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4.20  ·  Rating details ·  466 ratings  ·  69 reviews
Midnighter and Apollo are back with a vengeance!

From their days as founding members of the Authority, the heroes Midnighter and Apollo have been forever linked, both professionally and romantically. Whether it's pirates in Los Angeles or demons in Opal City, Steve Orlando (Midnighter, Supergirl) continues the adventure and brings the fighting duo center stage! But when the
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Paperback, Trade, 152 pages
Published July 25th 2017 by DC Comics
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anna (readingpeaches)
weak, homophobic comics: bury your gays™
midnighter & apollo: THINK AGAIN
Chad
Nov 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, hoopla
Basically Midnighter vol. 3. Orlando does put Apollo and Midnighter's relationship front and center by splitting them apart. Neron was an odd choice for the villain. There's a reason he's been forgotten about since Underworld Unleashed. He looks like a Mr. Sinister ripoff, not a demon. He's just not very threatening or menacing. Fernando Blanco's art is in lines with DC's house style. I've not a fan of the tiny little panels on top of bigger panels that's popular now. I always have a hard time c ...more
K
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Was inspired to write this review sooner rather than later bc the only review on GR for this series as of this writing is from some white dude who felt the need to leave a review that he's "Uninterested" in this series, lmao.

So. MIDNIGHTER & APOLLO, a 6-issue run from Steve Orlando, is pretty much goddamn perfect. The story is well-paced across six issues without feeling too much like a paint-by-numbers fantasy quest. The artwork is gorgeous and there are some seriously stunning and inventiv
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Joe Young
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Steve Orlando - writer
Fernando Blanco - illustrator

A fun, ultra-violent adventure starring everybody's favorite gay Superman and Batman surrogates. The writing by Orlando is solid but falters a bit in the final issue. The art by Blanco is very good, but there is something a little off about the action sequences that detracts from the overall book. All told this is an enjoyable romp that you probably shouldn't think too hard about.

3.5/5
Brendan
Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This character and storyline is a breath of fresh air in the midst of cliché storylines. Midnighter is ruthless and it's this storyline that works well, the damsel in distress not so much. I wanted to give this a 5 but seeing as the momentum drags a little in the middle it wasn't consistent. I hope they push this character into cinema because it would pave the way for other studios. Midnighter and Apollo make for a good team both inside and outside if you catch my drift. The violence is in your ...more
Chris Lemmerman
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
[Read as single issues]
Midnighter was one of the few things to come out of DCYou that should have lasted longer than it did. Twelve issues was enough to tell a complete story, but you got the feeling that Steve Orlando had a lot more to say on the character, especially his relationship with estranged boyfriend Apollo. Enter this mini-series, in which Orlando puts that relationship front and centre by ripping the two apart and literally dragging them to Hell and back.

Midnighter is one of those ch
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Dennis
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Midnighter&Apollo doesn't really care about all this bury your gays shit
a.k.a krwawy retelling mitu o Orfeuszu.
Reme
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cómics-2018, comics
Es la segunda vez que lo leo, esta vez en español. Se me ha hecho más amena y fluida la lectura, y la historia, ya que al leerlo la primera vez al ritmo USA (mes a mes) sentía que no avanzaba, y que en ocasiones era bastante confusa. Pero al tener el volumen completo y poder leerlo del tirón me ha hecho apreciar mucho más esta mini serie, que tiene además un gran transfondo y un bonito e importante mensaje final, sobre todo para aquellas personas que se puedan sentir identificadas con los dos pr ...more
Rachel
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When Apollo's soul gets taken away, the bad-ass fighting-machine Midnighter is literally willing to go to hell and fight Death itself to save his lover. This premise could have all too easily gone awry, either by becoming too sappy for the character types, or not heartfelt enough for this age old story. And yet, Orlando brilliantly pulls it off, finding the right way to make a genuine feeling love story that doesn't undermine the cool factor of its heroes.

Even though Midnighter receives the mos
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Robert
Nov 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
The author should have been given the number of a therapist, not a comic contract. Unresolved personal issues leak over every page, unnecessary crude language and gore is confused with content and a storyline that could have been wrapped up in one issue (since it was stolen from Greek Mythology) is strung out interminable for the entire volume.
Koen
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Never heard about these guys, but I was sincerely happily surprised..

Good story, interesting characters.. and love the art..
Wouldn't mind reading more about M&A..

Joseph
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Writer Steve Orlando picks up in this book from his excellent Midnighter series for the DCYou initiative, and makes this book about the relationship between Midnighter and Apollo. Recently re-united as a couple, they are soon challenged to prove their mutual love by facing against the very incarnation of Hell, Lord Neron.

Considering Midnighter is a serious parody of Batman, being even more of a sociopath than Batman, and Apollo, a serious parody of Superman, is even more goody-goody than Superma
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Alex Sarll
Following on from Orlando's Midnighter run, the loveable killing machine and his solar-powered boyfriend are back together until, wouldn't you know it, some demonic bastards send Apollo to Hell. The 'Kill Your Gays' trope? Nah, more an excuse for Midnighter to take his one rule - "Hit the soft things with your hands. Hit the hard things with utensils" - and go meet the father of all bastards with it. Midnighter punches evil in the face; it's who he is. So where else would his journey take him bu ...more
Amy Aelleah
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, lgbt, sci-fi
Can I consider this research for my own superhero story I'm working on? No? What do you mean it doesn't work that way?

So, I liked it. These guys are definitely not the usual squeaky-clean thou-shalt-not-kill superheroes that I'm used to, but they're likable nonetheless. In fact, if I can use a Marvel comparison on a DC comic, Midnighter reminded me a little of a less crazy Deadpool. And the plot was kind of nice because it was both self-contained and not the usual 'superhero has to save the worl
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Carola
3.5 stars. Story was pretty good but the art really bothered me sometimes... The proportions of the arms in many of the panels, argh! (I was then sucked into a half hour long Google search for “how long are arms supposed to be?” - Maybe the arms are perfectly well proportioned? And it's just me? Are my own arms just too abnormally long? Am I judgemental about short arms? #existentialcrisis)
Amy!
I really like Midnighter and his relationship with Apollo, despite how bloody and murdery he is. And WOW! Is he murdery here, though that's to be expected when bitches try to murder Apollo. This prooooobably shouldn't be in my teen graphic novel section, but OH WELL.
pax
Maybe not the best book starring Midnighter and Apollo (though partly it may be that while I am familiar with the characters, I am not with this particular reincarnation of the world, one that does not have Angela and Jenny in it ...) but one that made me incredibly happy.
Scott Robins
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gn, lgbtq, superhero
Loved this!
Tetsuo
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
FUCKN CARALHOSO
Tokio Myers
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dc-comics
Kinda wanted more but okay
Venus Maneater
Dec 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Get yourself a boyfriend that will go to hell to save your ass.

It's incredibly fluffy with loads of cameo's and a whisperthin script. But it's also cute. Feeling like some action-packed romance with your favorite couple? Read this.
Alan
Mar 13, 2017 rated it liked it
This was actually pretty close to a four star rating, but to get that higher rating I think a little more work on characterization would have been needed(possible side effect of binge reading while my car was being worked on-finished this and Scarlet Witch in the pretty much in the same sitting). Regardless, this is the best super hero love story that I have read in years.

I feel compelled to say that my comment about the love story is not because I'm trying to be politically correct. No matter w
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PigeonSquid
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mlm, gay-male, dcverse, lgbt, comics
Steve Orlando is a goddamn gem, so glad DC got him.

Definitely read his two volumes of Midnighter's solo run first!
(edited bc I accidentally a word)
Yani
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was excellent... short, as these things often are/feel, but excellent.

Steve Orlando really understands Midnighter in a way that some of the other authors just don't seem to. And he clearly understands the relationship between Midnighter and Apollo in a way I haven't seen in almost all the previous stories.

They understand each other, they know the others strengths and flaws, they would, quite literally in the case of this book, cross through hell to find each other again. And they're very, v
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Sarah
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is thoroughly enjoyable. Do you enjoy hot guys making out and saving kids and going to hell to save the love of their life? Yeah, its great :D
Lainy122
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel, lgbt
Anti-hero superhero? Yes please. Boyfriends fighting heaven and hell - literally - to be together? HELL YES!

Loved this! I only know the vaguest backstory for Midnighter (mostly through cameos in other titles), but this definitely made me want to read his solo works.
Chloe Natasha
"No world exists where someone could hurt Apollo and escape me. Do you understand?"

You've heard of bury your gays, now get ready for descending into the pits of hell to rescue the love of your life with the literal power of love! Yes, it really is that glorious!

Honestly, I'd probably go as far to say that this comic is perfect. I think it's perfectly paced and wonderfully written, the art is consistently good, the gay representation is everything and it singlehandedly destroys the 'bury your g
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Gillian
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels, lgbt
Love love love Midnighter and Apollo!
Suzanne
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Ultra clear Batman/Superman slash fic and I'm fairly okay with this.
Meepelous
Sep 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: dc
As someone who is only reading this book for the hype, I would rate this book as very good for people who are jumping into these characters for the first time because of the hype. OK, maybe not your first super-hero title ever but it was nice to jump into something so far outside of my general superhero wheelhouse and to be taken on a journey that wasn't too hard to follow because you were supposed to have read a million other books first... IDK
Pretty standard and average for a superhero comic (
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