors, I would still recommend this issue to anyone wondering what the buzz is surrounding this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Sam Riedel Sep 5, 2015

    This issue's plot feels like the stakes are much lower than they have been in the past, partially because the villain's motivations are fairly limited to sadism and ca$h money. It's a foregone conclusion that Midnighter will cave in his head, and he doesn't have very many interesting things to say, so the story this month ends up mostly being an excuse for Grayson to join Midnighter's mission. While that's a perfectly good reason for any comic book to exist, I can't help but feel that not as much happened in Midnighter #4 as in the issues preceding it, or at least that it wasn't as memorable. But every series needs a little time to slow down before it picks up speed once again. Next month: DC's best buddy cop story this side of Blue & Gold continues to unfold! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics Sep 7, 2015

    It's a teen+ book which means it's not for kids and it's really night. From threatening to see how many hot coals he can fit inside a guy to cutting a guy's face in half. It's violent. Read Full Review

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