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The Straight Arrow radio program was a western adventure series for juveniles which was broadcast, mostly twice weekly in the United States from 1948 or 1949 through 1951. A total of 292 episodes were aired.

Straight Arrow
Straight Arrow #38 (Magazine Enterprises, September / October 1954); art by Fred Meagher
Publication information
Publisher(radio) Mutual Broadcasting Company
(comics) Magazine Enterprises
First appearance(radio) Straight Arrow radio program, 1948 or 1949
(comics) Straight Arrow #1 (Magazine Enterprises, Feb. 1950).
Created bySheldon Stark
In-story information
Alter egoSteve Adams
Team affiliationsComanche Indians
PartnershipsFury (Straight Arrow's palomino)
Abilities
  • Skilled hand-to-hand combatant
  • Unparalleled horseman
  • Master archer, bowman and marksman

Although first broadcast only in California, in early 1949 it was broadcast nationally on the Mutual Broadcasting Network. All the programs were written by Sheldon Stark.

The protagonist, rancher Steve Adams, became the Comanche Indian, the Straight Arrow, when bad people or other dangers threatened. In fact, Adams was a Comanche orphan who had been adopted by the Adams ranching family and later inherited the ranch. His dual identity was known to only one friend, Packy McCloud, Steve Adams's sidekick. Internal evidence places the ranch in the vicinity of the Colorado Rockies in the 1870s. Howard Culver played both Adams and Straight Arrow.

The program was sponsored by Nabisco Shredded Wheat cereal.

Like many other children's programs, this one soon had cross-over presence. The Straight Arrow comic book, published by Magazine Enterprises, first came out in February 1950, running 55 issues until 1956. Most of the stories were written by Gardner Fox.

In addition, there were two Straight Arrow comic strips. The first, a daily strip, ran from June 19, 1950 to August 4, 1951. Gardner Fox and Ray Krank wrote the strip, with art by Joe Certa (pencils) and John Belfi (inks). The second, a Sunday strip, ran from September 7 to December 7, 1953. Walter B. Gibson wrote the strip, with art by Fred Meagher.

There were also Straight Arrow collectible cards of Indian crafts inserted in the boxes of Nabisco Shredded Wheat cereal.

In 2019, the rights of the Straight Arrow character including the trademarks were transferred to Education Is Our Buffalo Community Centre, a Canadian based Indigenous organization. Education Is Our Buffalo has an active Indigenous-perspective Facebook group.

References

  1. Straight Arrow. ComicBookDB.com. RetrievedSeptember 22, 2017.
  2. Anderson, Roland. Straight Arrow. RolandAnderson.se. RetrievedSeptember 22, 2017.
  3. Harper, pp. 172-176.
  4. "Straight Arrow Magazine Enterprises". Fury Comics. RetrievedJuly 7, 2019.
  5. Straight Arrow. Comic Vine. RetrievedSeptember 22, 2017.
  6. Harper, pp. 174–175.
  7. Harper, p. 175.
  8. Holtz, Allan (2012). American Newspaper Comics: An Encyclopedic Reference Guide. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. p. 368. ISBN 9780472117567.
  9. Harper, p. 176.
  10. "Straight Arrow Trademark". tmsearch.uspto.gov. RetrievedJuly 1, 2019.
  11. "Education Is Our Buffalo". www.facebook.com. RetrievedJuly 1, 2019.

Straight Arrow Article Talk Language Watch Edit The Straight Arrow radio program was a western adventure series for juveniles which was broadcast mostly twice weekly in the United States from 1948 or 1949 through 1951 2 A total of 292 episodes were aired 3 Straight ArrowStraight Arrow 38 Magazine Enterprises September October 1954 art by Fred MeagherPublication informationPublisher radio Mutual Broadcasting Company comics Magazine EnterprisesFirst appearance radio Straight Arrow radio program 1948 or 1949 comics Straight Arrow 1 Magazine Enterprises Feb 1950 Created bySheldon StarkIn story informationAlter egoSteve AdamsTeam affiliationsComanche IndiansPartnershipsFury Straight Arrow s palomino 1 AbilitiesSkilled hand to hand combatant Unparalleled horseman Master archer bowman and marksman Although first broadcast only in California in early 1949 it was broadcast nationally on the Mutual Broadcasting Network 4 All the programs were written by Sheldon Stark The protagonist rancher Steve Adams became the Comanche Indian the Straight Arrow when bad people or other dangers threatened In fact Adams was a Comanche orphan who had been adopted by the Adams ranching family and later inherited the ranch His dual identity was known to only one friend Packy McCloud Steve Adams s sidekick 4 5 Internal evidence places the ranch in the vicinity of the Colorado Rockies in the 1870s 6 Howard Culver played both Adams and Straight Arrow The program was sponsored by Nabisco Shredded Wheat cereal 2 Comic book and comic strip EditLike many other children s programs this one soon had cross over presence The Straight Arrow comic book published by Magazine Enterprises first came out in February 1950 4 running 55 issues until 1956 Most of the stories were written by Gardner Fox 7 In addition there were two Straight Arrow comic strips The first a daily strip ran from June 19 1950 to August 4 1951 Gardner Fox and Ray Krank wrote the strip with art by Joe Certa pencils and John Belfi inks 8 The second a Sunday strip ran from September 7 to December 7 1953 Walter B Gibson wrote the strip with art by Fred Meagher 8 There were also Straight Arrow collectible cards of Indian crafts inserted in the boxes of Nabisco Shredded Wheat cereal 9 In 2019 the rights of the Straight Arrow character including the trademarks 10 were transferred to Education Is Our Buffalo Community Centre a Canadian based Indigenous organization Education Is Our Buffalo has an active Indigenous perspective Facebook group 11 Bibliography EditFrench Jack Siege David S eds October 31 2013 Straight Arrow author William Harper in Radio Rides the Range A Reference Guide to Western Drama on the Air 1929 1967 pp 172 176 ISBN 9780786471461 Harper William 2007 Straight Arrow The Definitive Radio Log and Resource Guide for that Legendary Indian Figure On the Trail of Justice BearManor Press ISBN 159393 065 8 References Edit Straight Arrow ComicBookDB com Retrieved September 22 2017 a b Anderson Roland Straight Arrow RolandAnderson se Retrieved September 22 2017 Harper pp 172 176 a b c Straight Arrow Magazine Enterprises Fury Comics Retrieved July 7 2019 Straight Arrow Comic Vine Retrieved September 22 2017 Harper pp 174 175 Harper p 175 a b Holtz Allan 2012 American Newspaper Comics An Encyclopedic Reference Guide Ann Arbor The University of Michigan Press p 368 ISBN 9780472117567 Harper p 176 Straight Arrow Trademark tmsearch uspto gov Retrieved July 1 2019 Education Is Our Buffalo www facebook com Retrieved July 1 2019 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Straight Arrow amp oldid 1015690506, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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