Mafia hitman Jackie Estacado was both blessed and cursed on his 21st birthday when he inherited the power of The Darkness, an elemental force that allows those who wield it access to an otherworldly dimension and control over the demons who dwell there. Forces for good in the world rise up to oppose Jackie and what his gift represents, but in this story, they are the bad guys. The sold out origin story by Garth Ennis (Punisher, Preacher) and Marc Silvestri (X-Men: Messiah Complex) is presented here as part of the brand new redesigned 'Origins' trade paperback line. This volume collects The Darkness Volume 1 #1-6 along with a cover gallery and behind the scenes materials.
(W) Garth Ennis, Malachy Coney (A) Marc Silvestri, Joe Benitez (C) Benitez
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- June 22, 2011
- Darkness: Origins
Sonatine Returns and The Magdalena Debuts! Go back and see Jackie Estacado as a fledgling bearer of The Darkness as The Darkness Origins trade line continues. Jackie's life is turned further upside down when his foster sister, Appolonia Franchetti returns to New York and the ruthless mafia princess soon plots to become the next Angelus in order to crush her sibling. Soon after, Jackie is confronted by yet another righteous woman who wishes to see him dead - the Magdalena! Collected in this volume are classic issues #11-18 by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Malachy Coney with art by Marc Silvestri (X-Men/Dark Avengers: Utopia) and Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika).