Updated on 16 October, 2021
Archie Comics has some of the most beloved comic book characters in the world. Riverdale is based off of the Archie Comics series of characters, starting with Betty and her friends, Archie, Marlin snappy. They are the main suspects in the murder mystery that has haunted Betty for years and has been left for many fans to wonder what really happened. It all started when one night while she was sleeping, a mysterious masked stranger attempted to kill her, but was stopped by her Uncle Jim.
After this, Betty was faced with the task of finding out who this person was and why he had targeted her. She and her friends soon discovered that this mysterious person was the Black Hood, a criminal who belonged to the criminal league known as the Hellfire. The Black Hood has become one of the arch enemies of the superhero group known as the mighty Crusaders.
In the early days, the Black Hood was an old man who lived in South Chicago. He was a well-known criminal and was considered the neighborhood "chief" who didn't have any kind of fear for his own safety. He was also obsessed with the honor of ladies, such as Betty. He loved to be able to catch a pretty girl, and used his mask as a way to disguise himself. When the Black Hood found out that Betty was his next target he made it his mission to stop her, and make her fall in love with him.
Early in the relationship, the Black Hood would change his face so that Betty would not see his real face, which made her afraid. One day, he tried to shoot her with his cross bow, but she managed to dodge it and shot him with her newly-purchased shotgun. With his dying breath, the Black Hood put his mask on, and managed to escape from Betty and her father, leaving her in possession of his shotgun and mask. After finding a new partner in jail called Hipper, he transferred his powers to Hipper's dog, Pinto.
Pinto was a pit bull-like dog who loved to eat and sleep with everyone, including the Black Hood himself. One day, the two went to a dog park and while they were there, the Black Hood committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with Betty's shotgun, shooting Pinto in the leg. Hipper then put the blame on Betty, claiming that she was the one who killed him. This prompted Hipper to join the Crusaders and assist them in stopping villains, such as the Black Hood, from taking over the city.
The second arc of Impact Comics: Black Hood is titled "Shattered Dreams". The first arc ended with the death of Betty and revealed that she had been framed by the Black Hood as a sacrifice. Hipper had tracked down the Black Hood and demanded answers about Betty's death, however, the Hood had placed a mental block around him that was supposed to prevent him from asking any questions. As a result, the only answer he was able to receive was that Betty was found dead. The mystery surrounding the death continued, as several other characters found out about the situation, and learned that the Black Hood controlled everyone in the town. In the second issue, it was revealed that the Black Hood had planted a time bomb within Betty's school and had been waiting for her to slip into the facility to trigger it.
The third arc of Impact Comics: Black Hood involved a power struggle between Hipper and the new Green Lantern, Katma Tuan. The two fought to a standstill, with Hipper using his metal head band to deflect a barrage of strikes from the Lantern. Eventually, both characters were distracted by a robot who fired several missiles at the heroes, and were then knocked unconscious.
The fourth and final issue of Archie Comics: The New Adventures of Betty and Jughead featured a special story titled "Jughead Vs. Puppy", where a dog named Puppy went on a killing spree killing several people in town, and Betty and Jughead took them out for lunch in order to prevent further bloodshed. The two heroes defeated the evil puppy, and returned back to Betty and Jughead's house in order to defeat the evil mastermind once and for all. This is the series where many other popular characters from the DC comic books of the same title cameos, including Dexter and Batgirl.