Comic Review: Captain Midnight, Volume 1 – On the Run

Continuing with Comic reviews, I have a look at Dark Horse’s revival of the Golden age hero Captain Midnight.

Title: Captain Midnight, Volume 1: On the Run
Story by Joshua Williamson
Art by Fernando Dagnino, Victor Ibanez, Pere Perez, and Roger Robinson
Colors by Ego
Letters by Nate Piekos
Published by Dark Horse

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The Premise

In 2015, a Douglas S.B.D. emerges from the Bermuda Triangle. On board is Captain Jim Albright, a.k.a. Captain Midnight, hero of World War II, who went missing after flying into a thunderstorm in pursuit of Fury Shark, a Nazi mad scientist.

Except Fury Shark emerged well before Captain Midnight, and she’s made plans in anticipation of his return.

High Points

Captain Midnight is, as an character, an interesting mix of Tony Stark’s mechanical aptitude, and Steve Roger’s man-out-of-time idealism.

Low Points

The story feels very by-the-numbers. It’s a lot of story bets that I’ve seen before, in an order that I’d generally seen them in before.


Originality: 2/6

Artwork: 4/6

Story: 4/6

Emotional Response: 3/6

Characterization: 4/6

Flow: 6/6

Overall: 4/6

In total, Captain Midnight Volume 1 gets 27 out of 42.