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.

Legendary Black Hood artist Rick Burchett joins THE BLACK HOOD for a special issue!

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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THE BLACK HOOD takes the fight to the Crusaders in issue #10, available 5/4!

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“The Lonely Crusade, Part 4” When he donned the Black Hood, Greg Hettinger swore to keep the awful truth from those he cares about most—his partner Devon, his friend Jessie. But he’s going to have to break those promises if he’s going to survive the death trap that the Crusaders have prepared for him… and nothing will ever be the same.

Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Greg Scott, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
The Black Hood #10 CVR A Reg: Francesco Francavilla
The Black Hood #10 CVR B Variant: David Mack
On Sale Date: 5/4
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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A new Hangman rises in THE HANGMAN #3 — Available 3/9!

FROM THE VERY DEPTHS OF HELL… THE HANGMAN IS BORN!

Can this urban legend do what must be done to save his soul — or will he be cursed to wander the Earth forever? Facing off against the demon Asmodeus won’t make things any easier.

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 gut-wrenching chapter of supernatural horror and violence!

Find THE HANGMAN #3 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.

On the run but not alone — THE SHIELD #2 hits stores 2/17!

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.

Find THE SHIELD #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 on February 17th!

An unlikely ally aids The Black Hood in issue #11 — on sale 2/17!

In Philly, everyone has a story. Who would have guessed that an unlikely ally’s words would lead the Black Hood right to the Crusaders’ secret lair — which has a shocking tale of its own.

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: 2/17

32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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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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