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Cover & Solicit 4/5
This issues cover is drawn by the awesome Jeremy Haun who also pencils the issue. It depicts Charlotte holding a gun to Jackie's daughter Hope. It's a very nice cover a representation of the art that Haun provides on the issue. While the events don't play out exactly as depicted it is slightly related. Also due to the delay in this issues release the solicit is slightly off, as Jackie received the Darkness back last issue, and we really don't see the virus running rampid, only a few of his doppelgangers zombie minions.
Art, Colors & Inking 4/5
This issues art was done by Jeremy Haun (Artifacts, Berserker) and colored by John Rauch (Invincible, Star Trek, Venom). Like prior issues I have no real complaints. The colors are vibrant and the images of The Darkness and the Darklings have a very creepy and demonic vibe. Jeremy also does an outstanding job of showing facial emotion in the characters.
Layout & Flow 5/5
As always I really appreciate that Top Cow takes the time to put in the little previous issue pages. It especially helps with new readers and when a title is delayed or bi-monthly title. The pacing throughout was great and easy to follow. I enjoyed how this issue picked up the pace as we gear up for Darkness Falls.
David Hine (Spawn, District X, Azreal) takes on the writing duties for this issue. This issue starts shortly after issue #115 with Charlotte being attacked by the Evil Jackie's zombie minions. I was slightly confused last issue, but Hine did a good job of making things clear even to a new reader like myself. We find Jackie commanding this minions to stop and allows Charlotte and Wilson to escape. Hine then takes us back to Jackie, and Hope asking about what is going on. Jackie explains and asks Hope what happe