The Darkness Comes Alive This Summer!
by Jay Cochran
March 22, 2007
From all appearances 2007 is shaping up to be a monumental year for The Darkness, the decade old property from Top Cow Productions. The year will see the release of several trade collections, a series of Level books, a major video game release from 2K Games & Starbreeze, a pivotal role in the upcoming First Born summer event, and a new ongoing series at the end of the year penned by Phil Hester. To add to the rapidly building excitement, Top Cow has released information about an upcoming The Darkness PolyStone Statue.
The Darkness PolyStone Statue will feature title character, Jackie Estacado standing atop a mountainous base of Darklings. The statue was carefully carved with painstaking detail by master sculptor Dave Cortes and will measure an impressive 15 inches tall from base to top. The piece was hand painted by collectibles painter, Eddie Wires, with particular attention paid to ensure the mood and tone of the comic series and upcoming video game is conveyed in the 3-D sculpture. Limited to only 1500 pieces worldwide and carrying a suggested retail price of $199.99 this gorgeous piece ships immediately available for display straight out of the box.
“This statue was a blast to work on”, said sculptor Dave Cortes, “The character has a number of really cool dynamics that made for a unique sculpt. The flowing trench coat, the hair, the base with all those demons, it was a real thrill”.
Painter, Eddie Wires added, “I’ve been a fan of Marc Silvestri’s for a long time. Getting the chance to collaborate with him on this statue has been one of the real highlights of my career”.
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