Captain Midnight #16
Words: Joshua Williamson
Pictures: Fernando Dagnino
There’s so much to like about this issue of Captain Midnight, it’s like an endless desert bar of comic book goodness. You’ve got the pulpy factor, you’ve got old school radio shows, and werewolves. Plus a Halloween theme to boot!
Now, admittedly, I haven’t been following Captain Midnight like I should be. I mean, this book is right up my alley. Luckily, this book is a perfect chance for folks to jump on board and get a taste of what Captain Midnight is all about. We have the good Captain come into possession of vintage radio that brings back memories of before he was displaced in time. And being as it’s Halloween (bonus points on making this issue a Halloween issue. It just feels right, with this character. It feels a little old school to do a one shot type issue like this and I completely dig it. So much so that this parenthetical little tangent is longer than my original sentence. I really need to work on my structure… also my attention span.) Captain Midnight decides to listen to an classic radio drama, Wolfman Willies telling of The Werewolf. And being as this is a Halloween issue you know this isn’t going to end well, and it doesn’t. The entire town turns into werewolves, and from there, it’s on.
Big props to artist Fernando Dagnino for some awesome looking werewolves, especially the Captain Werewolf splash. Very cool. And again, I’m totally digging Joshua Williamson and his ability to take a pulpy old school character like Captain Midnight, bring him into the modern day, and still keep that pulpy, almost innocent vibe to him without laying on the cheese like a snack tray at a tailgate.
Call it nostalgia, call it a love for Halloween, or call it just good old fashioned fun story telling, but I dig this one a lot.
4 out of 5 Rabid Wolves