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The Arrow 01 (Centaur) Ex-GM PAF Restore
De watermarked.. brightened.
Original scan by OldWayne

Interesting to note.. the Arrow was out in Oct 40.. DC's Green Arrow didn't arrive 'til Nov 41. DC.. always ready to sue over copyrights.. . should've been taken to the mat for this rip-off.

8-February-2015 12:11 pm
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Username: CBpop
Comment: Good Job. Thanks for the restoration.
 
 

Published: October 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Lloyd Jacquet
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Pencils: Bob Lubbers (signed) | Inks: Bob Lubbers (signed) | Editing: Joe Hardie
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Arrow [Ralph Payne]

Advertisement (1 page) Announcing the Sensational New Daisy Red Ryder Carbine
Credits: Pencils: Fred Harman (signed) | Inks: Fred Harman (signed) | Letters: typeset
Characters: Red Ryder; Little Beaver

Comic Story (6 pages) "You guys certainly have more nerve than brains...don't you?"
Synopsis: The Boss kidnaps the District Attorney, primarily because he was tough on his boys over the years, and intends on rubbing him out.....until the Arrow steps in.
Credits: Script: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Pencils: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Inks: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Letters: Paul Gustavson
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Arrow [Ralph Payne]; District Attorney Nolan; un-named crooked Judge (villain); The Boss [Dutch Henson] (villain, death); Henson's henchmen [Trigger; rest un-named] (villains, some die)

Comic Story (7 pages) Daring Escape
Synopsis: Bendix and a group of criminals escape from the State Penitentiary and head for the city where they hope to track down the Judge that sent them up the river. But the Arrow is already on to their plans and deals with him in his own way.
Credits: Script: Paul Gustavson [as Gustavson] (signed) | Pencils: Paul Gustavson [as Gustavson] (signed) | Inks: Paul Gustavson [as Gustavson] (signed) | Letters: Paul Gustavson
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Arrow [Ralph Payne]; Judge J. Thomas Gordon; Jane Gordon (the Judge's daughter); gas station attendant; Bendix (villain); group of convicts [Curley; rest unnamed] (villains); Rogers (villain)

Comic Story (6 pages) Dragon's Face Bank Robbers
Synopsis: The Dragon's Face Gang has robbed the National Bank and are making their getaway, but hot on their trail is the Arrow, who stifles their flight to South America and into the hands of the Coast Guard.
Credits: Script: Paul Gustavson [as P. Gustavson] (signed) | Pencils: Paul Gustavson [as P. Gustavson] (signed) | Inks: Paul Gustavson [as P. Gustavson] (signed) | Letters: Paul Gustavson
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Arrow [Ralph Payne]; The Dragon's Face Gang [The Boss; Smiley; Trigger; Wong] (villains, banker robbers)

Comic Story (7 pages) Killer Hogan
Synopsis: After breaking up a fight between Blackie and Tom, Savage is called by his Chief and informed that two killers, being brought back by a Corporal McKay, had escaped and were heading his way.
Credits: Script: John F. Kolb (signed) | Pencils: John F. Kolb (signed) | Inks: John F. Kolb (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Dan Savage (member of the RCMP); Mary (Savage's girl); Devil (Savage's horse); un-named Chief of the RCMP; Blackie (villain); Tom (villain); Killer Hogan (villain, a murderer); Slate (villain, a murderer)

Comic Story (7 pages) Signals in the Sky
Synopsis: A pair of thugs kidnap a young boy, but the boy uses his talents and intellect to find a way to tip off Rip Burns of his peril by the use of a kite and Morse Code.
Credits: Script: Martin Filchock (signed) | Pencils: Martin Filchock (signed) | Inks: Martin Filchock (signed); George Filchock (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Rip Burns; Johnson (kidnapped youngster); Oscar (a skunk); Butch (villain, kidnapper); Joe (villain, kidnapper)

Text Story (3 pages) Date with Death
Synopsis: Dick is called in by the Chief and alerted that the remaining two members of the old Scarelli mob have surfaced and have been raising havoc for the Police by pushing narcotics within factories in town.
Credits: Script: Larrie May (credited) | Pencils: Roy Humphries [as R. H.] (signed) (spot illustrations) | Inks: Roy Humphries [as R. H.] (signed) (spot illustrations) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Richard Archibald Ward [aka Dick Ward] (detective); Police Chief O'Connor; Walter Gilmore (factory owner); Joe Scarelli mob [Bob Crawley; Jack Nanetti; others un-named] (villains)

Comic Story (14 pages) The Poison of the Jungle Flower
Synopsis: A film director, getting ready to take his cast to Africa to film a movie, is notified that a crystal gazer that was performing at his home died in the middle of a seance. Unknown to the cast members, the director and his assistant have in their possession a strange jungle goddess that can bring death.
Credits: Script: Claire S. Moe (signed) | Pencils: Claire S. Moe (signed) | Inks: Claire S. Moe (signed)
Characters: un-named crystal gazer (death); Ann (actress); Nils (actor); ship's Captain; ship's mate (death); Jones; Stero (pseudo villain, film director); Kailo (villain, assistant to Stero)

Comic Story (7 pages) Death from the Skies
Synopsis: Terry is ordered by his boss to take a trip on a luxury ship bound for Bermuda and keep his eyes open since some $450,000 worth of gems are on board. And, sure enough, Terry spots three known criminals on board, and, getting no help from the ship's Captain, decides to forstall the jewel thieves escape, but gets blamed for the crime in the process.
Credits: Pencils: Harold Hughes (signed) | Inks: Harold Hughes (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Terry Conaway; ship's Captain; "Pinky" Dallas (villain); "Rat" Halloran (villain); Joe Gabiccano (villain); Cutey (villain)

Comic Story (7 pages) Pursuit
Synopsis: Having the rest of the jewel thieves in custody aboard ship, Terry learns that a notorious international jewel thief still awaits their return with the gems they were supposed to have purloined aboard ship. Terry gets permission from the Captain to use the ship's motor launch to go after this man. Arriving at the island in question, they discover the crook has made a getaway in a sloop and take a plane after him, and round him up.
Credits: Pencils: Harold Hughes (signed) | Inks: Harold Hughes (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Terry Conaway; ship's Captain; Fritz (ship's sailor); Gabby (villain); Von Helsinger (villain, international jewel thief); Von Helsinger's assistants [Blackie; other un-named] (villains)

Cartoon (1 page) Shoot the Ump!
Credits: Script: Paul Gustavson [as Gustavson] (signed) | Pencils: Paul Gustavson [as Gustavson] (signed) | Inks: Paul Gustavson [as Gustavson] (signed)
Genre: Humor; Sports

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