Midnight Sons Reading Guide

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Greetings demon spawn, and welcome to the Midnight Sons Comics Reading Guide!

In the 1990s, the original vision of the Midnight Sons was too big for one comic book title. Instead of confining all their midnight madness to one single series, Marvel group editor Bobbie Chase developed the Midnight Sons as a family of titles. Similar to Batman or X-Men, the Midnight Sons were one of the first distinct family imprints at Marvel Comics in 1993.

Spinning out of Ghost Rider, “Rise of the Midnight Sons” launched four new comic series: Spirits of Vengeance, Morbius, Darkhold, and Nightstalkers, with the crossover stories rotating through each title. The original team was The Nine: Blade, Morbius, Danny Ketch (as Ghost Rider), John Blaze (as a human), Frank Drake, Hannibal King, and three Darkhold Redeemers.

After their first crossover, the team also started appearing in two anthology series, Midnight Sons Unlimited and Marvel Comics Presents, which tied into the big events and helped spotlight lesser-known characters.

After the 90s, the Midnight Sons almost fell into obscurity. But with Greg Smallwood’s famous pitch in 2017, Doctor Strange: Damnation in 2018, Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight and Blade in the 2020s, and a new video game on the way, the Children of Midnight have risen again! So here are our recommendations to get started with the best Midnight Sons comics:

Quick start:

  • Avengers/Doctor Strange: Rise of the Darkhold
    • Tomb of Dracula (1991) #1-4
  • Spirits of Vengeance: Rise of the Midnight Sons (1992)
  • Midnight Sons: Midnight Massacre (1993)
  • Midnight Sons: Siege of Darkness (1993)
    • Witches (2004) #1-4
    • Legion of Monsters (2009-2012)
  • Marvel Zombies 4 (2009)
    • Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural (2009) #1-5
    • Carnage (2015) #6-16
    • Spirits of Vengeance (2017) #1-5
  • Doctor Strange: Damnation (2018)
  • Midnight Suns (2022) #1-5

But these books are just the beginning! Since their inception, the team has transcended any single title or line up, so gathered below are 30 years of Midnight Sons comics starring your favorite supernatural superstars, from solo books to hidden gems to giant crossover extravaganzas!

As a massive crossover without a main series, every title in the original Midnight Sons saga felt just as important as the others. For two years, the Midnight Sons comics supported each other by deftly interlacing their side characters and ongoing storylines, even between big crossover events. More than one simple team-up series, the Midnight Sons comics were a universe. A tightly connected, carefully calculated universe of modern Marvel horror, the likes of which have never been seen again.

Between events, the reader had the power to choose which comic titles they read or skipped. Just like the MCU, the Midnight Sons comics were designed so that you could follow your favorite hero on solo adventures and then check-in with the others during the big team events.

This reading guide follows that same “pick and choose” approach: Stick with your favorite characters and have fun! If a solo feels like homework, skip it! But don’t miss the team events, because that’s what the Midnight Sons are all about!

Adding to the fun chaos is the fact that there is no definitive Midnight Sons team! While the most common characters are Blade, Morbius, and a Spirit of Vengeance, the rest of the roster is a revolving door of cool supernatural characters. So don’t forget to check out our other Midnight Sons articles, including reading guides for Blade, Morbius, Werewolf by Night, Man-Thing, Elsa Bloodstone, Clea, and the Darkhold, as well as our ideas for a women-led Midnight Suns team.

If you’re excited for the upcoming video game, the most important sections for you are Rise of the Midnight Sons, Siege of Darkness, and Midnight Suns (2022).

Enjoy reading!


 

Before Midnight: Rise of the Darkhold (pre-1992)

This section is optional, but important! These are not official Midnight Sons comics, but they’re helpful for understanding each character’s situation before the story begins. You don’t have to read everything, so I recommend focusing on just the heroes you love or want to know better.

Avengers/Doctor Strange: Rise of the Darkhold is the #1 thing to read here. Not only does this collection help set up the Midnight Sons saga, but it also acts as a handy guide to Marvel’s horror universe.

