London Wrestles with Its Demons in IDW's 'Darkness Visible' (Exclusive Preview)

Darkness Visible Ashcan Cover - P - 2016
Brendan Cahill/IDW Publishing
Mike Carey and Arvind Ethan David co-write the new horror comic miniseries.

What happens when a man has to wrestle with the demon in his soul to save the life of his daughter? That's the question at the heart of newly announced comic book series Darkness Visible, and it's one meant more literally than you might expect — there are real demons involved this time around.

Darkness Visible takes place in a world where humanity has been forced to co-exist with demonkind after an invasion more than three-quarters of a century earlier — a co-existence all the more difficult for Daniel Aston, a police detective who literally shares his soul with a monster.

The miniseries, to be published by IDW Publishing, is co-written by The Girl With All The Gifts novelist — and longtime comic book writer — Mike Carey and Arvind Ethan David, who's currently working as an executive producer on BBC America's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. The miniseries features art by Brendan Cahill.

The series will launch in February 2017, but those attending New York Comic Con will be able to pick up an ashcan preview edition, offering a glimpse of what's to come in our brave new demonic world. For those unable to attend the show, read on — Heat Vision is exclusively debuting the preview online below.

New York Comic Con runs until Oct. 9 at the Javits Center and other locations in New York City.

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