I purchased the January 1945 #13* issue of Black Hood (on left) as part of a lot with other comics I was looking for, figuring I would simply sell it and keep the others. I don’t know if this is a sign of a “hording” problem or not, but now that I have it in my hands I don’t want to get rid of it! The extremely odd looking cover came out of publisher MLJ Magazines – the folks that brought us Archie.
Cover art is attributed to Irv Novick, with stories inside including the work of Archie’s artist bullpen such as Bill Vigoda and Al Fagaly. Artist of the cover on the right (#16* Fall 1945) is Everett Raymond Kinstler.
Black Hood was the alter ego of police officer “Kip” Matthew Kipling Burland. Black Hood at one point in time actually even had is own radio show. But unlike a select few of his contemporaries, he has since been relegated to the files of the forgotten superheros.
* Sold copy