Vol. 1 Issue 26 is the twenty-sixth issue of the first The Darkness comic series volume published from 1996.
Remember The Darkness #1? Remember Joey "The Scar" Scarpaggio? No? Really? He was the mook that Jackie killed on the last evening before he became The Darkness! Well, it turns out he wasn't a mook at all!! In fact, he was an undercover FBI Agent! And if you thought the Mob takes care of its own, wait until you see what one renegade federal agent brings to bear on Jackie Estacado, and all the Darklings in Hell might not be enough to protect him!
- Jackie Estacado
- Frankie Franchetti
- Carla Denton
- Todd Cabarello
- Butcher Joyce
- The Nameless One
- Thomas Marchianni
- Father Fabiano
Plot Summary Edit
The story opens up with federal agent Carla Denton telling about her romance with her fiancee, Todd Cabarello, a federal undercover agent. Todd tried to get into Tony "Wine Glass" Marchianni's criminal organization. As Todd leaves the apartment and gets to his car, he's killed by Jackie under orders of Frankie.
Broken by her fiancee's death, Carla isolates herself from the outside world as she mourns Todd. Eventually she is contacted by Gleckman from the Washington office who reveals to have information on Todd's killer. Gleckman reveals that Marchianni was killed for secretly stealing money from Frankie. Frankie at first thought that it was Todd who was stealing from him and ordered Jackie to kill the agent.
With the identity of her fiancee's killer, Carla begins to gather information on Jackie and the people he cares, including Butcher Joyce and Jenny Romano. Eventually these search leads her to India, where she meets with an ancient man, known as The Nameless One. The Nameless One reveals that Jackie is the host of The Darkness an agent of chaos. No human can kill, but a race known as Necrobi who feed on sexual energy of human and become stronger every time they do it, could end The Darkness.
Carla then seeks out and frees a Necrobi, Walter Cullowski and feeds him enough so he could be able to kill Jackie and revenge Todd. To be continued...