Darkness Visible #1 Capsule Review


Title: Darkness Visible #1

Publisher:  IDW Publishing

Writer:  Mike Carey & Arvind Ethan David

Artist:  Brendan Cahill

Colorist: Joana Lafuente

Letterer: Shawn Lee

Cover Artist:  Brendan Cahill; Dave Kendall; Frazer Irving

Review:  ★★★★☆

Darkness Visible is a new title from IDW Publishing where demons have coexisted with humans for the last eighty years. Of course demons living in the human world never sit well with everyone and acts of terrorism are abound in the land. Our particular story is set in London and focuses on the main character Daniel Ashton. Ashton is a detective that works for a crime unit called Cyclops. The story initially comes off like aspects of social injustices we see in our world day in and day out. This is a comic book and a dark violent comic book at that. The local demons invade an office building in search of some mysterious paperwork. These are demons and their actions speak a thousand fold about how they care very little for human life. I had some doubt if I would like this story, but the artwork reminds me of Adam Hughes.  Brendan Cahill does a great job of putting his own style to pages. Granted some of the demon designs come off as been there done that, with exception of the demon lady in the bar;  that one was well thought out. The comic leaves us with really decent cliff hanger that has us wanting to know what happens next in the London Demon Crime Story.

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