Golden Arrow is a fictional hero who first appeared in his own strip in Fawcett Comics' Whiz Comics #02 (February 1940). The series ran until 1953 when Whiz Comics ceased publication. He also appeared in his own named magazine for 5 issues between 1942-1946.
Golden Arrow, otherwise known as Roger Parsons is the son of Professor Paul Parsons.
The Professor develops a revolutionary gas for balloon transportation. During a test run the balloon is shot down and both he and his wife are killed for the secret. His infant son Roger also aboard, miraculously survives the crash and is found, and subsequently raised by prospector Nugget Ned. Being raised in the wilderness, Roger grows up strong, quick and easily able to fend for himself. He also becomes highly skilled as an archer.
On his deathbed, Nugget Ned tells Roger about his real family and their deaths. As the Golden Arrow he avenges his father's death and goes on fighting crime.
Originally, the series appeared to be set in the Old West but it becomes apparent that it was set in the present day of the 1940's as he appears in a War Bond Drive in a Captain Marvel story.