Steve Orlando talks Midnighter, Apollo, and the need for gay superheroes; queer heroines Batwoman and America Chavez get new books; and two of the campiest TV superheroes ever finally team up!
In partnership with Fantom Comics, we're gonna be talking about queer creator Steve Orlando's fantastic recent run on MIDNIGHTER! If you're unfamiliar with this slightly more obscure DC Comics character, don't worry: you can read Volume 1 (subtitled "Out") without any previous knowledge and jump right in.
People often describe Batman as a psychopath, and Midnighter is basically psychopath Batman but he's completely unapologetic about it and he loves his job. He's also gay, but that's just one aspect of this fully fleshed-out character.
With news of the upcoming Midnighter solo series, many people are questioning whether or not Midnighter is too violent of a character. We'll look at that topic and see if there is such a thing as necessary violence.