Watchmen - Study Guide Chapter 1 Under the Hood by Hollis Mason Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1 Under the Hood by Hollis Mason Summary

Chapter 1 concludes with excerpts from two chapters of Hollis Mason's autobiography entitled Under the Hood. Hollis was born in Montana in 1916, and moved with his family to New York City at the age of 12. At the age of 23, he became a police officer. In 1938, he read in the newspaper about the first-ever real-life costumed hero, Hooded Justice. Hooded Justice dressed in a costume and fought crime as a vigilante, just like a comic book hero. Hollis immediately decided to become the second real-life costumed hero.

Chapter 1 Under the Hood by Hollis Mason Analysis

Chapter 1 concludes with a few pages, which are presented as extracts from Hollis Mason's tell-all autobiography. Hollis describes his personal history, his decision to become a costumed hero, and other details about his life. Hollis remains, however, a minor character in the...

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