REVIEW: Midnighter/Apollo #6 Provides Stunning, Inevitable Conclusion

REVIEW: Midnighter/Apollo #6 Provides Stunning, Inevitable Conclusion

Yep.  This is it guys, my final review of my absolute favorite miniseries.  Midnighter and Apollo #6 dropped on the first of the month, and it created the inevitable ending that I needed.  Steve Orlando concludes this love story in the way you really need to.  Art from Fernando Blanco and Romulo Fajardo Jr. create stunning visuals that tie it all together. We pick up where we left off last month.  Apollo has come to rescue Midnighter from Neron.  He…

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REVIEW: Midnighter and Apollo #5 — “You answer to ME.”

REVIEW: Midnighter and Apollo #5 — “You answer to ME.”

In what’s becoming a regular monthly trend, Midnighter and Apollo is exactly the comic I need this week, two weeks into the most dangerous administration my country has ever elected. Point blank, Steve Orlando, Fernando Blanco, and Romulo Fajardo Jr. have once again performed an alchemy to create something topical, universal, and somehow utterly informed and made real by the queer experience. In terms of plot, this issue focuses primarily on the fight between Neron…

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REVIEW: Midnighter & Apollo #4 Reminds Us of What We Deserve

REVIEW: Midnighter & Apollo #4 Reminds Us of What We Deserve

Top of the month, and we all know what that means: Midnighter & Apollo time!  This issue picks up where last issue left off — Apollo, trapped by Neron, and Midnighter about to face down the demon that killed him. Neron keeps going on about how Apollo “knows” that his soul’s tainted by pride, lust, anger, and murder.  Apollo keeps trying to tell him he’s wrong.  Midnighter, meanwhile, fights Mawzir with nothing but a single bullet…

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REVIEW: Midnighter and Apollo #3 and the Mansion of Happiness

REVIEW: Midnighter and Apollo #3 and the Mansion of Happiness

Another month, another Midnighter and Apollo.  Can I just say I needed this?  Because I really, really needed this comic.  I had a rough November, but, to paraphrase a favorite meme, this comic “cleared my skin, watered my crops, opened my pores, and cleansed my soul.” Allow me to explain.  If you’ve just started Midnighter and Apollo with this issue, here’s the plot basics: the guy who created Midnighter and Apollo had Apollo murdered and sent to Hell.  Midnighter…

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REVIEW: Midnighter and Apollo #2 Continues Bringing Great Pulp Drama

REVIEW: Midnighter and Apollo #2 Continues Bringing Great Pulp Drama

It’s that time of the month again!  Midnighter and Apollo #2 hit stands and screens today, and man, I loved it!  Monologuing villains, civillian friends not realizing that Death’s Cheap in superhero comics, a gay guy literally trapped in literal Hell — Yep.  They went there.  And it was awesome. I have to say, I really love hyperviolent pulp.  Sex and violence as catharsis and escapism always have a place in my heart.  Midnighter provided a lot…

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“I hope to do as much as possible”: an Interview with Steve Orlando

“I hope to do as much as possible”: an Interview with Steve Orlando

This past Sunday morning, I got up bright and early to make an interview at New York Comic Con.  A comedy of errors meant I didn’t get to interview Steve Orlando until 25 minutes after his interview period started.  Soon enough, though, I was sitting across from him. Orlando is not a physically imposing man (unlike his most well-known current character, Midnighter).  I see something of my favorite kind of Clark Kent in him, in all…

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REVIEW: Midnighter and Apollo #1 — Sets up for potential greatness!

REVIEW: Midnighter and Apollo #1 — Sets up for potential greatness!

“Screaming with excitement” just about describes my reaction to receiving my copy of Midnighter and Apollo #1.  Folks following my previous Steve Orlando coverage know that I have an above average level of excitement over this title. Thank God it lives up to the hype I built up in my head. Everything I loved about Midnighter returns for this miniseries.  I still don’t know what’s happening a solid half the time, due to a lack of familiarity with…

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“What’s next is more.” — Steve Orlando at FlameCon

“What’s next is more.”  — Steve Orlando at FlameCon

People know Steve Orlando, lately, for his work on Midnighter.  Midnighter, often described as ‘gay Batman,’ is a violent, anti-heroic, almost insufferably intelligent badass who kills worse guys.  His solo miniseries did really well in trade paperback form, sparking Midnighter and Apollo.  That series will drop starting in October. This year, at FlameCon (the LGBT comic convention in Brooklyn), Orlando gave an interview to Comic Alliance.  In this interview, he talked about representation, the idea of Midnighter…

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