If you’ve read this excellent site, follow me on social media, or have known me for five minutes, then you probably know that not only am I hopeless comic book geek and Midnighter is my patronus through and through.
Whether in real life or online when it’s time for me to kick ass and take names, I shift into Midnighter Mode whenever I hold aloft my sword of omens.
In fact one of my trademark hashtags is #IfYouComeForThisClarkKentYouWillMeetLucasTrent
Very few individuals can call the Punisher, Wolverine, Sabertooth, Daredevil, Green Arrow, and Bane a bunch of inferior punks and actually be able to back it up. That’s why he’s Midnighter. Because of the similarities, parallels are often drawn between him and Batman. However Midnighter is Batman without a single frak to give.
Midnighter is perhaps my favorite superhero second only to the Goddess herself.
The fact that the toughest, diabolical and coolest badass in the room is an unapologetic gay man (with a black folks’ mentality) is epic in itself.
But would you believe me if I told you there was a time in my life that I didn’t even know Midnighter existed? I know, I know, I’m shocked too. But it’s true. It’s true. Talk about needing to reevaluate life choices.
The following is a hilarious exchange that happened on a comic book forum some years back which led me to discovering my esteemed patronus.
Denny: We definitely need better representation of LGBTQs across the spectrum. In comic books specifically, we seriously need better portrayal of queer male heroes. What we need are more Brian Kinneys and Jack Harknesses and a moratorium on walking queer minstrel shows like Northstar.
BobbiMorse088: Excuse me, Denny. If you don’t mind my suggesting, I think I know a superhero who would be right up your alley. He’s as awesome as Brian Kinney and Jack Harkness.
Denny: Are you suggesting there is a comic book superhero in existence now who is as awesome Brian Kinney and Jack Harkness? I’m not saying you’re a liar by any means but white girl, you’re a mother effin lie.
BobbieMorse088: No really his name is Midnighter and he is totally hardcore.
Denny: Oh yeah? What’s Midday’s story?
BobbieMorse088: Midnighter. He’s like a gay Batman.
Denny: Gay Batman. HOLY REDUNDANCY!!!!! Especially if you know about the Comic Code Authority and the Caped Crusader. HAHAHAHAHAHA I’m so witty with my inside comic book jokes.
BobbieMorse088: I think you would love him.
Denny: [Googles him] I don’t know about this guy, Nooner.
Denny: That’s what I said. There’s something about him that just bugs me. Besides I know how you Beckies become Single White Female when it comes to gay guys.
Well decent design, cool powerset, I do appreciate a man in leather. I see he has a few trade paperbacks out. The premise and art looks nice. All right, I’ll check out Twilighter.
Denny: Same diff.
BobbieMorse088: Sweet. Let me know what you think.
Denny: I will. But don’t hold your breath. I’ll most likely end up hating him. Probably will hate him more than I do Tony Stark and Stephanie Brown.
As you can see, clearly, that Midnighter guy didn’t take. LOL. And as many of you may know, there’s a story behind this pic as well.
Thinking back on it now, I guess there’s a lesson here about why representation and matters and how comic book heroes really do inspire people to achieve excellence or something. Who knew?
In any event……
BATTLE ON MIDNIGHTER!!!!!!!
3 thoughts on “Enter The Midnighter”
Great Story. I remember when I first found Midnighter and Apollo in the pages of Authority. I couldn’t believe my luck to find not one but two gay superheroes who were also a couple! Jackpot. I lost a bit of faith when I learned the creators thought this was so kind of prank on Batman and Superman as if making “gay” versions was some kind of clap back to DC? That grated, but I still love both.
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