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Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Hooded Hunter

The Hooded Hunter

Creator: Steve Mitchell
Burton Roberts
Barton Terry
Allison Frazier
Harold Louis Wassermann

The Hooded Hunter is a tall, spare man in a gray double-breasted suit, and a fedora hat. A tight-fitting hood covered his entire head except for his mouth and chin. From the hood a pair of steely gray eyes glared. A revolver was grasped in his right hand.
Barton Roberts is a special investigator for an anti-fascist group based in Empire City. He has authority and jurisdiction throughout the United States. When on a case, he often works as The Hooded Hunter to battle Nazis in the U.S.
Martin Terry is similar in height and weight to Barton Terry, and he has an aggressive thrust to his jaw. He assists The Hooded Hunter when called upon.
Harold Louis Wassermann is Head of the Board of the anti-fascist group that Barton and Terry work for.
The Hooded Hunter was created by Steve Mitchell, and is thinly based on the Matinee serial, The Masked Marvel. Plus, it is written in serial style with cliffhangers and dialogue. Each chapter ends with a fistfight or gun battle. The character also has similarities to Dan Fowler of G-Men Detective. Barton Roberts is Dan Fowler, and Martin Terry is Larry Kendal. There is even a girl in the story, Allison Frazier, who plays the part of Sally Vane. Wasserman is the F.B.I. Director, of course. So the story works as either a serial or Dan Fowler novel.
            There have been two stories in the series so far.
“The Hooded Hunter” CLASSIC PULP FICTION STORIES #17 & 18*
“Brothers In Arms” DOUBLE DANGER TALES #30**
(*Also reprinted in TALES OF MASKS & MAYHEM V#4
(**Also features The Shape.)