Sherwood (area 9 on the City Map) is one of the rougher neighborhoods of New Gauntlet City. The name comes from its reputation as a safe place for criminals to lie low. During the Golden Age, Sherwood was largely a working class neighborhood, with warehouses and manufacturing next to the canal which ran through the district. In the 1950's the canal was filled in as part of an ambitious urban renewal project, which just led to increased blight as warehouses shut down and manufacturing moved to elsewhere in New Gauntlet City.
Notable buildings in Sherwood include St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Iron Fist newspaper building, where the Communist newspaper was published up until the Red Scare in the 1950's. Raggedy Jan was the Golden Age resident hero of Sherwood, looking out for the residents when nobody else would.