dark circle Archives

Dark Circle
Dark Circle Comics, a subsidiary publisher under Archie Comics, begun publishing The Mighty Crusaders once more Come February, they will be putting out a 32-page #3 for the superhero series. For those who don't know, The Mighty Crusaders are a Silver Age superhero team created by Archie Comics in 1965, receiving their first series in 1968 under the umbrella of Mighty Comics[...]
New Artist Greg Scott On Sun-Drenched LA Noir And The Black Hood
The Castle of Horror Podcast talks to comic book artist Greg Scott, whose cinema-inspired, gritty art will be adorning Season 2 of The Black Hood from Dark Circle/Archie Comics Scott talks about his movie habit, LA Noir, and the strangeness of urban life. Listen to this episode here: http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-99734/TS-1106517.mp3 Black Hood Season 2 #1 Script: Duane Swierczynski Art: Greg Scott, Kelly Fitzpatrick,[...]
Archie's SDCC Plans Include 2 Exclusive Covers And A Sneak At Riverdale
in Room 6BCF Don't miss the first ever panel for 'Riverdale,' the next hit television show coming to The CW in early 2017! Join the cast and crew of the Archie Comics-based drama for a special screening of the pilot episode! The publisher will be set up at booth #1829 where they will have signing scheduled featuring[...]
Dark Circle Announces The Black Hood Season 2
In what Dark Circle is calling the first season of The Black Hood, former police officer Gregory Hettinger has given up being the Black Hood Now, with the announcement of The Black Hood #1: Season 2 kicking off this September, you figure someone has to be under the hood. The new season by writer Duane Swierczynski, artist[...]
The Lonely Crusade Continues In Black Hood #10
Written for Dark Circle by Duane Swierczynski and drawn by Greg Scott. THE BLACK HOOD #10 "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[...]
Tim Bradstreet Covers The Hangman #3
In this preview for Dark Circle's The Hangman #3 we see the newest Hangman trying to save his soul from Azmodeus… and there is a very cool Tim Bradstreet cover to boot The book hits comic shops on Wednesday. THE HANGMAN #3 "Damned, Part 3" From the very depths of Hell… a new Hangman arises! Can this[...]
Dark Circle's Newest On-Going, The Shield, Continues This Week
Dark Circle's newest on-going series, The Shield, continues this week with a second issue by writers Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig. 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[...]
A Look Inside Dark Circle's The Shield #2
Dark Circle has sent over some preview pages for the second issue of their new on-going series The Shield The series focuses on Victoria Adams, her origin as a hero in 1776 and the secret history of the United States That's a hook you don't see in very many comics. THE SHIELD #2 Script: Adam Christopher and[...]
The Crusaders Turn Up The Heat In The Black Hood #8
This week Dark Circle Comics releases the eight issue of The Black Hood by Duane Swierczynski and Robert Hack It's the second part of the Lonely Crusade story arc which pits our hero against The Crusaders, a group of street vigilantes who have already gotten the upper hand. THE BLACK HOOD #8 Script: Duane Swierczynski Art: Robert Hack,[...]
Robert Hack Fills In Then Greg Scott Takes Over The Black Hood
The next two chapters of The Lonely Crusade, the current story arc in Dark Circle Comic's gritty vigilante series The Black Hood, will have two artists First up is Robert Hack from the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on issue #8 which we have preview pages for below Then Greg Scott will jump on-board as the[...]
The Lonely Crusader Kicks Off In The Black Hood #7
Dark Circle Comics has one book hitting shelves this week, The Black Hood #7 This is the first part of The Lonely Crusade storyline by Duane Swierczynski and Michael Gaydos. THE BLACK HOOD #7 Script: Duane Swierczynski Art: Michael Gaydos, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick Cover: Francesco Francavilla Variant Cover: David Mack "The Lonely Crusade, Part 1" Greg[...]
Today's Black Hood Is From Duane Swierczynski And Howard Chaykin
Dark Circle Comics has a new issue of the Black Hood hitting comic shops today and if you haven't given the series a try, this may be the time This is a special one-shot issue from writer Duane Swierczynski and legendary artist Howard Chaykin. "Flor de Muerto" After the soul-crushing events of "Bullet's Kiss," disfigured cop[...]
Dark Circle / Archie Comics Solicitations For January 2016
The new year approaches and we have the January 2016 solicitations for Archie / Dark Circle Comics. DARK CIRCLE COMICS 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[...]
