By Phil Hester and Michael Avon Oeming
I really like these Darkness one-shots, because the mythology of the character really lends itself to them. A timeless entity bound from host to host as eternity drags on -- there's a lot to mine there, and the horror genre is a perfect vehicle for it. If I were a little more vain, I might liken it to a modern, working version of Tales of the Black Freighter, but I'm probably just striking chords with the seafarer theme of this particular one-shot. The story here relates the story of the Viking Lodbrok, who in his youth sought a boon of that era's bearer of the Darkness, and paid many prices for it - one being his hand. READ MORE.