|Vol. 2 Issue 24|
Martin Montiel Luna
Vol. 2 Issue 24 is twenty fourth and last issue of the second The Darkness comic series volume published from 2002.
This is it--the Darkness takes on its ancient enemy, the Angelus, in a battle where only one will survive! But whose side is the Magdalena on? The shocking answer to that question will determine who lives...and who DIES!
- Jackie Estacado
- The Angelus
- Appolonia Franchetti
- Lauren Franchetti
Plot Summary Edit
The story opens up with Magdalena doubting herself if she should kill Jackie. Jackie then kicks Magdalena and tries to escape, but she manages to knock him down. He then gives up and decides to let her kill him. Magdalena then decides to let Jackie live. Together they decide to leave the area before anyone sees us. Police has arrived to Jackie's apartment and they decide to use Magdalena's car instead. Jackie comes up with a plan to kill Angelus by talking with her and this way reach her humanity, while Magdalena attacks her from behind. Magdalena then stops at local church.
In the church Magdalena goes to talk with her officials, while Jackie stays back and sends darklings on a errand. The darklings visits Jackie's apartment where they get a suit and a shotgun for him. Detectives hear a noise in the closet, but when they open it they find it empty.
Back in the church, Jackie gets his new suit and together with Magdalena set out to Calvary Cemetery where Angelus should be located. At the cemetery, Jackie meets with Appolonia, which reveals to have betrayed him to Angelus. Then soon after Angelus appears and attacks Jackie. Angelus reveals that she will wait until sundown to kill Jackie in order to destroy the Darkness once and for all. Jackie tries to reach humanity in her, but Angelus kick him in the face, knocking him out. Magdalena then appears and the two begin to fight. Angelus manages to quickly subdue Magdalena and Jackie. As she begins to make her final strike on them, Appolonia stabs her in the back with Magdalena's spear. Angelus leaves Lauren's body and she regains her humanity. Appolonia apologizes to her mother for doing this, while Lauren says that she missed her daughter. Jackie reveals to have been wearing a bulletproof vest that was fetched by darkllings earlier.
Suddenly, Angelus takes over Magdalena and Jackie tries to lead her away from Appolonia and Lauren. Jackie manages to hide in a Queens Midtown tunnel. Angelus follows him after into the tunnel. There Jackie uses his darkness powers and the two lock into battle. Realising that she weaker in the darkness, Angelus leaves the tunnel where she confronts Appolonia. For her betrayal, Angelus wants to kill her, but Magdalena manages to kick Angelus out of her body. Angelus then escapes, declaring that nobody will control her, ever.
End of Volume 2