Young Robin Hood

Real Name

Billy Lackington

First Appearance

Boy Comics #3 (1942)

Original Publisher

Lev Gleason

Created by



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.

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.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Boy Comics #3-32


  • Many online sources indicate that Bombshell teamed up with Young Robin Hood. However, this isn't supported by any of their appearances.
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