Vacuum Super-Arrow

Disambiguation: see also Vacuum Arrow

adventure251_splashThe Vacuum Super-Arrow is a super-arrow from the future. It was sent to Green Arrow by fans from the year 3000 AD. The trick’s sole appearance is in “The Case of the Super-Arrows” from 1958. This tricks flies around, sucks in bad vapors, and clears the air. We only get to see it clear away a smoke screen, but in theory it would be useful in other clouds like poison, knockout gas, or tear gas.

This could have been a useful utility arrow, an “Air Filtration Arrow” or some such, but it was packed away as too dangerous with the other super-arrows. He didn’t abandon the idea completely, though. A more primitive and bizarre Vacuum Arrow would show up years later.

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  • Type: Non-Lethal Arrow
  • Frequency: Common
  • Effects: Encases the target in a block of ice.
  • Variations: Cryogenic Freeze Arrow, Freeze Arrow, Frozen Arrow
  • First Appearance: Adventure Comics #251 (1958)

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