Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that The Darkness: Shadows & Flames one-shot comic book will hit comic book store shelves late January 2010.
Written by up-and-coming scribe Rob Levin (The Darkness: Butcher) and featuring art and cover from Jorge Lucas (The Darkness, Sunset), the 32-page The Darkness: Shadows & Flames standalone takes readers back to the turn of the 20th Century to follow a horrifying tale of lost love and the depravity of man and powers beyond our understanding in the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft.Â Salvador Gomes is a broken man.Â He has lost his beautiful wife and young daughter in a fire and now spends restless days and sleepless nights looking for solace.Â In desperation, he makes a bargain with â€œThe Shadow God,â€ but every bargain has its price.
â€œI’ve always been fascinated with the types of different stories you can tell within the greater mythos of The Darkness,â€ said Levin.Â â€œReaders are familiar with Jackie starring in horror-centric stories, but ‘Shadows and Flame’ gave Jorge and I a chance to tell another kind of horrific yawn, drawing on the great H.P. Lovecraft and examining man’s own ineptitude in a world in which greater, more powerful creatures exist.â€
The Darkness: Shadows & Flames one-shot will retail at $2.99.