Public Domain Super Heroes
Robin Hood
Robin Hood

Real Name

Robin of Loxley

First Appearance

13th Century English Folklore

Created by

English Folklore


Robin Hood is a famous English Folk hero portrayed as both a highly-skilled archer and outlaw. His trademark was "stealing from the rich and giving to the poor". Robin and his assistants known as the Merry Men lived in Sherwood Forest. Robin Hood was a supporter of the true King of England, King Richard, The Lionheart, but Robin was forced into being an outlaw during Richard's evil brother, John's, rule over the country while the true king was fighting in the Third Crusade. His enemies consisted of the Sheriff of Nottingham and Prince John. His other allies included Little John, Friar Tuck, Ivanhoe and Maid Marian.


Kid Eternity summoned Robin Hood using his powers on at least one occasion and he also had his own ongoing series comic book series from Quality.


Dr. Fairbanks and his friends John Sherwood and Tuck adopt the identities of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.


The Golden Archer was a member of Robin Hood's Merry Men and served as his young aide.

Lev Gleason[]

Billy Lackington was fascinated with Robin Hood and later adopted the identity of Young Robin Hood and formed his own group of Merry Men.

Public Domain Comic Appearances[]

  • Arrow #2
  • Green Hornet Comics #7-10
  • Tales of Robin Hood #1-6
  • Hit Comics #26, 51
  • Kid Eternity #2
  • Smash Comics #27
  • Jumbo Comics #67
  • Cat-Man Comics #26
  • Robin Hood and Company Comics vol. 3 #32 -34
  • Robin Hood and His Merry Men #28-38
  • Robin Hood #1-5
  • Young Heroes #35-37
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood #1-8 (reprint)
  • Robin Hood 1-2, 9-10, 15(reprint)
  • Treasure Chest of Fun & Facts vol. 3 #14-17
  • Boy Comics #3-32
  • Buster Brown #3, 9
  • Thriller Comics Library #4, 27, 29, 80, 91, 106, 114, 118, 122, 126, 130, 134, 138, 142, 154, 162, 186, 202, 214, 218
  • Funny Book #4

Public Domain Film Appearances[]

  • Robin Hood (1922)

Public Domain Television Appearances[]

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (1956 - 143 episodes)

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