Although Robin Hood was popular for centuries in folk tales both oral and written, the arrival of films and comic books meant
there was renewed interest in the character. He is well known and importantly he is in the public domain ... no one owns
rights to him!
In the mid to late 1950's Robin Hood became a minor industry.
A television series "The Adventures of Robin Hood" hit the airwaves in 1955. Although filmed in England it
was produced by an American Hannah Weinstein and many of the script writers were Americans who had been blacklisted in their homeland
due to the their alleged political sympathies.
This proved highly popular on both sides of the Atlantic. Very soon Robin Hood appeared in ACG's Young Heroes (strangely enough named Roger of Sherwood Forest).
He then gained his own title with Magazine Enterprises. The Brown Shoe Co. who manufactured Robin Hood Shoes,
published seven giveaway issues to promote their foorwear.
Charlton Comics then stepped in and retitled Danger and Adventure to Robin Hood and His Merry Men.
Quality also got in on the act with "Tales of Robin Hood".
After this things quietened down, but Robin still makes the occasional
comic book appearance and DC Comics' Green Arrow who appeared way back in 1941,
continues to this day.
We have 10 titles and 77 issues in our 'Robin Hood Category' for you to enjoy.