“Midnight Sky #2” – Comic Review

(W) James Pruett (A/CA) Scott Van Domelen (C) Ilaria Fella

Covers By Scott Van Domelen (also Invasion of the Body Snatchers Homage)

For over a decade the world has been at war with an invisible, secret enemy that is undetectable because they look like everyone else. What would your friends do or say when they discover that your children aren’t what they appear to be? Jennifer finds herself in this dilemma when her son Alejandro’s true identity is revealed to her fellow survivors horded up in their refuge in a former bank in south Tampa. To make matters worse, her daughter, Elita, a half-breed decides to take matters into her own hands and the results are cataclysmic.

We continue right where last issue stopped. Elita, has some sort of powers it seems. Almost like a “blood thirst”, and can take out any of these so called infected. As the random group that came in to take one of Jennifer’s children, we learn Alejandro is afraid of his own sister. Could you blame him? His sister is out to destroy those that infect others, it almost seems that Elita may not have complete control of her abilities yet as well. We don’t fully gather what exactly Elita is, but these other kinds know. However they didn’t seem to know that what Elita is is actually more “grown up” than what they’re used to knowing. As if Elita was a baby stage, which she’s not.

Once cleared from the ambush, Jennifer packed up and left with her two kids. Hoping to find some sort of shelter for the night, they try the abandoned zoo. Upon memories of visiting when it was actually a running place, Jennifer is startled with a person wanting to know their business. A shelter is all they needed, but is anyone really trust-able?

The conclusion is rather interesting, but makes you wonder more and more of who and if you can trust anyone you encounter. This lonely guy, seems to have his own agenda. Which makes you wonder if this treatment is how he feeds his only surviving Lion. I can’t imagine what this man will be dealing with next issue from the mother, but maybe even worst punishment from the daughter.

More flashbacks with variety of colors, because this is all happening at night it’s basically the same type of palette from last issue. Dark colors to signify night, with some bright colorful pages of flashbacks. However in this particular flashback, what happened at the zoo? Did someone already have this ability like Elita? Or did someone else have it that transferred from them to their kid.  It seems Midnight Sky has more stories within, than just one.



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