Real Name: Bill Bryon
Occupation: School boy
Affiliations: Unidentified shadowy being, the Crazy SUES (Special Unit, Enhanced Soldiers)
Known Relatives: Alyssa (granddaughter)
Base of Operations: U.S.A.
First Appearance: U.S.A. Comics #1 (Timely Comics, August 1941)
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength
History: (U.S.A. Comics #1, ga) Directed to the scenes of crimes by a mysterious shadow, the teenaged Young Avenger uses his superhuman strength to bring the villains to justice.
(All-Winners Squad: Band of Heroes) After enlisting, Young Avenger was placed in a squad alongside several other costumed heroes, most of whom died before the War's end.
Comments: With only one Golden Age appearance, no explanation was given as to the source of the Young Avenger's superpowers, nor who the shadow was that gave him his missions.
Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
anyone else who is either Young or an Avenger
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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