|Vol. 3 Issue 109|
Vol. 3 Issue 109 is the forty fourth issue of the third The Darkness comic series volume and 109th issue overall. This is the fourth part of Breaking Dark story arc.
Jackie Estacado has made a lot of enemies, but he has no idea how powerful the gangster Balakov has become. Without the Darkness at his command, will Jackie be able to protect his family? DAVID HINE (THE DARKNESS: FOUR HORSEMEN, THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN) and JEREMY HAUN (ARTIFACTS, Detective Comics) conclude their second story arc that will question everything you think you know about the Top Cow universe.
Plot Summary Edit
Paris is making a dinner to Athena. Athena comes to check on him and Paris expresses that he's worried about the state Jackie is. Suddenly, the Doppelganger comes through a portal. He then approaches Athena and infects her with the Darkness. As Paris tries to stop him with a knife, Athena turns to him and then proceeds to infect him with the Darkness too. Elsewhere, Dean has a drink with his boyfriend John. When the Doppelganger comes, Dean asks John to go have a walk. The Doppelganger is amused that Jackie was wrong about Dean's and Jenny's affair. He then approaches him and infects Dean. When the Doppelganger leaves, John comes back. Dean asks him to come closer. As John takes Dean's cold hand, he realises he's infected.
Meanwhile, the Doppelganger travels to meet Wilson. Wilson thinking its Jackie, asks the Doppelganger about Dean and Jenny. The Doppelganger says that he took care of Dean and then reaches out to him with his Darkness tentacles. Before he can infect him, the Doppelganger hears Hope calling for him. He then leaves, but says that he will finish with Wilson later. Horrified by what he saw, Wilson calls Dean, who invites him to come to the office as infected Paris, Athena and John stand behind him.
At Erewhon, Hope fights with Balakov. Balakov eventually manages to subdue her, but Jackie and Aram come to help her. He expresses that one day, Hope will be far greater than Jackie ever was. The Doppelganger then comes through a portal and then confronts Balakov. Suddenly, Jenny awakes and is terrified by the people in the room. Aram calms her down by using hypnosis on her, causing her to relive the best moment in her life. As Jackie is in no fit to fight, Aram orders him to take care of Jenny. Balakov then calms down both the Doppelganger and Hope, saying that it was Jenny who opened the portals to his home and invited him into this world. To be continued...