Butcher Emerges from The Darkness

Ooh, you know this is going to be some bloody fun.

In March, Top Cow Productions will bring Butcher Joyce, a popular supporting character from The Darkness comic and video game, to the forefront in The Darkness: Butcher one-shot.

The Darkness: Butcher will feature a story by Rob Levin (Wight & Associates, Witchblade: Bearers of the Blade), best known to Top Cow fans for his work editing Witchblade, First Born, The Darkness, Madame Mirage and more, and Michael Broussard (The Darkness, Unholy Union). The issue features Broussard's first professional work on The Darkness, completed prior to his joining Phil Hester on the ongoing The Darkness series. Butcher Joyce is loyal to a fault and an expert at cleaning up messes and keeping secrets, like the ones created by Jackie Estacado. But what happens when these secrets endanger Butcher's life?

"Butcher is a character I find endlessly fascinating," commented writer Levin. "Not only is he a guy who chooses to clean up crime scenes for a living, but he's also an underworld confidante. There's a lot of story to be mined there, and this is really only the tip of the iceberg."

The Darkness: Butcher will feature a cover by Michael Broussard and carry an SRP of $3.99. Additional information regarding The Darkness can be found at www.topcow.com/darkness and www.topcow.com.

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