So Dark Horse's version of the classic radio, serial and Fawcett comic book hero made his debut in DHP#18. First off, it needs to be said that if all you're interested in here is Captain Midnight, you're paying $8 for 8 pages of story (plus a stunning Steve Rude painted cover).
That said, this is an interesting beginning for the character. I'm not familiar with the previous work of writer Joshua Williamson, or artist Victor Ibanez, but they've turned in some fine work on this 8-pager. I have to admit I was somewhat leery of the idea of bringing Captain Midnight into the modern world, but as (spoiler) CM's plane flies out of a storm in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle, this becomes kind of a modern twist on the Silver Age revival of Captain America, with all the paranoia and suspicion (all in the name of 'national security' of course) that you'd expect in the modern world. Looking forward to seeing how this plays out in the next 2 issues of DHP, with another short chapter announced as part of Dark Horse's FCBD 2013 offering. More practically-minded consumers will just have to wait until the short chapters from DHP are collected in a #0 issue next year, prior to a miniseries for the good Captain.
Dark Horse has been slowly adding a few things that have gotten my interest. First was Lobster Johnson, then Resident Alien and The Once and Future Tarzan, then Francesco Francavilla's Black Beetle, and the return of Baron & Rude's Nexus. Now I can add Captain Midnight to that list. It's a bit unfortunate that all of these are published in sporadic doses at best, but at least it's something.