Public Domain Super Heroes

"Toodle-oo, Mr. Burland! ... Never trust a woman!"

Barbara Sutton
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Real Name

Barbara Sutton

First Appearance

Top-Notch Comics #9 (1940)

Original Publisher


Created by

Harry Shorten and Al Camy


Barbara Sutton was a high-society girl, who later found a job as a news photographer for the Northville Courier, so she could cover stories and help the Black Hood as his confidante. She was quickly promoted to a news reporter. After she confessed to Kip, that she knew his secret identity, they became an official couple. Later, when he retired as the Black Hood, he opened his own detective agency and she became his secretary.

Prior to her father's death (he was murdered on an expedition in South America), she accompanied him on several jungle adventures, thus gaining extensive knowledge of ancient cultures of "Lost Cities."

Powers and Abilities

She knows how to really swing a handbag and has knocked out several assailants this way. On occasion, she has used a handgun: once to shoot a gorilla and another to shoot the lock off a caged Black Hood.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Black Hood #14
  • Jackpot Comics #2-4, 5-6, 8
  • Pep Comics #53
  • Top-Notch Comics #9, 14, 16-18, 28, 31, 33, 34, 37, 39-44

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