SYNOPSIS: With all of New York City enveloped in the zeitgeist of a missing 8-year-old girl, lovable anti-hero Francis Darling accidentally stumbles onto the machinations behind her kidnapping and the drug war that ensues.
…but has he really?
A bit like chasing the Mad Hatter through a toxic chemical cloud, Francis’ inconceivable journey brings us uncomfortably close to NYC’s most crooked…most deviant…most irredeemable characters; the kind that can only be extricated from the drug-addled, guilty conscience of a failing brain.
Overall, the storytelling projects the very hazy recollection of its unreliable narrator, while the visuals explode off the page in unexpected ways. Darling is a story that is as much heartbreaking, as it is frenzied, as the lead Francis continues to wind down a path that there is little hope he can come back from. A great story, that I would absolutely recommend.
A portion of the proceeds for each copy of Darling sold will be donated to programs that help people struggling with drug and alcohol abuse.
Darling #1 will be available on June 30, 2021 wherever comics are sold.
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Aaron is a contributing writer at But Why Tho, serving as a reviewer for TV and Film. He is also the co-host and social media manager of the Nerds Social Club podcast.
Hailing originally from England, and after some lengthy questing, he’s currently set up shop in Pennsylvania. He spends his days reading comics, podcasting, and being attacked by his small offspring.