I had never heard of Captain Midnight before. Upon Googling him and reading the summary on the inside, he sounds a bit like Captain America, who he was probably made as a counterpoint for. Which is great! I like Captain America and could always use another version. There are a lot of Nazi references, which make sense since Captain Midnight takes place in the ’30s and ’40s.
Note: This recap may contain spoilers!
This issue starts off with two men discussing on how Agent Marvin Jones, Captain Midnight’s ally, must die, as he is uncovering too many secrets. Meanwhile, Captain Midnight is searching the ocean for his ship while Agent Jones and Rick Marshall wait for him. Captain Midnight has some secrets of his own and Jones isn’t happy that the Captain isn’t sharing. Together they fly to Washington D.C. to find information on a group called Black Sky.
There’s a lovely flashback where Captain Midnight explains how two Black Sky agents came to him and asked him for help in developing technology. The group wanted to use alien technology in new ways, which is fantastic. I haven’t seen that in too many comics, especially not in flashbacks. Once Captain Midnight and Jones land, they split up, but one man from earlier, Mr. Hollow, attacks the Captain. Jones gets waylaid by another Agent and Midnight is left on his own to fight Mr. Hollow and it doesn’t seem to be going well.
I really liked this comic. It was a bit confusing jumping in on issue #6, but a lot was summed up well enough that it shouldn’t matter. I do enjoy how Captain Midnight is sort of similar to Captain America, but different enough to make him stand out. I have a lot of questions about Black Sky and Agent Jones, which are both interesting subplots.