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    Adventure Comics #73 (DC, 1942) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. As the finest known copy of one of Overstreet's 100 most valuable Golden Age books, this is one of the absolute highlights of our DC selection! It's an amazingly fresh-looking copy with vibrant cover colors. Overstreet calls the issue "scarce." Manhunter is the cover feature, and this issue has the origin and the first appearance of the Simon and Kirby character. Yes, we did say first appearance -- issues #58-72 had an unrelated "Paul Kirk, Manhunter" character, and then this new hero (civilian identity: Rick Nelson!) was somewhat confusingly renamed Paul Kirk starting with #74. Simon and Kirby had just made their DC premieres in the previous issue of this title, and they delivered a fantastic cover here -- it's one of only three cover appearances of the character in this series. Sandman, Hourman, Starman, and the Shining Knight rounded out the issue's roster. Overstreet 2009 NM- 9.2 value = $24,500. CGC census 4/10: 1 in 9.2, none higher. From the Gary Keller Collection.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0090959005 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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