Last year, Dark Horse Comics re-introduced the world to Captain Midnight, a Golden Age superhero resurrected in the pages of the publisher’s award-winning anthology “Dark Horse Presents.” Written by Joshua Williamson, the initial story — illustrated by Victor IbaÃ±ez — was designed with the intent of bringing the classic character into the modern world, literally.
“Captain Midnight from the old movie serials suddenly erupts from the Bermuda Triangle in modern times,” Williamson told CBR ahead of the character’s DHP serial. “The Captain knows too much and can’t be allowed to just run around, so the government wants to capture him and lock him up away from the world. It’s very much a ‘Man lost in time’ story but with a different take. Instead of being in awe of the future, Captain Midnight is disappointed. He wants to know where his jetpack is, you know? Captain Midnight was a genius inventor and futurist; he doesn’t see what he likes and tries to change that.”
The hero’s 21st Century revival continued in a team-up with X and Ghost in the digital-first tale “2 Past Midnight,” written by Duane Swierczynski with art by Eduardo Francisco, and now, the Captain is ready to headline a solo series.
Writer Josh Williamson is joined by artist Fernando Dagnino and cover artist Felipe Massafera for the further adventures of Captain Midnight in a new, ongoing series launching in July as part of Dark Horse’s expanding universe of super hero titles. CBR has your exclusive first look at the series below, featuring Nazis, tanks, planes and polar bears! “Captain Midnight” #0 goes on sale June 19. Issue #1 hits July 31.
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #1
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Art: Fernando Dagnino
Lettering: Nate Piekos of BlambotÂ®
They stole his perfect vision of the future.Â He’s here to take it back.
On the run from the US government after fleeing custody, Captain Midnight has been labeled a security risk. In the forties, he was an American hero, a daredevil fighter pilot, a technological genius .Â .Â . a superhero. But since he rifled out of the Bermuda Triangle into the present day, Captain Midnight doesn’t know what or who to trust!Â Â Â