Victoria Adams is outgunned and on the run in this preview of THE SHIELD #2 from Dark Circle Comics!

THE ORIGINAL PATRIOTIC HERO RETURNS THIS FEBRUARY IN THE SHIELD #2!

As Victoria Adams finds herself on the run in present day Washington D.C., dark secrets are revealed about her origins tied to the birth of the United States! With her memories gone and facing attacks from all sides, just whose side is THE SHIELD really on? Writers Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig connect with artists Drew Johnson, Ray Snyder, Al Barrionuevo, colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick and letterer Rachel Deering to bring the next thrilling issue of THE SHIELD to life!

Promising further reveals as to the mystery of The Shield’s origin, co-writer Adam Christopher explained, “With issue 2 we not only reveal another slice of the Shield’s 1776 origin, but we find out a little more about the factions who have been waiting for her arrival today – and the Shield has a big decision to make.”

Co-writer Chuck Wendig says THE SHIELD #2, “goes a little deeper both into The Shield herself, and the Secret History of the United States — a secret history whose origins are tied explicitly to the Shield’s own beginning.”

Pre-order THE SHIELD #2 from Dark Circle Comics with your local comic book shop today!

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THE SHIELD #2

“Daughter of the Revolution, Part 2”

Running out of places to hide, the Shield discovers she is not without allies. Detective Nicole Simmons seems to know exactly who—and what—the Shield is, but with the enigmatic government agent Walter Chase closing the noose, the pair faces two difficult questions: why is the Shield back now… and whose side is she really on?

Script: Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig
Art: Drew Johnson, Ray Snyder, Al Barrionuevo, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
The Shield #2 CVR A Reg: David Williams
The Shield #2 CVR B Variant: Steve Rude
The Shield #2 CVR C Variant: Evan Shaner
The Shield #2 CVR D Variant: Wilfredo Torres
On Sale Date: 2/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

 

Get dragged to hell with Frank Tieri and Felix Ruiz in THE HANGMAN #2!

MIKE MINETTA COMES FACE TO FACE WITH A LIFETIME OF SINS!

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. That’s not the case for Mike Minetta. After a life of terrible crimes, it’s his turn to pay the ultimate price, and the devil has come to collect. He only has two choices — rot in hell and watch his family pay for his misdeeds or become the new Hangman.

Join fan-favorite writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine, Batman), artist extraordinaire Felix Ruiz (Wolverine Max, Halo), colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick and letterer Rachel Deering for the next grueling chapter of supernatural horror and violence!

Find THE HANGMAN #2 at a comic book store near you using the Comic Shop Locator service or digitally on the Archie app, ComiXology, and many other digital comics platforms.

The Black Hood takes on the Crusaders as superstar artist Robert Hack visits Philly for THE BLACK HOOD #8!

Superstar artist Robert Hack (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) joins THE BLACK HOOD as guest artist and teams with writer Duane Swierczynski to put Officer Gregory Hettinger in his most dangerous battle yet!

The Black Hood is on the run after facing a humbling beat down at the hands of the Crusaders, the mysterious group responsible for the disappearance of Philadelphia’s homeless population.

What lengths will The Black Hood go to for revenge? And how will the Crusaders respond?

Find out this Wednesday, January 13th, as THE LONELY CRUSADE continues in THE BLACK HOOD #8, available in comic shops and digitally.

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Superstar artist Robert Hack visits Philly for THE BLACK HOOD #8, Greg Scott takes on regular art duties with #9

THE BLACK HOOD #9 Promotional Image by Greg Scott, Kelly Fitzpatrick

THE BLACK HOOD #9 Promotional Image by Greg Scott, Kelly Fitzpatrick

The Black Hood’s return to the cruel and dangerous streets of Philadelphia continues as the critically acclaimed Dark Circle Comics series welcomes artists Robert Hack (CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA) and Greg Scott (Sam Hill, Strange Attractors) for the next chapters of “The Lonely Crusade.”

Robert Hack, artist of the hit Archie Horror series CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA joins writer Duane Swierczynski (Judge Dredd, Canary) as the guest artist for January’s THE BLACK HOOD #8, bringing his twisted and grim style to the pages of Swierczynki’s crime noir thriller.

“We were honored and extremely lucky to have a talent like Michael Gaydos on art for six of the first seven issues of eight The Black Hood,” says Dark Circle Comics Editor Alex Segura. “Robert, paired with our great series colorist, Kelly Fitzpatrick, keeps the book’s gritty, rough vibe but adds a layer of discomfort and uncertainty, which perfectly matches Duane’s brooding script.”

“Duane is doing some brilliant work and this script is a blast to draw,” said Hack. “Drawing two monthly comics at the same time — as daunting as that sounds, when the comics are this good, they are worth the inevitable ulcers.”

Greg Scott joins THE BLACK HOOD in February as the new regular series artist, jumping head-first into Officer Gregory Hettinger’s one man fight against a new criminal force known as The Crusaders.

“Greg maintains the dark, moody tone of the first seven issues while injecting his own detailed, noir style. I think fans will be very pleased with his work and we’re excited to get a nice, long run of work out of him and Duane,” Segura added.

THE BLACK HOOD #7 is on sale now from Dark Circle Comics, available at comic shops and on the new Archie Comics app for iOS. Look for THE BLACK HOOD #8 and #9 starting in January 2016.

THE BLACK HOOD #8

“The Lonely Crusade, Part 2” The Black Hood has tracked down the “Crusaders”—a mysterious group of vigilantes who have vowed to clean the “scum” off the streets of Philadelphia. But their first encounter leaves our man beaten, humbled… and hungry for payback. The Crusaders, however, have some payback of their own in mind. Especially when they stumble upon the Hood’s real identity… Artist extraordinaire ROBERT HACK (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The X-Files) as he takes over art duties in this special issue.

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
The Black Hood #8 CVR A Reg: Francesco Francavilla
The Black Hood #8 CVR B Variant: Robert Hack
On Sale: 1/13
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

THE BLACK HOOD #9

“The Lonely Crusade, Part 3” An unlikely ally leads the Black Hood to the Crusaders’ secret lair—and what the Hood finds inside will shock you. If you thought the shotgun blast to the face in issue #1 was brutal, steel yourself for the savage hardboiled action of this one, folks. Nobody’s going to walk away clean… Join us as we welcome new series artist GREG SCOTT (Sam Hill, Strange Attractors) to THE BLACK HOOD.

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Greg Scott, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
The Black Hood #9 CVR A Reg: Francesco Francavilla
The Black Hood #9 CVR B Variant: David Mack
On Sale: 2/10
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

 

The Black Hood Returns to Philadelphia for “The Lonely Crusade!”

THE BLACK HOOD RETURNS TO PHILADELPHIA AS THE CITY FACES ITS MOST DANGEROUS THREAT YET!

After a stint in rehab, Greg Hettinger is back on duty in Philadelphia, struggling to stay clean and leaving his vigilante days behind him. But when a gang of crusaders promising “salvation” to wayward youths in the city of brotherly love start preying upon Philly’s homeless and drug-addicted, Greg may have to don The Black Hood once more!

Writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Michael Gaydos kick off the blockbuster second arc, “The Lonely Crusade” on November 25th!

 

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Archie Comics partners with Madefire to launch new, groundbreaking digital comics app.

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iOS app combines a la carte and unlimited models with Android version to follow

New York, NY (November 12) – Archie Comics, the acclaimed and bestselling comic book publisher that is home to some of the most well-known pop culture creations in the world, including Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Josie & The Pussycats, the Dark Circle heroes, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the hit AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA horror series, announced today that it will relaunch its digital comics app in partnership with innovative technology company Madefire.

The new app, which goes live on iOS devices today, will feature a bold, streamlined storefront showcasing all of Archie’s diverse and top-selling titles, graphic novels and exclusive digital content, including the year’s biggest new comic books, ARCHIE by writer Mark Waid and artist Fiona Staples and JUGHEAD by writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Erica Henderson.

