First Look: Midknight #1

This November, Red 5 Comics will debut the adventures of MIDKNIGHT – an action hero from the mind and pen of fan-favorite creator, Tom Hodges.

With prospering careers and a three-year-old daughter, David and Tarilyn Deville seem to be living the American dream. But instead of a life of comfort, tragic events in their past led the couple to a life of service — in the ER and District Attorney’s office by day, and on the streets of Philadelphia by night as crime-fighters Midknight and Knightingale. Or, at least, after bedtime.

MIDKNIGHT’s creator, Tom Hodges, burst on to the scene in 2004 as the artist for Star Wars: Evasive Action: Reversal of Fortune, an online daily webstrip produced by Lucasfilm for StarWars.com. The series served as an official prequel to Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and became an instant hit with legions of Star Wars fans, and spawned three sequels illustrated by Hodges.

Hodges popularity grew, leading him to produce art for high-profile Star Wars projects like Topps trading cards, Star Wars Celebration prints, Acme Archives glicees and DK’s recent “You Can Draw Star Wars” specialty book. Last year, WizardUniverse.com named Tom Hodges a “2006 Artist to Watch”.

Midknight #1
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“The idea for MIDKNIGHT came ten years ago, when I was first starting out,” explains Hodges. “It’s been through several incarnations since then, building on my life experiences with some ups and downs along the way. But I’m thrilled that the characters’ adventures will finally be available to all my fans who have been not-so-patiently waiting.”

The series is scripted by Paul Ens, Hodges’ Star Wars: Evasive Action collaborator, and lettered by 2007 Harvey Award nominee, Troy Peteri.

MIDKNIGHT #1 is available for pre-order now, ensuring it will be carried in your area. For your convenience, you can print this form for your local comic shop, or Red 5 Comics can be ordered online from Things from Another World, Badger Comics, Perpetual Comics or Mail Order Comics.

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