Watchmen - Chapter 2 Under the Hood by Hollis Mason Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Under the Hood by Hollis Mason Summary

Chapter 2 concludes with a few more pages, which are presented as extracts from Hollis Mason's tell-all autobiography. Hollis describes how he became the original Night Owl in 1939. Several other costumed heroes quickly appeared on the scene including The Silhouette, The Comedian, Captain Metropolis, Silk Spectre, Dollar Bill, and Mothman. These costumed heroes then founded the Minutemen in 1939. Around 1946, Dollar Bill was shot and killed during a bank robbery. Also in 1946, The Silhouette was publicly revealed to be a lesbian, and she was then expelled from the Minutemen.

Hollis describes how Silk Spectre entered the costumed hero business primarily as a method of self-promotion. She had an agent named Laurence Shexnayder, who successfully promoted her career. Shexnayder subsequently promoted the Minutemen and backed the expulsion of The Silhouette. For a brief period Silk Spectre and Hooded...

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