Dark Circle Previews The Shield #1
We have an look inside the next ongoing series from Dark Circle, The Shield #1 The series is being written by Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig with art by Drew Johnson, Rachel Deering and Kelly Fitzpatrick. THE SHIELD #1 –  "Daughter of the Revolution, Part 1" Since the dawn of the republic, whenever her country faces[...]
NYCC '15: Howard Chaykin On Black Hood And More From The Dark Circle Panel
Derek Trum writes for Bleeding Cool: The Dark Circle panel took place Thursday afternoon at the New York Comic Con The panel was moderated by Alex Segura (editor of Dark Circle Comics) and included Duane Swierczynski (writer of Black Hood), Frank Tieri (writer of Hangman), Dean Haspiel (artist for The Fox), Mike Pellerito (president of Archie[...]
Archie Comics Solicitations For November 2015
Here we have the full solicitations for Archie Comics and their superhero imprint Dark Circle Comics for titles shipping in November of 2015. THE BLACK HOOD #7 "The Lonely Crusade, Part 1" Greg Hettinger returns to Philadelphia and promises his closest friend, Jessie Dupree, that his hood-wearing vigilante days are over But it's a promise he's going[...]
A Look Inside The Fox #5 From Dark Circle Comics
Last week we gave you a glimpse at the covers and a two-page spread for Dark Circle's upcoming The Fox #5 Now that it is hitting shops this week, we've gotten a few more interior pages for the Mark Waid / Dean Haspiel issue that wraps up the Fox Hunt story arc. The FOX HUNT reaches its cataclysmic[...]
SDCC '15: The Web And The Hangman Revamps By Archie For Dark Circle
At the Dark Circle panel for Archie Comics, the publisher announced two new series for the line The Web and The Hangman. This new Web is a 14 year cosplayer, dressing as the silver age version of The Web when she gets powers. While The Hangman is being reinvented as a very intense horror and is intended[...]
Dark Circle Reveals The Web By White And Kudranski
Archie Comic's superhero imprint Dark Circle continues to grow with a new series called The Web by Dave White and Szymon Kudranski The re-imagined series follows Jane Raymond, a 14-year-old high-schooler who idolizes a hero known as The Web Finding herself with mysterious powers much like her idol, Jane's struggle to balance her new life as[...]
Dark Circle Preview: Digital Exclusive New Crusaders: Dark Tomorrow
Dark Circle offers up a preview for the Comixology exclusive digtal only comics New Crusaders: Dark Tomorrow The special is written by Ian Flynn and features art by Althia Martinez, Rick Bryant, John Workman and Steve Downer The cover is by Phil Jimenez and Steve Downer. The New Crusaders return in this new Dark Circle Comics[...]
The Hunt Continues In Dark Circle's The Fox #3
In stores this week from Dark Circle, the superhero imprint form Archie Comics, comes the third issue of the Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid on-going series The Fox. Fox Hunt, Part 3—The Devil You Know: Just as The Fox was through being a superhero, his son was putting the final touches on a gift for his[...]
The Fox Faces The Kiss Of Death! Preview Issue #3 Of Fox Hunt From Dark Circle
You can check out my reviews of the previous issues here and here, but needless to say, it's one of the most visually exciting comic books out there and full of critique about the hero tradition in comics through whip-smart dialogue. Dark Circle describe this issue thus: Just as The Fox was through being a superhero, his[...]
Dean Haspiel And Mark Waid Return To The Fox With Fox Hunt
Dark Circle has released these preview pages for their new on-going series The Fox #1 After the success of the last miniseries, Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid are back for a new storyline called Fox Hunt. Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO's Bored to Death) is once again united with Eisner award-winning writer Mark[...]
Dark Circle Comics Teases Upcoming The Hangman By Tieri And Ruiz
Dark Circle Comics has released this image for The Hangman by writer Frank Tieri and artist Felix Ruiz. The Hangman, launching later this year, will be a new take of the classic superhero character – but not in a way that readers expect. The launch of The Black Hood #1 in February set a darker tone for the Dark Circle Comics[...]
Preview Trailer For Dark Circle's The Black Hood #1
The new Dark Circle imprint from Archie Comics gives us this very dark and gritty take on the classic Black Hood character by Duane Swierczynski and Michael Gaydos Below you can see a trailer for the new series along with some of the covers done by Gaydos, David Mack, Francesco Francaville, Howard Chaykin and David[...]