The Bait 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 this odd weapon. He basically summons a swarm of ducks to attack one of the hapless idiot brothers. I hate to be a cynic but I don’t think that’s how duck calls work.
For some reason, this one doesn’t become a standard part of his arsenal and we never see it again. (Though it’s not the last time we see a fake animal arrow.)
- Type: Bizarre Arrow
- Frequency: Unique
- Effects: A fake duck makes duck calls as it travels.
- First Appearance: Adventure Comics #265 (1959)