Midnighter #8

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: David Messina, Gaetano Carlucci, Romulo Fajardo, Jr. Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 6, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 7
7.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

As he recovers from an assault that hit him harder than he ever could have imagined, Midnighter finds himself back in the sights of Spyralbut this time, they want him on their side!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jan 6, 2016

    A stunning spot in an likewise gorgeous run, this single issue story encapsulates what the Midnighter creative team have done best all along: the balance of fight with reason, action with emotion, with the sensuality of neither ignored. It's the reason why this title remains one of the best on the comic stands today. It does its creators and its publisher damn proud month in and month out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics Jan 11, 2016

    I've yet to read a bad issue of Midnighter, it's one of my favourite DC titles at the moment. The art is great, the fight panels make every battle look amazing and the stories are always fast paced, action packed and just plain fun.So far he's teamed up with Grayson, kicked so many bells of crap out of countless Multiplexes, had his heart-broken and done it all while flirting and fighting like a sexy trooper.Midnighter is about more than just fighting, he's got friends and lovers all over the world that he meets up with when he need to talk or maybe a little something, something *wink wink*.Calling him gay batman is an insult, he is so much more, he's grown so much in so few issues and that's a testament to the great writers.If you've not already picked up a Midnighter comic this is as good a place as any to start. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Jan 6, 2016

    Still a thoroughly enjoyable read, Midnighter #8 makes sure to enrich a lot of the seeds of a larger story that Steve Orlando has been planting within the pages of this series. The action however, seems to take a lapse in intensity this issue, and hopefully the reveal of new players at the end will ramp it up in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jan 6, 2016

    Midnighter #8 has a gross, clever team-up plot from writer Steve Orlando and artists David Messina and Gaetano Carlucci that connects thematically to Midnighter's past as Gardener's lab rat as well as his upcoming mission for Spyral against the Suicide Squad. Messina's layouts are a little dialed down compared to ACO's, but he does a better job conveying emotion, especially when Midnighter is reflecting about his past relationships. Overall, this is another well-choreographed and witty issue of Midnighter that sets up some thrilling future developments while telling a self-contained weird fiction meets action movie tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 6, 2016

    Midnighter #8 is a fun start to what the future holds for Midnighter. And leading us straight into the awaited clash between Spyral, Midnighter, and the Suicide Squad! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 7, 2016

    Ultimately, even DC's strongest book has to have some down moments, and if the worst thing this book does is slam together a corrupt sportsman with a mosquito, I think Midnighter is going to be just fine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Jan 8, 2016

    "Midnighter" #8 continues to prove this title's unique place on the comic racks. Steve Orlando has a focused vision, a love of the character, and the ability to gradually and successfully build a world. With the last page promising an exciting confrontation, Orlando promises to yet again balance his love of the DC Universe with his own artistic vision. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 6, 2016

    Even when Midnighter takes on a lighter mission, Steve Orlando fills it with excitement. A lot of characters follow a certain archetype in comics but Midnighter continues to walk down his own path. He's a great addition to the DCU and this series never skips a beat. The art by David Messina and Gaetano Carlucci fits the story nicely and you have to love the team-up no one saw coming. MIDNIGHTER is a series that should be on everyone's radar. If you haven't been reading it, go back and track down each issue. You'll thank me for doing so. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 7, 2016

    This series has become a little too prone to drawing in superhero guest stars for something that's barely half a year old, but at least writer Steve Orlando is willing to mine the less well-trodden corners of the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Tyler Saldaa Jan 7, 2016

    These filler issues that buy a months time in between story arcs are often hit-or-miss. I enjoyed seeing a throwback character that we rarely see in Freedom Beast. However, the story was so-so. I'm assuming Orlando is a Grant Morrison fan considering he's now used two of his original characters (Prometheus and now Freedom Beast). The last few pages are the best part tying the conclusion of the first arc to the next arc. I look forward to ACOs returning to pencil in issue #9 as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 9, 2016

    Yes, I liked this issue more than most of what we've gotten from Midnighter, but it's far from perfect.  The dialogue continues to be unnatural and stiff and the one-shot story we get is mostly filler, but we get the reintroduction of a classic character and a whole lot of grotesque fun.  I appreciated David Messina's easier to follow art style and while the cliffhanger would normally have me excited, it feels like a same shit, different day kind of deal.  I can't recommend this issue to anyone, but fans who have stuck with the book this long should enjoy it.  I didn't hate it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jan 7, 2016

    Between the paint-by-numbers plot that was regurgitated from recent issues, the lack of motivation in the characters and script, and Messina's super clean art, this issue feels like a neutered, watered down version of Midnighter. There was hardly any crass behavior we've come to know and expect from our favorite antihero. There's no killing or maiming. No smart ass remarks" What happened? This is easily the worst issue of the run, and could easily be skipped if not for a critical moment for Marina's arc, and meeting between Midnighter and Spyral during the last three pages. Read Full Review

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