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Young Robin Hood
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Real Name

Billy Lackington

First Appearance

Boy Comics #3 (1942)

Original Publisher

Lev Gleason

Created by

Unknown

Golden Age Origin

Billy Lackington, son of one New York City's wealthiest men, decides to use his archery skills to fight against the criminals who preyed on the poor. He used his fascination with Robin Hood as his costumed theme. He soon shifted his scope to fighting the Axis powers and crime in general. He recruited a group of local street kids - "Fatso," "Shorty," and "Freckles" - to serve as his "Merry Men." On their second adventure, the Merry Men got codenames, becoming Friar Tucker, Little John, and Big Doc. Doc was killed in action early on, but Friar Tucker and Little John continued to assist Young Robin Hood until their feature was canceled. Contrary to a popular assertion found in many online sources, Young Robin Hood never worked with the fellow hero Bombshell (not even in the text stories).

Young Robin Hood and his allies operated out of a secret base hidden in Central Park which they built using the money they managed to pool together. They fought villains such as the Crow King, the Phantom Archer and the Veiled Lady.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Boy Comics #3-32

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