The Dark Archer

Real Name


First Appearance

Thrilling Comics #26 (March 1942)

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The Dark Archer is a former circus acrobat named Henderson who was convicted for a series of robberies and decided to get his revenge for being sent to jail. He systematically killed each member of the Board of Directors for Old Drew Bank.

Powers and Abilities

  • The Dark Archer was extremely athletic, with speed and agility bordering on superhuman.
  • The Dark Archer killed his victims with a poison black arrow but, did not use a bow (he used the arrows to stab people)!?

Golden Age Appearances

  • Thrilling Comics #26


  • The Nedor comics were renewed by Popular Library, which was eventually bought out by Fawcett Books. When Fawcett went out of business, Popular Library was sold to Warner Bros. A number of different publishers, however, are currently/have been using these characters without any lawsuits from Warner Bros., so any action over them is (probably) unlikely. They are still, however, "use at your own risk" characters.
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