  • Avengers/Doctor Strange: Rise of the Darkhold
    • Marvel Spotlight (1971) #3-4; Werewolf By Night (1972) #1, 3, 15; Tomb of Dracula (1972) #18-19
    • Dracula Lives (1973) #6
    • Marvel Chillers (1975) #1-2
    • Avengers (1963) #185-187
    • Doctor Strange (1974) #59-62, 67, 81; (1988) #9-13, 15
    • Thor (1966) #332-333
    • Amazing Spider-Man Annual (1964) #22; X-Men Annual (1970) #12
  • Nightstalkers (Blade, Hannibal King, Frank Drake)
    • Doctor Strange (1974) #58-62, 67
    • Tomb of Dracula (1991) #1-4
  • Morbius
    • Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988) #10-11, 14-18, 20
    • Spider-Man (1990) #13-14

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  • Ghost Riders (John Blaze, Danny Ketch)
    • Ghost Rider (1990) #1-11
      • #1 is the first appearance of Danny Ketch!
      • #10 is the return of “John” Blaze!
    • Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #64-71
      • Features Danny Ketch and Wolverine!
    • Ghost Rider/Doctor Strange: Strange Tales
      • Ghost Rider (1990) #12; Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988) #28
    • Ghost Rider (1990) #13-24
    • Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher: Hearts of Darkness (1991) #1
    • Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #101-112 [C Stories]
      • Features Danny Ketch, Doctor Strange, and Werewolf By Night!
    • Ghost Rider/X-Men: Brood Troubles in the Big Easy
      • Ghost Rider (1990) #25-27; X-Men (1991) #8-9


 

Rise of the Midnight Sons (1992)

The original Midnight Sons era was one of the first major attempts at a massive interconnected comics line where every issue from every title feels essential. The titles interweave so effectively that it’s easy to forget which comic you’re reading – by the end of Siege of Darkness, everything is just one more issue in the grand Midnight Sons saga. Reading the full story feels like watching an epic 1990s Saturday morning cartoon crossover, with all the excitement, drama, and cheesiness that we love from BIG character-mashing events.

The whole line was defined as an interconnected universe, so crossovers are hard to avoid! While this might make it difficult to follow just one title in isolation, the writers did their best to fill in the details and give a satisfying character-first story in each issue. The “Optional” and “Extra reading” comics are not necessary, but they usually help set up the upcoming events. They generally happen simultaneously, so their reading order isn’t very strict either. But the “Prelude” issues are essential.

  • Rise of the Midnight Sons (1992)
    • Ghost Rider (1990) #28
    • Ghost Rider and Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1992) #1
    • Morbius: The Living Vampire (1992) #1
      • Optional: Ghost Rider and Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1992) #2
    • Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins (1992) #1
      • Optional: Ghost Rider and Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1992) #3
    • Nightstalkers (1992) #1
    • Ghost Rider (1990) #31

Extra reading:

  • Ghost Rider (1990) #29-30, 32-38
  • Ghost Rider/Spider-Man: Spirits of Venom
    • Ghost Rider and Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1992) #4-6
    • Web of Spider-Man (1985) #95-96
  • Ghost Rider and Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1992) #7-12
  • Ghost Rider (1990) #39
  • Ghost Rider: Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #113-142 [C Stories]
    • Features Danny Ketch and Iron Fist!
  • Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988) #50
  • Morbius: The Living Vampire (1992) #2-7
  • Nightstalkers (1992) #2-6
  • Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins (1992) #2-10
  • Morbius/Doctor Strange: A Nightmare on Bleeker Street
    • Morbius: The Living Vampire (1992) #8-9
    • Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988) #52-53
  • Midnight Sons Unlimited (1993) #1-2


 

Midnight Massacre (1993)

After receiving a letter from the Darkhold Dwarf, Blade goes demonic on his vendetta against the occult. What happens when monster hunters are monsters themselves? Midnight Massacre is relatively short but it’s my favorite crossover from the era. Don’t forget to read the Prelude! 

