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The Darkness: Origins, Volume 3 (The Darkness Collected #3)

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Go back to the beginning and rediscover what made The Darkness one of the most talked about titles of the last 10 years! Jackie Estacado, mafia hitman, blessed and cursed on his 21st birthday with the ancient power of The Darkness. Only as Estacado begins to gain control over the power of his newfound power, a new enemy emerges in the form of -- The Magdalena! The Catholic ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 5th 2011 by Image Comics (first published March 22nd 2011)
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Levon Valle
Aug 23, 2012 Levon Valle rated it really liked it
The third Volume in a series that gives readers - especially newcomers - a sufficient glimpse into the origins of a celebrated series is easily one of the highlights of The Darkness Origins collection. Great artistry and writing are a mainstay as usual, with our favorite villains - Sonatine - scheming as usual while new forces enter the fray, further complicating Jackie Estacado's difficult life. There's nary a disappointing moment.

As usual, carnage, horror, and graphic violence is intertwined w
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Quaskie
Apr 16, 2016 Quaskie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: The Darkness fans, superhero fans
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Despite the weirdness caused by Volume 2, Volume 3 manages to create an interesting story between two antagonists which should pay well in Volume 4. Jackie is turned into an evil supernatural force and we are really shown that while he can still be a bloody murderer, that is while his humor just cannot disappear.

I rate Volume 3 or The Darkness: Origins with 4 out of 5 starts, partly because it doesn't add that much to the table, but the little it does is handled well. Except for that one story a
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47Time
Jan 01, 2017 47Time rated it it was amazing
The Magdalena is a power passed down from mother to daughter since the time of Christ. The current one is tasked by cardinal Innocent to target the wielder of the Darkness. For a nun she is gratuitously sexy, but I'm not complaining, and she speaks in a bombastic style more fitting for the 18th century. The background here focuses on the world's decadence and the Church's attempt to cleanse it. Jackie makes some good points against the Church, though, when he mentions the Inquisition, that peopl ...more
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May 27, 2014 Nacho MG rated it liked it
La loca y divertida macarrada de Ennis y Silvestri es menos loca, menos divertida y bastante menos macarra cuando Ennis y Silvestri no están. Un cómic en la linea de lo que se publicaba en los 90 al que le salva el componente autoparódico.

En el siguiente tomo empieza la etapa de Scott Lodbell. TERROR.
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