Sunday, September 14, 2008

The ARROW: Prison Break!

The Arrow first appeared in FUNNY PAGES Vol. 2 #10 (#21, Sept 1938). For those of you keeping track of such things, that puts his debut eight months before Batman (DETECTIVE COMICS #27, May 1939) and three years before a certain Green bow-slinger! In fact, THE ARROW #3 was (I believe) the last time Centaur published an Arrow adventure...and that came out the month before Green Arrow debuted in MORE FUN COMICS #73 (November 1941)!

According to Toonopedia: "The Arrow didn't mind taking the Judge Dredd approach of being judge, jury and executioner all in one. If a criminal deserved death, but was untouchable due to those pesky legal technicalities like due process and the presumption of innocence, The Arrow would simply take care of the killing himself, bypassing all the fuss and bother. He even kept a particular arrow in his quiver, a black one, for just that purpose."

Okay! Let's read an Arrow story!
THE ARROW #3 (October 1941)
written by ?; art by Paul Gustavson

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