Vol. 2 Issue 1

Paul Jenkins


Dale Keown


Matt Milla

  • Robin Spehar
  • Dennis Heisler

Renae Geerlings

Cover by:
  • Dale Keown
  • Matt Milla

December, 2002

Vol. 2 Issue 1 is the first issue of the second The Darkness comic series volume published from 2002.

Synopsis Edit

Jackie returns from hell, but not everyone is happy with his sudden return.

Characters Edit

Plot Summary Edit


Jackie recalls the past events, including the death of Jenny and the first time he died. While walking the street he bumps into Nino Pirelli. He reveals that Frankie's cousin from Philadelphia, Paulie, has come to the city and will want to talk with Jackie about Frankie's death. For a brief second, Nino's face becomes horribly mutilated before coming back to normal. Jackie then visits Miss Sarah, widow of Jimmy Estacado. She offers him a place to stay until Jackie finds a new apartment.

Elsewhere, Nino informs Paulie about Jackie's return from the dead. Paulie informs that he wants to arrange a meeting with him.

At Miss Sarah's place, Jackie recalls the second time he died and killing Frankie Franchetti. Jackie then goes to his old orphanage where he's met by Paulie. Paulie offers Jackie to work for him, but the latter rejects the offer. As Paulie leaves, the orphanage explodes, killing everyone inside.

Elsewhere, in a warehouse, Nino and other mobsters are playing blackjack. Nino boasts how he sold out Jackie to Paulie, before being shot to the face. Jackie crashes through the door and opens fire on everyone inside. The mobsters turn off the lights in order to get the upper hand on Jackie, but the Darkness awakens and slaughters the remaining men. To be continued...

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