Written by Steve Orlando
Art by ACO, Hugo Petrus, Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Published by DC Comics
Release Date: December 2, 2015
Holy s***. Hold onto your hats, people. Midnighter #7 is a wild ride.
It’s Midnighter vs. Prometheus as it all comes to a bloody head with the mouthy villain yap, yap, yapping while Midnighter does what Midnighter does best: lays into the bastard. This is an action packed issue to close out this part of the storyline and, I tell ya, Steve Orlando puts the pedal down and does not let up until the end. Orlando overlays the heavy hitting action with Prometheus constant preaching that just made every Midnighter punch land all that much sweeter. He does a great job of making this villain completely unlikable and boy, does the conclusion of this conflict ever hit like a hammer. It’s as visually astounding as it is quite a huge moment for the character, but this issue’s brawl is satisfying, to say the least.
ACO, Hugo Petrus and Romulo Fajardo, Jr. bring the noise with the visuals of this brawl. The aforementioned conclusion of the brawl is a double page spread that is absolutely mind boggling, and this art team is something else. Midnighter is unlike any other cape book on the market and this team matches Orlando’s writing to give Midnighter a truly unique personality. The action leaps from the page and this team doesn’t hold back when showing Midnighter throw down and this is one of the more impressive battles anyone is going to see this week, and probably month.
Midnighter #7 continues the trend of this series being true kick-assery. Midnighter‘s team is pulling no punches and lucky readers get to reap the rewards of this team going wild on pretty much every page. This one will stick with you and I highly recommend you check out this entire run if you haven’t to this point.
The Verdict: 9.0/10