Midnighter And Apollo #6
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Midnighter And Apollo #6

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Fernando Blanco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 1, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 10
8.7Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

Midnighter always knew it wouldn't be easy to fight his way out of Hell... but did he ever consider that it might be impossible? Even with Apollo's strength by his side, some wars just can't be won... is this never-ending battle finally over?

  • 10
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams May 20, 2017

    As the characters' future at DC seems to be up in the air, Midnighter and Apollo #6 is a powerful tribute to how much these characters matter, as well as their place in the medium's long history. With a final page referencing one of superhero comics' most iconic moments, Orlando and Blanco are cementing these characters' place as icons as important as the characters they were once meant to parody. They pull it off with aplomb in the conclusion to one of DC's best comics of the last three years. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Mar 1, 2017

    An absolutely stunning final issue that brings both men to the forefront on equal terms, Midnighter and Apollo #6 is only disappointing in its act of conclusion. In an era where visibility is needed more than ever, where gay people deserve to have happy endings they've been denied for so long, it's going to be a damn shame not to see Midnighter and Apollo on the shelves next month. Because now is when we need a book that focuses on love in equal measure with violence, and making sure it's intensely queer all the way around. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Mar 1, 2017

    Yes, queer characters occasionally get happy endings, and Midnighter and Apollo #6 is a wonderful story of two men, whose love was so strong that they would fight Hell and all its demons just to be in each other's arms. The comic also is a technical marvel with Fernando Blanco's clever layouts and Romulo Fajardo's play of light and darkness showing the contrasts between Apollo and Midnighter while also showing that their differences make them great. Midnighter's determination and Apollo's sense of hope definitely makes them the true power couple of the DC Universe, and hopefully there will be many more adventures featuring them in years to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Capeless Crusader - Murphy Leigh Mar 5, 2017

    Please. If you're gay, and you can handle gore, you NEED to read this comic. It's the beautiful, cerebral, violent story that you might not realize you need. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 2, 2017

    If this is the last we'll ever see of Midnighter and Apollo in the DCU (as is seeming likely at this point), i's a fitting send-off. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 5, 2017

    In short, this issue gives us action, sentiment done well, clever dialogue (including a racy line where Apollo humorously asks his longtime love Midnighter if he really thinks Apollo doesn't recognize the back of his head) and some really lovely art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 1, 2017

    This series had it all: badass action, nods to DC history, and a timeless love story. It doesn't get much better than this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Mar 6, 2017

    Midnighter and Apollo #6 may be one of the weaker issues of the series, but Orlando, Blanco, and Fajardo set an exceptionally high bar for themselves from the outset. This finale lacks punch, but offers sweet and much-needed closure, and as with its predecessor will leave you hoping for more of the 'World's Finest Couple' (an Apollo solo series to round out the trilogy, perhaps) as they move out of the underworld and back into the light where they belong. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Mar 1, 2017

    It's crazy how much I care about these two characters. Seeingthem reunited was one of the best moments I've read in awhile. I loved thatBlanco had Apollo's light shining bright and overwhelming the page. It helpedgive a sense of homecoming. When they were talking about why they were witheach other it was just a sweet moment. Let's take a moment to appreciate SteveOrlando. This has been one of the bloodiest kickass over all awesome books. Atthe same time, it was one of the sweetest and tender love stories I have everread. To have both those in one book and have it done well speaks volumes tothe talent to the writer. Midnighter and Apollo has by far become one of myfavorite books and characters of all time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Chad Rice Mar 1, 2017

    Fernando Blanco has done an excellent job with this series with some mesmerizingpanel layouts. I thought the double page spreads here were especially excellent. He had huge shoes to fill when coming in for Aco, who did the art on the original series, and he did admirably. I have to admit, I thought the coloring felt a little phoned in and didnt blow me away, but overall, this was a pleasant book to look at. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 1, 2017

    This is a fine wrap up to the Midnighter and Apollo tour of Hell. They both come away stronger for it and readers will be waiting to see how the supporting cast evolves from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Mar 1, 2017

    Midnighter and Apollo is a series worth celebrating. It's a stunningly rendered series with action sequences that floor you with every page turn. It's a sharply written series that chalks up a big win for representation in comics. Most of all, it's a testament to the power love has to build us up and make us better than the sum of our parts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 1, 2017

    Steve Orlando gives Midnighter and Apollo fans a good ending to their story, but i couldn't shake the feeling that it could've been better.  There are some great moments, but they are mixed among mediocre ones and because of that, we got a good, not great ending.  I still recommend this series as a whole to anyone looking for a mature cape and cowl book, but as a single issue, this fell a little flat. Read Full Review

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