It’s an exciting time to be a fan of Top Cow’s “The Darkness.” Last year, Phil Hester and Michael Broussard took Darkness wielder Jackie Estacado in a bold new direction when they launched the book’s third volume. If you add up all of the issues from all three “The Darkness” series, issue 11 of the current volume is “The Darkness” #75, and Top Cow is celebrating that milestone with an over-sized anniversary issue in February.
On sale this week is “The Darkness” #9, featuring artwork by Jorge Lucas, who will alternate story arcs with Michael Broussard as the series goes forward. CBR News sat down with Lucas to shed some light on The Darkness.
At the end of the first arc, Jackie Estacado found himself de-powered, unable to take full advantage of the Darkness power within him. “It’s a good turnaround for the character,” Lucas told CBR. “In these stories, Jackie is a weakened man, with weak powers, and a lot of the situations he gets into are very trying, especially for someone who’s sick.” READ MORE.