The Black Hood #9

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Greg Scott Publisher: Dark Circle Comics Release Date: February 17, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
6.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

"The Lonely Crusade," Part 3. An unlikely ally leads the Black Hood to the Crusaders' secret lair-and what the Hood finds inside will shock you. If you thought the shotgun blast to the face in issue #1 was brutal, steel yourself for the savage hardboiled action of this one, folks. Nobody's going to walk away clean!

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Feb 17, 2016

    Despite my onw personal issues with the art, The Black Hood remains a strong book under the skilful guardianship of Swierczynski who continues to make life difficult for Hettinger. At some point something will have to break. But will it be Hettinger or the Black Hood? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 17, 2016

    As much as I liked the first arc of the book and the standalone tale on the west coast, The Black Hood has faltered a bit here with the second main arc. Greg Scott steps up for some solid artwork and it's almost identical to what we usually get, which is both good and bad as I think the book could use a real shake-up in this department even for a little bit. There are some decent scenes here, particularly the brief time at home with Greg and the dinner sequence, and I really did love/laugh at his denial of name towards the end, but two chapters into this arc and I'm struggling to find something compelling about it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Feb 27, 2016

    The Black Hood has not missed a beat.  It's the most realistic portrayal of super heroics, which makes it all the more brutal.  You get the feeling that there are no happy endings here.  Sure, Greg has managed to wean himself off the pills, but that doesn't mean his life is back to normal.  He's still a broken man and he's far from the only one in this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Enrique Rea Feb 21, 2016

    The Black Hood continues to be a bit of quandary. Greg, the recovering drug addict/policeman/vigilante, has some serious growing pains as a street level hero. As often as he gets beat up it's a miracle he's alive and able to solve cases at the same time. If this is suppose to be a realistic portrayal of a regular man taking justice into his own hands then we're seeing everything that could go wrong with such an idea. It's both refreshing and frustrating to see a flawed hero with good intentions but perhaps ill-equipped for fighting crime in a mask. Our hero Greg is no superman just a scrappy cop who can take a punch. The series will need to move along Greg's evolution, making him stronger and smarter, in order to give readers a reason to come back. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Feb 20, 2016

    Richard VasseurRichard Vasseur is a Canadian who has had a love of comic books his entire life. I started out as just a fan reading comics every chance I had. This evolved into writing reviews for a small newsletter which evolved into having my own column at Jazma Online and doing interviews. I also worked briefly as a columnist at Comic's Buyers Guide. Everyday I am involved with doing something comic book related and I love the hobby. Read Full Review

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