Vol. 1 Issue 31 is the 31th issue of the second The Darkness comic series volume published from 2002.
The "High Noon" story line concludes in grand fashion as a little boys fate is left in the hands of Jackie, the most unlikely of saviors. But, how can even Jackie save himself being trapped upon an oil rig, surrounded by gun toting thugs, in the middle of water, during broad daylight!?! Could it get any worse? We even wonder if The Darkness and his little pals can save the day this time!
Plot Summary Edit
The story opens up with Jackie taken captive by Slay's henchmen. He orders them to take him to their leader. The henchmen take Jackie to a private oil rig in the middle of ocean, which Slay fashioned into a a private island. As they get on the oil rig, Jackie manages to take a gun from the henchmen and open fire on them. He kills couple of henchmen before he's interrupted by Slay, who questions his motives. Jackie answers that he's looking for Carter. After some persuasion from Jackie, Slay lets him to see Carter one last time before he kills him. He brings Carter who is happy to see Jackie and reveals that Darklings talk to him every night. He asks Jackie if he will make them stop to, which he answers to Carter that he will.
Jackie tells Slay that they're leaving and jumps off the rig into the water. Slay quickly sends his men after him as Jackie swims deeper trying to reach the dark ocean floor. As Jackie reaches the darkness, he activates his powers and kills Slay henchmen.
Back on the oil rig, Slay question as to where did Jackie disappear when suddenly the oil rig begins to tremble. Under the water, Jackie sends his Darklings to eat through the supporting beam holding the rig afloat. As they break through the supporting beam, rig sinks, killing everyone on it except for Slay. As Slay begins to sink, Jackie leaves him to the mercy of the Darklings. As Jackie and Carter get on a boat, Jackie asks him to tell what Darklings told him every night. To be continued...