This series is gonna be sweet.
The Darkness First Look
(W) Phil Hester
(A) Michael Broussard
(Cov) Michael Broussard
Forever changed by the events of First Born, Jackie Estacado, bearer of The Darkness, breaks free of his former life and begins a fresh chapter. Join new writer Phil Hester (Green Arrow, Deep Sleeper) and exciting new art talent Michael Broussard (Unholy Union) in taking a First Look at the new The Darkness ongoing series beginning in December!
Along with this preview, I just interviewed superstar astist, Michael Broussard. Here is a snippet:
G-Man: Thank you for your time. Congrats on the upcoming Darkness series and signing an exclusive contract with Top Cow.
Michael Broussard: Why thank you I'm glad to be at the Cow!
G-Man: Can you tell me a little about the competition (Top Cow Talent Search 2006) and how you came to work at Top Cow?
Michael: Believe it or not, I actually had no idea about the contest. I was just one of those guys blindly sending in a submission. I guess they were impressed enough to call me back.
G-Man: I heard that X-Men was one of the first comics you read, what was it like working with Marc Silvestri on Civil War: The Initiative?
Michael: Actually the X-Men were not the first comic I read, but it was the one that really sparked that fire inside me to draw. Working with Marc on Civil War: The Initiative seemed quite the daunting task at first. But about 6 or 7 pages in I was not as nervous any more. It was then when I started to get a better understanding of how it all worked, as well as what Marc wanted in his backgrounds.
G-Man: Your first solo work was with Ron Marz on Unholy Union (amazing job), did you have any input on which Marvel characters were involved in the crossover? Was there any character that you wished could've been squeezed in? (I would've liked to see the story continue at least for another issue).
Michael: Even before I received script or when I first heard of the idea, the Marvel characters had already been preselected by Ron. As for more characters - Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, and "Hulk Smash!" was all the fun I needed. Yeah, it would have been cool to have another issue but we wanted to set up First Born.
G-Man: You're exclusive with Top Cow but how long are you committed to the Darkness? (A certain number of issues, number of story arcs)?
Michael: There is no set number of issues or arcs for me but let's say I'll be drawing until they ask me to pump my brakes.
G-Man: Is it a struggle to make Jackie a "tortured soul"?
Michael: At times it can be but I just have to keep facial expressions and panel composition in mind at all times.
For the rest, go to: www.comicvine.com/michael-broussard/42445//.