Preview - The Darkness: Accursed Vol. 2 TPB

Jackie Estacado is all over the place right now. He’s got his own series in The Darkness, is working alongside Pitt in The Darkness/Pitt and was a key player in the recent War of the Witchblades. So he knows his way around the Top Cow universe and is pretty much friends with everybody. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some of his more recent adventures in his own book compiled? Ask and ye shall receive. Released September 23, The Darkness: Accursed Vol. 2 TPB collects The Darkness Vol. 3 #7-10 and the double-sized The Darkness #75 (which is actually #11, but they decided to get funky with the numbering). The collection looks at Jackie after a conflict with The Darkness itself as he flees Sierra Muñoz for the States. His road trips are a little more complex than your road trips, as he encounters Mexican witches, wannabe gangsters and Aphrodite IV. “Bold, uncompromising and utterly thrilling. Under the skillful direction of Phil Hester, Michael Broussard and Jorge Lucas, The Darkness has risen to the top of my read pile.” – Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible) Phil Hester is the writer for these adventures, which are compounded by the fact that his soul has been cast into Hell while his mind and body remain on Earth. The Sovereign promises to return Jackie’s body and soul, but such an offer doesn’t come for free. The art is done by an all-star cast featuring Jorge Lucas, Michael Broussard, Joe Benitez, Dale Keown, Ryan Sook, Steve Firchow, Lee Carter, Matt Timson, Stjepan Sejic . Michael Broussard is the lone cover artist. Check out some interiors after the jump. The book should be available in stores so keep your eyes open.