  • Prelude to Midnight Massacre
    • Nightstalkers (1992) #7
    • Morbius: The Living Vampire (1992) #10
    • Nightstalkers (1992) #8-9
    • Morbius: The Living Vampire (1992) #11
  • Midnight Sons: Midnight Massacre (1993)
    • Nightstalkers (1992) #10
    • Ghost Rider (1990) #40
    • Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins (1992) #11
    • Morbius: The Living Vampire (1992) #12
    • Ghost Rider and Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1992) #13

 

Extra watching:

  • Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981) S3 E2
  • X-Men (1992) S1 E13 (Ghost Rider cameo)
  • Spider-Man (1994) S2 E1-2, 6-10; S4 E6-7; S5 E7, 10
  • Fantastic Four (1994) S2 E8
  • Incredible Hulk (1996) S1 E5

Extra reading:

  • Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins (1992) #12-13
  • Midnight Sons Unlimited (1993) #3
  • Nightstalkers (1992) #11-13


 

Siege of Darkness (1993)

In retrospect, the 17-issue Siege of Darkness seems like an appropriately massive finale to the Midnight Sons era, but at the time it was written as a new beginning. The event ends with the heroes united for the first time ever, embracing the strengths of their team as they blaze forth into the night for countless adventures to come… and a tease of Chthon returning as the villain of the next major crossover.

But even though the Midnight Sons imprint was canceled before the next crossover could happen, the ending we got still feels like a satisfying conclusion. Powerful, triumphant, and dramatic, Siege of Darkness is the ultimate supernatural crossover event.

  • Prelude to Siege of Darkness
    • Ghost Rider Annual (1993) #1
    • Ghost Rider: Road to Vengeance – The Missing Link
      • Ghost Rider (1990) #41-43
      • Ghost Rider and Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1992) #14-16
    • Morbius: The Living Vampire (1992) #13-15
    • Optional: Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins (1992) #14
    • Optional: Ghost Rider and the Midnight Sons Magazine #1 (1993)
      • 40 pages of promo interviews about the Midnight Sons comics family, with teases for Siege of Darkness

  • Midnight Sons: Siege of Darkness (1993)
  • Part 1: The Lilin
    • Nightstalkers (1992) #14
    • Ghost Rider (1990) #44
    • Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #143
    • Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins (1992) #15
    • Morbius: The Living Vampire (1992) #16
    • Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #144
    • Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988) #60
    • Ghost Rider and Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1992) #17
      • Optional: Silver Sable and the Wild Pack (1992) #19
  • Part 2: The Fallen
    • Nightstalkers (1992) #15
    • Ghost Rider (1990) #45
    • Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins (1992) #16
    • Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #145
    • Morbius: The Living Vampire (1992) #17
    • Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #146
    • Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988) #61
    • Ghost Rider and Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1992) #18
    • Midnight Sons Unlimited (1993) #4


 

End of the Midnight Sons

The last true Midnight Sons crossover of the 90s was Siege of Darkness, but the storylines continued for a couple more months. Listed here are the smaller arcs that occurred as the interconnectivity between the Midnight Sons comics started to die down. Of course, I recommend continuing to read your favorite characters, but these are just the highlights from the end of the era.

I have also included an “Extra reading” section for Daimon and Satana Hellstrom. While not officially part of the 90s Midnight Sons crossovers, Hellstorm: Prince of Lies was published by the same group editor (Bobbie Chase) and advertised alongside the Midnight Sons books. In later iterations of the team, Satana becomes a close associate and Daimon officially joins twice.

  • Strangers Among Us
    • Midnight Sons Unlimited (1993) #5
    • Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988) #62-63
    • Ghost Rider and Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1992) #19
    • Nightstalkers (1992) #16-18
    • Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988) #64-66, Annual #4
      • Optional: Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988) #71-78
  • Ashes to Ashes
    • Ghost Rider (1990) #50
    • Midnight Sons Unlimited (1993) #6-7
    • Blade: The Vampire-Hunter (1994) #4-5
    • Ghost Rider (1990) #55
    • Morbius: The Living Vampire (1992) #25-29
  • Born Again
    • Midnight Sons Unlimited (1993) #8
    • Blade: The Vampire-Hunter (1994) #7-10
    • Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988) #90
      • Optional: Ghost Rider (1990) #70-85

Extra reading:

