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Batman/Flash Crossover For April Set To Explore Watchmen Connections

batman-image-from-the-batman-21-lenticular-coverIn April, DC Comics will be crossing over it’s ongoing Batman and Flash series together while exploring the connections to Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons Watchmen that were alluded to in DC Rebirth. Flash & Batman writers Joshua Williamson & Tom King will be writing on the series with art from Howard Porter & Jason Fabok. More details at CBR

Review of Captain Midnight #12

Captain Midnight 12Have you been reading Dark Horse Comics’ Captain Midnight series? If not, Captain Midnight #12 is a great starting point for new readers.

Captain Midnight is a brilliant heroic aviator and inventor with a rich history; the character goes back to 1938, and has appeared in radio, comics, television, and movies, leading the agents of his Secret Squadron in the fight for justice. Dark Horse Comics’ Captain Midnight series imagines that the character is transported through time from the 1940s to the present day. Captain Midnight not only has to contend with a strange modern world, but he also has to deal with the fact that the advanced technology that he developed years ago has been perverted to sinister ends.

Issue 12 sees Captain Midnight’s alter ego Jim Albright out of uniform and uncertain about his mission and purpose. In Albright’s long absence, his original sidekick has become a villain and is responsible for the death of one of Albright’s closest friends. Albright feels that his recent heroic actions have been less than stellar. Albright slips away to an out-of-the-way community to ponder his next move, and is seriously thinking about giving up his Captain Midnight identity. But the world needs Captain Midnight, and just because Albright wants to give up the fight doesn’t mean that Captain Midnight’s enemies are out of the picture.

Writer Joshua Williamson’s story takes a good look at Captain Midnight’s legacy and recent adventures, and provides an excellent opportunity for new readers to see what makes Captain Midnight such a compelling character. The artwork by Manuel Garcia is clean and dynamic, neatly depicting the comic’s exciting action and poignant characters moments. This comic is an excellent opportunity to discover an American icon.

Review of Captain Midnight #10

23853Captain Midnight is a brilliant heroic aviator and inventor with a rich history; the character goes back to 1938, and has appeared in radio, comics, television, and movies, leading the agents of his Secret Squadron in the fight for justice. Dark Horse Comics’ Captain Midnight series imagines that the character is transported through time from the 1940s to the present day. Captain Midnight not only has to contend with a strange modern world, but he also has to deal with the fact that the advanced technology that he developed years ago has been perverted to sinister ends.

Captain Midnight #10 is a story of two sidekicks – Chuck Ramsey and Rick Marshall. Ramsey was Captain Midnight’s original sidekick, but in the Captain’s long absence has been up to nefarious activities, activities that Ramsey believes were necessary for the greater good. Rick Marshall is a young man who, until recently, never imagined that he would have the chance to meet his hero, but was nonetheless inspired to a life of service by the Captain’s example.

Writer Joshua Williamson’s story does an excellent job of contrasting these two men who were inspired by Captain Midnight, and also hints at the motivations for Ramsey’s actions – actions that could be significant for the world. Artist Fernando Dagnino’s depictions of the characters and action in the comic were beautiful, and colorist Javier Mena provides bold colors that are worthy of an iconic Golden Age hero.