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From their days as founding members of The Authority, the heroes Midnighter and Apollo have been forever linked, both professionally and romantically. On October 5th, they’ll be back, badder than ever, in Midnighter and Apollo, a six-issue miniseries written by breakout star Steve Orlando, with art by Fernando Blanco, colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr. and covers by ACO.

Spinning out of the hit series Midnighter, this new miniseries continues the story that launched writer Steve Orlando to notoriety over the past year. Midnighter received critical acclaim in both comic and mainstream press; most notably recognized with a 2016 GLAAD nomination in the “Outstanding Comic Book” category. Together again, in the series opener Midnighter and Apollo will take on subway pirates in Los Angeles and demons in Opal City, but their reunion will take a shocking turn and send them both on an epic journey beyond all belief!

“Midnighter and Apollo have spent time apart—figuring out who they were when defined on their own instead of by their relationship,“ said Orlando. “They have a firmer idea of who they are and they've become stronger and more confident together. Midnighter and Apollo are back to remind the world that it truly is a bad time to be bastards. This is the World's Finest Couple—kicking back and making each other better than they are on their own.”

MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO #1, written by Steve Orlando with art by Fernando Blanco, colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr. and cover by ACO, debuts October 5th, 2016.

Source: DC Comics

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#1 Posted by Kid_jakeriv (410 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool

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#2 Edited by TheExile285 (4353 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome!

It'd be great if DC started using more WS stuff via miniseries.

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#3 Posted by kiba (3656 posts) - - Show Bio

"Spinning out of the hit series Midnighter,"

Didn't it get cancelled due to really low sales?

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#4 Posted by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio

Im so excited!!!! :D

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#5 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

I read Midnighter. Didn't like it quite as much as other people, but enjoyed it all the same. I'll probably pick this up. Happy to see Fernando Blanco continuing to work for DC.

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#6 Posted by UltimatePower6 (609 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes! I'm glad that DC is paying attention to what fans are liking. I was hoping Midnighter wouldn't get swept under the rug from Rebirth, and to have him and Apollo back? Yes.

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#7 Posted by Dernman (25909 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish most of Wildstorm would go back.

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#8 Posted by TimeLordScience (1940 posts) - - Show Bio

Yaaaas.

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#9 Posted by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Posted by Mooty_Pass (9830 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm I guess I'll check it out.

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#11 Posted by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio

@ultimatepower6: I was worried too, but those worries now were unjustified. Ive been hoping that they would do a team up book with Apollo and Midnighter instead of focusing on just Midnighter. Hopefully this does well and they get an ongoing.

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#12 Posted by apokos7 (749 posts) - - Show Bio

Despite being a fan-favorite, I couldn't feel the Midnighter series myself, so I doubt I'll keep up with this other than the first issue. Glad to those who liked it though.

On the other hand, where is the JLA book?

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#13 Posted by deactivated-57af58bda2d61 (5409 posts) - - Show Bio
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#14 Posted by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio

@apokos7: Think it just got totally scrapped and cancelled. Not sure if they'll. Bring it back or not.

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#15 Posted by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio
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#16 Posted by deactivated-57af58bda2d61 (5409 posts) - - Show Bio

@darkdetective27: That Midnighter is forced garbage and I don't like it still is exist.

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#17 Posted by TheExile285 (4353 posts) - - Show Bio
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#18 Posted by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio
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#19 Posted by deactivated-57af58bda2d61 (5409 posts) - - Show Bio
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#20 Posted by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio

@luna_joestar: Doesnt like The Dark Knight and now doesnt like Midnighter. One more strike and you're out. >;p

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#21 Edited by Vitalius (5172 posts) - - Show Bio

@kiba: Cancelled by Rebirth.

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#22 Posted by deactivated-57af58bda2d61 (5409 posts) - - Show Bio
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#23 Posted by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio
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#24 Posted by Needlebay (2420 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell yes! Midnighter was one of the best books on the stands. Very sad to see it go. Very happy to see Orlando back, even if it''s just a mini.

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#25 Posted by HighAccuser (9696 posts) - - Show Bio

This'll be great.

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#26 Posted by apokos7 (749 posts) - - Show Bio

@apokos7: Think it just got totally scrapped and cancelled. Not sure if they'll. Bring it back or not.

I think you are referring to Bryan Hitch's JLA which only got pushed back as issues 10,11,12 and the annual are already done and only issue 9 has to be completed. I'm talking about the Rebirth JLA title which was presented as a "mystery" project during the WonderCon panel and has me incredibly intrigued. I don't think this one is cancelled.

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#27 Posted by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio

@apokos7: I didnt hear about this JLA. Though if its as big as you say there will probably be news on it soon.

