The Darkness/Superman #1 (of 2)

January 24, 2005 | Comics


The Darkness/Superman #1 (of 2)
Ron Marz, Tyler Kirkham, Matt Banning
Top Cow/DC Comics
$4.60/$2.99 US
*** 1/2 (out of five)

The Darkness has fallen on Metropolis and even the Man Of Steel may not be able to stop him.
The Darkness, in his human guise of Jackie Estacado is a mafia boss, is moving in on Metropolis. But when the locals don’t take too kindly to that, a gang war erupts, putting the city’s citizens in the firing line.
Enter Superman, who, thanks to his wife, the intrepid reporter Lois Lane, tracks down the crime bosses to try and end the feud. But The Darkness has an offer that Superman may find hard to refuse — and if he does there may be hell to pay.
While these inter-company crossover titles can often seem forced, writer Ron Marz does a nice job of creating a situation that is plausible for these characters to meet. Tyler Kirkham and Matt Banning do a solid job on art and all in all this pairing is pulled off nicely.

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