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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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