Joe Straczynski's Allegorical Comic Book
Midnight Nation is a 12-issue series published under the Joe's Comics imprint by Top Cow Comics, a division of Image Comics. An Issue 1/2 is also available.
The main character, Police Detective David Grey, finds himself in a world of people who have slipped between the cracks. These are the ignored, forgotten, and dispossessed people that society neglects. They eventually realize that nobody can see them anymore. These forgotten people share the same world with us, but they can only interact with things that have been discarded or forgotten. David Grey's reason for being in this world is far more sinister, and a mysterious woman named Laurel guides him on a quest to reclaim his stolen soul.
Midnight Nation is a more allegorical story than Rising Stars. It makes readers think about how people treat others and how they are responsible for their own actions... or inaction.
The entire story has been collected in a single volume which was released on 15 January 2003.
|1/2||"Precious Objects"||Synopsis||Review||May 2001|
|1||"Living in the Material World"||Synopsis||Review||07 September 2000|
|2||"Falling Through the Cracks"||Synopsis||Review||04 October 2000|
|3||"Wait For Me"||Synopsis||Review||15 November 2000|
|4||"The Devil You Know"||Synopsis||Review||13 December 2000|
|5||"Past Present, Present Tense"||Synopsis||Review||14 February 2001|
|6||"Midway to Judgment"||Synopsis||Review||28 March 2001|
|7||"Decisions, Decisions, Decisions"||Synopsis||Review||16 May 2001|
|8||"Somewhere Between Nearly There and There"||Synopsis||Review||25 July 2001|
|9||"Explanations, Valid and Otherwise"||Synopsis||Review||12 December 2001|
|10||"Drifting Away"||Synopsis||Review||27 February 2002|
|11||"The Wheel"||Synopsis||15 May 2002|
|12||"Beyond the Road"||Synopsis||12 June 2002|