|Vol. 2 Issue 16|
Matt "Batt" Banning
Vol. 2 Issue 16 is the sixteenth issue of the second The Darkness comic series volume published from 2002.
Wolverine writer Frank Tieri has Darkness-bearer Jackie Estacado in the battle of his life trying to kill a man who's already dead. Jackie will have to use the Darkness, brawn, and brains to win the day in the conclusion to this stellar story-arc.
Plot Summary Edit
The story opens up as "Little" Joey Delfini holds wedding for his daughter, Gina. The party is crashed by Don Alberto and his henchmen. They then proceed to kill everyone at the wedding.
Elsewhere, Jackie is informed about the massacre. Junior offers Jackie to kill his father and in return he will make him untouchable by other crime families. Jackie agrees and sets off to find Don Alberto.
Meanwhile, the three henchmen revived by Don Alberto question his mental state. Nunz answers that its because of the bullet in his brain, but the same bullet also lets him to better control his new powers. Because of this, hey decide to let him call the shots. Suddenly, Jackie enters through the door. After expressing his surprise of seeing Nunz and his friends to be alive, he open fires on them with darkness guns.. Don Alberto reveals that they came back from the dead because of the darkness bullets shot at them. The bullets once inside of them, started to grow and turn them invincible. Jackie then unleashes his darklings, but Don Alberto and his henchmen quickly rip them apart. He then envelops with his darkness armour, but by using darkness bullets taken from his henchmen, Don Alberto dissolves the armour. Powerless Jackie is then beat up by the henchmen.
Out of sudden, Don Alberto sees Jackie as Luciano. He helps him to stand up and Jackie goes along, saying that Alberto should make his move onto Vegas. The henchmen try to convince Don that Jackie isin't who he says is, but Don doesn't listen to them and leaves to Vegas. As Don Alberto leaves, Junior and his men appear behind Jackie, pointing a gun at his head. Jackie then unleashes darklings, killing Junior with his men. To be continued...