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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 Top 100 Golden Age Comics, this is one of the absolute highlights of our DC section! It's an amazingly fresh-looking copy with vibrant cover colors. Overstreet calls the issue "scarce," and in this condition, doubly so! 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 2014 NM- 9.2 value = $25,000. CGC census 5/15: 2 in 9.2, none higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 90959005 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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