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Doctor Mid-Nite (Complete Justice Society)

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One of DC's classic heroes, Doctor's Mid-Nite, is reinvented for the 1990s in this colorful, painted graphic novel. When a dangerous, super-powerful steroid hits the streets of Portsmouth, Dr. Pieter Cross fights back, resulting in a tragic accident that cost him his sight! He soon discovers that the accident enables him to see in total darkness and turns this to his advan ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by DC Comics (first published 2000)
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Jeff
Jan 14, 2014 Jeff rated it liked it
Shelves: comix
The original Dr. Mid-Nite was a member of the Golden age Justice Society of America. There have been (only) three Dr. Mid-Nites. What each has in common is 1) they are all physicians, 2) due to some weird kind of blindness, they can only see at night, 3) they use “blackout” bombs to gain the advantage on their enemies 4) they have mad ninja skillz. Oh, and there’s a pet owl. The current one, Pieter Cross, a transplanted Norwegian (?), is a doctor who helps out the needy, loses his eyesight, by u ...more
Julia
Apr 23, 2017 Julia rated it did not like it
This is just horrible. I've been trying to finish this for like a month and a half. And I've been on page 12 for that long. The artwork is really unappealing and there was some weird covert racism in character portrayals. So, I'll have to eternally retire this. Good thing I only got this for like $0.50.
Laura Wattie
Nov 07, 2015 Laura Wattie rated it liked it
A good olde pulp adventure. Excellent fun!
Tripmastermonkey
Feb 23, 2008 Tripmastermonkey rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Finally. A DC comic book with art to back up the story. Those of you who i talk to about comic books know that i've been reading them forever, and that i'm not as partial to super-hero stories as i used to be. Also, i often complain that as a visual medium, there are too many folks who get away with writing amazing stories that have sh!t for art.

Well, Doctor Mid-Nite has some amazing paintings from John K. Snyder III, which is reminiscent of Simon Bisley's work. Meaning that the art is gritty, d
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Neil
Dec 27, 2013 Neil rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics
this was a bummer. i really like matt wagner, and his art
was good, but this was just a terrible ripoff of batman.
apparently, it's a "real" DC character from way back,
but it was clearly DC ripping off their own successful
property. wagner tried to stay close to the original,
which would be the correct choice if the character
were original and interesting, but was a mistake here.

as for the story, it moved ridiculously fast, but in circles,
and never went anywhere. every single character was a
car
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Gonzalo Oyanedel
May 11, 2014 Gonzalo Oyanedel rated it liked it
Actualización de un viejo enmascarado de las historietas a cargo de Matt Wagner, un experto en estas lides que esta vez se decanta por una historia sencilla (pero bien orquestada) que pasa del cuento urbano a la premisa en plan James Bond. Un argumento parejo, diálogos sólidos y la gran labor gráfica de Snyder son los mejores puntos de una miniserie cuyo alicaído tercio final destiñe en comparación a su potente despegue, siendo de todas maneras una recomendable lectura para el aficionado.
Kit
Dec 06, 2016 Kit rated it really liked it
Just the perfect kind of grit and Vertigo-esque painterly haze with urban decay that I live for. Pretty scattered, repetitive, and nonsensical at places, but ultimately a great experience and reimagining of the character.
Mike
Jun 09, 2016 Mike rated it really liked it
As a reintroduction of the character Doctor Mid-Nite to the DC Universe, this is a great story. I read it too fast -- there is a lot of nuance and subtlety to both the text and pictures.
Joel
Nov 13, 2015 Joel rated it liked it
Beautiful, but unfortunately the quality of the story (which is fine but not great) doesn't match it.
Alex
Apr 20, 2014 Alex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a year and a half to finish this one. The story is pretty generic, but the artwork is awesome.
Jaco
Nov 18, 2010 Jaco rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Art: 4/5
Story: 2/5
Will Cooper
The first issue was great! Really nice origin to the character. But the art is hard to keep looking at, and then the story became boring and cliche, so I just didn't care anymore.
Dante Valenzuela
Apr 25, 2013 Dante Valenzuela rated it it was amazing
Something new, something different, something entertaining. It's what I liked about this miniseries.
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Matt Wagner is an American comic book writer and artist. In addition to his creator-owned series' Mage and Grendel, he has also worked on comics featuring The Demon and Batman as well as such titles as Sandman Mystery Theatre and Trinity, a DC Comics limited series featuring Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
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