Captain Midnight #3 Review

The tale following a man out of his own time continues, but is it something you need to follow?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

He may have been unbeatable in the ’40s, but has Captain Midnight met his match in the modern era? When a recon mission goes horribly wrong, Captain Midnight finds himself pitted against an old foe, dozens of violent Wraiths, and . . . bloodthirsty polar bears?! He’s the man who always has a plan, but it’s going to take a helluva lot of resourcefulness to get out of this mess alive!

I cannot stress this enough, if you like a fun quirky concept for your superhero than this is a book for you. My fellow fanboys and fangirls, in an age that takes a lot of fun from our monthly readings it’s nice to know that a franchise like this exists, one that’s willing to be seriously enjoyable in many ways.

Joshua Williamson really sells this outlandish conflict that revolves around relics from the second World War, advanced technology, espionage and of course polar bears.  It may sound like a weird combination but trust me that’s where this piece thrives.  I found the summation of the script to be engaging and as the action really started to pick up I was riveted by the candid cadence that birthed structure which made this whole affair into something more than worthwhile.

The art by Fernando Dagnino is engrossing as it evolves from page to page.  It’s not that the level of quality fluctuates from bad to good but rather there’s something embedded within the pencil strokes that left me with the impression that this sterling talent grew with each illustration.  It was through that I began to realize how much the visual side of this uplifted the authenticity of the romp.  On top of that the colors by Ego really made each sequence special.

Captain Midnight #3 is an absolutely enjoyable book that deserves to be on any fanboys or fangirls pull-list this Wednesday.  Simply put: take flight and have some fun because this comes highly recommended.


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