My stopovers seem to be reading like "I Read Keenspace So You Don't Have To!" lately, but hey... that's what this blog is here for. Finding the more obscure (but still all goodness) stuff.
I came across this one via our previous stopvers (Nahast, if you recall). They had an amusing end-of-year crossover that was actually good (As opposed to the done-to-death A meet B, fight erupts between A and B, A and B call a truce and then join forces to whop the ass of C etc.). Anyway, it piqued my interest.
I must say, the art for Darken is deliciously distinctive. The closest I can come to describing it is what I have written in the stopover title: a cross between Maritza Campos' College Roomies From Hell (art style and colour) and Joe England's Zebra Girl (Use of crosshatching). Yummy I say!
Oh yes, I should tell you what kind of comic it is. It's basically action-adventure set in a fantasy world. Yes there are elves and drow and all that... and it IS about a motley band of adventurers on a quest.
"What's this?" You say? "Weren't you groaning about how unoriginal and cliched that set-up was a few posts ago?"
"Hah!" I reply. "But there's a twist here! You see, our motley band of adventurers are on a quest to... wait for it...
TAKE OVER THE WORLD!.
And presumably enslave the population and all that. And kill lots of things on the way."
Try beating that for a twist!
It makes me fall in love with the fantasy 'genre' all over again.