The HOODED HORROR
Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human supernatural mutate?; post-World War II
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: The gangs he united
Enemies: The gangs he united; citizens and police of New York
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: The Hood
Base of Operations: New York's East Side
First Appearance: Mystic#12/3 (September, 1951)
Hooded Horror possessed no head. Instead, his hood served as his head,
and gave the impression of a head beneath it. He could somehow speak,
but because he could not lift the hood, he could not eat or drink. He
also possessed the power to kill with a touch, causing the being he
touched to shrivel and die.
History: (Mystic#12/3) - The
Hooded Horror's origins are unknown. He began a reign of terror on New
York's East Side, robbing and killing people on the streets at night.
His rampage caused the local authorities to begin searching for him, and
private citizens were terrified to leave their homes at night. Even
with his callous attitude, the Horror agonized over the fact that he
could never spend all the money he was stealing, as he could not show
his "face" in public. He contacted several of the underworld's most
powerful gangsters and offered them a deal to work with him. To show he
meant business, he killed one of them with a touch. The rest agreed to
his terms, but secretly plotted against him. When the Hooded Horror
went to sleep, one of the gangsters crept into his room and slashed his
neck. To the man's horror, there was no head under the mask, and it
fell, empty, to the floor.
Created by Stan Lee, Carmine Infantino and Sy Barry.
Obviously, there was probably
something supernatural going on with the Hooded Horror, but alas, we
shall never know. It'd be neat if they brought him back though.
The Hooded Horror has no known connections to
Mystic#12, story 3, page 1, panel 1 (main image)
page 4, panel 4 (using power)
page 4, panel 2
page 7, panel 8 (headless)
Mystic#12 (September, 1952) - Stan Lee (writer),
Carmine Infantio (penciler), Sy Barry (inker)
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