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octal Comment: Canadian B&W with MLJ content (Black Hood, Archie, etc..). 51 pages only.
Issue: #[nn]
Published: [Summer 1944?], Price: 0.10 CAD, Pages: 52, Editing: Harry Shorten (original editor); F. E. Howard (reprint editor)
Color: Colour Cover; Black And White Interior Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Binding: Publishing Format: One-shot
Notes: Indexed from scanned copy that appears to be missing inside back cover (possibly blank?). Indicia for issue states "Comics published and printed in Canada by Howard Publications, 7 Wellwood Ave., Toronto, Canada." See Capt. Commando Comics for similar reprints from the same publisher.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) The House That Crime Built
Featuring: Black Hood
Credits: Pencils: Clem Weisbecker (see notes) | Inks: Gil Kane ? (see notes)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Black Hood

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page)
Synopsis: A man with an FEH Logo for a head is the skipper of a rowing crew where other comics are the rowers.

Comic Story (9 pages) The House That Crime Built
Featuring: Black Hood
Synopsis: Narrated by "the house that crime built", this is the story of Black Hood solving a crime at a house built in 1821 with a history of crimes being committed in it.
Credits: Pencils: Clem Weisbecker [as Clem]; ? | Inks: Gil Kane ? [as Pen]; ?
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Mary Hawkins (Introduction, Villain, Death) The Black Hood

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Archie Is Good for What Ails You!
Featuring: Archie
Synopsis: Promo for Archie Andrews radio show on WOR Mutual.
Credits: Script: Bill Vigoda ? | Pencils: Bill Vigoda (see notes) | Inks: Bill Vigoda (see notes)
Genre: Teen
Characters: Archie Andrews Jughead Jones Veronica Lodge

Comic Story (8 pages) Aboard the NARCISSUS] ["But But -- I can explain everything, Mr. Weatherbee, honest!"
Featuring: Archie
Synopsis: Mr. Weatherbee uses his latest readings in Child Psycology and gives Archie responsibility for a school picnic aboard a boat. Archie accidentally charters a garbage scow, but everything turns out all right in the end.
Credits: Script: Ed Goggin | Pencils: Harry Sahle [as Sahle]; ? | Inks: Virginia Drury [as Ginger]; ?
Genre: Teen
Characters: Archie Andrews Mr. Weatherbee Miss Grundy Reggie Jughead Jones Betty Cooper Veronica Lodge

Comic Story (6 pages) The Landgoing Tugboat] ["Ahoy mate!"
Featuring: Catfish Joe
Synopsis: Captain Barney Keel is driving a tugboat along the land when a dam breaks and he and Catfish Joe find themselves floating around on a newly created lake rescuing animals.
Credits: Script: Larry Harris (see note) | Pencils: Larry Harris (see note) | Inks: Larry Harris (see note)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Captain Barney Keel (introduction) Catfish Joe Kitty Keel Gabby

Comic Story (0 pages)
Featuring: Animal-Antix
Synopsis: Three fun facts about animals as submitted by readers. Address says to submit to "Catfish Joe", so presumably this was a sub-feature of that strip.
Genre: Non-fiction

Comic Story (10 pages) Tales of a Safety Pin
Featuring: Shield
Synopsis: A safety-pin that seems to be followed by bad luck helps The Shield and Dusty solve a crime.
Credits: Script: Otto Binder | Pencils: Irv Novick ? | Inks: Irv Novick ?
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Silky Malone (villain, Introduction) Miser (villain, Introduction) The Shield Dusty

Activity (1 page)
Featuring: Pep's Puzzle Page
Synopsis: A maze with a copy of Super Comics at the center, a man holding a sign with scrambled letters and how to draw a face.

Comic Story (6 pages) Marriage of the Medusa] ["Funny, Snooch I'd swear I've pulled this pirate out..."
Featuring: Marco Loco
Synopsis: Marco Loco and Snooch are hypnotised by the Medusa but then capture her and take her to the King to collect a reward.
Credits: Script: Carl Hubbell ? | Pencils: Carl Hubbell (signed) | Inks: Carl Hubbell (signed)
Genre: Humor Historical
Characters: The Medusa (Introduction, Villain) Snooch Marco Loco

Activity (1 page) Do You Know???
Synopsis: Four trick questions and answers including how to tell the left bank of a river from the right bank.
Credits: Script: Chuck Purvis (credited, see note); Ed Goggin (actual) | Pencils: Chuck Purvis (credited, see note); Ed Goggin (actual) | Inks: Chuck Purvis (credited, see note); Ed Goggin (actual)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Bear Cub
Featuring: Li'l Chief Bugaboo
Synopsis: Li'l Chief Bugaboo and Fido find a bear cub and accidentally anger its mom.
Credits: Script: Dave Higgins ? | Pencils: Dave Higgins (see notes) | Inks: Dave Higgins (see notes)
Genre: Humor
Characters: Li'l Chief Bugaboo Fido

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page)
Synopsis: A witch looks in her crystal ball and sees a new comic called Black Hood now on sale.
Credits: Pencils: Bill Vigoda (see notes) | Inks: Bill Vigoda (see notes)
Characters: Black Hood

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