The Black Hood #4

The Black Hood #4

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Michael Gaydos, amp, Various Publisher: Dark Circle Comics Release Date: May 27, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 6
8.6Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

"Bullet's Kiss," Part 4. The Connection's lieutenants have discovered the identity of the new Black Hood. And now Greg Hettinger has only 24 hours to unmask their boss-the man who set Greg up!  As the badly-injured Black Hood struggles to piece together the puzzle, he's forced to put his faith in a woman who could end up saving him - or sending him straight to the slammer! Regular cover by Francesco Francavilla.

  • 10
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet May 28, 2015

    The Black Hoodis a winner; it's one of those books that seems to be flying under the radar, and maybe that's due to the new imprint, Dark Circle, from Archie and maybe it's making people shying away from their books. If that's the case, don't be afraid of something new especially when it's backed by a giant like Archie Comics.The Black Hood is down to Earth and real and once it's on your radar good f'ing luck trying to forget it. It's a modern masterpiece by a group ofextremely talented creators. It's everything that you didn't know you wanted and maybe more than anything else out there it deserves to be on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jun 8, 2015

    The Black Hood is a damn fine origin story.  Swierczynski establishes this character from the heart instead of sitting through a bunch of exposition or flashbacks.  You get to witness the actual birth of an urban vigilante.  You see him lose everything and slowly begin building himself back up.  Now we wait to see just how much bloodshed is in store for the story arc's finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 31, 2015

    The Black Hood continues to be a grim and gritty book with a harsh world that Greg lives in, both with the look and feel of it but also his mindset as he copes with what he's going through. It's well played here with what it does, seeing an extended slugfest between him and the others and his realization that he's nowhere near good enough to stand against them. He's been playing loose with things since taking on this identity and it blows up in his face pretty well here, which forces him to react in ways he normally wouldn't with a little rational thought. But he hasn't really been rational since everything went south for him with his face and that makes it easy to believe that he does the things he does. I'm curious to see how it all falls out now, with him and with Jessie, and to see if he still holds onto the hood by the end of this first arc or if someone else takes up the mantle for the next storyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geekality - Thanos T. Theodoropoulos May 29, 2015

    With exceptional art, it still feels like it needed a little bit more in order to erase that filler issue vibe. Still, this is a Very Good comicbook and an exciting new launch. Read Full Review

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