Hell Awaits In Midnighter And Apollo #4


Although the Rebirth initiative has demanded much attention from readers since it kicked off last June, it’s imperative that the bounty of stellar miniseries put forth by DC in the time since don’t go overlooked. With titles such as Super Powers and Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love catering to fans of all sorts, another one we feel is worthy of your attention is that of Midnighter and Apollo.

Taking the two characters whom many would feel were the backbone of The Authority and integrating them into the DC Universe proper was indeed a bold move, considering that these two were essentially analogs for Batman and Superman. But, amazingly, they managed to retain their respective identities. That might have something to do with the fact that Midnighter has a fight computer in his brain and has a more lethal approach in his methods, but who are we to judge?


A lot of the credit can probably go to writer Steve Orlando, whose star has certainly been on the rise as of late. And despite his taking on any challenge DC throws at him lately, it doesn’t seem like he’s being spread too thin as this particular miniseries remains consistent from month to month. Perhaps it’s his love for the characters shining through.

Proving that John Constantine isn’t the only one capable of taking a trip south of Heaven, Fernando Blanco continues to flex his artistic muscles as he doesn’t hold back on either the surrealism or brutality when Midnighter fearlessly storms the gates of Hell. Needless to say, we can’t wait to see what he cooks up next.

Midnighter and Apollo #4 arrives in comic shops this Wednesday, January 4.