Fans like our very own Ray Sonne were disheartened by the news earlier this year that writer Steve Orlando and artist ACO’s fan-favorite series Midnighter would end after 12 issues. As DC’s first solo ongoing to star a gay male superhero, losing a monthly dose of the titular character of Midnighter was a bitter pill to swallow. Fortunately, the trade sales for the first volume were strong enough that a miniseries was greenlit reuniting Midnighter and his erstwhile beau Apollo that will now see its first issue arrive in comics shops on October 5th.
Writer Steve Orlando returns for Midnighter and Apollo with Fernando Blanco (Batman Eternal) joining him on art, Romulo Fajardo Jr. (Omega Men) on colors, and Josh Reed (Blue Beetle) on letters. And readers who have been missing ACO have no need to worry as he’ll be providing covers for the miniseries along with Fajardo Jr.
There’s no telling where this book will be going as it leaps from Midnighter fighting Subway Pirates to Apollo battling a railroad car golem in the span of six pages. Feel free to check out the huge preview and the official press release below!
From the official press release:
Finally, the world’s finest couple strikes back! Following up on MIDNIGHTER, one of the best action books of 2015/2016, DC’s new miniseries, MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO hits back with more explosive, creative, page-bursting action than ever before. From their days as founding members of The Authority, the heroes Midnighter and Apollo have been forever linked both professionally and romantically. On October 5th, they’ll be back, badder than ever, in a six-issue miniseries to continue Midnighter’s story, written by Steve Orlando with art by Fernando Blanco, colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr., letters by Josh Reed and covers by ACO & Fajardo Jr.
“MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO is the book we need right now, as comics’ most iconic queer couple face down a new enemy and show us that we can never give in to fear, hatred, and evil,” says Orlando. “And they do it with their own brand of action movie wit… and punching. I won’t just deliver fans the much-anticipated return of Apollo. I’ll also feature the Lords of the Gun and the iconic Mawzir from DC’s seminal Hitman, as well as Underworld Unleashed‘s Neron. And that’s just the beginning. It’s a knockdown, drag out, DC Universe western revenge thriller that starts kicking from page one!”
MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO #1 debuts October 5th, 2016. Final order cutoff at your local comic book store is Monday September 12th.