The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #1 from Dark Horse Comics. Joshua Williamson writes and Fernando Dagnino draws.

Captain Midnight was a World War 2 superhero who disappeared near the end of the war. Now we’re present day, and it’s beginning to look like he traveled through time to take on the daughter of an old enemy. The government doesn’t react well to him, so he escapes from them to strike out on his own. A team is sent to find him, assisted by the granddaughter of the Captain’s former sidekick.

This first issue does a really nice job of setting up the Captain’s return to active work. Not only does it carefully construct a support team for him, but it also introduces a well-established villain in Fury (and injects some question as to whether she’s who she claims to be). Charlotte especially is a fun character, skeptical of just about everything; she’ll make a very handy exposition point for the book. And to an extent the Captain himself is a bit of a mystery.

This is a very solid beginning to a title that seems to push the boundaries of both pulp and superhero genres. I’m looking forward to learning more about these people and this world.

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #1 is available now at your LCS or online at darkhorse.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )