Thursday, June 30, 2016

Midnighter and Apollo Mini-Series Coming in October

Midnighter is back and he's bringing Apollo with him!  I know what most of you familiar with our site and podcast are thinking..."But Jim, You hate Midnighter!"  While it is true that I wasn't a fan of Steve Orlando's recently canceled series and garnered a whole mess of hate because of that fact, I'm actually glad about this news.  In my opinion, the best part of the entire series was when Apollo showed up at the end to show everyone (especially Midnighter) how much they belonged together.  Plus, they kicked major ass!!!  It goes beyond that as well.  While I had my ups and downs with the series (go back and look at my review for issue #1 HERE), other people simply loved it and I am glad they get their hero back for six more issues.  Hopefully, these people do more than just hoot and holler on Twitter and actually put their money where their mouth is this time because if it sells, we will get more.  You hear that people? Don't just praise the book...BUY IT!!!  Here is the official press release...

From their days as founding members of The Authority, the heroes Midnighter and Apollo have been forever linked, both professionally and romantically. On October 5th, they’ll be back, badder than ever, in Midnighter and Apollo, a six-issue miniseries written by breakout star Steve Orlando, with art by Fernando Blanco, colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr. and covers by ACO.

Spinning out of the hit series Midnighter, this new miniseries continues the story that launched writer Steve Orlando to notoriety over the past year. Midnighter received critical acclaim in both comic and mainstream press; most notably recognized with a 2016 GLAAD nomination in the “Outstanding Comic Book” category. Together again, in the series opener Midnighter and Apollo will take on subway pirates in Los Angeles and demons in Opal City, but their reunion will take a shocking turn and send them both on an epic journey beyond all belief!

“Midnighter and Apollo have spent time apart—figuring out who they were when defined on their own instead of by their relationship,“ said Orlando. “They have a firmer idea of who they are and they've become stronger and more confident together. Midnighter and Apollo are back to remind the world that it truly is a bad time to be bastards. This is the World's Finest Couple—kicking back and making each other better than they are on their own.”

MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO #1, written by Steve Orlando with art by Fernando Blanco, colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr. and cover by ACO, debuts October 5th, 2016.

While you wait for October to get here, you can read the Volume 1 TPB of Orlando's Midnighter (collects issues 1-7) and head over to his site HERE and read everything, but especially his "On Midnighter" post.


  1. This is a joke stretched way too far. I mean, "The Authority" was fun at the beginning, but when the Ultimates stole their artist and jokes and everything.

  2. Kind of a surprise but I'm looking forward to it. Hopefully it's more like the first arc of Midnighter than the second.