Baby Rattle Arrow

GA-AmateurarrowsSplashThe Baby Rattle Arrow makes a solitary appearance in “The Amateur Arrows” (1959). In the story, we see that Green Arrow funds a camp for underprivileged children, Green Arrow Camp For Boys. In gratitude to the inspirational archer, they make him a handful of specialty arrows. At first glance the arrows appear useless for crime fighting. Later in the story, GA is forced to use the toy-like arrows to fight the Terris Brothers.

GA  finds an ingenious use for the odd weapon. He tricks one of the moron brothers into thinking a rattlesnake is nearby. Fortunately, the brother seems to suffer from a severe fear of snakes and he loses his mind.

For some odd reason, this one doesn’t become a standard part of his arsenal and we never see it again.


  • Type: Bizarre Arrow
  • Frequency: Unique
  • Effects: Attached to a rattle to make babies feel better in a tragedy.
  • First Appearance: Adventure Comics #265 (1959)