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Midnight Mystery #2 of (4) Review

Bernie Gonzalez (Author-Pencils) • Wes Locher (Letters)

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I was excited to jump back into Mystery Theater to see how last months cliffhanger would play out. Zeke is tied up, Conrad is constrained and about to be sacrificed in a ritual to resurrect his father, Count Karloff.

Rather surprisingly, the plot seems to have resolved itself in this issue. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I'm also not sure if we'll see another chapter in this particular arc. The series seems to be moving onto another vignette in Zeek's life.

I enjoyed the story and epilogue which turned out to be extremely creepy. My main gripe with the issue is that the resolution of the storyline seems to come too easily and was somewhat anticlimactic. The ending may or may not turn out to be a red herring but it's too early to tell at this point.

The art is just as striking as the previous issue and reminded me a lot of the current Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive series from Image Comics. Outside of a really creepy epilogue and a hilarious send off to the old Hostess Cupcake the comic really didn't stand out to me.

Midnight Mystery #2 is ultimately an adequate issue. It's not a bad comic but I really enjoyed the first issue and expected more out of this one. I guess you can't win them all.

Rating: C

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