The Darkness is a great series that I’ve enjoyed for a long time. It has a great storyline, a fantastic look, and an impressive roster of characters that are both good and bad. If you haven’t read it yet, then check out this review and make sure you pick it up.
Cover of Darkness
The Cover of The Darkness is a series that interweaves two stories set in the 19th century. It’s a little more modern in its execution, though, and a bit more esoteric in its subject matter. Luckily for those who have a keen interest in classic horror films, the first in the series is free. But even if you don’t feel like shelling out the big bucks, the series is still worth checking out. Especially if you’re a fan of werewolves, or were-wolves.
Aside from the series’ plethora of memorable characters, it’s the cover’s most notable feature that really impresses. The triumvirate of art, color, and production are so top-shelf that you can almost forget you’re not reading a glossy cover edition. Not to mention the quality of the inks and the bleed-free, non-transparent paper you’ll find gracing your comic collection.
The Darkness vs the Sovereign
The Darkness vs the Sovereign comics are a pair of superhero series that are being written by Phil Hester and illustrated by Nelson Blake II. These comics are set to be released in June 2009. They are based on the first arc of the third series and feature the character known as Jackie Estacado.
The Darkness vs the Sovereign features a mysterious demon who takes a young Jackie Chan hostage. He promises to break the demon’s curse and reconcile the body and soul of Jackie. Fortunately, Jackie is not easily fooled.
Jackie and his team are sent to Egypt to find the last Sovereign’s statue. Their quest brings them to Cario, Egypt. Meanwhile, Sovereign’s statue emits deadly radiation. This causes a major problem.
When Jackie arrives in Sovereign’s compound, the Sovereign is not as dead as he seemed. In fact, the radiation slowly burns his flesh. And he is not the only one to be infected.
Jackie Estacado is the host to the ancient primordial entity called The Darkness. When he was just 21 years old, Jackie inherited the ability to wield this supernatural force. He became the leader of the Brotherhood of the Darkness and now fights against the Russian Mob.
During his quest to eliminate The Sovereign’s reliquaries, Jackie Estacado will meet Fort Knox, a criminal family with ties to the mob. They will face off in the Everglades.
The series also features Jackie’s friend Johnny Powell, an occultist who has teamed with Jackie to keep the Darkness under control. Johnny is a source of anxiety for Jackie and helps him squelch it.
Jackie Estacado is a mobster who has recently lost his girlfriend Jenny Romano. This event spurs him into action. After his first battle against The Darkness, he takes his revenge against Eddie Shrote.
Milestone Comics’ subversion of hardcore imagery
It’s a fact that Milestone Comics and its parent company DC are big on shiny new toys. Hence, the duo are in the business of relaunching some of their more iconic properties. This is the stuff that makes the company a bona fide media and entertainment conglomerate. During the first few months of this year, we’ve seen the launch of a whole slew of titles and new series, spanning the gamut from superheroes to hardcore gangsters. Among the highlights has been the unveiling of DC’s Milestones in History, a one shot anthology of DC’s most popular characters spanning the gamut from Superman to The Flash. We’ve also seen the re-launch of a number of cult favorites like The Authority, The Rocket and Blackhawk, among others.
The Darkness II
The Darkness II is a video game based on the comic book series of the same name. It was developed by Digital Extremes. In the game, you play as Jackie Estacado, a member of the New York crime family.
Like the first game, the story revolves around Jackie’s struggle with depression and the mysterious attack on his life. He’s also been haunted by his girlfriend’s death. However, Jackie has managed to suppress the Darkness for two years. But now, the Brotherhood is attacking.
The Darkness II is a well-executed sequel. Although some critics felt that it was too short, the storyline was engaging.
The Darkness II is a first-person shooter that uses a graphic noir style. Most of the game’s assets were hand-painted by development artists. This has resulted in a comic-book look.