Darkchylde (Image)

 DAR3   (Image, 1996-1998)

™ and ©1996 Randy Queen and Majesty Graphics
Originally published by Maximum. Image picks up publishing as of issue #4.

Could–have–been supermodel Ariel Chylde spent most of her childhood moving from town to town. Her mother had died when she was still a young girl, leaving her in the care of her “father” Robert Chylde, who regularly molests her.

As her eighteenth birthday approaches, she has just moved to the new town of Salem, Georgia. Lately, she has been haunted by strange, demon–filled dreams. These become her reality when her father attempts to molest her one more time, and Ariel transforms into a demonic creature herself, and incinerates him in a burst of flame. In that moment, it became clear that her true father was not Robert, but rather the devil himself, and that her hidden nature was finally coming to the fore. From then on, it’s the usual band of secret government operatives out to control this newly discovered, hugely powerful teenager, while she tries to hide from the darkness that has been unleashed in her.

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#0 Variation A

  3/1/1998
  $2.50
  $1.75
4 copies available from $1.25
Ariel posed in close-up w/blue tankRandy QueenKeu Cha

#0 Variation B

  3/1/1998
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3 copies available from $14.99
Variant Cover Another UniverseRandy QueenKeu Cha

#0 Variation C

  3/1/1998
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1 copy available for $11.99
Ariel sittingRandy QueenKeu Cha

#0 Variation D

  3/1/1998
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  $2.50
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1998 Tour EditionRandy QueenKeu Cha

#0 Variation F

 
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Museum Edition; 1 of 10 artist proof copies; Includes Certificate of AuthenticityRandy QueenKeu Cha

#0.5

  8/1/1997
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Wizard 1/2 edition; Purple background, girl sitting on skullRandy QueenKeu Cha, Randy Queen

#0.5 Variation A

  8/1/1997
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  $15.00
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Wizard 1/2 edition; Wizard Special Variant cover signed by creator/writer/artist Randy Queen; Includes Wizard Certificate of AuthenticityRandy QueenKeu Cha, Randy Queen

#0.5 Special Cover

  8/1/1997
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Wizard 1/2 edition; Black background, demonessRandy QueenRandy Queen

#1

  6/1/1996
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Standing with wings outstretched, purplish background, green foregroundRandy QueenRandy Queen

#1 American Entertainment Edition

  6/1/1996
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American Entertainment variant; Includes Certificate of AuthenticityRandy QueenRandy Queen

#1 Variation B

 
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Magazine-style variantRandy QueenRandy Queen

#1 Variation C

  6/1/1996
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San Diego Comic-Con variant (Darkchylde with wings standing on front); Flip-book with Glory/Angela #1Randy QueenRandy Queen

#1 Variation D

  6/1/1996
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Roses coverRandy QueenRandy Queen

#1 Variation E

  10/1/1997
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Demon Special Comic-Con EditionRandy QueenRandy Queen

#1 Variation F

 
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Wizard Ace Edition #22Randy QueenRandy Queen

#2

  7/1/1996
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 Randy QueenRandy Queen

#2 Variation A

  7/1/1996
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Spider-Web/Moon variant coverRandy QueenRandy Queen

#3

  9/1/1996
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 Randy QueenRandy Queen

#3 Variation A

  9/1/1996
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All-white variantRandy QueenRandy Queen

#4

  3/1/1997
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Image begins as publisherRandy QueenRandy Queen

#4 Variation A

  3/1/1997
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Was Maximum Press title; Image begins as publisherRandy QueenRandy Queen

#4 Variation B

  3/1/1997
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Fear Edition; Alternate cover; Image begins as publisherRandy QueenRandy Queen

#4 Variation C

 
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Musuem EditionRandy QueenRandy Queen

#5

  9/1/1997
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#5 Variation A

  9/1/1997
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Variant coverRandy QueenRandy Queen

#5 Variation B

  9/1/1997
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Alternate coverRandy QueenRandy Queen

#5 Variation C

  9/1/1997
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Alternate coverRandy QueenRandy Queen

#5 Variation D

  9/1/1997
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No copies available
Jay Company Comics exclusive; Commemorative 10th Anniversary of Darkchylde #5 issueRandy QueenRandy Queen

#5 Variation E

  9/1/1997
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  $150.00
No copies available
Museum Edition; Includes Certificate of AuthenticityRandy QueenRandy Queen

Ashcan #1

  1/1/1998
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  $14.50
2 copies available from $1.00
Preview editionRandy QueenRandy Queen

Ashcan #1 Variation A

  10/1/1997
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2 copies available from $7.95
Preview edition; American Entertainment ExclusiveRandy QueenRandy Queen

Ashcan #1 Gold Edition

  10/1/1997
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Preview edition; American Entertainment Exclusive; Gold FoilRandy QueenRandy Queen

Ashcan #1 Limited Edition

 
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Autographed by Randy QueenRandy QueenRandy Queen

Book #1

 
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Polybagged with ’98 preview; Collects Darkchylde #1-5Randy QueenRandy Queen

Book #1 Variation A

  10/1/1997
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  $0.40
1 copy available for $0.35
Collects Darkchylde #1-5; Published by WildstormRandy QueenRandy Queen