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The Mighty Crusaders Continue Their Fight For Justice: Dark Circle February 2018 Solicits

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 […]


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: Black Hood Season 2 #1 Script: Duane Swierczynski Art: […]

Archie's SDCC Plans Include 2 Exclusive Covers And A Sneak At Riverdale

Archie Comics is headed to the San Diego Comic Con where they will be showing off the new Betty & Veronica comics, giving a sneak peek of the upcoming Riverdale television series and even offering up two exclusive covers for the convention. The publisher has three panels scheduled including one focusing on Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, another […]


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, […]

The Lonely Crusade Continues In Black Hood #10

Big changes this week in the Black Hood #10 as the dynamic between Greg Hettinger and his closest friends Jessie and Devon gets turned upside down as he can no longer keep his life as the Black Hood separate from them if he has any hope of surviving the Crusaders. Written for Dark Circle by […]

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! […]

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, […]

Nobody's Going To Walk Away Clean… Preview Of The Black Hood #9

The Lonely Crusade continues in The Black Hood #9 this week from Duane Swierczynski and Greg Scott. I have to say that the David Mack variant is a very cool cover. 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 […]

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 […]


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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]