The Darkness

    (Image, 1996-2001, 2004, 2009-2013, 2016)
™ and ©1997 Top Cow Productions, Inc.

(From The Slings & Arrows Comic Guide)

Creator Marc Silvestri says he’s been pondering the idea behind The Darkness for months, years even, which tells you something about the quality of his thought processes. Fortunately he’s bought in Garth Ennis to ‘flesh out’ the characters. A bit. Jackie’s a pretty young mafioso who discovers, on his twenty-first birthday, that he’s the heir to The Darkness, an all-consuming force that allows him to do nasty things to people. As he’s involved in a gang war one suspects this will prove useful in the future. Meanwhile Angelus has been waiting for his first transformation to kill The Darkness at its weakest. A dozen assassins prove unequal to this task. Of course, there’s a price to be paid for this sort of power. If you can get over Silvestri’s slimy art it could be fun. Ennis isn’t exactly stretching himself, but it’s reasonably sharp mind candy and it certainly wastes no time getting going. ~FJ

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#0

  11/1/1996
  $2.50
  $11.50
1 copy available for $12.00
  David Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri, Michael Turner

#0.5

  3/1/2008
  $2.95
  $6.00
1 copy available for $44.99
 Wizard mail-away promotionMarc Silvestri, David Wohl, Mike ManczarekBilly Tan, Marc Silvestri

#0.5 - 2nd printing

  3/1/2001
  $2.95
  $1.50
1 copy available for $9.99
  Marc Silvestri, David Wohl, Mike ManczarekBilly Tan, Marc Silvestri

#0.5 Special Cover

 
  $0.00
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2 copies available from $27.95
Christmas coverWizard mail-away promotionMarc Silvestri, David Wohl, Mike ManczarekBilly Tan, Marc Silvestri

#1

  12/1/1996
  $2.50
  $13.50
6 copies available from $10.00
  Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#1 - 2nd printing

  9/1/2010
  $1.00
  $1.50
2 copies available from $1.50
 Image Firsts reprint; Indicia reads title as Image Firsts: The Darkness #1Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#1 Variation A

  12/1/1996
  $2.50
  $7.50
11 copies available from $6.50
Dark cover Variant Cover by Marc Silvestri Marc SilvestriMarc Silvestri

#1 Variation B

  12/1/1996
  $0.00
  $9.00
1 copy available for $13.00
  Marc SilvestriMarc Silvestri

#1 Variation C

  12/1/1996
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  $20.00
2 copies available from $14.99
Fan club edition with logo on cover Marc SilvestriMarc Silvestri

#1 Variation D

  11/1/2020
  $4.99
  $5.50
6 copies available from $4.40
  Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#1 Variation E

  11/1/2020
  $10.00
  $11.00
1 copy available for $11.95
  Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#1 Variation F

 
  $10.00
  $10.00
No copies available
25th Anniversary Commerorative Edition, Marc Silvestri Variant Cover Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#1 Variation G

 
  $20.00
  $20.00
No copies available
25th Anniversary Commerorative Edition, Marc Silvestri Virgin Variant Cover Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#1 Gold Edition

  12/1/1996
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  $3.00
No copies available
  Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#1 Variation H

 
  $0.00
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No copies available
25th Anniversary Commerorative Edition, Marc Silvestri KICKSTARTER Variant Cover Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#1 Platinum Edition

  12/1/1996
  $0.00
  $39.00
No copies available
  Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#2

  1/1/1997
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  $3.25
4 copies available from $2.86
  Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#3

  3/1/1997
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5 copies available from $0.99
  Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#4

  5/1/1997
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  $2.75
8 copies available from $0.99
  Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#5

  6/1/1997
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  $2.75
6 copies available from $0.99
  Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#6

  7/1/1997
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5 copies available from $0.99
  Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#7

  8/1/1997
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7 copies available from $0.99
Standard Cover - (green background) David Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri

#7 Variation A

  8/1/1997
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  $49.00
1 copy available for $49.99
Variant Cover with Michael Turner and babes David Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri, Cedric Nocon, Steve Firchow, Stephen Platt

#8

  10/1/1997
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6 copies available from $0.99
Joe Benitez Cover David Wohl, Christina Z.Joe Benitez

#8 Variation A

  10/1/1997
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  $3.50
3 copies available from $0.99
Marc Silvestri alternate cover David Wohl, Christina Z.Joe Benitez

#8 Variation B

  10/1/1997
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  $29.00
1 copy available for $29.95
American Entertainment alternate cover with gold star David Wohl, Christina Z.Joe Benitez

