Watchmen: The Black Hand Chronicle
Black Hand Organization
Hooded Chaos, alias Unknown
Brief History of the Black Hand Organization
Compiled by Agents N.B. Dupin and E.P. Masquer of the International Criminal Police Organization, Interpol, February-May, 1968
Formed in the year 1950, the Black Hand Organization or Black Hand Group is an assassination-for-hire and international terrorist organization known to the French Intelligence Services, the British Secret Intelligence Services, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), as having committed hundreds of crimes, terrorist activities, and clandestine operations against the Western and Eastern blocs.
The Black Hand was created and is now currently led by the mysterious man of French origin known only as Hooded Chaos. Known before the founding of the Black Hand Organization, as the Shadow Man, he shocked Parisians in his crimes dating back to 1948 & 1949. First known major crime committed by the Black Hand was the firebombing of the Paris Opera in April 1951. 226 people were killed in this one incident. From 1951-1967 the Black Hand were implicated or directly linked to 173 terrorist incidents and major bank heists from Spain to France and England, Sweden, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, West Germany, and the Soviet Union.
One of the organizations most notable criminal acts was the theft of some $15 Million in a robbery of the Hipposwiss Bank in Zurich, Switzerland, June 1963. It was committed presumably to fund their extensive international acts of terrorism and sabotage yet to come. In October of 1964, Black Hand assassins attempted but failed to kill French President Charles de Gaulle in Paris. Their cyanide laced bullets failed to kill the French president killing a cleverly placed body double instead however.
Black Hand operatives also attempted to blow up the BIg Ben clock tower at the Palace of Westminster in August of 1965 in a highly publicized incident. They would have been successful had it not been for the heroic actions of Captain England and his young sidekick Red Jack who managed to stop the Black Hand operatives from delivering their explosives laden double-decker bus-killing a number of them in the process. Tragically however, the Red Jack was killed when the terrorist devices exploded prematurely near Vauxhall killing himself and fifteen innocent bystanders.
The Black Hand Organization created an international incident in 1967 when numerous operatives assassinated Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev whilst killing nearly 500 Communist Party leaders in Moscow using a stolen top-secret American weapon systems-the portable nuclear warhead launcher code named the “Davy Crockett Rifle”. This deadly weapon was apparently stolen from a top-secret American base in the Hawaiian islands using a commandeered Soviet submarine, K-129.
How Hooded Chaos learned of the weapon’s location is a mystery to all major law enforcement and intelligence networks as of the filing of this report. The last known sighting of the Black Hand and their leader was recorded by US Naval Intelligence after the Black Hand Organization’s pirated submarine was spotted off the coast of Greenland by the American vessel the USS Nemo before disappearing into the ocean depths, July 1967.