The Black Hood #6

The Black Hood #6

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Howard Chaykin, Jesus Aburtov Publisher: Dark Circle Comics Release Date: October 28, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

"Flor de Muerto." After the soul-crushing events of "Bullet's Kiss," disfigured cop Greg Hettinger leaves Philly and checks into a Southern California rehab clinic. But a plane ride can't separate Greg from his troubles. A fellow patient believes her former drug dealer (and lover) has sent someone to kill her, and it's up to Greg to figure out which member of their circle is preparing to pull the trigger. New to the dark, twisted world of The Black Hood? Then check yourself in for this thrilling one-shot from novelist Duane Swierczynski and superstar artist Howard Chaykin.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Oct 23, 2015

    Reading the book its hard to see the Swierczynski that suffered onBirds of Prey. Instead stands a writer whose workwould, you would initially think, suit Detective Comics which is the thinking mans Bat book.Upon reflection though, I think that would do Swiercynski a massive disservice, as without the tie to a brand like mytho, allows him greater freedom to explore true depths, both good and bad in his characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Nov 14, 2015

    The Black Hood continues to deliver.  Even moving the main character from the dark alleys of Philadelphia to the sunny beaches of California does not lose a fraction of the cool noir action that has filled every issue to date.  Greg is starting to regain control of his life, but that doesn't mean the body count is going to slow down any time soon.  Moving forward, it will be interesting to see how he handles the criminals in Philly without the aid of pain killers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Oct 27, 2015

    'The Black Hood' takes a nice sunny detour to give Greg a chance to heal with Chaykin joining Swierczynski on this breezy but compelling one-shot. A new setting doesn't stop trouble from reaching Greg and the story unfolds like a Hitchcock thriller. Dark Circle Comics is hitting all cylinders right now thanks to books like this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 28, 2015

    The return of The Black Hood is good and bad in a way. I quite enjoy the book and this installment definitely upped the ante with some great Howard Chaykin art that gives it its own distinctive feel while still feeling so much like what Gaydos' artwork was like. It's grim and gritty even while playing out along the beach and colors of the purgatory of SoCal. The bad part of it is that Greg is in such a rough place, even at the best of times, that it's something that you can really feel. Swierczynski brings this pain to life in a strong way from what we had in the first arc and that's still very much here under the surface and always a part of things. As a one-off, The Black Hood provides a look at where Greg is after what happened before and opens up the potential for what's next in the story. It's pretty open-ended to be sure and I'm definitely curious to see what's in store for the next arc that's about to get underway. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Oct 24, 2015

    Greg finds out that things are not always as they seem. His being a trusting soul leads him into trouble. He is at heart a hero and you know he will do the right thing. Greg is a great character that you will find yourself routing for. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Oct 28, 2015

    An interesting exercise in taking one type of crime story and dropping it smack right down into another, The Black Hood #6 is intellectually curious, if not emotionally engaging. Im pleased to see that an LA-style detective story can be curated to such a perfect degree, but for my money, I cant wait to get back to Philly. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Capeless Crusader - Kristian Solberg Oct 28, 2015

    The Black Hood #6 completes its task rather effectively. It needed to make whatever events took place before this issue tangible for new readers, while simultaneously presenting a story that would make both new and old readers interested in reading future issues of the series. It offers the reader a plot that is easy to comprehend, it executes it well and gives the reader plenty of background for Greg as our main focal point, showing us why he is an interesting protagonist worthy of our attention, while giving us just enough of a twist to be interested in future issues to see where the story might go from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Plug - Toben Racicot Oct 28, 2015

    For me, too many captions. But they do help readers get inside the character's thoughts. The issue looks great and is colored very well. There is top notch talent on this book and this stand alone story is great for readers to jump in. Read Full Review

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