Written by fan-favorite writer and artist Randy Queen and colorist Sarah Queen, the 48-page The Darkness/Darkchylde/Witchblade: Kingdom of Pain standalone finds Jackie Estacado, the bearer of the Darkness, with new nightmarish armor, and Ariel Chylde, the girl who can become creatures from her nightmares, with a new beginning.
But this would be the first color e-reader from the triumvirate of brands (Kindle, Nook, and Sony) that dominate sales in standalone e-book readers.
Just ask the people behind The Sarah Connor Chronicles, as their experiment in being more standalone is being canned and they are going back to more serialized episodes.
I would also LOVE to see them relaunch the Rampaging Hulk magazine style books, w/sophisticated artists & writers tackling ole 'jade jaws in standalone stories, in a larger format. (some were similar to the tv show - which is also an obvious primer for this new movie.)
I had heard about Hughes from Denise Hamilton, whose upcoming standalone is set in the post-World War II era.