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The Black Hood: Season 2 #4

The Black Hood: Season 2 is nearly over. It’s Black Hood vs Black Hood in Issue #4 as the original Black Hood (Kip Burling) confronts the current Black Hood (Greg Hettinger) saying, “Killing me wasn’t enough, officer? You had to steal my identity too?”

The first two-thirds of the story is the formulaic, testosterone fueled fight that happens whenever two heroes meet for the first time, followed by how Burling survived being shot in the face by Hettinger once they inevitably beat each other to a stalemate. The last third of the story has The Nobody kidnapping Hettinger’s ex girlfriend, before coming to an explosive finish.

As usual, the issue is capped off with a classic 1940’s Black Hood story.  I’m really torn about these backup stories...

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The Black Hood: Season 2 #3

Welcome back to The Black Hood: Season 2. Issue #3 picks up with Greg Hettinger heading cross country, retracing the path that took him to California. The mysterious assassin called The Nobody has been taking the same path, murdering people at every location that Hettinger stopped to interrupt a crime.

Finally, the two meet in Missouri in the home of a family that The Black Hood saved several months before. Although Hettinger is able to save the family again, The Nobody escapes and moves on to burn down a gas station in Indiana before heading back to Philadelphia, where the The Black Hood started his crusade and where Hettinger is wanted for multiple murders...

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The Black Hood: Season 2 #1+2

Flashback to when I was a young comic fan, and I had a just inherited a massive box of old Archie digests: I’m reading through them and encounter a two page spread of 40 or so years of super heroes from Archie’s past. I was fascinated, given that it was from Archie, not a traditional super hero publisher. Jump to the 90s and DC Comics’ first crack at the Archie heroes with their Impact Comics imprint: it didn’t last, but I enjoyed what they did. Jump again: it’s 2008 and DC Comics once again try their hand at the Archie stable of heroes, this time attempting to bring them into the main DC Universe. Not being a regular mainstream DC reader, I basically ignored this occurrence (as did most other readers) and it soon flopped...

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Hangman #3

From the very depths of Hell… a new Hangman arises! Can this newest incarnation of the urban legend do what it takes to save his soul — or will he walk the Earth forever unredeemed? He will if the demon Azmodeus has anything to say about it!

There’s a new Hangman in town. He’s a loose cannon that doesn’t play the rules. In fact, he’s an ex mob hitman who only even accepted the position in order to protect his family. He could care less about punishing the guilty or any of that garbage. Too bad for him, if he wants to ascend to heaven and be free of this sentence he’s going to have to play by the rules.

This issue of The Hangman begins with, of all things, a child. He’s about to be picked on by the class bully, and I expected the typical “nerd getting beaten up” type of thing...

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The Hangman #2

Join us as we embark on the highway to Hell — and a meet and greet with its overlord, the devil himself! Who will be the one ultimately taking this horrifying trip? Find out as we learn the truth about who and what the Hangman actually is… and the shocking legacy that accompanies him.

In this issue of The Hangman, things go straight to hell. I don’t mean that in a “this is a bad comic” sort of way, I mean this issue literally takes place in hell. Mr. Minetta, the man who drowned the dude in rats last issue, has ended up in the depths of hell to be tormented by everyone he has ever killed. And believe me, there is no shortage of people that he has killed! Lucky for him (kind of), Satan has other plans for Mr. Minetta...

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