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Review of The Darkness #108 from Top Cow rating 9/10

The Darkness #108 coverReview of “The Darkness #108” from Top Cow Productions
By: Eva Jarkiewicz

Publisher: Top Cow Productions
Writer: David Hine
Artist: Jeremy Haun
Colorist: John Rauch
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Editor: Bryan Rountree and Matt Hawkins
Genre: Adventure/Supernatural
Audience: T +13
Issue Reviewed: #108
Review Rating: 9/10

SoCal Comic Con Exclusive Cover: Marc Silvestri & Joe Weems

On Sale November 21, 2012
Price: $2.99
Format: FC
Pages: 32

“BREAKING DARK,” PART Three – Jackie Estacado’s world has been crumbling around him and he fears recent events may drive his wife, Jenny, to the brink of insanity. But will Jackie be able to hold it together when he receives even more tragic family news? DAVID HINE (THE DARKNESS: FOUR HORSEMEN, THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN) and JEREMY HAUN (ARTIFACTS, Detective Comics) follow up their horrific first arc with a four-part story that will make you question everything you think you know about the Top Cow universe.

Issue 108 of The Darkness is part three of the four part Breaking Dark arc, and right now I have no idea what they have in store for Jackie, Hope or the world that the Darkness is part of. Every time I think I know where they are going with the story this team manages to surprise me with yet another twist.

In this issue we learn more about who or what Balakov is. And let’s not forget the dynamic of Jackie and his Doppleganger. Or even what is happening with Hope. What side is Aram on? Or better yet, what are the sides to begin with? So many things happening, so many questions? But you will have to read the book yourself if you want the answer to any of these though we still have part four coming so we know that not everything will be answered in this issue. No spoilers from me.

Team Sick and Twisted, David Hine and Jeremy Haun, have done it again. Delivered a book that delivers a dark, twisted story that you don’t see coming. One thing I have neglected to mention is how well John Rauch’s colors work with the story that Team Sick and Twisted have put together. The tones are dark, creepy and perfectly in synch with the story.

This is simply one of the best books out there for readers that enjoy their comics with more than a light dusting of sick and twisted storytelling. If you aren’t reading it yet, my question for you is this… Why not?

This book is definitely a 9/10, not just for the writing, or the art, but for being able to surprise me, make me gasp and make me wish I could get the next issue now.

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