|One of the major
players in the superhero ranks at MLJ Comics (later Archie Comics)
was the indominable Black Hood. The character enjoyed a healthy run in
the pages of Top Notch Comics, and his own title Black Hood Comics,
and even had his own radio show. According to Wikipedia:
"The Black Hood focused on the adventures
of a series of vigilante characters with the same name throughout history. Each
Black Hood character would somehow come into possession of a black hood and, when
the character wore the hood, he or she was given heightened awareness, and increased
strength, speed, and agility. The hood caused each of its wearers to become a
vigilante and fight injustice."
Top Notch #9 /Oct.
" An interesting feature
of the hood was what appeared to be a curse. After a certain period of time, each
wearer of the black hood would meet an untimely death. After the death of the
Black Hood, the hood would find its way into the hands of another individual with
the potential to become the next Black Hood.".
titular black hood was originally an executioner's mask. As a witch was being
executed for the crime of witchcraft, she cursed not the executioner, but his
hood. From that point on, whoever wore the hood would be compelled to "do only
his first incarnation, the Black Hood was a costumed man of mystery who had been
trained by a hermit to battle evil. The comic book was at first intentionally
vague as to whether he possessed superpowers, or simply had the unusual strength,
agility, and healing abilites that costumed crime fighters seem to possess. His
real name was Matthew Kipling "Kip" Burland, an ex-cop who had been framed
for grand larceny and left for dead by a villain known as The Skull. Burland
eventually cleared his name, but continued to wear the costume."|
The model I've designed is patterned
directly from the cover above featuring Black Hood's 1st appearance. I haven't
had a chance to build this one yet - so it's still a beta. But I hope you enjoy
assembling this Mystery Man!
If you do build it, please send pics here
GOLDEN AGE SUPERHEROES