|Vol. 2 Issue 22|
Martin Montiel Luna
Vol. 2 Issue 22 is the twenty second issue of the second The Darkness comic series volume published from 2002.
Just when he thought it was safe to come back to New York City, mobster Jackie Estacado finds himself face to face with...the Angelus! Yes, the Darkness' oldest and most deadly nemesis is back and this time she won't stop until either she or Jackie is dead. And if that wasn't bad enough, another mortal enemy has returned to battle Estacado...The Magdalena!
Plot Summary Edit
The story opens up with an old mansion, which belonged to Frankie Franchetti being destroyed by Angelus. Elsewhere, Butcher Joyce has mysterious visitor.
Meanwhile, Jackie has returned home and has a dinner in a restaurant. His henchmen greet him on the return. Darklings inform him that somebody wants him dead. Jackie then leaves the restaurant and sees a car that's following them. It's cuban mobsters sent by Killjoy. The mobsters open fire on him, but Jackie unleashes the darklings, which quickly kill them. He then gets a call from Butcher and he goes to meet him.
Earlier that day, Magdalena visits an exhibition at a museum featuring the history of Magdalena. Kristoff has invited Magdalena to the museum as to give her a new task. To kill the new host of the Darkness, Jackie Estacado.
At Butcher's apartment, Butcher invites Jackie to see something that came through the door, earlier. Darklings warns Jackie as they don't trust Butcher. As Jackie walks in Butcher pulls out a knife and tries to stab him. Jackie manages to subdue him. Butcher then begins to maniacally laugh until he explodes, revealing to be just a copy of the real Butcher.
Suddenly, Jackie hears strange noise and Angelus Warriors attack him. The darklings and Angelus Warriors begin to fight as Jackie locates the real Butcher locked in a room. He checks if Butcher is all right and explains that the warriors were probably send by Frankie's Franchetti's wife. Their chat is interrupted by an Angelus Warrior. Jackie tries to fight the warriors, but they manage to quickly overpower him. One of the Angelus Warrior declare that their queen has declare that his shall be Jackie's last night. Jackie then pulls out his guns and open fires them on the warriors. He manages to kill all the Angelus Warriors and sends a message to Angelus that she's gonna to suffer.
Elsewhere, Angelus is watching Jackie and sets out to find him, leaving decapitated mobsters in the restaurant he earlier was in. To be continued...