Dark Circle Comics Reveals the First Wave of Superhero Titles, Which Includes THE BLACK HOOD, THE SHIELD and More
Today, Dark Circle Comics - the superhero imprint of Archie Comics - revealed that the label's first wave of titles will include 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). All three series will be ongoing and launch early next year.
The new titles - overseen by Dark Circle Editor Alex Segura - will serve as ideal jumping on points for new readers - providing unique, literary and cinematic takes on the classic properties in the Dark Circle Comics library that can appeal to new and long-time fans of the characters.
"Alex and the Dark Circle Comics editorial team have done a masterful job of assembling the best talent around and matching them perfectly with the right characters," said Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. "People are going to be hooked from the first page of each of these books, and we're so excited to finally showcase these amazing titles for the first time. Welcome to Dark Circle Comics, a place where comic fans can expect top-line storytelling, unique characters and a truly cinematic experience."
"Dark Circle Comics has truly been a labor of love for the company, and it's supremely exciting to get it out in the open for all to see," said Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. "Alex has taken a thoughtful and story-based approach that we're certain will result in critically-acclaimed comics that bring something new to the table. This isn't about aping DC or Marvel - this is about launching Dark Circle Comics and reinvigorating some of the most classic characters in the business."