MIDNIGHT MYSTERY #1 (of 4) Review
A few years ago I used to listen to a radio show called Coast to Coast Am with George Noory. For those unfamiliar with the broadcast, George and his panel typically discuss supernatural stories and events that happen in the news. These stories are presented as matter of fact. The impression is that the stories are real. The listener is allowed to draw their own conclusions about the event in question no matter how strange they may seem.
I mention Coast to Coast AM because I got a similar vibe reading this title. Ezekiel "Zeke" King is a private detective that has extensive experience with the unexplained. To make sense of his experiences Zeke records his case files in a manner similar to that of a radio host. Imagine the aforementioned George Noory as the lead character.
In this issue, Zeke searches for the heir of a deceased actor. The actor was the host of a late night horror series. He eventually finds the child but rather than ending the case he gets involved in an even bigger mystery.
Midnight Mystery is an excellent noire/horror mashup that introduces a compelling character, mystery and also sets the general tone for what readers can expect from the series. Bernie Gonzalez is the writer/artist on this series. I'm not a huge fan of the art style. It reminds me of Batman: TAS. The art is stylistically beautiful, but it's a bit too clean for my tastes.
The writing is crisp and well paced so despite my reservations on the art front. I really can't complain about anything in this issue. It is off to a terrific start.