#8 Variation C

  10/1/1997
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  $2.50
No copies available
Alternate cover David Wohl, Christina Z.Joe Benitez

#9

  11/1/1997
  $2.50
  $2.50
8 copies available from $0.99
  David Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri

#9 Variation A

  11/1/1997
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  $2.50
No copies available
Alternate cover (gold) David Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri

#10

  12/1/1997
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9 copies available from $0.99
 Concludes in Witchblade #19David Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri, Joe Benitez, Clarence Lansang, Brian Ching

#10 Variation A

  12/1/1997
  $2.50
  $19.00
No copies available
Alternate cover (gold) David Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri, Joe Benitez, Clarence Lansang, Brian Ching

#10 Variation B

  12/1/1997
  $2.50
  $27.00
No copies available
Alternate cover (gold) David Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri, Joe Benitez, Clarence Lansang, Brian Ching

#10 Variation C

  12/1/1997
  $10.00
  $112.00
2 copies available from $79.95
 WWLA Exclusive (500) After School Special Color; Jay Company ComicsDavid Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri, Joe Benitez, Clarence Lansang, Brian Ching

#10 Variation D

  12/1/1997
  $10.00
  $45.00
1 copy available for $44.95
 WWLA Exclusive (500) After School Special B&W Sketch; Jay Company ComicsDavid Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri, Joe Benitez, Clarence Lansang, Brian Ching

#10 Variation E

 
  $20.00
  $69.00
1 copy available for $69.95
 Jay Company Exclusive Virgin After School Special Color; Jay Company Comics; ca. 2005David Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri, Joe Benitez, Clarence Lansang, Brian Ching

#10 Variation F

 
  $20.00
  $24.00
No copies available
Jay Company Exclusive Virgin After School Special Sketch coverJay Company Comics; Limited to 100; ca. 2005David Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri, Joe Benitez, Clarence Lansang, Brian Ching

#11

  1/1/1998
  $2.50
  $34.00
3 copies available from $34.00
  Garth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation A

  1/1/1998
  $2.50
  $14.00
4 copies available from $0.99
Cover A by Joe Benitez Garth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation B

  1/1/1998
  $2.50
  $1.50
11 copies available from $1.45
Cover B by Nathan Cabrera Garth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation C

  1/1/1998
  $2.50
  $1.50
5 copies available from $1.50
Cover C by David Finch Garth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Joe Benitez, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation D

  1/1/1998
  $2.50
  $1.75
6 copies available from $1.32
Cover D by Greg Hildebrant and Tim Greg Hildebrant Garth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation E

  1/1/1998
  $2.50
  $1.50
8 copies available from $1.25
Cover E by Dale Keown Garth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation F

  1/1/1998
  $2.50
  $2.00
11 copies available from $1.50
Cover F by Brandon Peterson Garth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Joe Benitez, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation G

  1/1/1998
  $2.50
  $1.50
10 copies available from $1.50
Cover by G by Whilce Portacio Garth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation H

  1/1/1998
  $2.50
  $1.50
11 copies available from $1.25
Cover H by Billy Tan Garth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation I

  1/1/1998
  $2.50
  $3.00
6 copies available from $1.99
Cover I by Michael Turner Garth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Joe Benitez, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation J

  1/1/1998
  $2.50
  $2.00
4 copies available from $1.25
Chromoium Cover J by Marc Silvestri Garth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation K

  1/1/1998
  $0.00
  $2.00
2 copies available from $2.20
Holoplaid Variant Cover by Marc Silvestri Garth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Clarence Lansang

#12

  2/1/1998
  $2.50
  $1.75
16 copies available from $0.75
  Garth Ennis, Malachy ConeyBilly Tan, Cedric Nocon, Clarence Lansang, Marc Silvestri, Richard Bennett

#13

  3/1/1998
  $2.50
  $2.00
12 copies available from $0.99
    

#14

  4/1/1998
  $2.50
  $2.00
14 copies available from $0.99
  Garth Ennis, Malachy ConeyJoe Benitez

#15

  6/1/1998
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  $2.25
2 copies available from $3.99
 1st appearance of MagdalenaMalachy ConeyJoe Benitez

#16

  7/1/1998
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  $1.75
6 copies available from $0.99
  Malachy ConeyJoe Benitez

#17

  9/1/1998
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  $2.00
4 copies available from $1.00
 Origin of MagdalenaMalachy ConeyCedric Nocon, Clarence Lansang, David Finch, Joe Benitez

#18

  11/1/1998
  $2.50
  $2.25
4 copies available from $0.99
  Malachy ConeyJoe Benitez

#19

  1/1/1999
  $2.50
  $2.25
6 copies available from $0.99
  Joe Banitez, Marcia ChenJoe Benitez

#20 Variation A

  4/1/1999
  $2.50
  $2.00
3 copies available from $0.99
Regular Cover (with Darklings) Malachy Coney, Marcia ChenDavid Finch, Joe Benitez

#20 Variation B

  4/1/1999
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  $4.25
3 copies available from $3.95
Alternate cover Malachy Coney, Marcia ChenDavid Finch, Joe Benitez

#20 Variation C

  4/1/1999
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  $9.50
1 copy available for $9.99
Alternate Cover (With Darklings) Malachy Coney, Marcia ChenDavid Finch, Joe Benitez

#20 Variation D

  4/1/1999
  $0.00
  $37.00
No copies available
  Malachy Coney, Marcia ChenDavid Finch, Joe Benitez

#20 Variation E

  4/1/1999
  $10.00
  $15.00
1 copy available for $59.95
 SDCC 2004 Exclusive (500) B&W Sketch; Jay Company ComicsMalachy Coney, Marcia ChenDavid Finch, Joe Benitez

#20 Variation F

  4/1/1999
  $10.00
  $48.00
No copies available
 SDCC 2004 Exclusive (500) Color; Jay Company ComicsMalachy Coney, Marcia ChenDavid Finch, Joe Benitez

#21

  5/1/1999
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  $1.75
5 copies available from $1.25
  Malachy ConeyClarence Lansang, David Finch

#22

  6/1/1999
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  $2.50
4 copies available from $1.99
  Malachy ConeyClarence Lansang, Ken Lashley

#23

  7/1/1999
  $2.50
  $1.75
3 copies available from $0.99
  Scott LobdellJoe Benitez

#24

  8/1/1999
  $2.50
  $2.00
4 copies available from $0.99
  Scott LobdellJoe Benitez, Ken Lashley

#24 Variation A

  8/1/1999
  $2.50
  $19.00
1 copy available for $19.95
 Convention ExclusiveScott LobdellJoe Benitez, Ken Lashley

#25

  9/1/1999
  $3.99
  $2.75
3 copies available from $1.00
  Scott LobdellJoe Benitez

#25 Variation A

  9/1/1999
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  $17.00
2 copies available from $19.99
Chrome variant Scott LobdellJoe Benitez

#25 Variation B

  9/1/1999
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  $3.50
No copies available
Gold foil cover Scott LobdellJoe Benitez

#25 Variation C

 
  $0.00
  $11.00
No copies available
  Scott LobdellJoe Benitez

#26

  10/1/1999
  $2.50
  $1.75
7 copies available from $0.99
  Scott LobdellClarence Lansang

#27

  10/1/1999
  $2.50
  $1.75
5 copies available from $0.99
  Scott LobdellClarence Lansang

#28

  1/1/2000
  $2.50
  $2.00
4 copies available from $2.00
  Scott LobdellClarence Lansang

#28 Variation B

  9/1/2001
  $2.50
  $2.00
1 copy available for $7.99
  Scott LobdellClarence Lansang

#28 Limited Edition

  1/1/2000
  $2.50
  $49.00
1 copy available for $49.99
  Scott LobdellClarence Lansang

#29

  2/1/2000
  $2.50
  $2.25
4 copies available from $0.99
  Scott LobdellClarence Lansang

#30

  4/1/2000
  $2.50
  $1.75
2 copies available from $1.76
  Scott LobdellClarence Lansang

#31

  5/1/2000
  $2.50
  $2.25
4 copies available from $1.75
  Scott LobdellClarence Lansang

#32

  7/1/2000
  $2.50
  $2.25
2 copies available from $3.00
  Scott LobdellBrian Ching

#32 Variation A

  7/1/2000
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  $5.00
1 copy available for $14.99
David Finch cover Scott LobdellBrian Ching

#33

  8/1/2000
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  $4.50
1 copy available for $4.99
  Scott LobdellBrian Ching

#33 Variation A

  8/1/2000
  $2.50
  $14.50
1 copy available for $14.95
Convention Variant Scott LobdellBrian Ching

#34

  10/1/2000
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  $2.50
5 copies available from $1.99
  Scott LobdellClayton Crain

#35

  11/1/2000
  $2.50
  $2.25
2 copies available from $1.99
  Scott LobdellClayton Crain

