Midnighter #6

Midnighter #6

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Aco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 4, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 12
9.0Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

Midnighters always lived his life believing nothing could ever hurt himbut that was before he let someone he cared about into his world! When a mysterious enemy targets the family of the man he loves, all bets are off...

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Nov 4, 2015

    Its clear to me that Midnighter is not just the gay hero I always wanted, but its the comic Ive always wanted, period. Plus its the gay comic Ive always wanted, with a world I recognize so deeply and naturally in the place Ive been looking for it all my life. Its all of it and more, none subsumed or accelerated over the other, all in perfect harmony. Until it all falls apart and you reduce a forty-year-old homosexual to shock and awe on the floor. Yes, I am a sucker for Midnighters charms. But admit it, so are you. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Nov 5, 2015

    Midnighter #6 is easily one of this week's strongest offerings, and remains one of the strongest titles to come out of DC's recent slate of new series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Ron Watson Nov 5, 2015

    Simply put, this is comic book perfection. Kudos to the entire creative team. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 4, 2015

    Midnighter #6 isn't just the best book DC has put out this week - it's one of the best books of the week, period. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Nov 6, 2015

    It is very hard to write a compelling story in such few pages, especially one with action and emotion. Add to that equation a few twists that are buried so deep you never see them coming, and you are left with a comic that you have to read to believe. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Nov 5, 2015

    Through some excellent pacing, the writer is able to dim the sense of narrative danger, despite the sprinkling of warning signs that appear throughout. At first appearing to be little more than an expansive look at M's protective relationship with Matt, the end game manages to change, well, everything. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 6, 2015

    "Midnighter" #6 is a great comic, and the final reveal at the end of the issue is pure brilliance. It involves someone we haven't seen in a while, and I'm dying to see what a creative team as clever as Orlando, ACO and Petrus will do in the next part of this story. "Midnighter" #6 is the sort of comic that's as smart and fun as you wish all superhero comics would be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Nov 5, 2015

    Midnighter is a bloody good time, and Orlando delivers every step of the way! If you want an all-encompassing book that will keep you invested, this is it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Nov 6, 2015

    Midnighter #6 is exclamation point after exclamation point with jaw busting action and intense layouts from ACO, colors from Romulo Fajardo that punctuate the big moments in the issue, and a loose, emotional script from Steve Orlando loaded with amusing one-liners and some backstabbing reveals. Reading Midnighter is like getting a new action movie each movie with a well-developed gay protagonist, who is both confident and vulnerable. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Nov 11, 2015

    Midnighterhas come to serve a unique function in the DC Universe, as well as occupying a unique place in the current topography of DC publications. It is a book that consciously explores the social and psychological identity of a gay superhero. It also is a touchstone for the former WildStorm properties with the current DC books. But, one would not have expected a book serving those functions to be linked, however loosely, with the Batman Universe, especially through the mediation ofGrayson and its star, the former Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Nov 10, 2015

    It'd be easy to label Midnighter, like its central character,as a relic of '90s excess but Orlando and his host of artistic collaborators have made a comic so consistently surprising in its portrayal of sex, sexuality, and bone-shattering violence. It's precise, purposeful comics at its best and it deserves to be one of the biggest comics being published right now. Honestly, I don't know what else to say. Are you currently reading Midnighter? If the answer is no, go read Midnighter. I'll wait. I'm still going to be here. I don't have a lot else to do, guys. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Tyler Saldaa Nov 5, 2015

    Story-wise, I did not see the ending coming. I was shocked and blown away. Perhaps I needed to read back issues more closely to see twist. Having read this issue a few times now and a few of the previous issues, I think going forward I can approach issue #7 with the expectation that sequential order is in no way a given. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 5, 2015

    This issue is far from perfect, but the cliffhanger promising a villain should give this book the focus and direction it needs. While I still find Steve Orlando's dialogue close to laughable and Midnighter a tough sell as a character, I enjoyed this issue. Aco's art was really good and by the end, I was kind of looking forward to next issue. I realize that's not a huge compliment, but baby steps people...baby steps. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComickerPerson Nov 4, 2015

    Interesting twist that really solidifies that central message of this series so far: that Midnighter knows everything there is about fighting villains, but is weak and vulnerable as a human being.

  • 7.5
    Yahya Nov 7, 2015

    Initially, I wanted to give this issue a higher score (8-8.5) for the twist it brought us at the end which I suspect is the reason why many reviews pour such deserved praise on Steve Orlando's 6th issue. However, as I look back at the series as a whole and last month's revelations in Russia, I find myself confused with the plot progression when it comes to the stolen weapons from the God Garden aka the center point of this entire arc but more on that after the art review. ACO and Hugo Petrus were up to the job on pencils and inks especially with the small details, like the reflecting shards of flying glass and the park trees and leaves, that were able to enrich the visual experience. Romulo Fajardo was brilliant with his use of color as the scenes shifted between colder and warmer sets like the ones in Matt's hometown in Connecticut. The intimate scenes had an autumn touch to them with the warmer colors as the fighting ones wore a more vibrant and explosive ones that represented the Midnighter's personality and capabilities well. After 3 issues handled by ACO, the odd 'upper gum' representation no longer bothers me that much. Going back to my earlier thought, I believe the main problem with this series is the evident lack of a tighter story in most of this arc's beginning. If you recall, last month we discovered that Akakyevich was just the middle man so you'd expect more exposition on that side of the story but we got literally no follow up this month. During his vacation with Matt, it took Midnighter 2-5 days to retrieve the Garden's properties in scattered fights with a one-liner dialogue. We get no explanation on how he located them which puts into question the earlier Russian adventure. It seems that the original stolen weapons plot was wrapped up quickly to accommodate the fresher and more intriguing concept of Prometheus. It may have been a subtle way to change gear but it still doesn't justify 3 wasted months on vampire hunting and saunas.

  • 10
    Zumba Nov 4, 2015

  • 10
    DizzyG Nov 5, 2015

  • 10
    gustave154 Jan 3, 2016

  • 10
    Hilbut Jan 5, 2016

  • 10
    Mimmic Mar 11, 2016

  • 10
    sssmoser Aug 8, 2016

  • 9.5
    Quietomega Nov 5, 2015

  • 9.0
    Aegis Nov 7, 2015

  • 9.0
    Redeadhood Nov 14, 2015

  • 8.0
    666nashville Nov 12, 2015

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