Review: Captain Midnight #0

Review By: Sergio Porras Dark Horse has finally hit a wall with their super hero revamp. Although it was only 24 pages of story I felt it almost unbearable to finish. I haven't read a comic that’s tried so hard in a long time that literally struck out at every at bat.

Captain Midnight #0 CoverCaptain Midnight #0 read like the hipster version of Captain America. Lost solider from the past who just so happens to show up in the future without aging a single day... Really? The only part of the story that I can appreciate is Captain Midnight being lost somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle, but even then the creative team could have written a bad ass Amelia Earhart story.

Two stories called for two artists. The art is the only thing that kept even a spark of interest in this book. Victor Ibanez handled pages 1-16 and Pere Perez took over from pages 17-24. Both artists brought their own unique style to the table and that’s unfortunately the only good thing that I can say about this issue.

It’s honestly hard for me to give a bad review, but when it comes to comics then you have to give it your all. I'm sure that he creative team did the best they could or else Captain Midnight wouldn't have been released but when it’s all said and done, I think that most people will agree with me that this shouldn't last more than a few issues. Just because I didn't like it doesn't mean that you shouldn't give it a try. Reviews are only a tool not a decision maker.

Score: 2/5

Writers: Joshua Williamson

Artist: Victor Ibanez and Pere Perez

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Price: $2.99

Release Date: 6/19/13