Midnighter And Apollo #3

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Fernando Blanco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 7, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
8.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

With Henry Bendix's trap sprung, it'll be a long road for Midnighter to be reunited with Apollo-and the path will take him straight through the gates of Hell itself!

  • 10
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Dec 8, 2016

    Midnighter and Apollo #3 is the strongest issue yet, packing a powerful narrative into gorgeously illustrated pages. It’s a gory but heartfelt romance, and a smart superhero update on a classic myth that captures the spirit of the tale without being so literal it broadcasts the ending upfront. It’s riveting without being overwrought, and Orlando and Blanco leave enough light touches throughout to keep the book firmly planted in the camp of darkly humorous rather than just dark - the western turn the issue takes towards the end is a particularly nice touch. From the start this has been exciting and emotional genre-hopping tale that throws Midnighter elbow-deep into the unknown, and Midnighter and Apollo #3 will make readers glad they decided to join the ride. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Dec 7, 2016

    Like its protagonists, Midnighter and Apollo #3 is cool, smart, and romantic as both Apollo and Midnighter trade out the usualWildstorm/DC Rebirth vibeof their comicsfor early Vertigo and enter the fantasyworld of magical spells and artifacts and fight beings straight out of a China Mieville novel. (His Perdido Street Stationwas where I discovered the unsettlingepicness of vodyanoi.) Also, where else are you going to see John Constantine described as “tantric”? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Capeless Crusader - Murphy Leigh Dec 7, 2016

    VerdictOrlando, Fajardo jr., and and Blanco continue to put their best feet forward in the best issue of the miniseries so far. Particularly of note is the villain and his sadistic board game, and the cliches so aptly used -- here, they feel necessary, not tiring. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Dec 12, 2016

    Complete with a tender moment from Midnighter, this series is everything it could possibly be and more, as Midnighter and Apollo packs both a physical and emotional punch. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Dec 7, 2016

    An introspective mid-chapter that blows out these worlds M, Apollo, and Extrao are inhabiting, Midnighter and Apollo #3 once again proves that anything is possible in comics if you want it badly enough. My favorite queer leads, a showdown like none other, and the recuperation of one of the most badly thought-out characters in history. What else could I deign to ask for? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 7, 2016

    This is an entertaining issue as tensions flare and the urgency rises to save Apollo. Midnighter gets to be the badass as he enters Hell where his strengths may not be enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 8, 2016

    It's a pretty remarkable issue, featuring action, intrigue and psychological warfare in equal parts, and a stunning last-page reveal, but the presence of Gregorio alone is worth the price of admission. Apollo And Midnighter #3 is an issue strong enough to make me seek out the previous two and sign on for the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Dec 7, 2016

    The story continues to be fun, but maintainsthe classic theme of a man traversing Hell to save his lover. It also ends on a strong cliffhanger which leaves us eagerly wondering how Midnighter will prevail over the Mawzir with the Ace of Winchesters destroyed. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 7, 2016

    While I was wary about this mini series going in, I am enjoying Midnighter's quest to get his love out of the pits of Hell.  When Steve Orlando isn't trying to get too fancy, he's giving us a hell of a story (sorry!) and Fernando Blanco's art is top notch.  I am glad to admit that this story has been a pleasant surprise. Read Full Review

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