|The Darkness\Darkchylde: Kingdom of Pain|
May 26, 2010
The Darkness\Darkchylde: Kingdom of Pain is one shot comic crossover between The Darkness and Darkchylde comic series.
The Return of Randy Queen’s Darkchylde!
A new armor for Jackie Estacado, the bearer of The Darkness, and a new beginning for Ariel Chylde, the girl who can become creatures from her nightmares! Jackie intercepts a physic plea for help, and frees Ariel from a self imposed, seven-year exile. But what happens when these fan favorite monster makers encounter a new threat that can create anything? Find out this Christmas, when things get dark! Guest starring Witchblade!
Also includes a bonus 8 page never-before-seen preview of Starfall, the highly anticipated sci-fi horror title from Randy and Sarah Queen!
- Jackie Estacado
- Sara Pezzini
Plot Summary Edit
Darkchylde’s mind is under attack by an alien parasite. Fortunately, a sliver of her psyche breaks off in the form of a smart mouth little girl named Miss Happy. She sends out a distress call to Sara Pezzini, the Witchblade. But the signal gets crossed and Jackie Estacado, the Darkness ends up helping instead.
Jackie is lured down the proverbial rabbit hole by Miss Happy, in the guise of Jackie’s dead lover. He knows she’s dead, but he also knows he would follow her to hell if it would bring her back. After landing at the bottom of the hole, Jackie is first introduced to Miss Happy and her mangled robot. Jackie and Miss happy exchange Shakespearean dialog, spitting lines back and forth with each other. Jackie sees a lost little girl and wants to help her. Miss Happy on the other hand needs to test the water before accepting Jackie’s help. After trust has been established, Jackie is taken to Darkchylde’s blood frozen body/mind. Jackie and the Darkness make quick work of the ice and Darkchylde is re-awoken.
The Alien parasite that’s attempting to attack her resides in Darkchylde’s comatose roommate at the hospital: Madison. Madison is able to create anything she wants and if she can take over Darkchylde’s mind she can wake up in control of her body. The Darkness and Darkchylde team up to defeat Madison’s creations. Madison herself is defeated by the Witchblade. The lines become uncrossed just in time for Sara to steal the glory. Darkchylde knows that if Madison isn’t stopped in the real world the attacks on her mind will continue. Jackie gives her the best advice an assassin can, kill her and move on with her life. Darkchylde awakens in her body and must decide whether to follow his advice.