Duane Swierczynski Archives

Dark Circle Announces The Black Hood Season 2
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 Greg Scott, colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick and letterer Rachel Deering starts with a new assassin in town known as The Nobody who is slaughtering dozens of[...]
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[...]
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 finds inside[...]
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,[...]
The Lonely Crusader Kicks Off In 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 Hettinger returns to Philadelphia and promises his closest friend, Jessie Dupree, that his hood-wearing[...]
Today's Black Hood Is From Duane Swierczynski And Howard Chaykin
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 Greg Hettinger leaves Philly and checks into a Southern California rehab clinic But a plane ride can't separate Greg from his troubles A fellow patient believes her former drug[...]
Relentlessly Hard Boiled – Preview X #23 From Dark Horse
You just can't help but think "poor guy". This run of X, written by Duane Swierczynski, with art by Eric Nguyen and gorgeous cover art by Rafael Albuquerque, shows some pretty excellent visual storytelling already. Issue #23 is described thus by Dark Horse: The city zone destroyed in the battle between the Archon and the Mark has become[...]
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[...]
Every Use Of The F-Word In Archie Comics' Latest Title, Black Hood
I think they should speak for themselves. But there's worse to come…   That's right folks, not content with A's, S's and F's, they even go for an MF. The writer of the comic is Duane Swierczynski, pulp crime novelist and this is totally in his ballpark But retailers or parents who see the Archie name might want to just[...]
Process Art From The Last Issue Of Ex-Con By Swierczynski And Burns
The series written by:Duane Swierczynski and drawn by Keith Burns tells the story of ex-con Cody Pomeray as he comes out of prison only to find himself being set up and betrayed. Ex-Con #5 hits shops this Wednesday and you can see more about it here.   As Dynamite wraps up their first runs[...]
Free On Bleeding Cool – Ex-Con #1 By Duane Swierczynski And Keith Burns
Dynamite's Creator Unleashed line is wrapping up and we have the first issue of Duane Swierczynski and Keith Burns' Ex-Con for you to read for free All of the issues are available in your local comic shops or on Dynamite's DRM-Free Digital website. Dynamite's Creator Unleashed line is wrapping up and we have the first[...]
Duane Swierczynski Talks With Michael Moreci About Ex-Con
Michael Moreci, writer of Army of Darkness: Convention Invasion, talks with Duane Swierczynski about Ex-Con #2, both on sale Oct 8 Michael Moreci: So, Duane, crime is obviously in your wheelhouse (and you do it so well) What made you bring Ex-Con to the comic space, as opposed to making it a novel? Duane Swierczynski: Ex-Con started[...]
Dark Circle Comics Announces Creative Teams For First Three Titles
Along with the announcement they released the following promo image by Francesco Francavilla. Here's the first three titles from Dark Circle Comics: THE BLACK HOOD is a gritty, noir crime thriller written by Duane Swierczynski with artwork by Michael Gaydos presenting the Black Hood as an urban vigilante. THE SHIELD features a new and different incarnation of the classic character[...]
After Ten Years, Eleven Gorgeous Pages Of Lewis LaRosa's Bloodshot
Lewis LaRosa's first full-length comic art for a decade (not since Garth Ennis's Punisher MAX or Bad Planet with Steven Niles back in the mid nougties) is with Peter Milligan on Bloodshot #25. And here are eleven inked pages of his work from that upcoming issue.   I can feel an Artists's Edition coming on, can't you? Also featured[...]
Exclusive First Looks At Ex-Con #2 And Terminal Hero #3
These issues will also be available through Dynamite Digital. Ex-Con #2 by Duane Swierczynski and Keith Burns and cover by Tim Bradstreet– click here for more information. Terminal Hero #3 by Peter Milligan and Piotr Kowalski and cover by Jae Lee – click here for more information. With the final order cutoff coming[...]
Exclusive First Look At Dynamite's Creators Unleashed Line For November
An unlikely force appears to save them, but will it damn them as well? EX-CON #3 Writer: Duane Swierczynski Art: Keith Burns Cover: Tim Bradstreet FC  •  32 pages  •  $2.99  •  Mature  •  11/12 Cody Pomeray's violated his parole He's cuffed and headed back to the place he dreads the most — the slammer[...]
Exclusive First Look At Duane Swierczynski's Ex-Con
As part of the Creators Unleashed line for Dynamite, Duane Swierczynski (Cable, Deadpool, Judge Dredd) is bringing his new series Ex-Con into the mix Joined by interior artist Keith Burns and cover artist Tim Bradstreet, Swierczynski's tale is a hard-boiled crime story set in the late 80s L.A drug scene It follows con man Cody Pomeray[...]
Dynamite Will Not Overprint The Devilers, How Will That Affect Sales?
They're kicking it off with Joshua Hale Fialkov and his new series The Devilers then followed it up with Peter Milligan's Terminal Hero and Duane Swierczynski's Ex-Con There is also supposed to be a Rick Remender series announced soon. We've covered The Devilers very well here at Bleeding Cool We announced it, interviewed the writer, spotlighted[...]
Valiant Effort: Like This? You'll Like That – X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong Edition
By Jared Cornelius In the summer of 2012 Valiant Comics returned from the grave, they rose not as shambling zombie, but as a glorious phoenix, but I didn't know that.  At the time I had turned my nose up at X-O Manowar and Bloodshot, I scoffed at the idea that the 90's were back and expected another round of Malibu or Awesome Comics.  But last year on a whim I decided to[...]
Beyond 90's Vigilante Nostalgia In X: Volume One's 'Big Bad'
 I was aware the character existed, I remember whispers of him in the 90's as a dark brooding vigilante when such things were as common as air, but I never had the urge to find out more about him.  I would read my Aliens omnibus and look at the solicitations in the back and be[...]
IDW Goes In The Dark For New Horror Anthology
The one time kickstarter project In The Dark by Anathema writer Rachel Deering gets picked up by IDW Publishing. The horror anthology will contain 20 all-new horror stories by writers including Justin Jordan, Cullen Bunn, Steve Niles, Duane Swierczynski, Tom Taylor, Tim Seeley, Brian Keene, F Paul Wilson, Ed Brisson, Marguerite Bennett, Valerie D'Orazio, Paul Tobin, James Tynion IV, and many[...]
Interview: Rachel Deering Talks In the Dark, Crowdfunding and Horror
In The Dark, featuring Rachel, Scott Snyder, Steve Niles, Justin Jordan, Cullen Bunn, Paul Tobin, Duane Swierczynski, Tom Taylor, F Paul Wilson, Tim Seeley, Marguerite Bennett, Brian Keene, Christopher Sebela, Matthew Dow Smith, James Tynion IV, Sean E Williams, Michael Moreci & Steve Seeley, Jody Lehup, Ed Brisson, Mike Olvieri, Nate Southard, Valeri D'Orazio with[...]