The Black Hood #5

The Black Hood finally corners the mysterious “Connection” on the abandoned seventh floor of City Hall. No cops, no witness — just the two of them, ready to throw down. But when the Connection finally reveals his identity, Greg realizes the game was rigged from the beginning. And it’s going to take all of the Black Hood’s strength to walk out of this building alive…

If you haven’t been reading this series, just stop reading this blog now, do yourself a favor and get the books on Comixology.


Right from the first issue it was apparent that this was not going to be your typical “masked vigilante” comic-book. And it’s been one wild ride ever since. With each issue that stakes have been raised higher and higher. And in this issue it comes to ahead. Greg takes to the streets as The Black Hood, with Jessie in town. Following several leads he finally meets The Connection…who turns out to be the Deputy Mayor of  the city!

Okay, I will hold back the BIG spoiler ending here, but Greg deals with this situation, pretty definitively. And that’s that, his career as The Black Hood is over and his name is cleared. Once again, the public views him as a hero cop. Then with Jessie’s help he’s sent to a rehab facility to kick his addiction to pain killers. And it’s wrapped up pretty neatly. If this were a 5-issue miniseries, I would be extremely satisfied. Writer Duane Swierczynski has crafted an intelligent, suspenseful, dramatic, and action-packed story, showing us Greg’s spiral from cop, to drug-addict, to hero. And artist Michael Gaydos has illustrated this world with gritty realism. I highly recommend that you check out this series, with a Chacebook rating of FIVE FUCKING STARS.


But it says in that end that the series will return in October!  I don’t know how they’re going to keep this story going, but I sure as Hell can’t wait to find out!

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