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EXCLUSIVE: “The Shield” Debuts in Archie’s April Dark Circle Solicitations

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Archie ComicsDark Circle Comics line expands in April as “The Shield” makes her debut! CBR has the exclusive first look at the solicitations copy for all three Dark Circle series’ April issues, featuring a first look at covers by Francesco Francavilla, Andrew Robinson, Howard Chaykin, David Mack and more!






THE SHIELD #1

NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE!

“Daughter of the Revolution, Part 1” Since the dawn of the republic, whenever her country faces its blackest days, she returns: a spirit of the revolution sent to fight for what is right. But when she reappears for the first time in a generation with no memories-not even of her own identity-and encounters an evil force expecting her arrival, all the Shield can do is… run!

Script: Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig

Art: David Williams, Gary Martin, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick

Cover: David Williams

Variant Cover: Wilfredo Torres

Variant Cover: Andrew Robinson

Variant Cover: Rafael Albuquerque

Dark Circle Movie Throwback Variant Cover: Robert Hack

On Sale Date: 4/15

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.





THE BLACK HOOD #3

NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE!

“The Bullet’s Kiss, Part 3” The Black Hood is supposed to be dead. Shot, de-masked, autopsied, buried. So who’s running around town in a ratty black hood, declaring war on the underworld? The City of Philadelphia is electrified by the fleeting glimpses they see on social media-but both the cops and the drug gangs want him stopped at all costs. However, the new Black Hood may not have to be stopped. He’s coming unglued all on his own…

Script: Duane Swierczynski

Art: Michael Gaydos, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick

Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Variant Cover: David Mack

Variant Cover: Howard Chaykin

Dark Circle Movie Throwback Variant Cover: Robert Hack

On Sale Date: 4/22

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.




THE FOX #2

NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE!

“Fox Hunt, Part 2 – The Other Shoe”: The fox-hunt has begun, and Impact City’s most dangerous criminals are out for BLOOD. When Paul Patton Jr. decides to take his son, Shinji, on a trip to the Museum of the Moving Image, he’s hoping to make an effort to finally be a present father and not the superhero freak magnet known as The Fox. But when a violent bank robbery derails their plans, and Paul is unwilling to don his superhero suit and save the day, a new kind of superhero will need to step in and save the day. So why is this new hero The Fox’s WORST NIGHTMARE? Emmy award-winning artist Dean Haspiel and Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid bring you the next chapter in Dark Circle’s most twisted tale yet! Featuring variant cover art from Howard Chaykin and Robert Hack!

Plot: Dean Haspiel

Art: Dean Haspiel, John Workman and Jose Villarubia

Script: Mark Waid

Cover: Dean Haspiel

Father and Son Variant Cover: Howard Chaykin

Dark Circle Movie Throwback Variant Cover: Robert Hack

On Sale Date: 5/6

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.