In the spirit of bringing you news of successful comics that don’t just come from the “Big Two,” our friends at Top Cow also keep coming out with books that sell . . . and sell very well. This time around its Paul Jenkins and Dale Keown’s The Darkness/Pitt #1 which features the first crossover of these two characters.
Here’s all the info about this new book directly from the official press release. Of course, as always, check out some cover art after the jump too.
PAUL JENKINS & DALE KEOWN’S
THE DARKNESS/PITT #1 SELLS OUT!
Long Awaited Crossover Debut Issue Sold Out at Distributor Level
LOS ANGELES, Calif., September 2nd, 2009 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that the first issue of The Darkness/Pitt has sold out at the distributor level. The highly anticipated crossover series has been over five years in the making and was held back from release by Top Cow Productions until all principal work on the series had been completed.
Paul Jenkins (Captain America: Theater of War) and Pitt creator Dale Keown (Berserker) have reunited for the first time since their much-lauded run on The Darkness in 2002 in The Darkness/Pitt. The series also marks the first Pitt series in a decade and creator Keown’s return to the character he is best known for.
In the three issue limited series, Jackie Estacado, mafia hitman and current bearer of The Darkness, encounters an alien infection which turns in monstrous zombie like beings. Meanwhile, Pitt, an alien/human hybrid warrior, and his teen half-brother Tim arrive in New York tracking down this same problem. What happens next is pure Jenkins and Keown magic.
“We’re thrilled that fans and retailers have reacted so positively to the release of The Darkness/Pitt,” commented Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik, “It’s been a long time in the making, but good things do come to those that wait.”
“Every panel shows the love for the medium and a cunning eye for dynamics, action moments, perspective and the use of light/shadow is used delicately and skillfully.” – Broken Frontier
“This is a wild ride from Jenkins and Keown. It’s not going to win any awards, but it sure is an exciting, eye-popping read.” – Comic Book Resources
The Darkness/Pitt #2 is scheduled to be in stores on September 23rd and retailers are reminded to double check their orders prior to Diamond’s Final Order Cutoff.