Generally speaking, I'm not a huge fan of comics referring to their arcs with the television-friendly term "seasons," but for Black Hood, I'm willing to make an exception. With their story of a cop who turns vigilante after a devastating injury, Duane Swierczynski, Greg Scott, Kelly Fitzpatrick and Rachel Deering have captured the feeling of a brutal, gritty TV drama better than just about anything I've ever read.

Which isn't to say that they're getting too far away from the Black Hood's superheroic roots. When the comic book relaunches in September with "Season 2" from Archie's Dark Circle imprint, they're going to be pitting the tragically self-destructive Greg Hettinger against an assassin called The Nobody --- and sending him on a road trip away from his home in Philadelphia.

 

 

Here's the official word from Archie/Dark Circie's press release:

 

After the game-changing events of the first season of the genre-defying Dark Circle Comic series, former police officer Gregory Hettinger has given up the mantle of The Black Hood for good. With his absence comes the arrival of a deadly assassin known as The Nobody, who's willing to slaughter dozens in his quest to draw out The Black Hood. How far is Hettinger willing to go before he finally steps forward to face an unbeatable opponent?

THE BLACK HOOD #1: SEASON 2 launches on September 21st from the creative team of writer Duane Swierczynski, artist Greg Scott, colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick and letterer Rachel Deering.

Picking up where the previous series left off but also serving as the perfect jumping on point for new readers, THE BLACK HOOD #1: SEASON 2 continues the creator-driven approach to Dark Circle Comics' reimagining of the classic Red Circle superheroes. Season 2 also promises to take The Black Hood out of his familiar surroundings of Philadelphia and into new, uncharted territories for the former cop-turned-vigilante.

The new Black Hood #1 will be on sale in September.