Monday, November 30, 2009
The SHADOWS & FLAME Within The DARKNESS
You should be afraid – not of what you can see in the darkness, but what you can't see in the Darkness.
For the comics character the Darkness, the same holds true. Created over ten years ago by Marc Silvestri, Garth Ennis and David Wohl, the Darkness is more than just one character – it's a cast, a mood and a mythology of the legacy of the mantle fo the Darkness through time. Rooted in horror, The Darkness title has explored many different areas but in the upcoming one-shot The Darkness: Shadows & Flames coming out in January, those horror roots come full circle – Lovecraft style.
Writer Rob Levin and artist Jorge Lucas are telling the story of a man who is a shadow of his former self. Salvador Gomes' spirit and life are broken after the tragic deaths of his wife and daughter, and he's now alone with only his thoughts and fears to keep him company. All this idle time leads Gomes to finding what he calls 'The Shadow God" and tries to bargain with him – no matter what the price.