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Black Hood. The Black Hood was created by Cliff Campbell for Archie Comics’ Top-Notch Comics in 1939. The Black Hood appeared in three stories in Black Hood Detective and Hooded Detective in 1941 and 1942, beginning with “Death’s Five Faces” (Black Hood Detective, Sept. 1941). The Black Hood’s pulp stories were written by “G. T. Fleming-Roberts,” the pseudonym of George Thomas Roberts (Captain Zero, Diamondstone, Ghost (I), Jeffrey Wren). The Black Hood also appeared in an eponymous radio show in 1943 and 1944.

The Black Hood is a Costumed Avenger. Kip Burland, a young District Attorney, becomes frustrated at the number of criminals who are escaping justice and so decides to become a costumed crime fighter. He puts on a black costume and every night haunts the city, using his superior athletic ability to fight crime. He is assisted by reporter and love interest Barbara Sutton. The radio version of the Black Hood gains magical abilities from putting on his costume.

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