In this book, we find Nazi immortal bombshells running multi-billion dollar companies. We have the titular time-tossed World War 2 science hero not being happy about said Nazi hiding in plain sight. “Captain Midnight” #2 keeps the pedal down and raises the action level higher and higher each issue. Plus, there are bears.
WRITTEN BY: Joshua Williamson
ART BY: Fernando Dagnino
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
RELEASE: 28 August 2013
Bermuda triangle survivor Captain Midnight has returned to the present day and is not happy with how the future has turned out. After dealing with green glowing headed double agents called Wraiths last month, the Captain and his new allies realize they need to find the mole in the military that’s been one step ahead of them from the start. I’m enjoying the characters interplay with each other and their constantly evolving relationships. Even though I chuckle every time I read Officer Marshall’s name (it just sounds like a double-overkill authority figure name), writer Joshua Williamson’s story is very engaging. I have an affinity for nostalgic tinged stories and this harkens back and reminds me of great ones like The Rocketeer.
The artwork is crisp and strikes a chord in the same vein of Barry Kitson. It all looks great. The paneling shifts around to keep the eyes moving along with the quick pace of the story. In addition to seeing the heroes scramble, readers are shown that the villainous Fury Shark is not afraid to get her well-manicured hands dirty. She also knows how to tease her enemy into following her trail of crumbs right to where she wants him to be. This and the mole hunt expose how the bad guys have stacked the deck against Captain Midnight and his crew.
One of the best parts of this series is the super scientist himself, Captain Midnight. His power is his brain. He’s an inventor who can throw a solid punch. He’s a futurist from WW2 who has just come into the future he was predicting. I enjoyed his inventiveness in cannibalising the jet he stole into something completely new. I hope he gets to play with more toys down the line. He’s only been back in the world 72 hours and is full tilt into action. I look forward to seeing him come to realize where his place is in the 21st century. Plus, there are bears.
Reviewed by -Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady