The Darkness / Batman #1

    The Darkness / Batman » The Darkness / Batman #1 released by Image on August 1999.

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    last edited by KillerZ on 10/23/23 12:11PM View full history

    Orphaned, alone in the night, he swore to avenge the murder of his parents. By day he plays the role of millionaire playboy, but as dusk falls he dons the mantle of the bat. He uses the shadows to strike fear in the hearts of criminals. He is Gotham City's protector and avenger. A mystery. An urban legend. The Detective. The Caped Crusader. The Dark Knight. He is Bruce Wayne The BATMAN.

    Orphaned, alone in the night, his blood determined his destiny. Thrust into an eternal war, light against dark, he wields the most fearsome power ever known to man. He uses it to bring vengeance down upon the enemies of the only family he has ever known--the Franchetti Mafia. In the light of day he is mortal. At night he is a god. Chaos. Creation. Cursed Soul. He is Jackie Estacado The DARKNESS.

    Tonight they meet.


    A series of crimes have been committed in Gotham City. The investigations of Batman, lead him to the author. None other than The Darkness.

    Estacado was in Gotham in order to expand the business of the clan Franchetti there. As the story unfolds, Batman and the Darkness battle each other and Estacado found out something that he was missing.

    Encouraged by Jenny, Jackie finally decided to "do some good". But when he was at the police station, his uncle Francis Franchetti and his gang began a slaughter.

    In the end, this episode was the first step in the independence and war between Jackie and the Franchetti family.


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    Jackie and the Batz 0

    Unlike most par for the course one shot cross over stories this one doesn't have a team up to take down villains crossing over with other series said villains and ending it on a good day. Jackie and the Darkness aren't good or bad their there just to get the job done. Batman on the other hand doesn't see it this way of course. In his vain efforts to stop the Darkness he tries to plea with Jackie instead of fighting him, convince him that hes still a man and not a creature born to kill.Most of th...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Didn't like this story. 0

    When it comes to Batman stories I've always been a bit dubious with crossovers from other comics. That said, I've enjoyed crossovers with Judge Dredd and Green Arrow but none of the others.It's because they all seem the same. you can just tell that the image of both main characters need to be protected and both need to look strong. I wasn't impressed by the chemistry between them either. Batman and Judge Dredd make for great chemistry.I've never seen this darkness guy before but his little demon...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
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