Midnighter #5

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Stephen Mooney Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 7, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
7.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Grayson and Midnighter have finally cornered the man selling the tech that was stolen from the God Garden! Unfortunately for them, hes saved all the best toys for himself! Somebodys not leaving Russia alive

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Oct 7, 2015

    Another fantastic issue of my newest favorite gentleman hero, Midnighter #5 gives new meaning to the phrase, The Spy Who Loved Me. And I cant stop giggling just thinking about how awesome that is. Orlando and Mooney have brought another great tale home, balancing the sweet with the kickass, and as always, is leaving me wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Nov 6, 2015

    I really loved this paring of Dick Grayson and Midnighter, and it is a sad thing that it is over. Steve Orlando is still crafting a compelling story of theft and intrigue within Midnighter's world, all with the larger issue of who he is and how he fits into the world at large. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Oct 8, 2015

    Steve Orlando, Stephen Mooney, and colorists Romulo Fajardo and Jeromy Cox are in fine form in Midnighter #5 bringing the witty one-liners and ultraviolence that has become this series' formula while adding some extra moral dilemmas and eccentricity thanks to our special guest star Dick Grayson. However, everything isn't fun and games as the issue's final page cliffhanger hits Midnighter in what his closest equivalent to happy place and adds another layer of mystery to the proceedings. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Oct 9, 2015

    Orlando completely nails Midnighter, and like his character, proves that he has everything under control. Midnighter is exciting, dramatic, fun, and heartfelt, but with a side of doesn't give a #&%*! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Oct 12, 2015

    There's a manic, almost Nextwave-esque spirit at work in this issue, with two great, incredibly competent characters absolutely destroying every challenge placed in front of them, regardless of how over-the-top things get. The issue climaxes with a moment highlighting just how ahead of the game Midnighter is. It could feel a little unearned but it's to the credit of both Orlando's writing and artists Stephen Mooney that Midnighter always feels fun, dangerous and more than a little risky. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 8, 2015

    Midnighter's Grayson team-up continues here in issue #5, the two furthering their investigation into a pay-for-play monster murder ring. It's a testament to the creative team of Steve Orlando and Stephen Mooney that such setup is the least interesting part of the issue, as the budding bromance between M and Dick continues to take center stage. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Rainbow Hub - Sam Riedel Oct 9, 2015

    Nah! Just kidding. The issue ends with a classic "I have the shot" cliffhanger, so we're certain open with some explosive action this month. It's delightful to see Orlando developing Midnighter's supporting cast so quickly, and bringing them into the melee proper is always great drama. Best of all, even if cast members die, we're never going to lose the only gay character in the book! Because there's oodles of them! So fire when ready, Gridley. Midnighter shows no signs of slowing down. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Oct 8, 2015

    Those complaints being said, I do like this comic and will surely continue reading for as long as the quality stays high. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 10, 2015

    While I still find the dialogue in this book to be unnatural and forced, I enjoyed this issue for what it was...a cool and exciting team up with Grayson and Midnighter fighting crazy monsters and finding out that their quest for the stolen God Garden tech has only just begun.  I'm still interested in seeing where this book is going, but my patience is wearing thin. Read Full Review

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