The Darkness Origins Volume 1 tells the story of how mafia hitman Jackie Estacado was blessed and cursed on his 21st birthday when he inherited the power of The Darkness.Â Readers will learn how the elemental force of The Darkness gives Estacado access to an otherworldly dimension and control over the demons who dwell there. This volume collects the origin of Estacado as the current bearer of The Darkness, and introduces classic characters such as the Angelus, Butcher, and Sonatine.
The 160-page book will feature the original six issue covers, and will be branded as part of Top Cow’s Origins line.
â€œWe launched the Origins line with Witchblade and itâ€™s proven to be very popular. It allows us to showcase the classic tales that established the Top Cow Universe, but also spotlight the more modern tales in our other lines like Darkness Accursed,â€ explained Publisher Filip Sablik in a prepared statement.
The trade arrives later this month.