The Darkness: Hope #1 (One Shot)

Writer: Charlie Harmon Artist: D.P. Dwyer Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

In the future, Hope Estacado is a crusading science reporter and her father Jackie, the "World's Greatest Hero," has retired to the suburbs to live out his golden years in quiet contemplation. Hope's about to make a discovery that will shake her to her core-a discovery that will have dark ramifications for the entire human race-and Jackie might be the only one who can help.

  • 8.4
    Project-Nerd - Erica Apr 11, 2016

    Aside from familiarity of the series being advantageous, The Darkness: Hope truly entertains. The truth that is finally revealed will change perceptions of all of the characters for readers"a feat not easily done. The uneasy and chilling ending may leave an unsettling feeling for some, but it will also prompt two questions: is the ending showcasing a never-ending cycle, or could there be a new battle for Hope sometime in the future? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Apr 4, 2016

    Alas, this is but a one-shot. Maybe we’ll see more, maybe we won’t. The creative team on this book is made of the Top Cow Talent Hunt winners. This is a great issue to showcase their talents and usher them into the industry. Remember these names, because I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of them soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Pablo Arriaga Apr 6, 2016

    The Darkness: Hope is an issue worth checking out to see another story that could be told from this very popular concept, it proposes to take the story in a fresh direction, and it seems that given the reigns, those two could take it to a whole new level, the way Stjepan Seijic did with Witchblade and Switch. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Apr 8, 2016

    The Darkness: Hope #1 definitely feels like the first outing for the creative team. The book has a solid story, but it lacks execution with a number of flaws in the writing, art, and coloring. If you want an out of continuity Darkness story, this might be worth your time, but if you are looking for a solid one-shot, you should pass on this one. Read Full Review

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