“The Darkness” is about a Mafia hit man who discovers he is heir to a supernatural, dangerous force.
“The Darkness” is about a Mafia hit man who discovers he is heir to a supernatural, dangerous force.
>When the world is plunged into darkness, Greg Stonehaven has to somehow get to his children two hundred miles away. All forms of communication have stopped working. No cell phones, no Internet, no television, and to make matters worse the absence of sunlight is resulting in regular power failures as the electrical grid struggles with unprecedented demand; it soon completely fails. As the temperature drops, Greg’s children struggle to survive against an unseen force as their only sources of artificial light run out.
Project will topline Mary Elizabeth Winstead as an American student looking after her tutor’s two children in a remote English manor house. She soon comes to believe that she and the children are being haunted when their lives are threatened by mysterious events.
AFM: Sally, a young American student, becomes obsessed with her charismatic professor, Charles. He convinces Sally to spend the summer babysitting his two young children at his country estate. When Charles goes on a business trip Sally finds herself alone in the remote and imposing mansion. She suspects that the children know something about the house that they are not telling her, or perhaps it’s the house itself that is keeping secrets.
Image and Top Cow are releasing special one-shot issue, “The Darkness: Close Your Eyes”, that explores Jackie Estacado’s past. The issue is coming at your from Ales Kot and Maro Oleksicki and brings you a hundred years back in time to examine the Estacado’s ancestors, also plagued by The Darkness. Look for the one-shot in shops this June. READ MORE
Image Comics is trying really hard to pump up their Top Cow universe. While I know they have their die hard fans, it’s difficult to bring new readers into the world of Witchblade and The Darkness, even after a reboot. It’s quite strange because the Top Cow universe books are consistent month after month, with creative teams that constantly bring something new to the table.
Heading your way this November is a 128-page graphic novel from the regular “Darkness” creative team, David Hine and artist Stjepan Sejic, “The Darkness: The Death of Jackie Estacado”. It’s up to Jackie and his soul-sucking power to save the universe from the corruption he bestowed upon it. Considering the book is only $9.99, I’d say it’s a must for anyone curious about the Top Cow universe as it directly leads into what they have coming in the new year. READ MORE
Welcome to Ghosts of Gaming Past — here we’ll be reviewing older horror games, classics and non-classics we missed when they were originally released. Have a game you’d like reviewed? Send us an email.
Written by T. Blake Braddy, @blakebraddy
Almost every horror author, from Edgar Allan Poe to Stephen King, has written on the subject. There is even a Cherokee legend about it. In a struggle within you involving two wolves, one evil and one good, which one will win? The one you feed, the answer goes.
Top Cow enthusiastically announced that they will be launching another universe-changing crossover, Progeny, that brings together their mainstay titles, “Artifacts”, “Witchblade”, and “The Darkness” for a four-issue event. Since the Top Cow Rebirth, all the titles have been building to this moment that will see the artifact wielders united once again in an attempt to overthrow Jackie Estacado and The Darkness.
Ron Marz, Stjepan Sejic, Marco Turini, Tim Seeley, Diego Bernard, David Hine and Jeremy Haun will be the leading creators for the event which kicks off in “Artifact” #25. READ MORE
Image Comics and their Top Cow branch have really been pushing David Hine’s “The Darkness,” and their right to do so. “The Darkness” is one of the most consistent and engaging horror titles out there, but for some reason it flies under the radar month in and month out. Top Cow announced that in April, “The Darkness” issues #112 and #113 will focus on Jackie Estacado’s daughter in order to provide a jump on board point for new readers. See the full details after the jump.
“The Darkness” #112 will be in stores on April 10, to be followed by the second half of Hope’s story in #113 in stores in May. READ MORE
It’s Valentine’s Day, and you know what that means. It means it’s finally time to take the plunge and ask out that lovely individual you’ve been stalking lately. It also justifies slipping love letters under the bathroom door while they’re showering or sliding one under their pillow while they sleep. It’s not creepy if it’s Valentine’s Day, I always say. After you’re done with that you should read this list I’ve compiled of men who went to through hell — both literally and figuratively — in order to save the woman they love.
