Midnighter, To Russia With Hate

You are the Midnighter. You want to impress someone on a date. You have a teleporter. Where do you take them?

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Well in today's Midnighter #2 by Orlando and Morgan, it's Moscow, on the week of gay pride, obviously. Because they are so, so tolerant.
IMG_0023aI get the feeling that, for Midnighter, this is the equivalent of taking a first date on a roller coaster ride.
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With a similar effect in the other party…

I did also want to point out another moment. One of the skills of a fine commercial comics writer woring on a work-for-hire property is to take a phrase or a moment so associated with a character and find a totally different context for it that seems so obvious, the second after it is used.

Which is how this very familiar Midnighter monologue over the last fifteen years…

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Suddenly becomes this one.

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Bravo.

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics of London, who will be making their first trip to San Diego Comic Con together later this week. But first, they have a signing with Si Spurrier today and an exhibition launch and talk with Mark Buckingham on Saturday…

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About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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