The Black Hood

The Black Hood was a radio drama based on the super hero character that appeared in MLJ (later Archie) Comics. Running approximately 120 episodes, only one recording is known to still exist.

The Black Hood

The Black Hood is on the radio!
Genre Adventure
Running time 15 minutes
Country United States
Languages English
Home station Mutual
Starring Scott Douglas
Marjorie Cramer
Air dates July 7, 1943 to January 14, 1944
No. of episodes 120
Opening theme "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" by Paul Dukas


The character of the Black Hood debuted in Top Notch Comics #9 in October 1940. The character proved popular enough that he received his own comic series, a pulp magazine, and, in 1943, his own radio show. While the exact powers the character possessed, if any, and how he got them, were left vague in the comic pages, the radio show used his mask to give him supernatural abilities.

Very little information is known about this series. The show used "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" for it's theme music. It ran for six months on the Mutual Network. Of the approximately 120 episodes broadcast, only one recording is still known to exist.

Cast & Crew

Episode Log

  • "Emerald Voodoo Ring" (the only known surviving episode, believed to be an audition recording)


The Black Hood radio article at The Mighty Crusaders Network