(Summer 1945)

Archie, 1943 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazine
Brand
An MLJ Magazine
Editing
Harry Shorten
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Hood / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood

[Contents Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

Black Hood / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood

The Case of the Blood-Red Rubies (Table of Contents: 2)

Black Hood / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick ?
Inks
Pen Shumaker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Sergeant McGinty; The Grand Lama (as a ghost, introduction, death in flashback); Henry Simpson (introduction, death); John Grant (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Ghost of The Grand Lama has murdered two men to get back his Blood Red Ruby.

Indexer Notes

The inking seems more like Shumaker, with the big, round black eyes, and much black in the panels.

The Case of the Beautiful Corpse (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick?
Inks
Pen Shumaker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Sergeant McGinty; Pretty Boy Frawley (villain, introduction); Hiram Robbins (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
$25.000 to win in contest to choose the handsomest man in U.S.

Indexer Notes

The inking is not by Novick, seems more like Shumaker. At this period of time Novick is only credited on pencils on this feature, and Shumaker and Weisbecker as inkers, according to Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Weisbecker can often be spotted by his angular jaws and chin.

[A Millionaire's Life] (Table of Contents: 4)

Gloomy Gus / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gerald Kean ?
Pencils
Red Holmdale (signed)
Inks
Red Holmdale (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Gloomy Gus; St. Pete (guest-star); Percy Goldsmith (tycoon); Jimmy Silvers (tycoon)
Synopsis
St. Peter wants substitutes for two dying tycoons to prevent a stock-market panic.

Indexer Notes

Gerald Kean is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but no period of time stated, and Virginia Bloch for 1943.

A Nickel's Worth of Murder (Table of Contents: 5)

Black Hood / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Mr. Collins; Robert Jordan (bookkeper)

The Case of the Friendly Murder (Table of Contents: 6)

Black Hood / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Sergeant McGinty; Bill Fix (villain, introduction); Rib Robbins (introduction, death); Al McLean (introduction); Clarence Jordan (introduction)
Synopsis
Kip is invited to the class of '39 reunion.

Indexer Notes

reworked version of Shield story in PEP COMICS #43; Black Hood graduated college in 1939, making him 29 years old by this story
Signed Everett Raymond on last page.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
    Black Hood
  3. 2. The Case of the Blood-Red Rubies
    Black Hood
  4. 3. The Case of the Beautiful Corpse
    Black Hood
  5. 4. [A Millionaire's Life]
    Gloomy Gus
  6. 5. A Nickel's Worth of Murder
    Black Hood
  7. 6. The Case of the Friendly Murder
    Black Hood
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