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Issue: #1
Published: October 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Lloyd Jacquet
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
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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
Featuring: Dan Savage of the Mounted
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, have escaped and are heading his way.
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
Featuring: Rip Burns
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.
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 in factories in town.
Credits: Script: Larrie May (credited) | 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, 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.
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
Featuring: Terry Conaway
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.
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Terry Conaway Ship's Captain "Pinky" Dallas (villain) "Rat" Halloran (villain) Joe Gabiccano (villain) Cutey (villain)

Comic Story (7 pages) Pursuit
Featuring: Terry Conaway
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.
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!
Genre: Humor Sports

Advertisement (1 page) Act Now! On This Bargain Offer.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page)
Credits: Letters: typeset

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