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The Darkness v2 #17

Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2004
By: Richard Vasseur



Publisher: Top Cow
Writer: David Lapham
Artist: Brian Denham
Price: $ 2.99 US, $ 4.60 Can

Comments: Dale Keon delivers to us a cover that will leave you wondering what the Hell is that thing. A little demon playing poker and does he ever look wicked. That is one evil looking demon.

Jackie Estacado is one messed up guy. With all those demons inside him who wouldn't be. His pain and suffering are well portrayed through the writing and drawing. These little demons are really doing a number on him. They want their way and if they don't get it they will punish him.

Jackie is definitely not a super-hero hes an anti-hero. He can be evil and mean and he will kill. At times when you see him your thinking hes not such a bad guy than he will do something to show you hes much worse than you thought.

Jackie tries hard to control the demons inside him. But he doesn't always succeed. Their evil comes through so much you will be afraid to turn out the lights.

The art is beautifully done. The girls are sexy with all the curves in just the right places. The demons are drawn so you can feel the evil coming off of them. Jackie looks like a poor lost soul. He just doesn't know what to do about the demons.

The preview of "Hunter Killer" is awesome as one assassin takes on another assassin. The fight is fast and furious but ultimately no contest. The art shows off both assassins and their different styles wonderfully.



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