The Darkness

 D0C2   (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
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 David Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri, Michael Turner

#0.5

 
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Wizard mail-away promotion; ca. 1996Marc Silvestri, David Wohl, Mike ManczarekBilly Tan, Marc Silvestri

#0.5 (2nd printing)

  3/1/2001
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 Marc Silvestri, David Wohl, Mike ManczarekBilly Tan, Marc Silvestri

#0.5 Special Cover

 
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Christmas cover; Wizard mail-away promotionMarc Silvestri, David Wohl, Mike ManczarekBilly Tan, Marc Silvestri

#1

  12/1/1996
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 Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#1 (2nd printing)

  9/1/2010
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Image Firsts reprint; Indicia reads title as Image Firsts: The Darkness #1Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#1 Variation A

  12/1/1996
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Dark cover variant by Marc SilvestriMarc SilvestriMarc Silvestri

#1 Variation B

  12/1/1996
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Wizard Ace edition by Marc Silvestri (Darkness sitting along a building with moon behind him)Marc SilvestriMarc Silvestri

#1 Variation C

  12/1/1996
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Fan club edition with logo on cover; Cover by Marc SilvestriMarc SilvestriMarc Silvestri

#1 Gold Edition

  12/1/1996
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Gold editionGarth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#1 Platinum Edition

  12/1/1996
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Platinum editionGarth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#2

  1/1/1997
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 Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#3

  3/1/1997
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 Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#4

  5/1/1997
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 Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#5

  6/1/1997
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 Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#6

  7/1/1997
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 Garth EnnisMarc Silvestri

#7

  8/1/1997
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Standard Cover - (green background)David Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri

#7 Variation A

  8/1/1997
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Variant cover with Michael Turner and babesDavid Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri, Cedric Nocon, Steve Firchow, Stephen Platt

#8

  10/1/1997
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Joe Benitez CoverDavid Wohl, Christina Z.Joe Benitez

#8 Variation A

  10/1/1997
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Marc Silvestri alternate coverDavid Wohl, Christina Z.Joe Benitez

#8 Variation B

  10/1/1997
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American Entertainment alternate cover with gold starDavid Wohl, Christina Z.Joe Benitez

#8 Variation C

  10/1/1997
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Alternate coverDavid Wohl, Christina Z.Joe Benitez

#9

  11/1/1997
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 David Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri

#9 Variation A

  11/1/1997
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Alternate cover (gold)David Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri

#10

  12/1/1997
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Concludes in Witchblade #19David Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri, Joe Benitez, Clarence Lansang, Brian Ching

#10 Variation A

  12/1/1997
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Alternate cover (gold)David Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri, Joe Benitez, Clarence Lansang, Brian Ching

#10 Variation B

  12/1/1997
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Alternate cover (gold)David Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri, Joe Benitez, Clarence Lansang, Brian Ching

#10 Variation C

  12/1/1997
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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
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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

 
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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

 
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Jay Company Exclusive Virgin After School Special Sketch cover; Jay Company Comics; Limited to 100; ca.2005David Wohl, Christina Z.Marc Silvestri, Joe Benitez, Clarence Lansang, Brian Ching

#11 Variation A

  1/1/1998
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Chromium coverGarth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation B

  1/1/1998
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Dale Keown coverGarth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation C

  1/1/1998
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David Finch coverGarth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Joe Benitez, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation D

  1/1/1998
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Nathan Cabrera coverGarth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation E

  1/1/1998
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Greg and Tim Hildebrandt coverGarth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation F

  1/1/1998
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Billy Tan coverGarth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Joe Benitez, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation G

  1/1/1998
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Whilce Portacio coverGarth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation H

  1/1/1998
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Joe Benitez coverGarth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation I

  1/1/1998
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Michael Turner coverGarth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Joe Benitez, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation J

  1/1/1998
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Brandon Peterson coverGarth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Clarence Lansang

#11 Variation K

  1/1/1998
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Marc Silvestri coverGarth Ennis, Malachy ConeyMarc Silvestri, Clarence Lansang

#12

  2/1/1998
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 Garth Ennis, Malachy ConeyBilly Tan, Cedric Nocon, Clarence Lansang, Marc Silvestri, Richard Bennett

#13

  3/1/1998
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#14

  4/1/1998
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 Garth Ennis, Malachy ConeyJoe Benitez

#15

  6/1/1998
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1st appearance of MagdalenaMalachy ConeyJoe Benitez

#16

  7/1/1998
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 Malachy ConeyJoe Benitez

#17

  9/1/1998
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Origin of MagdalenaMalachy ConeyCedric Nocon, Clarence Lansang, David Finch, Joe Benitez

#18

  11/1/1998
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 Malachy ConeyJoe Benitez

#19

  1/1/1999
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 Joe Banitez, Marcia ChenJoe Benitez

#20 Variation A

  4/1/1999
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Regular Cover (with Darklings)Malachy Coney, Marcia ChenDavid Finch, Joe Benitez

#20 Variation B

  4/1/1999
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Alternate coverMalachy Coney, Marcia ChenDavid Finch, Joe Benitez

#20 Variation C

  4/1/1999
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Alternate Cover (With Darklings)Malachy Coney, Marcia ChenDavid Finch, Joe Benitez

#20 Variation D

  4/1/1999
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Museum editionMalachy Coney, Marcia ChenDavid Finch, Joe Benitez

#20 Variation E

  4/1/1999
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SDCC 2004 Exclusive (500) B&W Sketch; Jay Company ComicsMalachy Coney, Marcia ChenDavid Finch, Joe Benitez

#20 Variation F

  4/1/1999
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SDCC 2004 Exclusive (500) Color; Jay Company ComicsMalachy Coney, Marcia ChenDavid Finch, Joe Benitez

#21

  5/1/1999
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 Malachy ConeyClarence Lansang, David Finch

#22

  6/1/1999
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 Malachy ConeyClarence Lansang, Ken Lashley

#23

  7/1/1999
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 Scott LobdellJoe Benitez

#24

  8/1/1999
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 Scott LobdellJoe Benitez, Ken Lashley

#24 Variation A

  8/1/1999
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Convention ExclusiveScott LobdellJoe Benitez, Ken Lashley

#25

  9/1/1999
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 Scott LobdellJoe Benitez

#25 Variation A

  9/1/1999
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Chrome variantScott LobdellJoe Benitez

#25 Variation B

  9/1/1999
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Gold foil coverScott LobdellJoe Benitez

#25 Variation C

 
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Wizard World East editionScott LobdellJoe Benitez

#26

  10/1/1999
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 Scott LobdellClarence Lansang

#27

  10/1/1999
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 Scott LobdellClarence Lansang

#28

  1/1/2000
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 Scott LobdellClarence Lansang

#28 Variation B

  9/1/2001
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 Scott LobdellClarence Lansang

#28 Limited Edition

  1/1/2000
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Limited edition (gold foil)Scott LobdellClarence Lansang

#29

  2/1/2000
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 Scott LobdellClarence Lansang

#30

  4/1/2000
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 Scott LobdellClarence Lansang

#31

  5/1/2000
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 Scott LobdellClarence Lansang

#32

  7/1/2000
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 Scott LobdellBrian Ching

#32 Variation A

  7/1/2000
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David Finch coverScott LobdellBrian Ching

#33

  8/1/2000
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 Scott LobdellBrian Ching

#33 Variation A

  8/1/2000
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Convention VariantScott LobdellBrian Ching

#34

  10/1/2000
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 Scott LobdellClayton Crain

#35

  11/1/2000
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 Scott LobdellClayton Crain

#36

  12/1/2000
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 Scott LobdellClayton Crain

#37

  2/1/2001
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 Scott LobdellBrian Denham, Eric Basaldua, Joel Gomez, Mark Pajarillo

#38

  4/1/2001
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  $1.75
2 copies available from $1.69
 Scott LobdellBrett Booth

#39

  5/1/2001
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 David WohlDavid Finch

#40

  8/1/2001
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 Paul JenkinsDale Keown

#40 Variation A

  8/1/2001
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 Paul JenkinsDale Keown

#75 Variation A

  2/1/2009
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Cover A by Lee Bermejo; 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 B

  2/1/2009
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Cover B by Dale Keown; 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 C

  2/1/2009
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Cover C by Stjephan Sejic; 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 D

  2/1/2009
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Cover D by Matthew Broussard; 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 E

  2/1/2009
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All Beef edition; Cover E by Matthew Broussard; 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 F

  2/1/2009
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2009 New York Comic Con exclusive cover; Cover F by Matthew Broussard; Characters 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

 
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Cover G by Matthew Broussard; Signed variant; Signed 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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Jackie being choked on cover; Cover APhil HesterMichael Broussard

#76 Variation B

  3/1/2009
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Cover B by Josh MedorsPhil HesterMichael Broussard

#77 Variation A

  4/1/2009
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 Phil HesterMichael Broussard

#77 Variation B

  4/1/2009
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All Beef EditionPhil HesterMichael Broussard

#78

  5/1/2009
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Includes Sunset #1 previewPhil Hester, Christos GageNelson Blake II, Jorge Lucas

#79 Variation A

  8/1/2009
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Cover A by Jorge LucasPhil HesterJorge Lucas

#79 Variation B

  8/1/2009
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Cover B by Whilce PortacioPhil HesterJorge Lucas

#79 Variation C

  8/1/2009
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B&W Sketch cover; Cover CPhil HesterJorge Lucas
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