Darkness Visible #3

Darkness Visible #3

Writer: Mike Carey, Arvind Ethan David Artist: Livio Ramondelli Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 5, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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When the demons came, humanity reluctantly learned to share the world with another sentient race. Eighty years later, this uneasy co-existence has spawned an endless terrorist conflict. This special issue, with guest artist Livio Ramondelli, reveals just how that compact was forged during the darkest days of World War II.
From bestselling author and screenwriter Mike Carey (Unwritten, Lucifer, Girl with All the Gifts) and Arvind Ethan David (Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency) comes an all-new, original world of darkness and demons.

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Art Boorman Apr 3, 2017

    This creative team has been working to create a detailed and plausible alternative universe. In this issue, they are creating a plausible and believable history to support it. This is an important issue to the series, so you don't want to miss out on it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Apr 11, 2017

    If you're a fan of alternate history stories with a fantastical element mixed in to provide the divergence point, Darkness Visible should be right up your alley. I was suitably impressed with issue #3 and I believe it can be read as a standalone story, or as a precursor to buying the 1st 2 issues to see the story that has been set up in the present day, following that with issues 4 and beyond. I enjoyed the 1st 2 issues but #3 kicked it up a notch by providing this excellent exploration of the backstory that resulted in the world we were dropped into in issue #1. This isn't a comic that will jump off the rack at most readers, but it's well worth tracking down or asking your local shop to order for you if you like these kinds of stories. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Apr 7, 2017

    As mentioned above, this issue of Darkness Visible does present an interesting alternate history of the world where demons played a major role in ending World War II. I just wish it didn't come at the expense of the momentum of the main story. I'm not sure how long the series is set to run for, but if it's meant to be an ongoing or a maxi-series, this issue would have been better suited between story arcs to break things up a bit. As it stands, it removes all momentum from the series after it worked so hard building it up over the first two chapters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Apr 5, 2017

    In the end, Darkness Visible #3 is a pretty enjoyable issue. Although, that doesn't stop it from coming out of left field. Really, it makes me want a different series set in the same world where we can actually see all of the Shaitan's contributions to the war effort. But, it also doesn't prevent me from wanting to see where Daniel Aston's story goes. Hopefully, they keep it on course from here on out and not make anymore needless departures. Read Full Review

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