Midnighter Just Had A One Night Stand With Warren Ellis

In today's Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle #2, the backup preview features Midnighter, by Steve Orlando and ACO.

And we open with the young, naked Midnighter in bed, grabbing his Batman underoos, amidst a pile of condoms.

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Is this the first condom appearance in DC's standard superhero comic line? It's been a while since that issue of Static that caused all the fuss…But who is he there with?

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"Warren". As in Warren Ellis, the co-creator of Midnighter, from Stormwatch and then The Authority. Okay, he may not look like Warren Ellis does…

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…but he does just seem to have "met" his maker. So that's how the comic begins, does it continue in a sexual manner?m3That "spastic shots" mention might be something of concern to some but… a demon down his throat? But maybe I'm reading too much into…

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Or "that's what he said"…

So, yes, it looks like Midnighter, when it launches in June will be a little on the shameless side. A companion book to the new Starfire perhaps.

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Yeah, they got it going on.

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But nowhere near as much as today's Red Hood/Arsenal preview in the back of Convergence: Titans

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And Green Arrow's preview in the back of Convergence: Speed Force is also doing its bit to move the comic away from the All-Ages label that Convergence had been enjoying…

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And in Doomed in the back of Convergence Superman #2, just how much can you read into an arm placement and choice of scarf?

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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