The creative team of writer Duane Swierczynski, artist Greg Scott, colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick, and letterer Rachel Deering will return this fall for The Black Hood #1: Season 2.

The Black Hood is no more. former police officer Gregory Hettinger has given up the mantle for good. However, without the Black Hood a new deadly assassin known as The Noboy begins slaughtering dozens of people in order 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: Season 2 will be the perfect jumping-on point for new readers in this reimagining of classic Red Circle superheroes. The Black Hood will also step out of his familiar surroundings of Philadelphia into new, uncharted territories.

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.

Take a look at the covers by Greg Smallwood and Michael Walsh:

The Black Hood #1 Season 2

Cover by Greg Smallwood

The Black Hood #1 Season 2

Variant Cover by Michael Walsh

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 hits comic book shelves on September 21!


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