Over the course of five issues, we’ve witnessed Midnighter and his boyfriend, Apollo, have their resolve put to the test as old foes, demons, and hell itself spring forth to greet them in combat. The battles have cost Apollo his life, but Midnighter isn’t ready to let go of his better half just yet.

In Midnighter and Apollo #5, the killing machine takes on Neron, the bonafide king of Hell, for Apollo’s soul. He’s bleeding and can barely stand, but he can’t wait to punch hell in the face. Check out the Comics Beat’s exclusive preview of the issue after the jump.

Writer: Steve Orlando

Artist: Fernando Blanco

Colorist: Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Letterer: Josh Reed

Midnighter always knew that one day he would have to face the Devil himself to answer for all the people he’s killed here on Earth…and that day is today! It’s a bare-knuckle brawl between Midnighter and Neron for the soul of Apollo!