First Wave Of DARK CIRCLE Titles Announced

Last week you may have read the news concerning the launch of Dark Circle Comics. Now we can present to you the first three books in this bold line. Read on for details.

Last week, Archie Comics announced that Red Circle Comics has been rebranded as Dark Circle Comics. To somewhat reiterate in case you didn't hear about it last week, this new books will put a fresh spin on classic Red Circle characters with top industry talents giving them the "creator owned" feel. Launching in early 2015, each title will obviously serve as ideal jumping on points for new readers.

The first three titles to roll out are the following: THE BLACK HOOD from writer Duane Swierczynski (Judge Dredd, X, Birds of Prey) and artist Michael Gaydos (ALIAS), THE SHIELD from writers Adam Christopher (The Burning Dark) and Chuck Wendig (Blackbirds) and artist Wilfredo Torres (The Shadow: Year One), and THE FOX from writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO’s Bored to Death) and scripter Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come, founder of Thrillbent).

It appears that Thor isn't the only superhero to get the feminine makeover because the Dark Circle version of The Shield, at least for this particular book, will be a woman as well. I'm not familiar with The Black Hood, but I'm sure the book will be a fine read. I'm particularly excited for what's in store for The Fox, considering Haspiel and Waid's recent run was pure gold.


“Duane and Michael are concocting a gritty, noir crime thriller that presents the Black Hood as the true urban vigilante he was meant to be. Chuck, Adam and Wilfredo are introducing a new Shield that will stand tall as the latest and best incarnation of the character – and she’s not to be messed with. A true super hero action-adventure that brings to mind the scope and grandeur of some of the best comic books have to offer,” said editor Alex Segura. “Plus, another dose of THE FOX from Haspiel and Waid, two of comicdom’s mad scientists bringing their absolute A-game to the newly-minted ongoing series. Readers are in for a treat, and I only wish they could see the art and stories come in as quickly as I do. It’s going to be a fun ride.”

Stay tuned to CBM for all the latest news pertaining to Dark Circle titles. I'm sure more details will come out next week at SDCC. In the meantime, enjoy a look at some promo and cover art below.

The Shiled Promo Art


The Shield Promo Art.





The Black Hood #1 die cut cover by Michael Gaydos



The Fox #1 cover art by Dean Haspiel

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