Firecracker Arrow

The Firecracker Arrow is one of the first tricks we see Green Arrow & Speedy use, showing up in their 2nd appearance. It bears a resemblance to the Explosive Arrow but on a non-lethal scale. It also resembles the Flare Arrow but with a much smaller, more widespread effect.

This arrow release a series of small explosions instead of a single large one. It can affect a small area over a short period of time. Not intended as a direct attack, this trick creates confusion, distraction, and possibly temporary blindness.The arrow can still pack a punch, though, if fired directly at a target. It can also be used as a signal flare if fired directly into the sky.


  • Type: Non-Lethal
  • Frequency: Rare
  • Effects: Emits a series of small, dazzling explosions.
  • Also Known As: Fireworks Arrow
  • Variations: Independence Arrow, Luminous Arrow
  • First Appearance: More Fun Comics #74 (1941)