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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