Tommy Tyme

First Appearance: Young Allies #7
Golden Age Appearances: Young Allies #7, 10-19.
Modern Appearances: None.
Years Active: 1943-?

Tommy Tyme is a typical Brooklynite kid very similar to Brooklyn (of the Boy Commandos) and Scrapper (of the Newsboy Legion), although Tommy was (as far as I know) not done by Joe Simon or Jack Kirby, as Brooklyn and Scrapper were. Tommy, in his first issue, is fishing when he pulls in a genie, who tells Tommy that he's allowed one wish. Tommy is nudged by the genie as to what he hates more than anything. The inevitable answer is of course "School!" so the genie gives Tommy the "Clock of Ages," which--well, Ronald Byrd says it looks like an alarm clock, but my memory says in later issues it looks like a pocket watch, but I trust Ronald more than I do my own memory, so believe him rather than me--which allows Tommy to travel back in time; he sets when and where he wants to go back, and then the watch's alarm, which will bring him back to the present. Tommy has adventures in various times and places, aiding Merlin and Horatio (of "Horatio on the bridge"), although most of the time his adventures are done so he can correctly answer the questions of his disapproving school teacher. Like Brooklyn, Tommy is good with his fists and a crack shot with a pea-shooter.

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