"Superboy: "The Girl Who Trapped Superboy"": A teen-aged heiress invites Clark Kent and two other boys to her mansion for a weekend, hoping to prove that one of them is Superboy.

Adventure Comics #246 is an issue of the series Adventure Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 1958.

Appearing in Superboy: "The Girl Who Trapped Superboy"

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  • Gloria van Dyke (Single appearance)
  • Jeeves (Single appearance)
  • Alvin Wilson
  • Tommy Tate (Single appearance)


Synopsis for Superboy: "The Girl Who Trapped Superboy"

A teen-aged heiress invites Clark Kent and two other boys to her mansion for a weekend, hoping to prove that one of them is Superboy.

Appearing in Aquaman: "The Town That Went Underwater"

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  • Beachcroft

Synopsis for Aquaman: "The Town That Went Underwater"

Aquaman creates an underwater amusement park for the people of Beachcroft, ignoring calls for help that would take him away.

Appearing in Green Arrow: "The Rainbow Archer"

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Synopsis for Green Arrow: "The Rainbow Archer"

Albrecht Raines forms an underworld criminal gang, and begins printing counterfeit money. Green Arrow and his sidekick, Speedy, investigating the trail of phony money and quickly identify Raines' counterfeit bills by their inaccurate coloring. They capture Raines and send him to prison.

Some time later, Raines gets out of jail and declares vengeance against Green Arrow and Speedy. He dons a costume and begins calling himself the Rainbow Archer. On his first operation, he loots an armored car, slinging arrows of various colors. Due to his hatred of Green Arrow however, he refuses to use arrows that are colored green. Police officers arrive on the scene and the Rainbow Archer attempts to distract them. Green Arrow shows up and stops him once again. He returns Raines to prison ending his career as the Rainbow Archer once and for all.


  • "The Rainbow Archer" is reprinted in Four-Star Spectacular #5.
  • While there is no definitive cut-off point between Earth-Two and Earth-One continuity in the Green Arrow stories of the 1950s, the DC Database considers this issue to be the first appearance of the Earth-One Green Arrow and Speedy. This is because of the presence of the Rainbow Archer, who is later confirmed to exist on Earth-One.[1]
  • Alvin Wilson is named Alvin Smith in this story. He appeared last in Superboy (Volume 1) #62. This is Alvin's final appearance to date.


  • This issue features a one-page "Little Pete" and "Varsity Vic" humor strip.
  • This issue features a Superboy workshop activity page.
  • In the 1950s and 60s, it was not unusual for heroes and villains to assume costumed identities that reflected their actual names. In the Green Arrow story in this issue, Albrecht Raines becomes a villain known as the Rainbow Archer, an obvious play on his last name, Raines.

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