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TOP COW LAUNCHES THE COMPLETE THE DARKNESS VOL. 3 KICKSTARTER AHEAD OF ICONIC WITCHBLADE & THE DARKNESS REBOOTS

Exclusive The Darkness: Sourcebook to feature cover art by the legendary Marc Silvestri

PORTLAND, Ore. 2.28.2024 — Top Cow Productions will re-energize the The Darkness fandom with this week's launch of The Complete The Darkness Volume 3 Kickstarter. This campaign begins the drumbeat of excitement for the return of the iconic, supernatural anti-heroes Sara Pezzini and Jackie Estacado in upcoming new Witchblade and The Darkness series reboots, slated for this year and next, respectively.

The Complete The Darkness Volume 3 Kickstarter will introduce readers to Jackie Estacado and his world of mayhem. There will be new freebie and add-on collectibles exclusive to backers and on Thursday, February 29 at 9 a.m. PST (12 p.m. EST) backers will get a chance to own The Darkness: Sourcebook featuring a brand new cover by Image Comics partner, Top Cow founder, and The Darkness co-creator Marc Silvestri.

The Darkness is my all-time favorite comic anti-hero," said Silvestri. "He is given the ability to wield an elemental power that surrounds us and control a demonic army while fighting his darkest impulses at the same time. This Kickstarter allows us to reminisce about his adventures as we look forward to a new Jackie next year. Pre-registration is open now.”

In The Complete The Darkness Volume 3, Jackie is faced with a whole new set of enemies—including both The Angelus and The Magdalena. This volume collects The Darkness #41-64, The Darkness: Infinity, The Darkness: Black Sails, and The Darkness: Wanted Dead by fan-favorite creators like writers: Paul Jenkins, Ron Marz, David Lapham, Brian Buccellato, and David Wohl and artists: Dale Keown, Eric Basaldua, Romano Molenaar, Francis Manapul, Keu Cha, Mark Texiera, Roger Cruz, and more.

Backers of this Volume 3 hardcover will also receive an exclusive Kickstarter dust jacket, and every copy will include a limited edition bookplate signed by Silvestri.

"We're excited to release the third volume hardcover collection for the original Darkness series," said Matt Hawkins, Top Cow President and co-creator of Postal and Swing. "It's gratifying to have a character and a body of work that reaches this level of 'nostalgia.’"

Top Cow will make new printed editions available of The Complete The Darkness Volume 1 and The Complete The Darkness Volume 2 via a special tier for anyone still in need of catching up on the set.

Loyal fans and new readers alike can brush up on Top Cow lore ahead of the forthcoming new series with The Darkness: Sourcebook, where readers can review the history of Jackie—and all the major players of his saga—alongside Silvestri’s handpicked The Darkness Gallery with his commentary about each piece of art. This Sourcebook will also give a sneak peek into the 2025's The Darkness series reboot.

Silvestri added: “Everyone at Top Cow has been so grateful for the support that our fans have been giving us. We look forward to all our backers unboxing their rewards and getting excited for the new The Darkness series next year!"

Fans can pre-register now to make sure they take advantage of the Early Bird Special only available for a limited period of time on launch day, Thursday, February 29 at 9 a.m. PST (12 p.m. EST).

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