While many comic publishers have chosen to keep their buy-as-you-go and “unlimited” digital comics apps separate, the new Archie Comics app forges new ground by merging both—allowing fans to experience the many worlds and adventures of their favorite Archie titles under the convenient roof of one aesthetically pleasing and groundbreaking app. App users will be given the option to utilize the “Archie Unlimited” service, an “all you can read” option available exclusively through the new Archie Comics app.

“Archie has always been a leader—across the board, from the stories we publish to how we get the great content to our fans. Digital is a big part of this,” said Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics Publisher/CEO. “I’m immensely proud of the new Archie app—it brings us to the forefront of the medium again, thanks to the sterling work of our partners at Madefire. This is a forward-looking, engaging and sleek app that will serve Archie and entertainment fans well, and is a perfect way to ring in Archie’s 75th anniversary.”

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“Jon and the team are re-inventing Archie and we’re very proud to be a part of that,” said Ben Wolstenholme, Madefire’s CEO & Co-founder. “Having a direct distribution to their fans is vital for Archie to build on their loyal community. Using our Motion Book Publisher platform, Archie has control of their apps, storefront, and digital comic formats from PDF to fully immersive Motion Books, as well as a flexible model for pricing. It’s a new era for Archie.”

The app, which boasts an all-new comics reader showcasing an improved and fluid reading experience, will also give readers new navigation options—allowing fans to browse by imprint, series, best-sellers and most popular, in addition to the ability to search directly for comics of their choice.

In terms of content, the app will include comics and graphic novels from every Archie imprint, including the New Riverdale titles, traditional Archie stories, Archie Action’s Sonic and Mega Man series, Archie Horror and the company’s Dark Circle super hero books, eliminating the need for fans to switch between apps to fully enjoy the diverse and beloved Archie Comics experience. Additionally, the Archie Comics app will also feature a number of must-have exclusives for Archie fans, including the all-new PEP DIGITAL ongoing series of collections and a new line of DOLLAR DIGESTS.

Enter the dark, gritty world of THE HANGMAN #1 with Frank Tieri and Felix Ruiz today!

THE HANGMAN #1 Cover by Felix Ruiz

THE HANGMAN #1 Cover by Felix Ruiz

AN ALL-NEW SUPERNATURAL HORROR SERIES BEGINS!

Unlike any other comic produced by Dark Circle Comics, THE HANGMAN #1 mixes supernatural terror with dark noir and will have readers talking for weeks!

They say the Hangman is nothing more than an urban legend. A spook story told to scare criminals straight. But those who encounter him—like hitman “Mad Dog” Mike Minetta—know different. They know that when he comes for you… you’re dead already.

Join fan-favorite writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine, Batman), artist extraordinaire Felix Ruiz (Wolverine Max, Halo), colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick and letterer Rachel Deering for an ongoing tale of horror, the supernatural and violence…  and learn why some men may never be redeemed.

Find THE HANGMAN #1 at a comic book store near you using the Comic Shop Locator service or digitally on the Archie app, ComiXology, and many other digital comics platforms.

The Black Hood Returns with Duane Swierczynski and Comics Legend Howard Chaykin!

THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CRIME NOIR SERIES RETURNS WITH SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST HOWARD CHAYKIN!

After toppling the Philly crime-boss known as “The Connection,” Greg Hettinger’s road to recovery leads him to the sunny streets of California, but evil lurks around the corner in the form of the beautiful and deadly opponent known as “Flor de Muerto.” Can Hettinger don the Black Hood one more time and survive?

The perfect jumping-on point from crime writer Duane Swierczynski and comics legend Howard Chaykin! Start reading THE BLACK HOOD and get on board before the game-changing “The Lonely Crusade” arc begins in issue #7!

Grab the sixth issue of THE BLACK HOOD at a comic book store near you, available now! Not sure where your nearest comic shop is? Use the Comic Shop Locator Service!

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THE SHIELD #1 Reimagines an Iconic Hero for a New Generation!

“I’m nothing. Nothing but a soldier. Nothing but a shield of the revolution.”

An elite team of creators have come together and re-imagined an icon. A patriotic female hero that comes to our country’s aid in its time of need. A protector. An icon. A legend reborn.

