Robin Hood

Week 9: Medieval Heroes - Assignments - Reading - Resources - Images

The Prince and the Poacher

Reading time:(2 minutes)

Robin Hood was a popular comic book subject in the 1950's, and I was lucky enough to find that someone had scanned the pages of this comic book to put it online! What aspects of Robin's legend is the cover of this comic trying to convey?

Questions. Make sure you can answer these questions about what you just read:

  • what first impression do you get from this comic book cover?
  • what do you notice about Robin Hood's clothing? weapons?
  • what do you notice about the background?

Source: Robin Hood #52 by Magazine Enterprises, Nov. 1955 (weblink).

Modern Languages / Anthropology 3043: Folklore & Mythology. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. You must give the original author credit. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
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