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#28 Posted by NightFang3 (12361 posts) - - Show Bio

@theexile285 said:

Awesome!

It'd be great if DC stared using more WS stuff via miniseries.

That's a good sales strategy.

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#29 Edited by Wilbertus (535 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't know Midnighter was so acclaimed? I liked it myself, but it didn't blow me away.

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#30 Edited by iceslick (865 posts) - - Show Bio

@kiba: Yes and it mostly because this writer made Midnighter into a gay stereotype who goes clubbing and sleep with random men which turned me off completely and plus it was a pure action title with not so much depth on the character. And now I hope he doesn't turn them into a gay couple stereotype. I honestly wish they chose a different writer because the whole point of Midnighter and Apollo was to break the stereotype of gay characters in media not bring out the stereotypes. This is why I love these characters because they relate to the non-stereotype relationship people like me and my boyfriend and I want it to stay that way.

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#31 Posted by righteous300 (3975 posts) - - Show Bio
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#32 Posted by micah007123 (10836 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet.

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#33 Posted by iceslick (865 posts) - - Show Bio

@righteous300: Yeah, but he met the first guy on a grindr like app and slept with him on the first night and he didn't even take a break between the two men. He just went off to the next guy and did the same thing right after the tragic ordeal with Prometheus. It gave the perception that all gay men are hores and unstable. They just keep going guy after guy and they didn't even give a good valid reason why he wasn't with Apollo.

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#34 Posted by redmanta (605 posts) - - Show Bio

i would like to see a grifter book or a mini

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#35 Edited by Ducey13 (396 posts) - - Show Bio

I might check this out. I missed out on the last series and knowing it's a mini and not an ongoing helps.

PS DC, Bring back the Wildcats!

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#36 Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (4464 posts) - - Show Bio

Anything with Apollo gets my vote.

Greatly enjoyed the initial series so I'm happy it's returning in some form.

Also if this is an indication that wr might be seeing some more Windstorm books therefore eventually leading to maybe some Majestic I'm all for it.

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#37 Posted by IDontLikeBirds (873 posts) - - Show Bio

@Iceslick: I never got that impression or perception that "all gay men are hores (sic) and unstable". As the other person said, it was TWO guys. I just took it as Midnighter being that way, especially when I saw his interaction with Apollo in the series and the other guy he was involved with.

Regardless I'm excited for the mini series and to see him return, as well as them as a team.

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#38 Edited by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio

@Iceslick: Sorry you got that impression from the series. I personally thought it did a good job portraying Midnighter as both an openly gay character and an unconventional hero and I didnt think he was really sterotypical. Thats one thing I really liked about Midnighter was that he isnt stereotypical. I do get your fears that they may become stereotypical gay couple, but I have a little faith they wont.

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#39 Edited by deactivated-5b3ffc872a35d (289 posts) - - Show Bio

There was one though in new 52, got like two volumes, plus he was a big part of Futures End.

@redmanta said:

i would like to see a grifter book or a mini

I'm super happy they get a little more going on in the title, and I'm glad the colorist came back, I really enjoyed the look of the book, it really meshed well with the theme. I bought every issue of the Midnighter series and have almost all of his Wildstorm series.

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#40 Posted by SwampPing (258 posts) - - Show Bio

@kiba: a series can be a hit critically but ignored by the masses as this book was

Also Yay! Midnighter!

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#41 Edited by Nathaniel_Adam (3704 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool, that they care about such characters.

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#42 Posted by deactivated-5790531b876c9 (519 posts) - - Show Bio

@redmanta said:

i would like to see a grifter book or a mini

So do I, friend.....

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#43 Posted by drgnx (3952 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn it! I want Helspont and Majestic!

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#44 Edited by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

DC doing it right!

~MiB

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#45 Posted by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio

@MadeinBangladesh: Yeah I think I may start reading DC again when this rolls around. Just hoping they forget about Watchmen...

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#46 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

@MadeinBangladesh: Yeah I think I may start reading DC again when this rolls around. Just hoping they forget about Watchmen...

Dude stop being salty and read all the Rebirth books. Everyone is loving it and I love all of them. This is the best I have felt about DC ever. I read ZERO DC titles just couple months ago now I'm reading almost all of their books.

~MiB

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#47 Edited by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio

@MadeinBangladesh: Cant stop the saltiness. :/

Rather read CW II instead. *immediately pukes*

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#48 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio
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#49 Edited by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio

@MadeinBangladesh: Doubt Im losing out on that much Ive got thousands of old comics to read instead.

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#50 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

@MadeinBangladesh: Doubt Im losing out on that much Ive got thousands of old comics to read instead.

Old comics suck bro All that matters is the now.

~MiB