Captain Midnight #12 Review

Does this outing take flight? Or does the emotional baggage weigh it down? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

Reeling from the death of one friend and the betrayal of another, Captain Midnight throws himself into his work to mourn. Disillusioned with why he wears a costume, the time-traveling hero ponders what the world needs more of: the brawn of Captain Midnight or the brains of his civilian identity, genius inventor Jim Albright?

* The start of a brand-new arc!

* Written by Joshua Williamson (Ghosted, Masks and Mobsters)!

Captain Midnight 12_Preview PageThere are just some books that arrive at your local shop that might seem like they should be skipped. I imagine many fanboys and fangirls see this title and are dismissive of it, but trust me when I say they couldn’t be more wrong. This release is without a doubt a member of one of the best currently running franchises, so by all means if you haven’t been following here’s a place to start.

Joshua Williamson pens the script of a feature that stars a superhero that’s feeling rather lost. In the wake of some very shocking personal blows, least of which is being a man out of time, Jim Albright is trying to reassess his life. The author knows that he faces a difficult crossroads as this genius who was a modern marvel of his day has to decide which is more important the man in the mask or the citizen in the suit.

The illustrations handed in by Manuel Garcia work with the requirements of the text in order to build up a competent and consistent visual language. They were a bit too quirky and lacked the level of detail I’ve become accustomed to but the colors done by Marta Martínez went a long way too smooth that over. In short: the whole package is sturdy but ever so slightly wobbly.

Captain Midnight #12 is an advertised jump on point. And the creative team revisits enough of the old material to get curious onlookers up to speed as this comic book earns the right to fly. Recommended.

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