Written by: Bernie Gonzalez
Art by: Bernie Gonzalez
Alterna Comics, 110 Pages
Midnight Mystery was the latest comic book series from Alterna to complete its story, so I wanted to review it and get it out there.
This is one of my favorite Alterna comics that I’ve read over the last year, since I started picking up everything the publisher puts out. While this is very unique, as are most Alterna releases, it kind of channeled a lot of the same feelings I got from Alterna’s Tinseltown.
Bernie Gonzalez wrote an energetic and captivating story. His art style is also cool and it worked for me. I especially dug Gozalez’s use of color, which comes off as a hybrid of the noir chiaroscuro style with understated vivid giallo tones. There is good contrast, great ink work and it all pops off of the newsprint.
I don’t want to give too much plot away but the book follows a detective as he looks into a few cases all of which have a supernatural or strange twist to them.
This is a good mixture of humor, noir and horror elements. And frankly, I am glad that there is another Midnight Mystery miniseries on the horizon.
In the end, this is just one more Alterna title that has proved that these comics are definitely the best bang for your buck. They’re only $1.50 in a time when some comics sell for as much as $8 for a single issue. Alterna has a formula that works and every time a new comic of theirs is in my hands, I’m usually pretty satisfied.
Pairs well with: other recent Alterna releases, especially Tinseltown, Feast or Famine and Eden.