Duane Swierczynski




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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


Relentlessly Hard Boiled – Preview X #23 From Dark Horse

The vigilante comic X, from Dark Horse, is still doing what it does best, being relentlessly hard-boiled! Issue #23 is coming up March 11th and promises a city become an “insane asylum”, a new ravaging drug that’s highly addictive and a dark nemesis from X’s past of the female variety. You just can’t help but […]

Preview Trailer For Dark Circle’s The Black Hood #1

The Black Hood #1 hit comic shops today and if you haven’t picked it up, you might want to go back and get it. 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 […]

Every Use Of The F-Word In Archie Comics’ Latest Title, Black Hood

I’ve just read the first issue of Black Hood, the new comic from Archie Comics’ Dark Circle, reinventing their superhero comic books for a new audience. The Final Order Cut Off is today. We previously mentioned that this would be the first Archie comic to, well, feature the F-word, but no one seemed to believe us. Well, […]

Process Art From The Last Issue Of Ex-Con By Swierczynski And Burns

As Dynamite wraps up their first runs of Creator Unleashed titles we get a first look inside Ex-Con #5. 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 […]



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: […]


Dark Circle Comics Announces Creative Teams For First Three Titles

Archies Comics new imprint Dark Circle Comics released the list of books and creators that will be coming out in 2015. 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 […]

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 […]