Midnight Suns #1

Writer: Ethan Sacks Artist: Luigi Zagaria Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 14, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 14
7.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

A dark prophesy and apocalyptic new villains with horrifying powers the likes of which Earth has never faced before ordains a team of MIDNIGHT SUNS to rise and tear @#$% up: MAGIK, WOLVERINE, BLADE, SPIRIT RIDER & NICO MINORU. But what does this new threat have to do with the Sorcerer Supreme's past? And why is STRANGE ACADEMY student ZOE LAVEAU number one on the Suns' list?

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Sep 14, 2022

    Midnight Suns #1 unites fan-favorite characters to battle a supernatural threat, resulting in a book that's part 90's throwback and part horror/action romp. If you're waiting for the Midnight Sunsvideo game, this will tide you over. If you love magic, superheroes, or both, this book is right up your alley. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Sep 14, 2022

    A book of this magnitude needs some damn good art to show off this cast and the magical proceedings. FortunatelyLuigi Zagaria delivers and then some. His character designs are pitch-perfect from Logans stocky stature (and brown costume!) to Blades movie-inspired aesthetic that has never looked better. Zagaria handles the over-the-top magic and mayhem with flourish but provides the same attention to detail in the more grounded moments, such as the the subtle body language between Zoe and her demon girlfriend Dessy. My only real complaint is the book needs to be more than just a limited series because I already need more of this team. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Sep 15, 2022

    Midnight Suns #1 starts a new the-world-is-ending adventure that crosses over the classic Midnight Suns team with Strange Academy for a clear, concise, solid start. The new character introductions are executed with respectable efficiency, the apocalyptic event immediately elevates the stakes, and the rationale for gathering the team together makes sense. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Sep 14, 2022

    The somewhat jaded side of me worries this is just a tag on to the computer game, but given the team line-up is not that similar I have hopes that it has less in common with that. As such I am prepared to go along for the ride. Lets hope this time Marvel give it more of an effort and really pull out the stops to give us some dark magic and horror in time for Halloween and the return of the Academy for their Finals. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Sep 16, 2022

    Midnight Suns #1 does a great job introducing the plot and inciting incidents but doesn't have enough page count to connect me to the characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - C.V.R. The Bard Sep 19, 2022

    Inclusion of different characters instead would have been better suited for a book about the hidden arts. But other than that casting fiasco, "Midnight Suns as a team book, is off to a great start. An excellent utilization of comic books as promotional tool not only for console games, but for the spot where the stories are started in the first place. Now if only Sacks could get the green light to write some solo titles for the more unsung heroes of this group, then we'd really be going somewhere Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Nov 13, 2022

    Overall, Midnight Suns #1 is a fun issue but somewhat predictable. The story by Sacks is serviceable. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, it's a fine team up but not one which I can exactly say I am compelled to continue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Logan Moore Sep 14, 2022

    If you're finding yourself eager to play the Marvel's Midnight Suns video game later this year, this new series seems like it could tide you over until the launch. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 14, 2022

    At the end of the day, Midnight Suns #1 is just okay. It will not win over those looking for an edgy return for the team. It plays it safe, establishes the key characters, and moves things along. For many, though, that's all they'll need to go for another ride with the Midnight Suns. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 28, 2022

    Midnight Suns #1 (obviously inspired by the game of the same name) is a fine, if not particularly interesting, first issue setting the stage. I will admit to being distracted by Magik‘s look (a sort of half-gold armor that doesn't match the cover or much resemble the version fans and cosplayers have come to love over the years). Other characters include Blade, Wolverine, and the Spirit Rider. But perhaps the most interesting thing about events is the attention it draws from a certain super-villain. Read Full Review

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