Midnighter #9

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Aco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 3, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 7
8.0Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Spyral wants the deadly Perdition Pistol backso they turn to the only man who stands a chance of recovering it: Midnighter! The only problem is who has possession of it now...the near-unbeatable Suicide Squad!

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 4, 2016

    Keeping the action intimate and hard-hitting are artists Aco and Hugo Petrus both of whom keep the style and punches coming as they break up pages with tiny inset panels of certain important visuals amid the chaos of Midnighter's newest mission. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Kelly Richards Feb 4, 2016

    Midnighter isn't just a comic about sarcasm and punching, it is about figuring out who you are, balancing the light and the dark, and it is full of so much heart. On every page, you can feel how much the creative team care about what they are doing and how they are doing it and as a result every issue is a masterpiece in storytelling and besides that, just straight up beautiful to look at. If it's not already, Midnighter should be at the top of your to read pile. And if by chance youve already read it, maybe read it again, just for good measure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Feb 4, 2016

    Even though there are a few hiccups in the story when it slows down a bit, the action sequences, coupled with the relentless quest for the stolen tech, makes for another exciting issue of Midnighter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 5, 2016

    "Midnighter" #9 is a great comic, and this is a perfect place as any to sample if you aren't reading this series. Orlando, ACO and Petrus create a startlingly clever and exciting comic in its pages every month, and this issue is no exception. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Feb 4, 2016

    In Midnighter #9, artists ACO and Hugo Petrus capture the greatest hits of Midnighter's fights through the use of wobbling and inset panels along with bold bursts of colors from Fajardo. But this isn't just a fight comic as Orlando chronicles Midnighter's struggles to be himself and independent in a world of spies, science, and superhumans between the bones cracking and trash talking. And he isn't in the best shape as the final page rolls around. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Feb 4, 2016

    Midnighter is a bloody, good time! Unfortunately, it's the best book that nobody is reading, so if you're reading this review, but not reading the book, then shame on you! Orlando continues to deliver a superb narrative that is enhanced by ACO's art as Midnighter continues to build upon itself. Root himself further into DC's mythology, Midnighter works with Spyral to confront Amanda Waller and the Suicide Squad, resulting in a comic that is sure to entertain all audiences. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 3, 2016

    Midnighter #9 is fun on every level and this is only the start to a fight M might just think twice about getting himself into. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 3, 2016

    While the plot structure may feel a little jerky, that's a small price to pay for Steve Orlando, ACO and Hugo Petreus essentially giving us two stories for the price of one. Orlando truly has been enjoying an embarrassment of riches with his art team, and I can't help but feel like he must be inspired to keep upping his game every time he sees pages come in. And honestly? That's how comic books should be. It feels like there is more craft, care and consideration in one issue of Midnighter than there is in half a dozen bigger name titles at DC and Marvel, and it continues to be a pleasure to watch this scrappy title succeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Feb 4, 2016

    Steve Orlando and ACO spin their guest star wheel yet again, this time pitting Midnighter against the controlled crazies of the Suicide Squad. And again, Orlando makes this unique marriage work, combining fantastic action, great character play and narrative altering drama. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Earl Rufus Feb 3, 2016

    A fun issue, but feels more like a set-up to issue 10 than something wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 4, 2016

    This was an okay issue of Midnighter filled with the usual...good action, bad dialogue and doesn't need to be this confusing art. The actual story behind it all fell kind of flat with little participation from the actual Suicide Squad, but there is a dangling thread that will have old school Midnighter and Stormwatch fans excited. While I was glad this issue didn't infuriate me, it didn't do much to thrill me either. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Tyler Saldaa Feb 4, 2016

    Even more sadly, an after-thought is exactly what this book is becoming to me. Read Full Review

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