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The Arrow #3 [Oct'41]-68pg-c2c
Two stories of the Arrow by Bob Lubbers; the Jungle Prince by an Gormley; The Rainbow by Ed Herron and Al Plastino; Dash Dartwell, the Human Meteor; Randall Ross, Master Sleuth; Duke Collins, the Fearless Marine; and Keith Butler by Stan Drake

30-December-2006 8:03 am
Username: larrytalbot
Comment: nice scans. sharp pics & text. brilliant colors, good brightness level. good page size.
31-January-2007 6:54 am
Username: comicscommando
Comment: Scans are crisp, but pale, and lots of crooked pages.

Issue: #3
Published: October 1941, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing:
Color: Color Cover; Color Interior Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: Some data for this issue from Jerry Bails' index cards & Howard Keltner's index. Additional information added from scan by Henry Andrews. Indicia: October, 1941, Number 3. The Arrow is published bi-monthly by Comic Corporation of America, 215 Fourth Ave., New York, N. Y. Application for entry as second class matter pending at the Post Office at New York, N. Y. Single copies, 10c. Yearly subscription 60c in the U.S.A. (other countries 85 c). Copyright 1941 by Comic Corporation of America. Contents must not be reproduced without permission. Printed in U.S.A.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Arrow [Ralph Payne] Jane Markham Adolf Hitler (villain, Image) The Nazis (villains)

Public Service Announcement (1 page) For Defense Buy a Share in America
Featuring: U.S. Defense Savings Bonds
Credits: Letters: typeset
Characters: Minuteman

Comic Story (10 pages)
Synopsis: The Arrow assists British agent B-12 and Jane, his assistant, in tracing how vital military information is being to sent to Gestapo agent Lord Hawford.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Arrow [Ralph Payne] Jane Markham (B-12's Assistant) B-12 (British Agent) Lord Hawford (villain, Master Spy) Gestapo Agents (villains) Adolf Hitler (villain, Image)

Comic Story (8 pages)
Featuring: Jungle Prince
Synopsis: Kelo becomes the king of Balkania after a ruthless dictator murders his father, and that dictator, Carnov, has Kelo in his sights as his next victim.
Genre: Jungle
Characters: Jungle Prince [Kelo] (introduction, Origin) Sik (Kelo's Servant, Introduction) Balka, The Guardian (a Tiger) Carnov (villain, Dictator Of Balkania, Introduction) Carnov's Thugs (villains, Introduction For All, One Dies)

Comic Story (7 pages)
Featuring: The Rainbow
Synopsis: Inspired by a comic book he has read, Jim Travis decides to take up a bizarre mantle and fight crime. He saves the life of a young girl and her brother from Black Rufus, because the madman seeks revenge for the girl testifying against his brother.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Rainbow [Jim Travis] (college Graduate, Introduction, Origin) Elsie Norris (Jim's Sweetheart, Introduction) Tommy (introduction) Tommy's Sister (introduction) Black Rufus (villain, Introduction) Rufus' Gang [Tony Rest Un-named] (villain)

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Dash Dartwell, the Human Meteor
Synopsis: Young Dash Dartwell, a scrub track athlete for Dravrah University, agrees to take Metalo-Tablets, invented by Professor Moss, a bio-chemistry teacher at the college, to see what effects they would have on the human body. When three of Dravrah's star track members are kidnapped by crooks, Dash is allowed to participate in the Elay Relays. He sets three world records and culminates the day by capturing the six dangerous criminals responsible for the kidnappings.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Dash Dartwell (introduction, Origin) Dr. Drew Moss (Professor Of Bio-Chemistry, Introduction) Bettie Moss (daughter Of Dr. Moss, Introduction) Jones (athlete, Introduction) Adams (athlete, Introduction) Compton (athlete, Introduction) Coach Stone (of Dravrah University, Introduction) Butch (villain, Introduction) Five Un-named Gangsters (villains, Introduction For All)

Text Story (2 pages) Trial Run Terror
Synopsis: Pete and Red are put into the air as the naval commander expects an enemy attack from two bombers spotted down the coast from Halifax. And they appear, in a near fight-to-the-death battle.
Credits: Script: Tom Russell (credited) | Pencils: Sam Glanzman [as Glanz] (signed) (spot illustrations) | Inks: Sam Glanzman [as Glanz] (signed) (spot illustrations) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Adventure Aviation
Characters: Ensign Pete Taylor (pilot) Red Putnam (tail Gunner) Commander Fisher Rear Admiral Glenn Enemy Pilots (villains, All Die)

Comic Story (8 pages) The Case of the Vanishing Thugs
Featuring: Randall Ross, Master Sleuth
Synopsis: Randall saves the life of a reporter who had witnessed a bank robbery and was then captured by the thugs and finally locked in a room which they set afire.
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Randall Ross (detective, Introduction) Marsha Hunt (reporter, Introduction) Inspector McDugan (introduction) Duke D'arcy (villain, Robber, Introduction) Duke's Gang [Joe Spider Rest Un-named] (villains, Robbers, Introduction For All)

Comic Story (7 pages) He Foils a Plot at the Panama Canal
Featuring: "Duke" Collins, the Fearless Marine
Synopsis: Arriving back from the Panama Canal region, Duke is informed that foreign planes are arriving at a base in the South American city of Andesia, and he is ordered to head for Andesia to look the situation over.
Genre: War
Characters: Duke Collins (introduction) Un-named Consul Of Andesia (introduction) Sue (Collin's Sweetheart) Asiatic Fifth Columnists (villains, Introduction For All)

Comic Story (7 pages)
Featuring: Keith Butler
Synopsis: Charlie tells a friend of his about Keith Butler, once a star football player, whose girl was kidnapped by a thug named Toby, hypnotized, and forced to sing in a nightclub. Keith spent five years tracking down his fiance and coming to terms with Toby.
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Keith Butler (one-time Star Athlete, Introduction) Jeanne (Keith's Girl, Introduction) Charlie Bahrenburg (introduction) Toby (villain, Death)

Comic Story (9 pages)
Synopsis: The Arrow happens to be passing Eastern Prison just as a prison break occurs, so he secretly enters and puts an end to the up-rising.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Arrow [Ralph Payne] Warden Of Eastern Prison Joe Paco (villain, Prisoner) Stringer (villain, Prisoner)

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