Tales of The Darkness: Issue 4

Malachy Coney


Clarence Lansang

  • Victor Llamas
  • Jason Gorder
  • Matt Nelson
  • Richard Isanove
  • Joshua Myers

Dennis Heisler


David Wohl

Cover by:
  • Clarence Lansang
  • Victor Llamas

December, 1998

Tales of The Darkness: Issue 4 is the fourth and the fifth one overall issue of five part The Darkness comic series that focus on other Darkness hosts.

Synopsis Edit

Michaelangelo past is revealed as inquisitions come to the village.

Characters Edit

Plot Summary Edit


The story opens up with Cervantes holding Michaelangelo Estacado by his throat. Sancho suggests killing him, while Michaelangelo instead suggests listening to his story, which might change their mind about him.

Michaelangelo was born to a gypsy woman Donatella Estacado and unknown father that he neither of them new the identity. When he was still a boy his mother was accused of Witchcraft after refusing the sexual advance of a young ship captain in service to the Spanish crown. She was taken before an inquisitor and sentenced to burn at the stake. She swore revenge before dying that her son would avenge her.

Michaelangelo, being Donatella's son, was believed to be The Devil's bastard son and so a Witchhunt was set out for him as well. Some of his mother's Gypsy friends had arranged for Michaelangelo to escape The Inquisition and take flight across the Andelusian plains and mountains, to find a safe place where no one knew Michaelangelo and where he would live in peace with the Gypsies.

He was welcomed and during his stay and learned a little about The Darkness from one of the psychic Gypsy elders, Mother Maria.

Cervantes is intrigue by the story, while Sancho distrusts Michaelangelo, thinking that he's story is just lies. Then suddenly, inquisition comes to the village. The man suggest Michaelangelo to leave the La Mancha while he still can. His talk is interrupted by the inquisition taking the girl with which he slept. The inquisition reveals they found out from the girl that the gypsy boy they're looking for was here. The landlady confirms their suspicions.

Meanwhile, in the stables, Cervantes urges Michaelangelo to leave as he can't do anything for the girl. As Michaelangelo prepares to leave, Sancho accidentally alerts the inquisition about their presence. The inquisition take them to their leader, which turns out to be Sonatine.

Cervantes gets private audience with Sonatine, where he reveals that celestial forces are present in La Mancha. Elsewhere, Michaelangelo is horrified seeing inquisition killing and burning the people of the village. As he is consumed by rage, Michaelangelo activates his Darkness powers. He begins to slaughter the inquisition soldiers. Grand inquisitor asks for mercy from Michaelangelo, but instead he rips off grand inquisitors head. As the dawn sets, Michaelangelo collapses on the ground and passes out.

Next night, an elderly man and his daughter find Michaelangelo and take him with them.

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