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It's a very rare thing in today's world of assembly-line comics to come across a creator who writes, draws, colors, AND designs his own book, but Bernie has done just that.
From the very first page, Midnight Mystery, the noir tale of Ezekiel King, supernatural private eye, grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. Bernie's fluid storytelling, clear linework, and skillful use of black give his story a unique, ominous atmosphere. Can't wait to find out what happens next!
- Dan Christensen (Archer Coe and the Way to Dusty Death, Riposte)
Are you a fan of the Kolchak: Nightstalker TV series? Like to curl up with a good noir story? Appreciate an artistic style along the lines of Victor Santos or the legendary Darwyn Cooke? Then you will want to get on the ground floor of writer/artist Bernie Gonzalez supernatural suspense mini-series Midnight Mystery featuring detective Zeke King!
- Creator Talks Podcast
Midnight Mystery reads to the perplex detective and horror fan within us. If you grew up with Svengoolie, Batman: The Animated Series, or Darwyn Cooke, this is a must for your collection.
- The Reasons I'm Broke Podcast
Midnight Mystery will take you back to when you were a kid and would stay up late to watch your favorite Double Creature Features! With beautiful art that's like a macabre mix of Samurai Jack meets Darwyn Cooke that will keep you coming back for more each month!
- Marcus Muller (King of the Unknown)
Ever wish that Batman: The Animated Series had done more supernatural episodes involving dead horror show hosts? If you didn't before, I bet you do now. Lucky for you, Midnight Mystery has all your weirdest wishes covered, and then some!
- Orrin Grey (Guignol & Other Sardonic Tales, Never bet the Devil)
This is one of the strongest, most interesting and unexpectedly delightful introductions to a series. The writing here is mesmerising and the characterisation is excellent as is the pacing and the way that information is uncovered and revealed...Personally growing up I loved watching television late at night or on PBS when all the cheesy “B-movies” horror classics were shown and here within these pages Bernie captures that mood, tone and feel of that in a way I couldn’t have anticipated. This is utterly bloody effin brilliant.
- readingwithaflightring.weebly.com (review of Midnight Mystery #1)
Midnight Mystery is a one-man-show, as Bernie Gonzalez drives both the story and the art (with expert lettering from Wes Locher). It's got the right kind of hook, and it's perfectly paced -- neither getting bogged down in any unnecessary padding and not skipping anything crucial that leaves us wondering what happened between scenes. We'll definitely be back for the rest of this four-issue miniseries.
- criticalblast.com (review of Midnight Mystery #1)
This is a good story, and the art style is perfect as this is very character driven. Much like Detective King says, in order to find the boy, you must first understand who his father is. These two issues dive into a “mystery” of how a man desperate for fame, created a persona to help him escape his reality and become something more that himself. In reality, he does indeed lose himself, and gives into his own darkness.
- superherospeak.com (review of Midnight Mystery #1 & 2)
...the narrative depth is nevertheless welcome, and very effective at drawing me in. Midnight Mystery is not merely entertaining, but genuinely stirring.
- comics-now.com (review of Midnight Mystery: City of Ghosts #1)
I love the way that this story is being told. The story & plot development alongside the character development that we are seeing here is so well done. The two work together in this kind of perfect harmony...and in some instances how it is presented as clues we as the reader have to decipher...who doesn't want to try to crack a mystery?
- readingwithaflightring.weebly.com (review of Midnight Mystery: City of Ghosts #2)