There are lots of reports that Ubuntu 17.10 hangs with a black screen if reboot is issued. Some users report they need to press Alt+F7 to go further, some users report it only takes a looong time to go through the reboot sequence.
I could confirm both issues, luckily there is help!
/etc/default/grub and remove
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT. Issue a
sudo update-grub and reboot.