12 issue comic book series reprinted in graphic novel format. Written by Joe Michael Straczynski and pencilled by Gary Frank.
It's about a man who loses his soul, falls in between the cracks of the world, and ends up forgotten and invisible . . . and emarks on a journey to take his soul back.
It was inspired by JMS, deeply depressed, wandering the streets of San Diego. He did it at night, sometimes all night, for a year. And San Diego in the 70s was not a pleasant place to walk at night. He would see gangs, drug dealers, rapists, things he wanted to forget but would never be able to. He was even attacked at one point and beaten within an inch of his life.
And one day, he saw a street corner in the daylight, the same street corner that at midnight was peopled by the homeless and the destitute and the criminal - but in the daylight it was peopled by children, by office workers in suits, by people that worked in theatres.
And JMS became intimiately aware that in every big city there are in fact two cities: the daylight nation that we live in, and the midnight nation that we can fall into. Knowing that, he clawed his way back to the daylight, got his life in order, became one of the most talented writers in modern American literature, and after twenty years wrote Midnight Nation.
The story of a guy who falls through the cracks, loses his soul, and has to walk - and fight - to save himself.
Starring angels, and the Devil, and God in a supporting role. With Lazarus, and a rebellion in Heaven, adn drive-in movie theatres.
If you're an angel, read it. If you've questioned your relationship with the Maker, read it. If you've walked all night looking for your soul . . . read it.
That is all.
Ubi Dubium, Ibi Libertas
Quote:"I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood."