Go under The Black Hood in THE BLACK HOOD VOL 1 – THE BULLET’S KISS!

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GET READY FOR A NEW TRADE PAPERBACK COLLECTION PRESENTING THE BESTSELLING DEBUT ARC FROM THE ACCLAIMED TEAM OF SWIERCZYNSKI AND GAYDOS!

A man driven to the brink, blacklisted and left brutally changed must crawl through the wreckage of his life to defeat a gang of deadly criminals hell-bent on setting the streets of Philadelphia aflame. The Black Hood is a visceral, modern crime noir tale told by two masters of the genre. THE BLACK HOOD VOL. 1 – THE BULLET’S KISS features an introduction from legendary crime writer Lawrence Block (A Walk Among the Tombstones and many more)!

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Michael Gaydos, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering, Howard Chaykin, Jesus Aburto
Cover: Michael Gaydos
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Direct Market On-Sale Date: 6/21

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The Black Hood’s quest comes to a shocking conclusion in an epic, must-read series finale!

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The Black Hood has been on a long, winding road of bloody vengeance. Now he’s back to where it all began: the mean streets of the city of brotherly love. The bloodthirsty assasin known as The Nobody is ready to make his move on his ultimate target – and it’s not the person you’d expect.

The Black Hood’s long-fought quest for justice comes to a shocking conclusion in this epic, must-read series finale by writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Greg Scott, on sale in comic shops and digitally June 14th.

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Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Greg Scott, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering,
On Sale Date: 6/14
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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It’s Black Hood vs. Black Hood in the Penultimate Chapter of BLACK HOOD SEASON 2!

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BLACK HOOD SEASON 2 #4 Cover by Greg Smallwood

Greg Hettinger has traveled thousands of miles to end up back in Philadelphia, where his nightmare began—and where his adversaries are waiting, as well as another man wearing a black hood, who claims that Greg stole his life…

You won’t want to miss a minute of the action in the penultimate chapter of THE BLACK HOOD SEASON 2!

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Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Greg Scott, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
On Sale Date: 4/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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Where The Nobody Goes, Death Follows!

“The Nobody Murders, Part 3”: Where The Nobody goes, death follows! But Greg Hettinger, a.k.a. The Black Hood, has no choice but to trail the psychotic assassin all the way across the United States, hoping to stop him before the body count climbs any higher. Greg steels himself for the worst—but nothing can prepare him for the shock waiting for him back in Philadelphia…

I know what you’re thinking. This is the third issue in a four-part arc. Meh, right? WRONG. This is the issue Black Hood fans are going to be talking about for a long time. Don’t miss it!

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Greg Scott, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover: Greg Smallwood
Variant Cover: Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 2/22
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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The Shield puts it all on the line in the final chapter of The Daughter of the Revolution!

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She has served her country well, fighting for U.S. interests the world over. But when The Shield’s next mission ends in tragedy, the true nature of Black Seven is revealed and the superhero the world has been waiting generations for becomes… public enemy number 1!

Don’t miss THE SHIELD #4 from Adam Christopher, Chuck Wendig, Greg Scott, and Kelly Fitzpatrick, available in comic book shops and digitally November 9th.

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Mike Minetta tempts fate in the jaw-dropping final chapter of THE HANGMAN!

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Mike Minetta has not been the Hangman long but he already faces the hardest decision any Hangman has ever had to make—let his family die… or save them and defy the will of Heaven and Hell itself!

Writer Frank Tieri, artist Felix Ruiz, and colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick bring you the jaw-dropping final chapter of THE HANGMAN, available in comic shops and digitally 10/26!

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The Black Hood is no more. Long live the Black Hood!

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The acclaimed crime comic returns with an all-new #1 issue—a perfect jumping-on point for new readers. “The Nobody Murders, Part 1”:

The Black Hood is no more. Sure, there are rumors that the former cop known as Greg Hettinger is still out there, blending in with the homeless population—and emerging only to stop a violent attack before vanishing again. But the ruthless assassin known as The Nobody considers the Black Hood a loose end, and he’s willing to slaughter dozens to flush him out. How high must the body count rise before Greg steps forward to face an opponent he can’t possibly beat?

Dive into the book UPROXX calls “Highly recommended” and THE MIAMI HERALD regards as “Noir fiction fans will surely dig,” as a new season of THE BLACK HOOD kicks off from the killer creative team of Swierczynski and Scott!

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The Shield returns with an all new issue — but whose side is she on?

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Captured by Walter Chase, the Shield is made a surprising offer—an invitation to join his government organization, protecting the country as she was born to do. But as her new missions take her well beyond national borders, the truth slowly dawns and the Shield must face the ultimate question: does she serve the United States of America… or its people?

Find out in the newest issue of THE SHIELD, now available in comic book stores, on the Archie App, and from the Archie Store!

Script: Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig
Art: Drew Johnson, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover: David Williams
Variant Covers: Joe Eisma, Ron Salas, Wilfredo Torres
On Sale Date: 10/12
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Who is The Nobody? The original Black Hood aims to find out in this preview of THE BLACK HOOD #11!

 

Before the cataclysmic events of “Bullet’s Kiss” and “The Lonely Crusade,” there was another Black Hood—Kip Burland, a former police officer who vowed to fight the crimes that he couldn’t while wearing a badge. But what was he doing in Philadelphia the day he was accidentally shot and killed by Highway Patrolman Greg Hettinger? You’ll find out in this special flashback issue starring the Original Hood… and learn the shocking truth about what really happened that day. This is an essential one-shot you don’t want to miss, featuring art from classic Black Hood artist Rick Burchett!

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Rick Burchett, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
Cover: Greg Smallwood
Variant Cover: David Mack
On Sale Date: 6/29
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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Season 2 of THE BLACK HOOD Launches from Dark Circle Comics in September with an All-New #1 Issue!

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Critically acclaimed crime noir series returns in September from Swierczynski, Scott, Fitzpatrick & Deering.

The Black Hood is no more. Long live The Black Hood.

After the game-changing events of the first season of the genre-defying Dark Circle Comic series, former police officer Gregory Hettinger has given up the mantle of The Black Hood for good. With his absence comes the arrival of a deadly assassin known as The Nobody, who’s willing to slaughter dozens in his quest to draw out The Black Hood. How far is Hettinger willing to go before he finally steps forward to face an unbeatable opponent?

THE BLACK HOOD #1: SEASON 2 launches on September 21st from the creative team of writer Duane Swierczynski, artist Greg Scott, colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick and letterer Rachel Deering.

Picking up where the previous series left off but also serving as the perfect jumping on point for new readers, THE BLACK HOOD #1: SEASON 2 continues the creator-driven approach to Dark Circle Comics’ reimagining of the classic Red Circle superheroes. Season 2 also promises to take The Black Hood out of his familiar surroundings of Philadelphia and into new, uncharted territories for the former cop-turned-vigilante.

“The exciting thing about this next season is that we’ll be taking the Hood on the road. The one thing he’s always had in his corner is his knowledge of the City of Philadelphia. But that won’t do him much good this time around,” says series writer Duane Swierczynski. “I’m seriously excited about the Hood’s new antagonist, who is smart, focused, aggressive and relentless — pretty much the worst kind of person to have on your ass.”

Dark Circle Comics Editor Alex Segura spoke on the series returning this fall with a new season and new  #1, “When we reached the end of the latest storyline, “The Lost Crusade,” it made sense to take a break and return with a new #1. It also gives fans a great opportunity to step into the series. We’d love for them to go back and read the first 11 issues, but this new #1 comes in with zero baggage. If you’ve heard about this book and were curious to try it out, now’s the time.”

“Duane and Greg are at the top of their game and this book is just a pleasure to watch come together. I have to give a hat tip to the killer colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick and letterer Rachel Deering, too, who are an essential part of what makes this book hum. Dark, gritty, unflinchingly hardboiled storytelling in the same vein as CRIMINAL or 100 BULLETS,” said Segura.

In additional Dark Circle news, Segura expanded on the status of the line and its future.

“I want to assure people that we are committed to these characters and these books. We are moving full-steam ahead on concluding the initial arcs of THE SHIELD and THE HANGMAN – with THE SHIELD #3 and THE HANGMAN’s fourth issue hitting in October. I’m also excited to announce that THE BLACK HOOD artist Greg Scott will be joining Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig on the fourth issue of THE SHIELD, which will close out Victoria’s debut story in grand style. But keep your eyes peeled for THE SHIELD #3, which closes out artist Drew Johnson’s masterful run on the book – it’s his best issue yet. As for the future of Dark Circle, we’ll be making some cool announcements in the months following the launch of THE BLACK HOOD’s second season that should get fans jazzed for what’s to come.”

THE BLACK HOOD #1: SEASON 2 will arrive in comic book stores this September.

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THE BLACK HOOD #1: SEASON 2

The acclaimed crime comic returns with an all-new #1 issue—a perfect jumping-on point for new readers. “The Nobody Murders, Part 1”:  The Black Hood is no more. Sure, there are rumors that the former cop known as Greg Hettinger is still out there, blending in with the homeless population—and emerging only to stop a violent attack before vanishing again. But the ruthless assassin known as The Nobody considers the Black Hood a loose end, and he’s willing to slaughter dozens to flush him out. How high must the body count rise before Greg steps forward to face an opponent he can’t possibly beat?  Dive into the book UPROXX calls “Highly recommended” and THE MIAMI HERALD regards as “Noir fiction fans will surely dig,” as a new season of THE BLACK HOOD kicks off from the killer creative team of Swierczynski and Scott!

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Greg Scott, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
Cover: Greg Smallwood
Variant Cover: Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 9/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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