Real Name: Robert Dickering
Identity/Class: Normal human
Affiliations: Dusty, Roy the Wonder Boy
Enemies: Jackal, Captain Swastika, the Executioner, the Walrus, the Missionary, the Hunter, Mother Goose, the Executioner, the Snail
Known Relatives: John Dickering (Comet), Steve Dickering (Hangman, son), Thelma Gordon Dickering (wife)
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: Pep #17 (Archie Comics, July 1941)
Powers/Abilities: Skilled fighter.
History: When Bob Dickering's brother, the hero known as the Comet, was killed, Bob created a new costumed identity, that of the Hangman, in order to gain vengeance.
Comments: Created by Cliff Campbell and George Storm
Hangman was often assisted by the Boy Buddies, a duo consisting of Dusty (the Shield's sidekick) and Roy the Wonder Boy (the Wizard's sidekick)
In the 1980's the son of this Hangman, Steve Dickering, became the new Hangman to avenge his father's death.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
the Hanged Man, mystical Astro City hero
Hangman, Impact Comics
Hangman, his son
Hangman, a couple of noose-themed Marvel comic villains
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