The Dark is a new digital comic coming to comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited, and Amazon Prime in the coming months. So if you have any of those services, you can read it for free. If you like the physical, then you can use the Print-on-Demand feature exclusively on Amazon.com. There are plenty of ways to check it out when this book hits.
Just from the preview panels I can tell that this book is right up my ally. It’s dripping in cyberpunk scifi, and that’s how I like it. The set up: A worldwide cyberwar has put an end to technology as we know it and a biological internet has risen up and is forcing humanity to connect with it. That means we need some heroes, a former super-soldier must join forces with a biopunk to fight back against this oppressive new dystopian reality.
The Dark is written by Mark Sable with art by Kristian Donaldson, and so far, just from the preview pages, the art is beautiful with vivid colors and the perfect amount of dark shadows that really pull you into this new technological and biological world. My first impression was a feeling of Alien on Earth. Not that that has anything to do with it, it’s just the feeling and remembrance that the preview panels pulled up from within. Like when you first saw the crashed alien ship on LV-426 and needed to know what was inside, that’s kind of how I felt with the panel of the city and the person on the bicycle. You can see there is a city there but there is also this luminescent biological presence all over. What is that? How did it evolve? How did this organic internet come to be? I WANT to know!!!
The Dark is in the second wave of comiXology originals and it will be hitting in the coming months while titles such as Goliath Girls by writer Sam Humphries and artist Alti Firmansyah, Grave Danger by writer Tim Seeley and artist Mike Norton, Hit Reblog: Comics That Caught Fire by writer and artist Megan Kearney, as well as Teenage Wasteland by writer Magdalene Visaggio and artist Jen Vaughn are all available immediately to those on the services above.
From the look of it, The Dark is definitely going to be a monthly read for me and I look forward to checking out the rest of comiXology’s wave 2 releases.