Title: Darkness Visible #4
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Writer: Mike Carey & Arvind Ethan David
Artist: Brendan Cahill
Colorist: Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Shawn Lee
Cover Artist: Brendan Cahill; Dave Kendall; Dani Strips
What hath night to do with sleep?
I have found Darkness Visible to be one of the more unique comics out there now. The latest issue picks up with Detective Daniel Aston continuing to cope with the literal demon inside. He has to fight his war on two fronts. The beginning war is a duo chromatic mental battle with Rhak. Being bonded with a demon can be harsh on the mind game. The story expands its social awareness with a frank conversation between Aston’s EX and partner. The conversation goes from the categories of race, sexuality, and of course the demon concept. With all this, Aston’s investigation takes him to a brothel that makes the story seem more like a superhero type tale. The prostitutes look like a crazy villain team-up, but not. The book is geared for an older audience that still might be a hard sell for some. It creates an interesting cliffhanger that will probably have some insane circumstances. The artwork is still spot on, emotional in all the right points. Needless to say, it continues to be a dark story that I would recommend to anyone looking for something to sink your teeth into.