“Midnight Sky” – FCBD 2019 Review

Fresh from the pages of Scout Presents: Midnight Sky Free Comic Book Day (2019), Midnight Sky is Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets They Live. What would you do if you discovered your son wasn’t really your son? He may look like him, act like him, but deep down in your soul you just know… he’s been replaced. Then your worst fears are realized when the light hits his face just right and you accidentally see his true appearance for yourself. But he isn’t the only one you discover… your neighbor, your friend, even your husband. Do you scream? Do you run? Or do you fight back? And how can it be that your daughter is the best and, perhaps, last hope for mankind?

From first glance when I heard this back last year for Free Comic Book Day 2019, Midnight Sky stuck out like a sore thumb for me. Mainly the art alone did, the title itself, intrigued me to wanting to know more about what this new series could represent.

(W) James Pruett, James Haick, Enzo Garza (A) Branko Jovanovic, Enzo Garza (A/CA) Scott Van Domelen. At least these are the people credited for the free issue, however as mentioned above. It’s like Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets They Live. Who wouldn’t want to read?

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From the small little preview of Midnight Sky, which now has four issues available right now. It seems to be a first person perspective of the world around them, or at least “Mom”. No matter what danger lurks, and you have to wonder who can be trusted. Ultra Violet lights seem to reveal the true identities around you, monsters or normal people I would like to say. Monsters doesn’t seem to be the correct wording, as the comic seems to show a harsh life with “Midnight Sky” around them. It’s a world you don’t want to catch yourself in, as you struggle to find anything that the world has to offer. From churches, friends, families to find food, shelter, clothes and shoes. There really isn’t a safe place, nor does it seem this particular family is “normal”. You may say “cursed”, but everyone else says she is “blessed” to have this power, which dissolves them to dust.

In conclusion, I’d love to pick up the four issues to really delve into this story from Scout Comics. It’s a shame I didn’t really hear when these issues came out until after the fourth one came out, but from the artwork and sample alone. We are in for a real treat for horror fans. And make sure to check out the other titles Scout Comics have to offer.


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