There are a few things that happen in New York City to let everyone know it's fall: the stickiness and humidity of summer get swept away by cooling breezes, everyone is eating or drinking pumpkin spice-something, and New York Comic Con brings comic and entertainment enthusiasts together from across the country.
Out and DC have collaborated to kick off New York Super Week with a look at the upcoming fifth issue of Midnighter, DC's gay character with his own title, and the only one of his kind in the Marvel / DC comic houses. "He's the first of his kind," said writer Steve Orlando, "bad things happened to him, but in real life he finds a way to move past it and turns his experimentation on him into a positive." Orlando points out that, unlike other vigilante heroes, Midnighter doesn't feel burdened by being a hero and doesn't have a secret identity. "Who wouldn't want to live that way," Orlando said, "who wouldn't want to be able to just give up compromises and be true at all times?"
When we last left Midnighter he had teamed up with Grayson (aka Dick Grayson, formerly Nightwing, and Robin before that) to try and find out who stole all the high-tech weaponry from the God Garden. The two are still on the hunt, and the banter and flirting is as good as ever. See the first five pages of Midnighter #5 below.
Midnighter #5 releases in full-lenght Wednesday, October 7.