With the debut of Dark Circle Comics, Archie Comics has been stretching his arms into the darker, more sophisticated world of storytelling for some of its most classic stories. Tomorrow, the book that launched that line — The Black Hood, written by Duane Swierczynski — is returning with a bang…and with legendary guest artist Howard Chaykin (American Flagg, Satellite Sam).
The sixth issue of the series focuses on Greg Hettinger, a cop who became disfigured after getting shot in the face, as he recovers in a California rehab clinic. But when a fellow patient believes her lover is out to kill her, it’s Greg’s job to figure out who’s responsible.
“I’ve been telling people on Twitter to ‘come for the Chaykin, stay for the noir,'” Swierczynski tells EW. “And I’m only half kidding; it’s not every day you see something you’ve written illustrated by a living legend. But aside from the amazing art, this is a great place for new readers to check out the world of the Black Hood. It’s a stand-alone story, and can be understood by anyone. But hopefully, it’ll make you want to scramble to find those first five issues, and hop on board for issue 7 and beyond.”
See below to view exclusive preview pages, as well as variant covers by Howard Chaykin, David Mack, and Greg Smallwood. The Black Hood #6 is available in comic shops Oct. 28.