Duane Swierczynski’s BLACK HOOD #1 & CANARY Launch! Sunday 3.8.15 12p-3p

He writes crime, non-fiction, and novels. He writes superhero comics.

He’s DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI and he’s kicking off a new line of classic characters for Archie Publication’s DARK CIRCLE imprint!

He’s also launching a new novel, CANARY, about a a college girl who’s forced to become a confidential informant for a Philly drug squad!

We’re delighted to host Duane for the


Launch of BLACK HOOD #1  and  CANARY

Sunday  March 8th    12p – 3p


BLACK HOOD is gritty, fast paced, and completely grounded in the real world.
A Philly cop is disfigured in action while also firing a fatal shot at the wrong person. He’s now considered a hometown hero by everyone but himself yet feels he must break the law to uphold it. What is a man to do with a scarred face and vengeance to serve? He puts on a hood.

BLACK HOOD #1 hits the shelves on  2.25.15!
Ask us to reserve one for you!


 **Titus and I read the first issue of BLACK HOOD and we were both stunned and thrilled with the book!  The story hits hard and fast, no word or image is wasted.  This is the quality of a top-selling Image series like Lazarus, Velvet, or Deadly Class.  Do you like crime? READ THIS!!!  – S


CANARY shows us that it’s dangerous enough when an ordinary college girl turns confidential informant. Even more dangerous when she’s smarter than the killer, kingpins, and cops who control her.   A similar vein as Black Hood,

CANARY will be available at this event!
Ask us to reserve one for you!



Duane Swierczynski is the author of several crime thrillers including the Shamus Award-winning Charlie Hardie series (Fun & Games, Hell & Gone, Point & Shoot) and the Edgar-nominated and Anthony Award-winning Expiration Date.

He has also written over 200 comic books for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, IDW, Dynamite and Valiant about characters including The Punisher, Deadpool, Cable, The Immortal Iron Fist, X-Men, Black Widow, Birds of Prey, Judge Dredd, Bloodshot, X, and that loveable scallywag, Godzilla. His newest comic, The Black Hood (for Dark Circle, with art by Michael Gaydos), will debut February 2015.

Duane is also the author of six nonfiction books about vice and crime, including The Perfect Drink for Every Occasion, The Big Book of Beer (Quirk), and This Here’s A Stick-Up: The Big Bad Book of American Bank Robbery (Alpha/Penguin). Earlier in his career, Duane worked as an editor and writer for Details, Men’s Health and Philadelphia magazines, and was the editor-in-chief of the Philadelphia City Paper.

He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and children. You can find him on Twitter (@swierczy), Facebook (facebook.com/DuaneSwierczynski) and Tumblr (secretdead.tumblr.com).

Oh, and it’s pronounced “sweer-ZIN-ski.” But you can just call him Duane.

>Yep, Archie is embracing catering to a mature audience by offering a line of gritty crime-noir, superhero, and adventure stories. Characters have are completely revitalized – and a bit distant – from their Golden Age origins. Each new title will be easily enjoyed without crossovers or decades of history.

Archie Announces Dark Circle Comics