Bubble Gum Arrow

GA-AmateurarrowsSplashThe Bubble Gum 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.

He finds an unplanned yet effective use for the pink payload in the Bubble Gum Arrow. Green Arrow uses it to create a maddening series of echoes that drives the sensitive brother insane. This is absolutely the most insane use of any Amateur Arrow by far, which is ironic because the kid that invented it nearly created a type of  Putty Arrow.


  • Type: Bizarre Arrow
  • Frequency: Unique
  • Effects: A huge wad of chewed bubble gum captures air and inflates as the shaft is fired.
  • First Appearance: Adventure Comics #265 (1959)