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Issue Details

Issue #1
Published June 1983
Frequency bi-monthly in February, April, June, August, October and December.
Cover Price 1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages 36
Editing Richard Buckler; Victor Gorelick (Production Editor); Richard H. Goldwater (Editor-in-Chief)

Cover Details

Characters Black Hood
Genre superhero
Pencils Alex Toth (signed)
Inks Alex Toth (signed)

1 page text article "Crusader Chronicles"

Characters Black Hood
Script Robin Snyder
Pencils ? (cover reprint)
Inks ? (cover reprint)
Letters typeset
Notes A brief look at the Black Hood's history.
Reprinted from Top-Notch Comics (Archie, 1939 series) #9 (October 1940) [cover reprint]

18 page Black Hood story "The Mask and the Man"

Characters Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Black Hood [Matt Burland] (cameo flashback); Phil Martin; Jason Strang [Death-Monger]; Blaine Farrell; Carolyn Farrell (flashback only); "Nails" Garson; Cyrene
Synopsis The Black Hood is recruited by the CIA to stop an international criminal from selling classified defense documents to the highest bidder.
Genre superhero
Script Cary Burkett
Pencils Gray Morrow
Inks Gray Morrow
Colors Barry Grossman

1 page letters page "Hoodwinks"

Script Rich Buckler
Letters typeset

6 page story "Get On The Stick, Kramer"

Synopsis An ex-marine faces his harshest drill sergeant in civilian life.
Genre horror; occult
Script Marv Channing
Pencils Doug Wildey
Inks Doug Wildey

4 page Black Hood story "Crime Hits a Sour Note"

Characters Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Marilyn White (Kip's date); Damian (an associate of Kip's); Dennis Gordon (a ticket manager);
Synopsis The Black Hood foils a gang who's kidnapped an entire orchestra.
Genre superhero
Script Marv Channing; Robin Snyder
Pencils Al McWilliams
Inks Al McWilliams
Notes This story was originally intended for a new Black Hood title planned in the mid-70s.
Reprinted in Archie's Super Hero Comics Digest Magazine (Archie, 1979 series) #2

1 page Black Hood illustration "Secrets of the Dark Avenger"

Characters Black Hood; Damian
Genre superhero
Script Gray Morrow?
Pencils Gray Morrow (signed)
Inks Gray Morrow (signed)
Notes A one-page featurette on the weapons produced by Damian, the Black Hood's weaponer.

1 page Black Hood illustration "Black Hood"

Characters Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Cyrene; Death-Monger
Genre superhero
Pencils Gray Morrow (signed)
Inks Gray Morrow (signed)
Notes back cover