Los Angeles, California – February 27th, 2024 – Top Cow Productions, Inc., the company behind WITCHBLADE and CYBER FORCE, is bringing supernatural anti-hero back in 2025. As a lead-up to the new series, Top Cow is honoring THE DARKNESS fans with a continuation of their THE DARKNESS COMPLETE COLLECTION with a VOLUME 3 KICKSTARTER

This Kickstarter will allow fans to continue their collection while introducing new fans to Jackie Estacado and his world of mayhem with new freebie and add-on collectibles exclusive to backers, including a chance to own THE DARKNESS: SOURCE BOOK featuring a brand new cover by Top Cow founder and THE DARKNESS co-creator Marc Silvestri on Thursday, February 29th at 9AM PST/12 PM EST.

Marc Silvestri says“THE DARKNESS is my all-time favorite comic anti-hero. 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 DARKNESS COLLECTION VOL. 3, Jackie is faced with a whole new set of enemies including both The Angelus and The Magdalena. The volume collects THE DARKNESS #41-64, THE DARKNESS: INFINITY, THE DARKNESS: BLACK SAILS & THE DARKNESS: WANTED DEAD by legendary 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!


Also, in this VOLUME 3 hardcover, backers will have an exclusive Kickstarter dust jacket, and every copy will include a limited edition bookplate signed by Marc Silvestri.

“We’re excited to release the third volume hardcover collection for the original DARKNESS series,” says Top Cow President Matt Hawkins (POSTAL, SWING). “It’s gratifying to have a character and a body of work that reaches this level of ‘nostalgia’.”

For the fans who have been searching for VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2, Top Cow announces that they will make new printed editions available via a special tier. 

Also, Top Cow has confirmed that Jackie Estacado will return in a new series debuting in 2025 which loyal and new fans can prepare for with THE DARKNESS: SOURCEBOOK, where readers can review the history of Jackie and all the major players of his saga and Marc Silvestri’s handpicked THE DARKNESS Gallery along with his commentary about each piece of art. This SOURCEBOOK will give a sneak peek into the new THE DARKNESS series reboot, coming in 2025.

“Everyone at Top Cow has been so grateful for the support that our fans have been giving us,” says Marc Silvestri, “and, 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 which disappears fast on launch day, Thursday, February 29th at 9AM PST/12PM EST. 



About Top Cow

Top Cow Productions, Inc., a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and two licensed) in the industry’s Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades.