Dark Circle Comics' "The Black Hood" to Return for "Season 2" with All-New #1

The Black Hood may have hung up his cape at the end of his last series, but he won't be able to enjoy retirement for long. Archie Comics imprint Dark Circle Comics has announced a followup series titled "The Black Hood: Season 2," which is slated to arrive at retailers this fall.

Writer Duane Swierczynski will return to the series alongside artist Greg Scott, colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick and letterer Rachel Deering as a deadly assassin called The Nobody forces Black Hood out of retirement.

Script: Duane Swierczynski

Art: Greg Scott, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering

Cover: Greg Smallwood

Variant Cover: Michael Walsh

On Sale Date: 9/21

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

The acclaimed crime comic returns with an all-new #1 issue -- a perfect jumping-on point for new readers. "The Nobody Murders, Part 1": The Black Hood is no more. Sure, there are rumors that the former cop known as Greg Hettinger is still out there, blending in with the homeless population -- and emerging only to stop a violent attack before vanishing again. But the ruthless assassin known as The Nobody considers the Black Hood a loose end, and he's willing to slaughter dozens to flush him out. How high must the body count rise before Greg steps forward to face an opponent he can't possibly beat? Dive into the book UPROXX calls "Highly recommended" and THE MIAMI HERALD regards as "Noir fiction fans will surely dig," as a new season of THE BLACK HOOD kicks off from the killer creative team of Swierczynski and Scott!

"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," Swierczynski said of the series. "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."

"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," added Dark Circle Comics Editor Alex Segura.

"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," he continued. "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."

Swierczynski and Scott's "The Black Hood #1: Season 2" goes on sale in September 21.

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