The Darkness is a comic from Top Cow and a spin off from Witchblade. It started back in 1996 and features a hitman called Jackie Estacado. On his 21st birthday is power manifests and he becomes the bearer of The Darkness.
The Darkness threatens many otherworldly powers who move against Jackie. Here’s the catch. The Darkness is an evil power and in this comic, when Jackie is our anti-hero, our villians are the forces of light.
The Darkness #1 – comic
A great way to sample The Darkness is via Graphicly’s online library. Also, right now, in the run up to Darkness II Top Cow have a sale at DriveThru Comics. That’ll let you download a PDF for instant viewing.
Darkness II – game
The Darkness II game is a first person shooter. As you’d expect; there’s a twist. Your hands can be busy with guns… but you’ll still have your Darkness tentacles in which to terrorise people. The game is by 2K – the people behind Borderlands.