Writers Adam Christopher (Made to Kill) and Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath) connect with artist Drew Johnson (Wonder Woman), colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick and letterer Rachel Deering to debut an THE SHIELD with an all new origin, history, and purpose that is entirely her own.

Since the dawn of the republic, whenever her country faces its blackest days, she returns: A spirit of the revolution sent to fight for what is right. But when she reappears for the first time in a generation with no memories — not even of her own identity — and encounters an evil force expecting her arrival, all the Shield can do is… run!

Find THE SHIELD #1 at a comic book store near you using the Comic Shop Locator service or digitally on the Archie app, ComiXology, and many other digital comics platforms.

Dark Circle Comics Launches Two New Series in October/November, The Black Hood Returns.

Dark Circle Comics takes comic shops by storm this Fall with the launch of the action packed superhero thriller THE SHIELD, the urban horror series THE HANGMAN, and the return of the critically-acclaimed crime noir series THE BLACK HOOD!

THE SHIELD #1

THE SHIELD #1 Cover by David Williams

THE SHIELD #1 Cover by David Williams

Written by Adam Christopher (Elementary: The Ghost Line) and Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath) with art by Drew Johnson (Wonder Woman), THE SHIELD #1 re-imagines a classic Golden Age hero for a new generation of readers! Issue #1 hits comic stores and digital platforms on October 21st with the first chapter of “Daughter of the Revolution.”

Since the dawn of the republic, whenever her country faces its blackest days, she returns: a spirit of the revolution sent to fight for what is right. But when she reappears for the first time in a generation with no memories—not even of her own identity—and encounters an evil force expecting her arrival, all the Shield can do is… run!
Script by Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig
Artwork by Drew Johnson, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover by David Williams
Variant Covers by Wilfredo Torres, Andrew Robinson, Rafael Albuquerque, Robert Hack
On Sale Date: 10/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

To purchase THE SHIELD at a comic book store near you, use the Comic Shop Locator service.

THE SHIELD is also available on digital devices via Comixology.

THE HANGMAN #1

THE HANGMAN #1 Cover by Tim Bradstreet

THE HANGMAN #1 Cover by Tim Bradstreet

 

 

They say the Hangman is nothing more than an urban legend. A spook story told to scare criminals straight. But those who encounter him—like hitman “Mad Dog” Mike Minetta—know different. They know that when he comes for you… you’re dead already. Join fan-favorite writer Frank Tieri (WOLVERINE, BATMAN) and artist extraordinaire Felix Ruiz (WOLVERINE MAX, HALO) for an ongoing tale of horror, the supernatural and violence…  and learn why some men may never be redeemed.
Script by Frank Tieri
Art by Felix Ruiz
Cover by Timothy Bradstreet
Variant Covers by Felix Ruiz, Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack
On Sale Date: 11/4
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

To purchase THE HANGMAN at a comic book store near you, use the Comic Shop Locator service.

THE HANGMAN is also available on digital devices via Comixology.

THE BLACK HOOD #6

THE BLACK HOOD #6 Cover by Francesco Francavilla

THE BLACK HOOD #6 Cover by Francesco Francavilla

The acclaimed Dark Circle Comics series returns with special guest artist Howard Chaykin!

“Flor de Muerto”

After the soul-crushing events of “Bullet’s Kiss,” disfigured cop Greg Hettinger leaves Philly and checks into a Southern California rehab clinic. But a plane ride can’t separate Greg from his troubles. A fellow patient believes her former drug dealer (and lover) has sent someone to kill her, and it’s up to Greg to figure out which member of their circle is preparing to pull the trigger…

New to the dark, twisted world of The Black Hood? Then check yourself in for this thrilling one-shot from novelist Duane Swierczynski and superstar artist Howard Chaykin.

Script by Duane Swierczynski
Art by Howard Chaykin, Jesus Aburto, Rachel Deering
Cover by Francesco Francavilla
Variant Covers by Howard Chaykin, David Mack, Greg Smallwood
On Sale Date: 10/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

 

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Dark Circle Comics are also available on your digital devices via Comixology.

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