Midnighter and Apollo

Announced this morning by the NY Times, Steve Orlando will be returning to Midnighter, one of the best comics of the DC You era that sadly ended all too soon.

October will see the release of Midnigher & Apollo, a six issue mini-series that reunites the on-again, off-again couple that were created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch back in the Wildstorm days.

While regular Midnighter artist ACO will return for cover duties, interiors for the mini will be handled by Fernando Blanco, who was most recently working on Detective Comics pre-Rebirth.

This will not be the only big launch for the talented Orlando, as August will see the release of Supergirl: Rebirth and the subsequent ongoing series that he will be scripting for the publisher, with art by Emanuela Lupacchino and Brian Ching respectively, as well as his co-writing duties on the upcoming “Batman & The Monster Men” crossover event in September.

I cannot wait! More globe-trotting! More relationship drama! More Dick Grayson, hopefully!

 

Comments

  1. Joseph says

    I’m glad to see this, I really am, as Midnighter was such a great series. But given the dismal sales, I wonder why DC is taking this gamble?

    Thoughts?

  2. V wiley says

    Indeed. Hopefully, DC learns you’ve got to do more with great series than just publish them.

  3. Suzene says

    Respectfully, DC knows their sales numbers better than we do. Whether it was the book’s digital sales or the trade performing well via the book shops, they’ve seen fit to give it another try. And I really couldn’t be more pleased.

  4. MBunge says

    “DC knows their sales numbers better than we do.”

    Have you looked at DC sales numbers? If there’s ever been a publisher who deserved to have its competency questioned, it would be DC. Pros usually know more about the business. That doesn’t mean they know better.

    Mike

  5. Zach says

    I’d assume they’re trying it again because they think that adding in Apollo will give the perception of it being more Authority, although given the Authority’s track record in the last ten years, I dunno why that’s enticing.

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