The Black Hood was created by Harry Shorten for MLJ Comics, later often called Archie Comics, and first appeared in High-Notch Comics #9 in 1940. Black Hood is Kip Burland, a policeman who had been framed for theft and left for lifeless, and who wears a dressing up, hiding his id to clear his title, one he maintains even after he succeeds.
In 1943, the comedian ebook he appeared in, Hangman Comics, was renamed The Black Hood with its personal #9, lasting one other eleven points earlier than itself being retitled Snort Comics. The character remained in High-Notch Comics till 1944, switched to the comedian that featured the Riverdale characters, Pep Comics.
Within the sixties, the Black Hood was a part of the Mighty Crusaders group from Archie Comics, then revived by Neal Adams within the seventies because the character’s nephew. The unique was revived once more within the eighties from Archie’s Crimson Circle imprint, then within the nineties underneath DC Comics’ Affect Comics imprint, earlier than returning to Archie Comics in 2015 for a grim ‘n’ gritty revival. He additionally gained a larger prominence as a serial killing id used within the Riverdale TV sequence.
However approach again in 1943, that is when he first received his personal title. And Heritage Auctions has a duplicate up for public sale right this moment, at present with bids totalling $210, in case you needed to push it additional for an actual piece of comedian ebook historical past. It goes underneath the hammer later right this moment.
Black Hood #9 (MLJ, 1943) Situation: GD+. Gerber charges this challenge a “7” or “scarce” on its Shortage Index. First challenge. Previously Hangman Comics., Hangman, Roy and Dusty backup tales. Bob Fujitani, Clem Weisbecker, Gil Kane and Invoice Vigoda artwork. Tape on backside of backbone. Overstreet 2021 GD 2.0 worth = $161.
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