  • Danny Ketch
    • Ghost Rider (1990) #49-94, -1, Crossroads #1, Annual #2
      • #94 is also known as “Ghost Rider Finale (2007) #1”
    • Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher: Dark Design (1995) #1
    • Wolverine (1988) #89
    • CyBlade/Ghost Rider (1997) #1
    • Daredevil (1964) #372
  • Johnny Blaze
    • Blaze: Legacy of Blood (1993) #1-4
    • Ghost Rider and Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1992) #19-23
    • Blaze (1994) #1-12
    • Ghost Rider (1990) #72-89, -1, Annual #2
  • Vengeance
    • Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #147-175
    • Ghost Rider (1990) #47-52, 70-76, 91-94, Annual #2
    • Venom: Nights of Vengeance (1994) #1-4
    • Code of Honor (1997) #1-4
  • Doctor Strange
    • Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988) #62-90, Annual #4
    • Man-Thing (1997) #1-2
  • Blade
    • Blade: The Vampire-Hunter (1994) #1-10
    • Blade: Crescent City Blues (1998) #1
  • Morbius
    • Venom: Enemy Within (1993) #1-3
    • Morbius: The Living Vampire (1992) #18-32

  • Vicki Montesi
    • Carnage (2015) #6-16
  • Sam Buchanan
    • Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #148, 153, 155, 164-169, 174-175
  • Modred the Mystic
    • Mighty Avengers (2007) #21-23
    • Squadron Supreme (2016) #2-12
    • Champions (2016) #25-27
  • Daimon & Satana Hellstrom
    • Vampire Tales (1973) #2-3
    • Ghost Rider (1973) #1-3, 17-19
    • Marvel Spotlight (1971) #12-24; Premiere (1972) #27
    • Defenders (1972) #94-100, 125
    • Hellstorm: Prince of Lies (1993) #1-21; Druid (1995) #1-4

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Marvel Zombies (2009)

After being abandoned for ten years, the “Midnight Sons” name was finally resurrected in 2009 with Marvel Zombies 4. Led by Morbius and with Daimon Hellstrom instead of a Spirit of Vengeance, this group also feels similar to the Legion of Monsters!

In this section I have also included the Witches, Legion of Monsters, and Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural minis from the same time period.

Witches was a small ensemble book starring Jennifer Kale, Satana, and Topaz! Unfortunately the final product was disappointing and male-gazey but it’s worth a read for a test run for a women-led Midnight Sons team!

The Legion of Monsters adventures featured Morbius, Werewolf, Man-Thing, and future Midnight Son Elsa Bloodstone in their own spinoff series and other guest appearances. Doctor Voodoo saw Jericho Drumm become Sorcerer Supreme and guest-starred Marvel’s entire roster of supernatural characters.

While these aren’t official Midnight Sons comics, they are all fascinating stories with several Children of Midnight from the past and the future.

  • Witches (2004) #1-4 by Brian Patrick Walsh & Will Conrad
    • Team: Jennifer Kale, Satana, and Topaz
    • The return of Lilith, mother of demons!
    • Guest appearances from other supernatural characters like Doctor Strange
  • Legion of Monsters (2011) #1-4 by Dennis Hallum & Juan Doe
    • Team: Morbius, Man-Thing, Werewolf by Night, and Elsa Bloodstone
    • Tie-ins: The Punisher (2009) #11-17, 21; Deadpool Team-Up (2010) #894; Hulk (2008) #52; Daredevil (2011) #32-33; Deadpool: The Gauntlet Infinite Comic (2014) #1-13
  • Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural (2009) #1-5 by Rick Remender & Jefte Palo
    • Features Doctor Voodoo, Blade, Dracula, Danny Ketch, Johnny Blaze, Daimon Hellstrom and more!

