In the almost lawless city of Apollo Bay, high school student Gavin Shaw takes on the role as it’s sole protector. The acrobatic Midnight Tiger! Gavin wants nothing more than to release the stranglehold the criminal have on his city, but if he keeps getting in to trouble at school his dad is going to kill him before he even has the chance. Having lost all hope in the heroes of his world, fate steps in and gives young Gavin Shaw the power to do the things they have not. Only as the teenage hero Midnight Tiger does his city have a chance at redemption.
I was recommended this book by some of my fellow members in the Milestone Comics Facebook Group as well as the World of Black Superheroes Blog, so I ordered it and boy am I glad that I did!
Drawn by creator Ray-Anthony Height, who plotted it along with DeWayne Feenstra (who wrote the script), this is a really existing debut story of a new teen superhero. Midnight Tiger has acquired, through still-unexplained means, various abilities including enhanced strength, speed, senses, and stamina, along with retractable claws, which he uses with his martial arts skills to fight crime as Midnight Tiger. We see Gavin as he has to deal with fighting crime @ night while still finding time to keep up with his school work, and not aroused the suspicion of his widowed father, who despises violence. Gavin’s fight against the local gang is complicated by the fact that his former best friend is now a member. And when the local gang-leader, who appears to have super-powers of his own, becomes aware of this new superhero, it looks like a major confrontation is inevitable.
Really, this books is awesome. Just the right amount of teen angst and superhero action, it reminds me of a classic Spider-Man comic. I very highly recommend this, with a rating of FIVE STARS.