I suggest you grab that special someone in your life, snuggle up real close and enjoy this list. I guarantee it will lead to whatever it is two adults do when they like each other a lot. (I zoned out during that “birds and the bees” chat, something about pollinating flowers and storks).
A major change will take place in The Darkness #110, which will definitely surprise the readers. With incredibly creepy writing and illustrations, “The Darkness” is one of the most consistent horror comics around. READ MORE
Readers will not see the twists and turns coming in The Darkness #109. Violent, gripping, and creepy, “The Darkness” series hits all the right marks to make for an entertaining read. Geared mostly for newcomers, readers will be able to jump into this series, without feeling left behind in the mythology. READ MORE
David Hine continues his rebirth of Top Cow’s The Darkness with issue #109 this week. Jackie Estacado continues his efforts to protect his family from the force that gives him his powers. “The Darkness” #109 hits shops on January 2nd. READ MORE
We landed the AFM sales art for The Darkness, which will topline Mary Elizabeth Winstead as an American student looking after her tutor’s two children in a remote English manor house. She soon comes to believe that she and the children are being haunted when their lives are threatened by mysterious events.
The Last Exorcism‘s Daniel Stamm directs the pic being sold by Hanway.
Megan Holley penned the screenplay, “Sally, a young American student, becomes obsessed with her charismatic professor, Charles. He convinces Sally to spend the summer babysitting his two young children at his country estate. When Charles goes on a business trip Sally finds herself alone in the remote and imposing mansion. She suspects that the children know something about the house that they are not telling her, or perhaps it’s the house itself that is keeping secrets.” READ MORE
Since the Top Cow Universe was rebooted, acclaimed writer David Hine and artist Jeremy Haun have taken “The Darkness” in a whole new direction. Hine and Haun have shaken things up to create a Molotov cocktail that is one part psychological crime thriller and part supernatural horror. Creatively, they have turned “The Darkness” into a book that is dynamic, exciting and fresh.
Writer David Hine sat down with Bloody-Disgusting to give us some insight into the series, Jackie Estacado’s life, and where he plans to take the “The Darkness” as it rolls into the next story arc “Breaking Dark”. READ MORE
Many of you gamers will be familiar with “The Darkness” video game series, a game that provided loads of gore on the seedy streets of NYC. The series follows the rich and successful Jackie Estacado whose life gets turned upside down as he becomes possessed by a demonic force known simply as the Darkness.
“The Darkness” comic book series, upon which the video game is based, was recently rebooted and given a whole new direction in issue #101 by the creative team of acclaimed writer David Hine and artist Jeremy Haun. Since then the book has become on of the best books at Top Cow.
Top Cow was kind enough to give Bloody-Disgusting an exclusive sneak peek at issue #107 which hits stores October 17th. Check out the solicitation for the issue, the preview, and issue #101 for free after the jump. READ MORE
Image Comics’ Top Cow branch made some major changes to their lineup earlier in 2012 with their Rebirth project. The publisher overhauled their entire catalog in order to give new readers a chance to jump into their universe. The Darkness Rebirth begins with issue #101 from the creative team of acclaimed writer David Hine and artist Jeremy Haun. Many of you will be familiar with “The Darkness” video game series, which is based on the comics. The series follows the rich and successful Jackie Estacado whose life suddenly comes crashing down as he gains control over a mysterious force known as the Darkness. The first arc of “The Darkness” is a gritty mystery filled with all kinds of horrors.