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Video games:

  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
  • Ghost Rider (2007)
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad Online (2011)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011)
  • Marvel: Avengers Alliance (2012)
  • Marvel Heroes (2013)
  • Marvel Puzzle Quest (2013)
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (2013)
    • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers (2016)
    • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (2017)
  • Marvel Contest of Champions (2014)

Extra watching:

  • Blade (1998)
    • Blade II (2002)
    • Blade: Trinity (2006) (and deleted scenes)
    • Blade: The Series (2006) S1 E1-13
  • Man-Thing (2005)
  • Ghost Rider (2007)
    • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: What The–?! (2009) S1 E8, 10, 14-15, 18, 37, 40, 45-46, 52
    • Specials: S1 E13, 17, 25
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad Show (2009) S1 E24; S2 E13, 17
  • Marvel Anime: Blade (2010) S4 E1-12
  • Ultimate Spider-Man (2012) S2 E21-22; S4 E8, 13-15, 24
    • Marvel’s Avengers Assemble (2013) S2 26, S4 E17
    • Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (2013) S2 E9, 21, 24, 26
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) S4 E1-8, 12-15, 21-22
  • Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers (2014) S1 E42-43, 51

Extra team reading:

  • Marvel Mangaverse: Ghost Riders (2002) #1
  • Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos (2006) #1-6
  • Black Panther (2005) #12-13
  • Mystic Arcana: Scarlet Witch (2007) #1; Sister Grimm (2007) #1
  • Mighty Avengers (2007) #21-23
  • New Avengers (2005) #51-54; (2010) #1-6
  • Chaos War: Chaos King (2011) #1
  • Thunderbolts/Dark Avengers (2006) #155-162, 176-183
  • Wolverine (2010) #1-6 (“Wolverine Goes to Hell”)
  • Tomb of Terror (2010) #1
  • Venom (2011) #13, 13.1-13.4, 14
  • Uncanny Avengers Annual (2014) #1
  • Blade:
    • Blade (2002) #1-6; (2006) #1-12 
    • Tomb of Dracula (2004) #1-4
    • Captain Britain and MI-13 (2008) #5-15
    • X-Men: Curse of the Mutants – Blade (2010) #1
    • Mighty Avengers (2013) #10-14
  • Ghost Riders:
    • Ghost Rider (2005) #1-6; Trail of Tears #1-6; (2006) #20-35, Annual #2; Heaven’s on Fire #1-6; (2011) #0.1, 1-9
    • Deadpool Team-Up (2010) #897
    • Thunderbolts (2013) #20-26
  • Morbius:
    • Legion of Monsters: Morbius (2007) #1
    • Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #622, 642, 679.1, 688-691, 698-699.1
    • Morbius: The Living Vampire (2013) #1-9

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  • Werewolf by Night & Topaz:
    • Werewolf by Night (1972) #13-17, 27-43; (1998) #1-6
    • Doctor Strange (1974) #75-81; (1988) #2, 6-9, 26-30; (1999) #1-4
    • Strange Tales (1987) #1-3
    • Legion of Monsters: Werewolf by Night (2007) #1
    • Wolverine: First Class (2008) #10-11
    • X-Factor (2005) #222-224
    • Continue with the Werewolf by Night reading guide!
  • Doctor Voodoo:
    • Strange Tales (1951) #169-173
    • Tomb of Dracula (1972) #34-37
    • Werewolf by Night (1972) #38-41
    • Doctor Strange (1974) #48; (1988) #16-18
    • Ghost Rider (1990) #82-85
    • Doctor Voodoo: The Origin of Jericho Drumm (2010) #1
  • Man-Thing & Jennifer Kale:
    • Man-Thing (1974) #1-22; (1997) #1-8 
    • Ghost Rider (1990) #77-89, 92
    • Thunderbolts/Dark Avengers (2006) #144-162, 176-183
    • Legion of Monsters: Man-Thing (2007) #1
    • Fear Itself: Fearsome Four (2011) #1-4
    • Red She-Hulk (2012) #66-67
  • Daimon Hellstrom:
    • Hellstorm: Son of Satan (2006) #1-5
  • Satana Hellstrom:
    • Thunderbolts/Dark Avengers (2006) #155-183
    • Legion of Monsters: Satana (2007) #1
    • Deadpool Team-Up (2010) #892
    • X-Factor (2005) #249-256


 

Damnation (2018)

In 2017, fan-favorite artist Greg Smallwood famously pitched a new line of Midnight Sons comics. While this never got green-lit, the Midnight Sons were successfully revamped in 2018’s Doctor Strange: Damnation. Between the rising popularity of Mr. Knight, Smallwood’s pitch going viral, and the wild success of Damnation, the Midnight Sons were back for good.

