DARKMARK’S COMIC INDEX – Black Hood

 

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The Black Hood

Fly Man No. 35
January 1966
Story: “The Origin of the Black Hood” (6 pages)
Editor: Richard Goldwater
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Paul Reinman
Feature Character: The Black Hood (last chronological appearance in PEP COMICS #60; next chronological appearance in ADVENTURES OF THE FLY #7)
GA: The Fly (mistakenly called Fly Man in this story; chronologically between first and second stories in ADVENTURES OF THE FLY #7)
Supporting Characters: Sgt. McGinty, Barbara (last appearance for both in ?; last appearance for both)
Intro: The Mighty Minstrel
Villains: The Green Gargoyle and his gang, Dr. Macabre, a gang of crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Tricked by an enemy into drinking a potion that renders him invisible and immaterial, the Black Hood must spend over a decade as a living, unaging ghost.

Mighty Comics No. 42
January 1967
Cover: Black Hood vs. Karate Master and Ghost Cyclist (four vignettes) //Paul Reinman
Story: “The Ghost Cyclist” (11 pages)
Editor: Richard Goldwater
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Paul Reinman
Feature Character: The Black Hood (last appearance in Shield story in last issue)
Intro: An alien (dies in this story)
Villain: The Ghost Cyclist (Lou Krawl; first appearance; dies in this story), the Schemer and his gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: An old foe of the Black Hood’s gains an other-dimensional motorcycle which gives him great powers, and uses it against the hero as the Ghost Cyclist.

Story: “The Black Hood Pledge” (2 pages)
Editor: Richard Goldwater
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Paul Reinman
Feature Character: The Black Hood
Villains: Mr. Invulnerable, an alien (first and only appearance for all), PERIL (first appearance; next appear in issue #44)
Comment: This story is a Black Hood featurette.

Story: “The Karate Master” (11 pages)
Editor: Richard Goldwater
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Paul Reinman
Feature Character: The Black Hood (next chronological appearance in issue #44)
Villain: The Karate Master, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Black Hood is forced to take part in a death match against the Karate Master, a villain hired by the underworld to wipe the hooded hero out.

Mighty Comics No. 43
February 1967
Story: “The Black Hood and His Secret Ordeal” (3 pages)
Editor: Richard Goldwater
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Paul Reinman
Feature Character: The Black Hood (appears isochronally with issue #50)
Supporting Characters: Elizabeth Rawlings, Mark Brodie, Gerald Crandall (first appearance for all; all appear isochronally with issue #50)
Intro: Pete Hannigan (dies in this story), Mark Brodie (only appearance)
Villains: Bulgy-Eyes, the Horned Toad (Snaggletooth Snarker; first appearance for both; both appear isochronally with issue #50)
Comment: This story is actually a preview of the story which appears in issue #50, and takes place isochronally with that story.
Synopsis: Kip Burland is framed for the murder of a fellow policeman, and must remain in his Black Hood identity until he finds Bulgy-Eyes, the real murderer, who yet eludes him.

Mighty Comics No. 44
March 1967
Cover: Black Hood vs. Mad Gadgeteer; Steel Sterling vs. various villains (four vignettes) //Paul Reinman
Story: “The Mad Gadgeteer” (12 pages)
Editor: Richard Goldwater
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Paul Reinman
Feature Character: The Black Hood (last chronological appearance in issue #42; next appears in issue #46)
Supporting Characters: Gerald Crandall, Mark Brodie (first chronological appearance for both; both next chronologically appear in issues #43 / 50)
Villain: The Mad Gadgeteer (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Black Hood fights a gadget-wielding adversary.

Mighty Comics No. 46
May 1967
Story: “The Return of the Skull” (2 pages)
Editor: Richard Goldwater
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Paul Reinman
Feature Character: The Black Hood (last appearance in issue #44)
Cameo appearance: Mr. Justice
Villain: The Skull (last appearance in ?), Dr. Krawl, the Monstroid (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: This is a Black Hood featurette, previewing next issue’s story.
Synopsis: The Skull, Black Hood’s greatest foe, finds he must save his enemy from another menace.

