Title: Crossing Midnight #5
Writer: Mike Carey
Artist: Jim Fern
Publisher: Vertigo/ DC
Reviewed by john lewis
I can’t honestly say that I know what the hell is happening in Crossing Midnight. It’s not confusing, boring, or anything of that sort but I can’t seem to remember a damn thing after reading an issue. However, with issue numero five, that changes.
Mike Carey’s a fantastic writer and manages to do a great job of creating a world that seems so similar to ours yet so different that you can’t help but feel jealous of that world. As is in the case of Crossing Midnight, Carey’s created a world where twin siblings Toshi and Kai are born on opposite sides of midnight and are infused in a world of Japanese supernatural while living in modern times.
With this issue, Carey shows what the twins’ distracted father, Yasou, has been up to. Turns out, he’s relucantly helping out the Yakuza at his job until an auditor shows up to check on his work. the Yakuza decides to whack the auditor but get Yasou to do so. Kai, with help from some knife goddess person, saves his dad from doing so.
What really sells this title, especially in the last few issues, is Carey’s imagination as weird as it is. In ths issue, Carey has Yasou show his loyalty to the Yakuza boss by eating a dead man’s eye as the Yakuza’s boss’s seeing-eye goon describes it to him so you know it must suck to be Yasou in that scene.
Crossing Midnight’s great stuff and it keeps getting better and better.
Posted originally: 2007-04-01 00:45:56