Midnighter & Apollo #2
Oakland, Point Isabel, three days later. Marina and Midnighter are going for a run. Marina is trying her best to comfort Midnighter after Apollo’s death. But he tells her he’s not dead, she tries to argue, but he insists he’s not dead. Flash to Midnighter standing over a seemingly dead Apollo. Midnighter gets dressed and heads to meet a man in Lima, Peru. In the Sacraium we see a man with a daughter who has angel wings. She is trying to find a candle for the man, he replies by telling her it’s fine she can’t find it, to go ask her father. This is when Midnighter finally says what he came for. He knows that Mawzir killed Apollo’s body, but his soul traveled, and he wants to know where. Gregorio lets Midnighter know that he has started the spell to find Apollo’s soul the moment Midnighter took a sip of tea that was offered to him. Midnighter and Gregorio’s minds slowly start to travel to elsewhere. We find Apollo is stuck in other plane where a creature entraps him. Apollo breaks free and grabs the other prisoners and tries to escape, but is quickly caught. An evil Thor looking guy called Neron scoffs at Apollo telling him that he may have been a hero been in this place there are no Gods, only Neron. Neron plans to suck the life out of Apollo.
I really enjoyed the art, even as it reminded me a great deal of how the Batman comics are drawn. The dark colors and thick ink lines play well to the grave overtone of the story. There are so many cool factors at play here. We see a hooded figure who moves with angst, trying to find his brightly lit love across time. A little girl with wings in the home of a psychic? A journey through a non reality. The artist was able to have all those moments play out smoothly while still giving off the feeling of mystic to the pages.
Pick it up, do it!
Ariel DuPey | Nerd Church Radio