Mighty Comics No. 47
June 1967
Cover: Black Hood vs. the Skull; Mr. Justice vs. demons (two vignettes) //Paul Reinman
Story: “The Nightmare World of the Skull” (12 pages)
Editor: Richard Goldwater
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Paul Reinman
Feature Character: The Black Hood (next appears in issue #49)
Villains: The Skull (last appearance), the Abominable Schemer, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Skull acquires a way to kill the Black Hood through his dreams.

Mighty Comics No. 50
October 1967
Cover: Black Hood vs. Bulgy-Eyes; Web vignette //Paul Reinman
Story: “The Mod Monster” (12 pages)
Editor: Richard Goldwater
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Paul Reinman
Feature Character: The Black Hood (appears isochronally with issue #43; possibly next appears in MIGHTY CRUSADERS (2nd series) #11)
Supporting Characters: Elizabeth Rawlings, Mark Brodie (both appear isochronally with issue #43; last appearance for both)
Intro: The Mod Monster (a rock star; only appearance)
Other character: Pete Hannigan (appears isochronally with issue #43; dies in this story)
Villains: Bulgy-Eyes, the Horned Toad (both appear isochronally with issue #43; last appearance for both), Schemer Bashby (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place isochronally with its preview in issue #43.  The plot of Black Hood clearing his name and capturing Bulgy-Eyes is never resolved.  It is unknown whether or not this Black Hood is “Uncle Matt”, the one who passes on the Hood to Kip Burland II in ARCHIE’S SUPER-HERO DIGEST #2 (and unlikely, since “Uncle Matt”) is shown to be a Western hero), but it is possible that he is the Black Hood who later dies in MIGHTY CRUSADERS (2nd series) #11.
Synopsis: Kip Burland is framed for the murder of a fellow policeman, and must remain in his Black Hood identity until he finds Bulgy-Eyes, the real murderer, who yet eludes him.

Black Hood II

Archie’s Super-Hero Digest No. 2
1979
Cover: Black Hood vs. crooks //Neal Adams? / Dick Giordano?
Story: [untitled] ( 8 pages)
Editor:
Writer, artist, letterer: Grey Morrow
Feature Character: Black Hood II (Kip Burland; 1st appearance and origin)
Intro: Black Hood I (Matt Burland; see Comment below), Faye Traynor, Marla Traynor (first and only appearance for both)
Supporting Character: Doyle Demian (first appearance)
Cameo appearances: Two other Black Hoods (ancestors of the current Black Hoods; first and only appearance for both)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: The Black Hood of the original Mighty Crusaders is not mentioned in this story.  Matt Burland is mentioned as operating as a “Western” Black Hood in 1937 and is apparently not the same as the Black Hood who appeared in the 1940’s and ‘60’s.  This conundrum is not resolved.
Synopsis: Seeking a better way of fighting crooks, police detective Kip Burland is passed on the legacy of the Black Hood from his uncle.

Story: “It’s Murder to Beat the Odds” (5 pages)
Editor: Gray Morrow
Writer: Marvin Channing
Artist: Al McWilliams
Feature Character: Black Hood II
Supporting Character: Doyle Demian
Villains: Lefty Burkett and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Black Hood takes out a gang of crooked gamblers.

Story: “Life’s Not Like a Comic Book”
Editor, plotter: Gray Morrow
Scripter, penciller: Neal Adams
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Black Hood II
Intro: Rhonda Lee (dies in this story), Deborah Wiachek (only appearance)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first appearance; all die in this story)
Synopsis: After witnessing an abduction, the Black Hood tries to rescue the victim.

