Darque finally summons Jack to undergo the quest, the quest being a trip through time! Initially, Jack travels to the distant past, before being flung to the distant future. In the future, he is reunited with Elya and her family. Fighting to protect them, Jack is again flung through time, this time winding up in 1900 New Orleans, encountering Nettie and... another Shadowman!
The moment where Jack first meets Max and Nettie occurs immediately after the events of Shadowman (1992) #0.