|SuperFriends Comic Book Character|
|Real name:||Roy Harper Jr.|
|Relatives:||Vandal Savage (ancestor)|
Roy Harper, Sr. (father)
Anna Harper (mother)
|Apprentice:||To Green Arrow|
|Voiced/Played:||Pat Harrington, Jr.|
Teen Titans Team Member
In the parallel universe of Earth-One, Roy Harper's parents, Roy and Anna were both killed when an experiment by his scientist father exploded. This was in the wilds of Arizona. Roy was found by Indians and brought up by Chief Thunderhead, a great archer who could do many fantastic things with a bow and arrow. He trained the boy in their use. Later, he told Roy to seek his future with the great archer, Green Arrow. The Chief is now dead.
A few years after that, he rejoined the 're-formed' Titans ready to fight crime.
Powers and Abilities
See Green Arrow's powers and abilities.
Speedy did not appear in any episodes of the Superfriends.
The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967-1968):
Teen Titans episodes:
- Super Friends, Vol. 2 #3 (February 1, 1977) -- Mentioned
- Super Friends, Vol. 2 #7 (October 1, 1977) -- Mentioned
- The fact that Speedy was Green Arrow's sidekick was never actually revealed in the Super Friends (comic book) or the Filmation cartoons. This is just speculation based on the fact that in the comic books he was the sidekick of Green Arrow.
- He first appeared in More Fun Comics vol.1 #73 (November 1941)
- He was created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris
Appearances in Other Media
- As seen in Adventure Comics # 262 (July 1959)
- In Roy Harper, Sr's first appearance, his name wasn't revealed, however in his second appearance, his name was revealed to be "John." Note: This was still Earth-Two continuity. In his third appearance, in 1959, his name was Roy Senior, and this name stuck.
- As explained in Adventure Comics, Vol. 1 #209 (Feb. 1955). On the parellel universe of Earth-Two Speedy's real name was also Roy Harper, Jr.. He was identified as the orphaned son of Roy Harper, Sr., a forest ranger who had died saving a Navajo medicine chief named "Brave Bow" from a fire. Brave Bow raised the younger Roy himself, training him at archery. Roy Jr. took to this training eagerly, and idolized the archer superhero, Green Arrow. As a teenager, Roy is given the opportunity to perform at an archery competition judged by Green Arrow, where he assists the hero at foiling an attempted burglary, even proving himself to be a faster shot than the hero. Following the death of Brave Bow, Green Arrow asked Roy to serve as his sidekick, an offer Roy jumped at, taking the name Speedy.
- As revealed in Teen Titans, Vol. 1 #53 (February, 1978). For more on Teen Titans #53 go to the DC Database.
- This was a first in DC comics, in an award-winning story in Green Lantern vol.2, #85-86 (Sept. & November 1971), part of a classic, 14-issue run by the writer-artist team of Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams. For more on issue 85 and issue 86, go to the DC Database.
- See Teen Titan, Vol. 1 Issues #44 - #53 (1976-78).
- For more on More Fun Comics vol.1 #73, go to the DC Database.