Vol. 1 Issue 18 is the eighteenth issue of the first The Darkness comic series volume published from 1996.
- Jackie Estacado
- Sister Mariella
- Cardinal Innocent
- Cardinal Jasper
- Appolonia Franchetti
- Poop Darkling
Plot Summary Edit
The story opens up with Cardinal Innocent and Cardinal Jasper coming before the inquisitors. The inquisitors blame Jasper for sending Sister Mariella on a mission to kill The Darkness host not only before she finished her training, but also without their blessing. Realising his predicament, Cardinal Jasper pleads for help from Cardinal Innocent, who keeps silent. Inquisitors then sentence him for the betrayal of the church and send him to the dungeons.
Elsewhere, Jackie sits on the roof of a skyscraper and overlooks the city.
Meanwhile, Sister Mariella goes to a church, blaming herself for failing her mission to kill Jackie. She is then met by the order of Magdalena's, who come to bestow her the power of Light of the Magdalene and thus finish her training.
Elsewhere, Agnes is let out of the hospital. Isaac reveals to her, that during the bush crash he found and took the Spear of Destiny. The spear starts to glow and Isaac decides to leave in the hospital where it do more good. He puts the spear onto the bed, which is taken to Appolonia Franchetti.
Back at the church, Sister Mariella does the Magdalena ritual needed to gain the Light of Magdalene power. Just as she finishes the ritual, Jackie appear in the church. Mariella uses the Light of Magdalene on Jackie, letting him see all the pain he inflicted on others. Jackie instead of succumbing, says that Magdalena's hands are as bloody as his. He then unleashes The Darkness to subdue them from behind.
Meanwhile, Revered Inquisitor forgives Cardinal Innocent for trusting Cardinal Jasper. Elsewhere, Isaac kills Agnes free her from her sins. Back at the hospital, Appolonia finds the Spear of Destiny, which causes her eyes to glow. Back at the church a priest finds Sister Mariella and other Magdalena's nailed to a cross. To be continued...
- When a Darkling is killed, other Darklings call it Lenny and called the Magdalena's bastards. This is a reference to South Park, particularly a character named Kenny.