Sunday, February 08, 2009
Black Hood is back in the 'hood
Thanks to correspondent 1506NixNix for scans from the old MLJ Comics. Nix provided the origin of Cliff Campbell and Al Camy's Black Hood in Pappy's #382 last September. I'm finally getting around to showing the second of the series, from Top-Notch Comics #10, December 1940.
I've mentioned before that in their early days the MLJ Comics line was pretty wild. The cover is the kind that would make parents cringe. Anyone randomly flipping through the book might spot the gruesome hanged man on page 3. MLJ morphed into Archie Comics, and replaced their devil horns with a halo.
There is another kind of sin here; a storytelling sin. The hero, after the first page, doesn't show up again in costume until page 10.