Black Hood #3 Review

Black Hood #3 Review

April 27, 2015 0 By EVA

If you haven’t been picking up Black Hood, you have been missing quite a treat by Dark Circle Comics. Black Hood #3 hit the stores last week bringing the next chapter in this completely refreshing new story. Black Hood is written by the talented Duane Swierczynski blackhood1with artwork by Michael Gaydos. It’s quite possible that you may still be able to pick up the first couple issues still in store when you pick up issue three of this dark and gritty tale.

“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?”

Dark Circle Comics is a Archie Comics Publication, but don’t let that scare you off. There is nothing Archie about this title once you take a look at the artwork inside. Michael Gaydos provides a unique sketch style to the book which lends perfectly to the writing style of Duane Swierczynski.

As we move into issue three, our main character’s development becomes more in depth as we get a closer look in the life of The Black Hood and he begins to come to terms with his dual identity and how to deal with his new life. For those of you who are not familiar with Swierczynski, you can find some of his other works in such books as IDW Publishing’s Judge Dredd, Marvel Comics Punisher, and Valiant Comics Bloodshot just to name a few. All of these comics have one thing in common: they are usually quite dark so you know what you will be getting with Black Hood.┬áHe has also written a fair amount of fiction and non fiction books one of which named Severance Package was picked up by Lions Gate for filming rights. The Black Hood was created in 1940 by a company called MLJ Comics which would later go on to be known as Archie Comics. His first appearance was in Top-Notch Comics #9 released in October 1940.

The Black Hood #3 is released with three variant covers including a Dark Circle Movie Throwback cover on April 22nd. At $3.99, this book is a sure fire hit at 32 glorious pages. You can be certain that by the end of issue three you will be screaming for the next issue to come right away.