Darkness Origins TPB (2010-2012 Top Cow) comic books 2010-2012
Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Darkness (1996-2001 1st Series) #1-6. Written by Garth Ennis. Art and cover by Marc Silvestri. 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 includes a cover gallery and behind the scenes materials. Softcover, 160 pages, full color. Cover price $12.99.
Volume 2 - 1st printing. Collects Darkness (1996-2001 1st Series) #7-10 and Witchblade (1995-2015) #18-19. Written by David Wohl, Christina Z. Art by Marc Silvestri, Joe Benitez, and Michael Turner. Cover by Marc Silvestri. Go back to the beginning and see 21-year-old mob hitman Jackie Estacado struggle with the power and the burden of The Darkness. Also collected in this edition is the first crossover between The Darkness and Witchblade in the fan favorite "Family Ties" storyline. Featuring art by Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri and superstar Joe Benitez (Soulfire, Titans). Softcover, 176 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.
Volume 3 - 1st printing. Collects Darkness (1996-2001 1st Series) #11-18. Written by Garth Ennis and Malachy Coney. Art by Marc Silvestri and Joe Benitez. Cover by Joe Benitez. 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 by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Malachy Coney with art by Marc Silvestri (X-Men/Dark Avengers: Utopia) and Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika). Softcover, 208 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.
Volume 4 - 1st printing. Written by Scott Lobdell and Malachy Coney. Art by Clarence Lansang and Joe Benitez. Cover by Joe Benitez. In this final volume of The Darkness: Origins trade line, Jackie Estacado puts his house in order and assumes control of his life with the Darkness. First, Jackie's family life in the Franchettis is thrown into upheaval when his uncle Cristo and cousin Nicoletta return and bring old feuds with them. Then Jackie discovers he has a twin sister he never knew right before the Angelus and Sonatine return for a climactic showdown. Softcover, 176 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.