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The Midnite Show #2

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

The most infamous cinematic monsters are manifesting in the sleepy town of Cedar Bluffs. As the world changes, becoming more and more like the gothic settings of classic horror films, a group of would-be victims struggles to survive. It’s the most fun you can have getting scared!

Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, Bill Crabtree, and Jim Campbell unleash this tale of terror. Popcorn not included.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
26 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    The Midnight Show pays homage to the classic horror monsters who filled our childhood with nightmarish wonder while showcasing these icons in a way that’s as grounded and new as a freshly dug grave.

  • 92

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Bunn continues to craft a fun, thrilling love letter to classic movie monsters in this issue. The action is fantastic and there are some genuine scares to be had in the story. Bunn does a brilliant job of crafting and creating this world and you find yourself immersed in the characters and caring what happens to them.

    The Art: Hurtt delivers some beautifully detailed art that perfectly captures the tone of the story. The visuals are amazing and terrifying throughout.

  • 90

    Nerd Initiative

    If you’re a fan of classic monsters, and comic books, then this should absolutely be on your pull list. Halloween may (sadly) be over, but for true horror and monster fans, it lives in our hearts all year.

  • 90

    The Fandom Post

    There is a lot going on in this issue as we get more of the monsters rising to claim the title of god of monsters and they all have an agenda that doesn’t go with the other. This is most notable with Frankenstein’s monster as we see him pushing back against the Mummy whereas Dracula and the Dweller essentially just do their own thing. It’s a pretty strong book that spends plenty of time on the move and expanding things so that it feels like danger is everywhere and while some of the recap may feel a little too obvious it fits as the humans trying to figure out what’s going on and come to grips with the concept. The artwork continues to be fantastic – the piece with the Mummy walking into the scene is fantastic – and the brutality is there in a few different ways as well. Definitely an exciting series that carries forward all the promise of the first issue.

  • 75

    Derby Comics

    The first issue covered a lot of ground and faced some pacing issues setting up all of characters, but MIDNITE SHOW #2 kicks things into high gear as a Mount Rushmore of classic horror villains descends upon Cedar Bluffs. This has all the ingredients of a popcorn horror story with mild spooks and scares, but plenty of excitement to keep you drawn in. The mix of characters is full of your standard horror movie ensemble tropes, though that’s half the fun here. Halloween may be over, but I can’t wait to see how this plays out.

  • 60

    The Midnite Show #2 continues to be a love letter to classic monster movies. But after revealing how a cursed movie brought iconic Universal monsters to life on an unsuspecting small town, the second issue reveals another trick – the movie wasn’t just summoning monsters, but also their settings and a few of its other characters, including Van Helsing. Our main cast often feels like the group from something like Freddy vs. Jason or Alien vs. Predator, helplessly running from the different creatures and hoping to not get caught in the crossfire once they start clashing with each other. The book will also decide randomly when it wants to crank up the gore, pivoting from a character simply disappearing to a woman having her faced ripped off by a werewolf. It’s a fun ride given the time of year.

  • 55


    Even with the lackluster performance of this issue, I haven’t quite given up on this title. I think there’s something here, a gem or two of deep contextual value, underneath the old filthy mummy bandages — even if I’m not sure it can all shine through. But I’m willing to enter into issue #3 with a machete in hand to see if we can cut this monster down to size or if we instead end up being eaten alive by the Creature from the Meh Lagoon.

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