Top Cow gave BD an exclusive free digital copy of “The Darkness” #101 for your reading pleasure. With a solid storyline and wicked artwork, you’ll be hooked. Check it out after the jump. READ MORE
I’m not sure if it’s because of our own morbid curiosity with death or because a world of fire and brimstone sounds supremely badass, but over the years hell has become an incredibly popular destination for video games. Thankfully, this destination is only getting hotter (sorry) over the coming months. Doom 4 is almost definitely going to be revealed at QuakeCon in August, or possibly at E3 in June and Diablo III is finally coming to take me away from my friends and job in just a few short weeks. As a gamer, I’ve been to hell more times than Kratos sand Dante combined and I’ve managed to escape those festering pits mostly unscathed. From the nine circles in Dante’s Inferno to Silent Hill’s Otherworld, here are my ten favorite trips to hell so far.
Welcome back for yet another week of tasty comics! DC is taking a little bit of a breather this week, which offers the chance for other publishers to nab some attention. Image Comics has a very, very big week, and you won’t want to miss their landmark issues. GREEN WAKE sees it’s final issue…EVER, Clive Barker is back the semi-dead with his next ish of HELLRAISER, and the epic 100th issue of THE DARKNESS lands in shops.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve got to limit our lists for the week somehow. We present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. If I’ve missed something you’re stoked about, list it in the comments.Read on for the skinny…
Not to be confused with three other genre films of the same name, German helmer Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism) is set to helm psychological thriller The Darkness, which HanWay Films will unveil to buyers at the Berlinale this week, reports Variety.
Project will topline Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Black Christmas, The Ring Two, Final Destination 3, The Thing) as an “American student looking after her tutor’s two children in a remote English manor house. She soon comes to believe that she and the children are being haunted when their lives are threatened by mysterious events.”
Megan Holley penned the script, while Occupant Entertainment’s Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino and Management 360′s Ben Forkner will produce.
Pic is slated to begin lensing in Europe this summer. READ MORE
The upcoming San Diego Comic-con usually yields its fair share of announcements and deals about properties being developed as entertainment vehicles. One of the more noteworthy nuggets going into this year’s confab? New life for a movie based on the popular comic book property The Darkness, reports the LA Times.
Mandeville Films, the Walt Disney-affiliated producers behind last year’s Oscar contender The Fighter, has pacted with “Darkness” publisher Top Cow to develop a film based on the dark genre piece. A spokeswoman for Mandeville confirmed the deal.
The graphic novels center on a mobster named Jackie Estacado who discovers he has inherited a murderous power known as “the darkness” that allows him to summon creatures from another realm. Estacado must then find a way to tame the power while vanquishing his enemies within the crime family in which he operates.
Co-created by Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri in 1996, “The Darkness” has yielded more than 115 books and sold 25 million copies around the world, according to the company. It’s also spawned a popular video game, with a sequel set to come out in October.
Times have been tough for Jackie Estacado within the pages of Image and Top Cow’s “THE DARKNESS” lately, but he won’t be taking things lying down as the series’ 91st issue gets ready to hit stores this Wednesday. Inside you can check out a 5 page preview of the ish and get all the details from the official synopsis. Read on for the skinny…
“There’s Only One Rule: Stay in the Light”
Sounding similar to Brad Anderson’s Vanishing on 7th Street, Stealth Media Group is getting behind The Darkness, which has officially begun pre-production under the direction of Simon Foster.
“When the world is plunged into darkness, Greg Stonehaven has to somehow get to his children two hundred miles away. All forms of communication have stopped working. No cell phones, no Internet, no television, and to make matters worse the absence of sunlight is resulting in regular power failures as the electrical grid struggles with unprecedented demand; it soon completely fails. As the temperature drops, Greg’s children struggle to survive against an unseen force as their only sources of artificial light run out.”
Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween, Halloween II, April Fool’s Day), Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens, The Divide) and Frances Fisher (Unforgiven) are all in talks to star.
The film is being shot in Louisiana in North America beginning March 23.
Is it just me, or does the final page of the following preview remind anyone else of an overly violent version of a Shakespeare cliche? You can chime in and give me your thoughts because inside we have a 4 page preview of the 87th issue of “THE DARKNESS” for your viewing pleasure. Read on for the skinny!