The Black Hood #5

The Black Hood #5

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Michael Gaydos, amp, Various Publisher: Dark Circle Comics Release Date: June 24, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

 "Bullet's Kiss," Part 5. Concluding the first, noir arc of the flagship Dark Circle Comics series! The Black Hood finally corners the mysterious "Connection" on the abandoned seventh floor of City Hall. No cops, no witness-just the two of them, ready to throw down. But when the Connection finally reveals his identity, Greg realizes the game was rigged from the beginning. And it's going to take all of the Black Hood's strength to walk out of this building alive!

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jul 1, 2015

    This first arc of The Black Hood has been nothing short of awesome.  Greg Hettinger goes on a roller coaster of emotion as you watch him lose everything and slowly rebuild his life from the ground up; the foundation of which is built on a vigilante's mask.  There are no capes or tights.  No secret lairs or sidekicks.  There is just one man who's ready to kick some ass. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 29, 2015

    I wasn't sure what to expect going into this series at first because the covers were grim and gritty, but I avoided looking at interior artwork so I could sink my teeth into its design. This storyline is one that I imagine would read very well as a trade in one sitting as it tells a complete tale. That leaves you wondering what's next since the potential for more could cut some of the emotional impact of what we get here, as well as some of the real world resolution to events. That said, this book hits the right marks with what it does, even if it barrels towards its conclusion, and you definitely like the way most of the character arcs we deal with here are resolved. I'll certainly be back for more of this series in the fall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Lido Giovacchini Jun 24, 2015

    The Black Hood is a triumph that easily stands toe-to-toe with works of golden age revivalism like James Robinsons Starman or Geoff Johns Justice Society of America. The art and writing perfectly complement each other to create an incredibly cohesive tone and focus across every aspect of the book. Its a dark character piece that has the courage and dedication of purpose to stand up and depict the world as it is rather than how wed like it to be without resorting to jaded cynicism or tired moralizing, simply a harsh reflection of reality thats infinitely too rare in the modern comics landscape. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jun 24, 2015

    I really like this book. It reads extremely well, minimizing the distraction of some of the art element, which just show how strong the writing actually is. Read Full Review

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