First Appearance: USA Comics #1 (August 1941).
Golden Age Appearance: USA Comics #1.
Modern Appearances: None.
Years Active: 1941-?
Bill Bryon, an average American teenager, is awoken from a sound sleep and given instructions by the voice of a Shadow, which directs him to where the bad guys are. Bryon then puts on the Young Avenger's costume and goes out and beats the bad guys. In the story Bryon already has the Young Avenger's costume and powers, and it's implied that the Young Avenger has been directed before by the shadow. No other origin is given for the Young Avenger, however. He has superstrength.
Note: Redrawn Marvel Boy (I) or Marvel Boy (II) or Roko the Amazing story? Sequel to one of them? One more young boy who Doctor Druid, in his identity of "Guntag Borghelm," transformed into a superhero? Who knows?