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"Superboy: "The Dragnet for Superboy"": Criminal Flash Ward poses as Smallville's police chief and begins a campaign to frame Superboy for crimes.


Quote1 There must be a means of getting coconuts with an arrow! Quote2
-- Oliver Queen



Appearing in Superboy: "The Dragnet for Superboy"

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  • "Flash" Ward (Single appearance)

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  • Chief James Wilton (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Superboy: "The Dragnet for Superboy"

Criminal Flash Ward poses as Smallville's police chief and begins a campaign to frame Superboy for crimes.

Appearing in Aquaman: "The Ordeal of Aquaman?

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  • Smugglers (Single appearance)

Synopsis for Aquaman: "The Ordeal of Aquaman?

Aquaman is captured by a gang of crooks and stranded in the desert to die.

Appearing in Green Arrow: "The Green Arrow's First Case"

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  • Mutineers (Single appearance)

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  • Captain Carter (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Green Arrow: "The Green Arrow's First Case"

When an expedition of Starfish Island is reported to begin, Green Arrow is concerned that it will lead to the revelation that he is the Green Arrow. Oliver explains to Speedy that Starfish Island was where the Green Arrow was born, explaining that one night years when he was "Just Oliver Queen, wealthy playboy, world traveler" he fell overboard from a ship while on a voyage in the South Seas. Oliver managed to swim to Starfish Island, off of regular shipping lanes and surrounded by rocky shoals. He took up residence in a nearby cavern and, after finding a water spring, began to devise arrows with which to catch fish.

After days of practice, Queen became a crack shot with the bow. When he shot his first fish with an arrow, though, he learned that he couldn’t keep it from swimming away with the shaft. Thus, he designed a rope arrow by tying a vine onto the end of his shaft, and landed the fish he shot with it. Later, he designed a net arrow with which to catch many fish, and a drill arrow to knock down and pierce coconuts. He also designed a green outfit for himself from tree leaves, and began chiseling a diary on the cave wall.

One evening, Oliver saw a ship in the distance, swam out to it, and learned that the crew was in mutiny. He masked himself by rubbing anchor-chain grease around his eyes, then nabbed the mutineers with his trick arrows. When the captain asked his name, Queen replied, “The Green Arrow! Yes, that’s it--just call me the Green Arrow!”

Roy realizes that the diary Oliver carved on the cavern wall can betray his mentor’s identity. When Green Arrow sees an expedition member holding a Geiger counter, he fires a “Fake Uranium Arrow” at the ground, and the resulting clicks on the Geiger counter convince the explorers that the island is radioactive from H-bomb fallout. They leave, enabling the archers to destroy the cave-diary and safeguard Green Arrow’s secret.

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  • Silver Age Green Arrow first appearance and origin story.
  • In Black Canary Vol 3 2 Green Arrow is taking inventory of his spilled arrows looking for one to take down Kobra with and one of the arrows he discards is a fake uranium arrow.



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