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Robert Dickering (Earth-MLJ)

Robert Dickering (Earth-MLJ)
Real Name
Robert Dickering
Current Alias
The Hangman
Aliases
The Hangman; Dragon
Identity
Alignment
Relatives
John Dickering (brother); Thelma Dickering (wife); Steven Dickering (son); Johnny Gordon (brother-in-law)
Universe

Characteristics
Gender
Hair
Status
Citizenship
Marital Status
Origin
Origin
Human
Creators
Cliff Campbell, George Storm
First appearance
Appearance of Death


Character Links



HistoryEdit

Quote1 There is one hour you overlooked—the hour of retribution. The last hour on Earth before you walk to the gallows! Quote2
-- The Hangman src 

Bob Dickering was the brother of John Dickering (The Comet). When John was about to go to trial as a chief witness against racketeer "Big Boy Malone," the gang leader sent orders to kidnap him. A few days later, Malone's henchmen entered John's apartment and grabbed Bob by mistake. Before they could force him into their getaway car, The Comet came to his brother's rescue, but was gunned down in a hail of bullets and mortally wounded. With his brother dying, Bob swore to carry on the fight against crime and became -- The Hangman.

Bob would later marry his brother's girlfriend Thelma Gordon, a newspaper reporter. Together they would have a son Steven Dickering. While his father was dying in the hospital, his son Steven donned his costume and became the "new" Hangman.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Powers

  • The Hangman did not have any superhuman physical powers.

Abilities

  • He was an Olympic level athlete and master of hand-to-hand combat.
  • He had superior deductive abilities, and psychological skills.

Strength level

  • He possessed the strength level of a man his age, size and weight who engaged in intensive regular exercise.

ParaphernaliaEdit


Weapons

  • He used ropes to entangle his foes.

NotesEdit

  • At one time, he briefly disguised himself as the villain "The Dragon" and fought against the Mighty Crusaders.[1]

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Footnotes


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References

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