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Issue Details

Issue #8
Published May 1984
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 0.75 USD; 1.00 CAD
Pages 36
Editing Robin Snyder

Cover Details

Characters Black Hood (both Golden Age and Modern Age)
Pencils Rudy Nebres (signed)
Inks Rudy Nebres (signed)

8 page Black Hood story "Black Hood"

Characters Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Uncle Matt [the Black Hood from the West]; Damian Doyle (Kip's weapons outfitter and electronics expert); Faye Traynor;
Synopsis While trying to fight corruption in his city, Kip Burland visits his uncle and is told about a secret tradition in the Burland family that may help Kip in his battles. Later that week, a mysterious hooded motorcyclist rescues the kidnapped daughter of one of Kip's witnesses.
Genre superhero
Script Gray Morrow
Pencils Gray Morrow
Inks Gray Morrow
Colors Barry Grossman
Notes Origin of the 1980s Black Hood that ties him into a series of Black Hoods over the generations. The Black Hood that operated during the 1940s and the 1960s is never revealed.
Reprinted in Archie's Super Hero Comics Digest Magazine (Archie, 1979 series) #2 [similar to a story in Heavy Metal introducing a heroine called Stingaree (6/1979)]

5 page Black Hood story "It's Murder To Beat The Odds"

Characters Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Damian Doyle; Lefty Burkett
Synopsis The Black Hood takes down a gambling den.
Genre Superhero
Script Marv Channing
Pencils Al McWilliams
Inks Al McWilliams
Notes These Black Hood stories were originally intended for publication in a new Black Hood #1 in the early-to-mid 70s.
Reprinted in Archie's Super Hero Comics Digest Magazine (Archie, 1979 series) #2

2 page Black Hood; Fox illustration

Genre superhero
Pencils Alex Toth (signed)
Inks Alex Toth (signed)

10 page Black Hood story "Life's Not Like A Comic Book"

Characters Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Rhonda Lee; Debbie Wiachek (dies in this story)
Synopsis When Kip fails to stop a kidnapping in broad daylight, the Black Hoods comes out to find the kidnappers and save their victim.
Genre superhero
Script Neal Adams; Gray Morrow (plot)
Pencils Neal Adams
Inks Dick Giordano
Colors Barry Grossman
Reprinted from Archie's Super Hero Comics Digest Magazine (Archie, 1979 series) #2

1 page letters page "Crusader Comments"

Characters Fly; Shield
Script Robin Snyder
Letters typeset
Notes Appears between pages 5 and 6 of the previous sequence.
Reprinted from Fly, The (Archie, 1983 series) #7 (June 1984) [cover]; from Original Shield, The (Archie, 1984 series) #2 (June 1984) [cover]