Two characters that started off as a sardonic, homoerotic riff on Batman and Superman’s classic best-buds relationship will be returning in all their shiny, broody glory in October.

It’s good news that the six-issue Midnighter and Apollo miniseries will revisit the solar-powered strongman and the bio-enhanced martial artist with a fight computer in his head. Written by Steve Orlando, the solo Midnighter series that just ended months ago was a finely wrought, underappreciated gem that did a lot to flesh out the main character and differentiate him enough from Batman. Here’s the official word from DC:


Together again, in the series opener Midnighter and Apollo will take on subway pirates in Los Angeles and demons in Opal City, but their reunion will take a shocking turn and send them both on an epic journey beyond all belief!

“Midnighter and Apollo have spent time apart—figuring out who they were when defined on their own instead of by their relationship,“ said Orlando. “They have a firmer idea of who they are and they’ve become stronger and more confident together. Midnighter and Apollo are back to remind the world that it truly is a bad time to be bastards. This is the World’s Finest Couple—kicking back and making each other better than they are on their own.”