While Witchblade has been action-packed of late, Top Cow’s other flagship series, The Darkness, feels like it’s been moving at a slower pace recently. Jackie’s redemption and recovery over the last few months have been a long, hard road out of hell, and this is reflected in the story. However, now things are different. He can wield the Darkness again and call upon his Darklings to do his bidding. Jackie no longer feels chained to the Sovereign and his lies, and instead wants to destroy him. The tide is turning and a new fight is beginning, but the bearer of the Darkness is more in control than he’s been in a long time.