Just before Damnation came out, Victor Gischler’s Spirits of Vengeance series presented a team similar to the Midnight Sons. Like the 2000s section above, this is a decent placeholder if you’re craving extra Midnight Sons content, but it’s a low priority compared to the excitement of Damnation. This era also saw Victoria Montesi make her return in Carnage, which revealed new truths about the history of the Midnight Sons.

  • Spirits of Vengeance: War at the Gates of Hell (2017) by Victor Gischler & David Baldeón
    • Spirits of Vengeance (2017) #1-5
    • Team: Johnny Blaze, Hellstorm, Blade, and Satana
  • Doctor Strange: Damnation (2018) by Donny Cates, Nick Spencer, and Rod Reis
    • Doctor Strange: Damnation (2018) #1-4
    • Team: Wong, Blade, Johnny Blaze, Doctor Voodoo, Elsa Bloodstone, Moon Knight (as Mr. Knight), Iron Fist, and Man-Thing
      • Optional prelude: Secret Empire #0-10, Doctor Strange #381-385
      • Optional tie-ins: Doctor Strange (2015) #386-389; Johnny Blaze: Ghost Rider (2018) #1; Iron Fist (2017) #78-80; Scarlet Spider (2017) #15-17

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Note: The left image is not a published comic book. Punisher and Howard the Duck are not Midnight Sons

Video games:

  • Marvel Future Fight (2015)
  • Marvel Avengers Academy (2016)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (2017)
  • Marvel Strike Force (2018)
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (2019)

Extra watching:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) S2 E0 (shorts #4 & #6)
  • Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell (2016)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (2017) S3 E3

Extra team reading:

  • S.H.I.E.L.D. (2015) #5-6
  • Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos (2015) #1-4
  • Deadpool (2016) #14
  • Doctor Strange (2015) #1-20,  Annual #1
    • Doctor Strange: Last Days of Magic (2016) #1
    • Deadpool: Last Days of Magic (2016) #1
  • Deadpool: Til Death Do Us… (2016)
  • Falcon (2017) #1-8
  • Infinity Wars: Weapon Hex (2018) #1
    • Alternate universe “Midnight Guns” (Warp world)
  • Blade:
    • Unbelievable Gwenpool (2016) #11
    • Secret Empire: Brave New World (2017) #5
  • Ghost Riders:
    • All-New Ghost Rider (2014) #1-12; (2016) #1-5; X-Mas Special Infinite Comic (2016) #1
    • Unbelievable Gwenpool (2016) #14-15
    • Marvel Legacy (2017) #1
    • Iceman (2017) #6-7
  • Daimon Hellstrom:
    • New Avengers (2015) #12
    • Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat (2016) #9-10, 16-17
  • Satana Hellstrom:
    • West Coast Avengers (2018) #4-7
  • Scarlet Spider:
    • Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #144-151
    • Spider-Man: The Lost Years (1995) #1-3
    • Web of Spider-Man (1985) #118
    • Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider (2017) #1-25

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  • Iron Fist:
    • Marvel Premiere (1972) #15-25; Iron Fist (1975) #1-15; Power Man and Iron Fist (1985) #48-125
    • Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #113-118 [C Stories]
    • Immortal Iron Fist (2007) #1-27; (2014) #1-12
    • The Defenders (2011) #1-12
    • Power Man and Iron Fist (2016) #1-15
  • Doctor Voodoo:
    • Uncanny Avengers (2015B) #1-30, Annual #1
    • Black Knight (2016) #1-5
    • Avengers (2017) #675-690
    • Quicksilver: No Surrender (2018) #2-5
    • Black Panther (2018) #23-25

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Midnight Suns (2022)

In recent years, the Midnight Sons have taken on an exciting evolution. Rebranded as the “Midnight Suns,” the new team will star in the first-ever Midnight Sons ongoing series, as well as their own video game this December! In addition to Blade, the new comics team has several new additions including Kushala the Spirit Rider, Magik, Nico Minoru, Zoe Laveau, and Wolverine! Magik, Nico, and Wolverine are expected to appear in the video game as well, teasing potential synergy between the comic and game.

