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Darkness Visible #1

Writer: Mike Carey, Arvind Ethan David Artist: Brendan Cahill Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 22, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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.
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. Detective Daniel Aston, charged with being the thin blue line between the two sides, is tested to the limit when a demon sets up house inside his soul. But to save his daughter, he'll pay any price-including genocide.

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Art Boorman Feb 21, 2017

    They are working to interest and engage readers, and they succeed brilliantly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Mar 8, 2017

    Darkness Visible is the supernatural police book I didn't know I wanted. It mixes elements of exciting cop shows with horror and a bit of family drama to make a compelling comic with real characters and real stakes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 22, 2017

    I was very surprised by this title and look forward to reading more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - David Gladman Feb 21, 2017

    Simply put, Darkness Visible is a really good book which has the potential to become something truly special if it continues in this fashion. Definitely one to watch, and one that I will continue to read and, hopefully, enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Feb 22, 2017

    Darkness Visible #1, is a solid title with an intriguing story, colors, and great visuals. I kinda wanted more from the story, especially the villain, but the character interactions between the father and daughter is superb. The villain's scheme was underwhelming, but the lead up to it is so good. Overall, if you like demons and humans living together, side by side, check this out thistitle. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Jason Kolkey Feb 21, 2017

    The opening of Darkness Visible is solid, but not spectacular. The script connects the necessary dots to get the series started, while the art team turned in quality work – especially on the looks of the demonic characters. After another issue or so, it should be clearer whether the plot and characters live up to the high-concept ambitions. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Outright Geekery - Erik Koehn Feb 23, 2017

    I don't want to give anyone the wrong impression. Darkness Visible #1 is a good first issue. Especially if you don't overthink and over-analyze like I do. It is competently written with engaging art. I think most people will like this book if they tried it more than I did. For me, it fails by catering to the shallow aspects of fantasy and detective genres and the plays towards social relevancy comes across like Oliver Stone wielding a sledgehammer while missing the boat on the more interesting discussion of xenophobia and racism in the face of the other. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Apr 10, 2017

    A very interesting premise. The main character becomes compelling by the end. I'm not sure what the villain's end game is, but I'm sure that it will be revealed eventually.

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