(December 2004)

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Volume:
2
Price:
2.99 USD; 4.60 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Image Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Top Cow Productions, Inc.; Image [i]
Barcode:
70985307603201711
Editing:
Jim McLauchlin (Editor in Chief); Scott Tucker (Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The issue features the first of the four-part "Hell House" storyline written by "Stray Bullets" creator David Lapham. The Darkness created by Marc Silvestri, Garth Ennis and David Wohl.


Hell House (Table of Contents)

Jackie Estacado / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dale Keown
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Keywords:
gambling; playing cards; poker

[Title page] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Creator credits and indicia information. Contains a brief synopsis of Jackie Estacado's becoming the bearer of The Darkness. Background image of a spiked symbol bathed in ink smudges with the title of the story/masthead upper left.

Hell House, Part 1 (Table of Contents)

The Darkness / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
David Lapham
Pencils:
Brian Denham; David Lapham (Layouts)
Inks:
Brian Denham
Colors:
Matt Milla
Letters:
Robin Spehar; Dennis Heisler

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Characters:
Darkness [Jackie Estacado]; Mickey Vern; Lori Pappalardo; Alex Petrovich
Synopsis:
While in Atlantic City on business, Jackie finds himself depending on the hospitality of Mickey Vern, an underling of Ivan Petrovich. When Mickey starts slapping around a working girl, named Lori Jackie intervenes, causing Mickey to lose face. Later Lori brings Alex Petrovich, daughter of Ivan Petrovich, to Jackie’s room so she can thank Jackie for what he did earlier. In the morning, Jackie and Lori wake up to find that Alex has been killed by the Darkness. Before they can leave the room, Mickey and his men stop them, only this time the Darkness refuses to help Jackie.

[Hunter-Killer Preview] (Table of Contents)

Hunter-Killer / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid
Pencils:
Marc Silvestri
Inks:
Joe B. Weems V; Matt Banning
Colors:
Steve Firchow
Letters:
Robin Spehar
Editing:
Jim McLauchlin (Editor in Chief)

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
When tracking a rogue assassin, Cathy, to get information on the location of other rogues, Samantha Argent and her strike team are disappointed. They arrive at the suspect's location only to discover that they have been beaten to the punch by another assassin known as Wolf. Wolf has killed Cathy to ensure that the remaining rogures' locations stay secret, and is now gone. Smantha is left with only a dead body that once held the answers she needs.
Keywords:
supernatural

Indexer Notes

Preview for the new title from Top Cow/Image.

Letters to the Editor (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Fan letters page that includes a brief remembrance to Bill Liebowitz who passed on in 2004. Page shows a photograph of Mr. Liebowitz at age five holding his first-ever comic book.

World Moos (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Comic news from Top Cow, comic books on sale, newest covers and a brief staff profile of Mark Waid.

[Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 3 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Stray Bullets (promo for comic series, El Capitán/David Lapham); Countdown to Wednesday (DVD, Countdown to Wednesday); Hellboy Director's Cut (DVD, Columbia TriStar)

[Promotional Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Witchblade #80 Holiday Edition (promo, Top Cow/eBay); The Darkness/Superman (comic book series, Top Cow/DC Comics); Hunter Killer Preview (new comic series, Top Cow/Image)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Hell House
    Jackie Estacado
  2. 1. [Title page]
  3. 2. Hell House, Part 1
    The Darkness
  4. 3. [Hunter-Killer Preview]
    Hunter-Killer
  5. 4. Letters to the Editor
  6. 5. World Moos
  7. 6. [Advertisements]
  8. 7. [Promotional Advertisements]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Mark Gordon
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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