Vol. 1 Issue 12 is the eleventh issue of the first The Darkness comic series volume published from 1996. This is the second part of Hearts of Darkness story arc.
- Jackie Estacado
- Frankie Franchetti
- Appolonia Franchetti
- Butcher Joyce
- Belasco Estacado
- The Angelus
- Ricardo Amratto
- Lauren Franchetti
Plot Summary Edit
The story opens up with Wenders telling about Belasco Estacado. For a long time, Belasco was pursued by the Angelus all over world. On September, 1908 close to the Alti mountain range in Tunguska, Russia, Angelus finally caught up with Belasco. The two fought with Belasco eventually killed by Angelus. But in reality she kills only his double, that Belasco created out of Darkness. Belasco himself then escapes and hides from Angelus. In time, he met his end when he impregnated a Russian prostitute.
Wenders then tries to rest, but is woken up by Appolonia who wants to know more about The Darkness. She leaves Wenders with Vespasian to be tortured more.
Elsewhere, Frankie Franchetti confronts a group of punks who did business in his neighborhood, thus disrespecting him. One punk tries to kill Frankie, but Jackie manages to quickly kill him. Frankie then lets one of the punks go so he could tell what he saw to others. As Frankie leaves, Butcher Joyce comes to clean the bodies and Jackie decides to have a talk about what happened to Frankie's wife, Lauren Franchetti.
Butcher Joyce tells, that Frankie found Lauren to be sleeping with another man, Ricardo Amratto. In rage, Frankie kills the man in front of Lauren, which caused her mental disability.
Meanwhile, Vespasian ends his torturing of Wenders, saying that he doesn't know how to become an host of Angelus, much to Appolonia's anger. They're then met by Sonatine who offers his help to Appolonia.
Later, Jackie, Frankie, Appolonia and Lauren have a family dinner. The dinner is abruptly interrupted by Sonatine who takes Frankie as an hostage much to Jackie's and Appolinia's shock. To be continued...