It’s interesting to note that Blade, Nico, and Zoe have ties to Marie Laveau and Magik, Nico, and Zoe have ties to Strange Academy. Coming right after The Death of Doctor Strange, what could this mean for the team going forward? Check out our Midnight Suns speculation here!

  • Midnight Suns (2022) #1-5 by Ethan Sacks & Luigi Zagaria
    • Starts September 14, 2022
    • Team: Blade, Kushala the Spirit Rider, Magik, Wolverine, Nico Minoru, and Zoe Laveau
    • Meet the cast here!
      • Optional prelude: Strange Academy (2020) #1-18
      • Optional prelude: Death of Doctor Strange (2021) #1-5

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Video games:

  • Marvel Duel (2020)
  • Marvel Future Revolution (2021)
  • Marvel’s Midnight Suns (2022)
    • Tie-in animation: Marvel’s Midnight Suns – Prequel Shorts (2022)

Extra watching:

  • Marvel’s Runaways (2017) S1 E1-10; S2 E1-13; S3 E1-10
  • Helstrom (2020) S1 E1-10
  • The New Mutants (2020)
  • LEGO Marvel Avengers: Loki in Training (2021)
  • WandaVision (2021) S1 E7, 9
  • Morbius (2022)
  • Moon Knight (2022) S1 E1-6
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

Extra team reading:

  • Avengers (2018) #12-17, 22-25, 33, 35-38, 45
  • Doctor Strange (2018) #13-17
  • The Punisher (2018) #14-16
  • Wolverine vs. Blade Special (2019) #1
  • Strikeforce (2019) #1-4, 7-9
  • Savage Avengers (2019) #1-28
  • Curse of The Man-Thing (2021)
  • The Darkhold (2021) Alpha, Omega
  • Ghost Rider: Vengeance Forever (2022) #1

  • Ghost Riders:
    • Avengers (2018) #1-45
    • Absolute Carnage: Symbiote of Vengeance (2019) #1
    • Ghost Rider (2019) #1-7, Return of Vengeance #1
    • Spirits of Ghost Rider: Mother of Demons (2020) #1
    • King in Black: Ghost Rider (2021) #1
  • Kushala:
    • Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme (2016) #1-12
    • War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery (2019) #4-5
    • Spirits of Vengeance: Spirit Rider (2021) #1
    • Ghost Rider: Kushala Infinity Comic (2021) #1-8
  • Magik:
    • Magik (1983) #1-4
    • New Mutants (1983) #14-73; (2019) #1-30 (ongoing)  
    • Uncanny X-Men (2013) #1-35

  • Nico Minoru:
    • Runaways (2003) #1-18; (2005) #1-30; (2008) #1-14; (2017) #1-38
    • Mystic Arcana: Sister Grimm (2007) #1
    • Avengers Arena (2013) #1-18; Avengers Undercover (2014) #1-10
    • A-Force (2016) #1-10
  • Zoe Laveau & Marie Laveau:
    • Dracula Lives (1973) #2 [E Story]; Marvel Team-Up (1972) #76-77; Marvel Fanfare (1982) #42 [B Story]
    • Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988) #10, 14-18
    • Blade: The Vampire-Hunter (1994) #4-5, 9; Crescent City Blues (1998) #1
    • Mystic Arcana: Sister Grimm (2007) #1
    • Strange Academy Presents: The Death of Doctor Strange (2021) #1
  • Wolverine:
    • Wolverine (1988) #4-8, 17, 77-86; (2010) #1-6; (2020) #1-6, 11-12
    • What If…? (1989) #24, 37
    • Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher: Hearts of Darkness #1, Dark Design #1
    • Wolverine Soultaker (2005) #1-5
    • X-Men: Curse of the Mutants (2010); Wolverine and Jubilee (2011) #1-4
    • Old Man Logan (2016) #14-15

 


And those are the Midnight Sons! Who’s your favorite character? Who are you excited to learn more about? Let me know on Twitter @vinwriteswords and remember to follow the site @MyCosmicCircus for more midnight madness!

Of course, be sure to check out our other reading guides here and stay tuned to The Cosmic Circus for more coming soon!

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