#36

  12/1/2000
  $2.50
  $2.75
4 copies available from $1.98
  Scott LobdellClayton Crain

#37

  2/1/2001
  $2.50
  $2.25
No copies available
  Scott LobdellBrian Denham, Eric Basaldua, Joel Gomez, Mark Pajarillo

#38

  4/1/2001
  $2.50
  $1.75
1 copy available for $19.99
  Scott LobdellBrett Booth

#39

  5/1/2001
  $2.50
  $3.50
3 copies available from $2.50
  David WohlDavid Finch

#40

  8/1/2001
  $2.50
  $5.75
1 copy available for $6.99
  Paul JenkinsDale Keown

#40 Variation A

  8/1/2001
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  $2.75
3 copies available from $2.00
  Paul JenkinsDale Keown

#75 Variation A

  2/1/2009
  $4.99
  $2.50
3 copies available from $1.99
Cover A by Lee BermejoContinues after adding issues published in The Darkness (Vol. 2) and The Darkness (Vol. 3) as part of sequential numberingPhil HesterMatt Timson, Joe Benitez, Michael Broussard, Lee Carter, Jorge Lucas, Marc Silvestri, Steve Firchow, Frazer Irving, Dale Keown, Ryan Sook, Stjepan Sejic

#75 Variation B

  2/1/2009
  $4.99
  $2.00
2 copies available from $1.50
Cover B by Dale KeownContinues after adding issues published in The Darkness (Vol. 2) and The Darkness (Vol. 3) as part of sequential numberingPhil HesterMatt Timson, Joe Benitez, Michael Broussard, Lee Carter, Jorge Lucas, Marc Silvestri, Steve Firchow, Frazer Irving, Dale Keown, Ryan Sook, Stjepan Sejic

#75 Variation C

  2/1/2009
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  $3.50
3 copies available from $3.50
Cover C by Stjephan SejicContinues after adding issues published in The Darkness (Vol. 2) and The Darkness (Vol. 3) as part of sequential numberingPhil HesterMatt Timson, Joe Benitez, Michael Broussard, Lee Carter, Jorge Lucas, Marc Silvestri, Steve Firchow, Frazer Irving, Dale Keown, Ryan Sook, Stjepan Sejic

#75 Variation D

  2/1/2009
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  $3.75
6 copies available from $1.99
Cover D by Matthew BroussardContinues after adding issues published in The Darkness (Vol. 2) and The Darkness (Vol. 3) as part of sequential numberingPhil HesterMatt Timson, Joe Benitez, Michael Broussard, Lee Carter, Jorge Lucas, Marc Silvestri, Steve Firchow, Frazer Irving, Dale Keown, Ryan Sook, Stjepan Sejic

#75 Variation E

  2/1/2009
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  $10.00
4 copies available from $10.00
Cover E by Matthew BroussardContinues after adding issues published in The Darkness (Vol. 2) and The Darkness (Vol. 3) as part of sequential numberingPhil HesterMatt Timson, Joe Benitez, Michael Broussard, Lee Carter, Jorge Lucas, Marc Silvestri, Steve Firchow, Frazer Irving, Dale Keown, Ryan Sook, Stjepan Sejic

#75 Variation F

  2/1/2009
  $4.99
  $10.00
No copies available
2009 New York Comic Con exclusive coverCharacters in color; Background in B&W; Continues after adding issues published in The Darkness (Vol. 2) and The Darkness (Vol. 3) as part of sequential numberingPhil HesterMatt Timson, Joe Benitez, Michael Broussard, Lee Carter, Jorge Lucas, Marc Silvestri, Steve Firchow, Frazer Irving, Dale Keown, Ryan Sook, Stjepan Sejic

#75 Variation G

 
  $0.00
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No copies available
Cover G by Matthew BroussardSigned by Phil Hester and Michael Broussard; Continues after adding issues published in The Darkness (Vol. 2) and The Darkness (Vol. 3) as part of sequential numbering; ca. 2009Phil HesterMatt Timson, Joe Benitez, Michael Broussard, Lee Carter, Jorge Lucas, Marc Silvestri, Steve Firchow, Frazer Irving, Dale Keown, Ryan Sook, Stjepan Sejic

#76 Variation A

  3/1/2009
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  $2.25
4 copies available from $1.99
Jackie being choked on cover Phil HesterMichael Broussard

#76 Variation B

  3/1/2009
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  $2.50
2 copies available from $1.99
Cover B by Josh Medors Phil HesterMichael Broussard
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