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"Captain Midnight" (Dark Horse) By Joshua Williamson. Victor Ibáñez and Pere Pérez
For fans who love: "Captain America," Geoff Johns' "JSA," "All-Star Squadron"
Dark Horse has been quietly building its superhero universe with the classic Golden Age character "Captain Midnight" as the centerpiece of the Project Black Sky line. One of those forgotten gems of the Golden Age, Captain Midnight is a former impact character who did not manage to transcend time to become a modern day publishing staple like some of his brethren, a situation Dark Horse is determined to correct. Fans have read the "World War II legend fighting the good fight in the modern day" story many times, but writer Joshua Williamson is crafting a unique juxtaposition of nostalgia and modernism rather than a retread of the same old thing. Captain Midnight is a man out of time, a man who remembers the morality of the past and desperately wants to bring it into the modern age. Somehow, Williamson makes the Captain old school heroic without making him seem like an anachronism. The book debuted strong, with a great direction and note perfect tone. What could have been a redundant rehash of "Captain America" has instead proven to be a fantastic read, month in and month out.