Published on April 25th, 2013 | by Richard Boom
Babelicous: Darkchylde by Randy Queen
‘Darkchylde‘ became something of a comic craze in the 1990’s, partially due to superb and sexy artwork and partly due to Randy Queen’s (story and pencil) equally superb marketing skills.
It tells the story of seventeen-year-old Ariel Lynn Chylde who, on a horrible traumatic night, discovers that she has the ability to change into creatures from some dark dimension of the mind and commit major mayhem.
The first time I read Darkchylde was right after I discovered Avengelyne and the art just threw me, just like with Avengelyne… At one time there even was a mentioning of a crossover with Avengelyne but alas that did not happen cause Randy Queen left Maximum Press (thus Avengelyne and owned by Rob Liefeld, who left Image altogether) and joined Image.
Randy Queen’s ability to fill a frame with strong composition and tense action are undeniable. Jason Gorder’s ink work and Jimmy Yu’s colours are equally professional. All this makes ‘Darkchylde‘ the apex of the ‘bad girl’ comic genre.
Summary: After looking at this thing of beauty from all angles with the eyes of a true connoisseur, this is the score we come up with for this dazzling damsel. Agree? Disagree? Rate her yourself below and leave your comments at the bottom of the page!