The Horned Hood faces a soldier

Horned Hood


In 1941, Fawcett Comics released the first issue of America’s Greatest Comics.

55-to-60 years later, our contributor Sean went through it and wrote up a bunch of the minor, generic, forgotten villains therein. And thus we have a selection of Golden Age  evil nobodies for you to play with.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: The Death Battalion.
  • Base Of Operations: Unrevealed.


Powers and Abilities

Practically none.


One of several supervillains freed from jail by the Brain in America’s Greatest Comics #1, the Horned Hood’s task is unknown.

The Brain’s chalkboard shows that the Horned Hood is to kill Secretary of State Simpson. But it is the Thorn that actually pursues Simpson. It seems that the Horned Hood instead is supposed to kill General Dodd at the armory.

The Horned Hood takes the place of one guard and uses his bayonet to kill another. He then uses a nearby machine gun to shoot at Dodd. But Mr. Scarlet intervenes, saving Dodd, and KO-ing the Horned Hood.

Scarlet then dresses up like the Horned Hood to fool the Death Battalion before beating them all up.


He is a guy wearing a suit. He also wears a hood. This hood has two horns on it.


“Perhaps I am the Devil… but with a bayonet instead of a pitchfork !”

DC Universe History

In the post-Crisis Universe, there is no reason why he could not have existed.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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The Horned Hood

Dex: 06 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Nihilist
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Supervillain
Inf: 05 Aur: 05 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 016 HP: 035

Thief (Stealth)*: 06, Weaponry*: 06

Bayonet [BODY 05, Enhance (EV): 01 (Cap is 06), Descriptor: Piercing, Slashing].

By Sean MacDonald.

Source of Character: Golden Age Fawcett Comics, which might be considered DCU.

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet.