The Darkness #100

The Darkness #100

Writer: Phil Hester Artist: Romano Molenaar Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 29, 2012 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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Just in time for the release of THE DARKNESS II video game from 2K Games and Digital Extremes, Top Cow proudly releases the over-sized 100th issue of one of their flagship characters. Long time writer PHIL HESTER (Wonder Woman, Green Hornet) concludes his epic run on the series with artist ROMANO MOLENAAR (THE DARKNESS II : CONFESSION) as Darkness bearer, Jackie Estacado comes face-to-face with the source of his power and misery - the Darkness itself! And only one of them will walk away...
Featuring covers by such lumineries as TODD McFARLANE (SPAWN) and MICHAEL GOLDEN (The Nam, Micronauts, SPAWN) alongside T more

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Feb 29, 2012

    It's hard to judge this book because there is so much that will come afterwards that we do not yet know. How will this change Estacado? What will happen to him and will he be able to maintain control of "the darkness"? The repercussions of the events in this issue are needed to fully judge the issue as a whole, but from what I read this was definitely a great way to end Phil Hester's fantastic run on the character. Almost a perfect score. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gilbert Short Mar 1, 2012

    I actually did enjoy this book, and I would recommend at least checking it out. But when it comes to new fans wanting a fresh start, #101 is a much better jumping on point; but more on that later. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Feb 29, 2012

    One last similarity Darkness #100 shares with Witchblade #150 is the $4.99 price tag without much significant bonus material. Included is a preview of issue #101, brief interviews with the new creative team, a thumbnail-sized cover gallery, a Darkness timeline, results of an art contest, and a "creator hall of fame." It sounds like a lot of content in theory, but in practice it's all filler that does little more than jack up the price tag. Overall, The Darkness #100 is a solid conclusion to the longest run in the title's history, but newcomers needn't apply here. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 29, 2012

    Phil Hester's writing in and of itself was not enough to save this issue of "The Darkness" which suffered from a lack of direction in overall purpose and shallow in visual spectacle. There were more than six variant covers for this comic to the twenty pages of lead story. Unfortunately, as the saying goes, "You can't judge a book by its cover." Never has that been truer. Read Full Review

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