Story: “The Black Hood Hits a Sour Note” (4 pages)
Editor: Gray Morrow
Writer: Marvin Channing
Artist: Al McWilliams
Feature Character: Black Hood II (next appears in MIGHTY CRUSADERS (2nd series) #1)
Supporting Character: Doyle Damian
Intro: Sir Oland Manders (only appearance)
Villains: Sir Oland Manders, Dennis Gordon, and their gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Sometime after this story the Black Hood helps the Mighty Crusaders fight the Brain Emperor in MIGHTY CRUSADERS (2nd series) #1-3.
Synopsis: The Black Hood gets involved when gangsters appear to kidnap a symphony orchestra.
Black Hood No. 1
June 1983
Cover: Black Hood saving girl from crooks //Alex Toth (signed)
Story: “The Mask and the Man” (18 pages)
Editor: Robin Snyder
Writer: Cary Burkett
Artist: Gray Morrow
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Character: Black Hood II (last appearance in MIGHTY CRUSADERS (2nd series) #3)
Supporting Character: Phil Martin
Intro: Blaine Farrell
Cameo appearance: Carolyn Farrell (in flashback)
Villains: Death-Monger (Jason Strang), Cyrene (first appearance for both; both next appear in MIGHTY CRUSADERS (2nd series) #4), Nails Garson and his gang (including Al; first and only appearance for all; some die in this story)

Black Hood No. 2
August 1983
Cover: Black Hood vs. crooks; Fox vignette //Alex Toth (signed)
Story: “The Dark Destroyer” (12 pages)
Editor: Bill DuBay
Writer: Gary Cohn
Artist, letterer: Pat Boyette
Feature Character: Black Hood
Intro: Ellie and her father (only appearance for both), Bart Taylor (in flashback; dies in this story)
Villains: Jakey Chandler (first appearance; dies in this story), Clyde, Billy-Bob (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: In a small town, the Black Hood encounters a mutant monster with a semi-truck.

Story: “Candle in the Wind” (10 pages)
Editor: Bill DuBay
Plotter: John Carbonaro
Scripter: Rich Margopoulos
Artist: Dan Spiegle
Letterer: Carrie McCarthy
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Character: Black Hood
Other Character: Carolyn Farrell (in flashback)
Villains: Tony Geovelli, a hitman (both in flashback; first appearance for both; both die in this story)
Synopsis: The Black Hood remembers a woman he once loved, and how he brought justice to the mobster who had her killed.

Black Hood No. 3
October 1983
Cover: Black Hood vs. crooks; Fox vignette //Alex Toth (signed)
Story: “The Skywind Massacre” (16 pages)
Editor: Bill DuBay
Writer: Steve Ringgenberg
Artist, letterer: Gray Morrow
Colorist: Don Warfield
Feature character: Black Hood (next appears in MIGHTY CRUSADERS (2nd series) #4)
GA: Matt Burland (in flashback)
Cameo appearance: The Grissom Gang (first and only appearance; in flashback)
Villains: Col. Vulanov (first appearance; dies in this story), Ace, Gregor, Cherenkov, Pyotr, Dzubin, Leshko, various mercenaries (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: The further appearances of the Black Hood are tracked in the Mighty Crusaders index.
Synopsis: The Black Hood foils an attempt by the Russians to steal a blimp.

Blue Ribbon Comics V. 2 No. 11
August 1984
Cover: Black Hood trapped in video game //Rich Buckler (signed)
Story: “The Billon-Dollar Ripoff” (11 pages)
Editor, co-writer: Rich Buckler
Co-writer: Stan Timmons
Penciller: Dick Ayers
Inker: Chic Stone
Letterer: Bill Yoshida
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Character: Black Hood II (last appearance in MIGHTY CRUSADERS (2nd series) #8)
Intro: Russell Howe (dies in this story), Mrs. Howe, Mickey Hart, Mrs. Hart (only appearance for all)
Villain: Mr. Ferrett (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Black Hood investigates the apparent suicide of a video games employee, which may have been murder.

Story: “The Face Behind the Mask”
Editor: Rich Buckler
Writer: David Allikas
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Eduardo Barretto
Feature Character: Black Hood IV (Matt Regis; first and only appearance and origin)
Intro: Sam Ratner, Nancy Regis, Marvin Teisman (only appearance for all)
Villains: Harry, Ray Angelo (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Despite the claim on page 1, this is not the “original” Black Hood.
Synopsis: Gangsters are opposed by a new Black Hood, who turns out secretly to be their boss.