Blue Ribbon Comics #8 [Direct]
(May 1984)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.75 USD; 1.00 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved By the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Enterprises Inc.
Brand
Archie Adventure Series
Editing
Robin Snyder
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; 1-4 high-quality baxter paper; 5-14 standard newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Hood / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rudy Nebres (signed)
Inks
Rudy Nebres (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Black Hood (both Golden Age and Modern Age)

Black Hood (Table of Contents: 1)

Black Hood / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gray Morrow
Pencils
Gray Morrow
Inks
Gray Morrow
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Gray Morrow

Genre
superhero
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.
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Indexer 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.

It's Murder to Beat the Odds (Table of Contents: 2)

Black Hood / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Channing
Pencils
Al McWilliams
Inks
Al McWilliams
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Damian Doyle; Lefty Burkett
Synopsis
The Black Hood takes down a gambling den.
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Indexer Notes

These Black Hood stories were originally intended for publication in a new Black Hood #1 in the early-to-mid 70s.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Black Hood; Fox / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Alex Toth (signed)
Inks
Alex Toth (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Alex Toth

Genre
superhero

Life's Not Like a Comic Book (Table of Contents: 4)

Black Hood / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Neal Adams; Gray Morrow (plot)
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
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.
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Crusader Comments (Table of Contents: 5)

Crusader Comments / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Robin Snyder
Pencils
Steve Ditko; Rudy Nebres (illustrations)
Inks
Rudy Nebres (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Fly; Shield
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters page dedicated to Jerry Bails. Letters from Jeff Rovin, Neal Alhadeff, Robert Klein, Linda Garcia and Michael Tierstein, Includes cover repros of the Fly # 7 and The Original Shield # 2.

Appears between pages 5 and 6 of the previous sequence.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood
  2. 1. Black Hood
    Black Hood
  3. 2. It's Murder to Beat the Odds
    Black Hood
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood; Fox
  5. 4. Life's Not Like a Comic Book
    Black Hood
  6. 5. Crusader Comments
    Crusader Comments
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