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    Joe Simon Adventure Comics #73 Manhunter Cover Re-Creation Original Art (undated). Adventure Comics #73 was tied with Star Spangled Comics #7 as the first Simon & Kirby cover for DC. Noted as one of Overstreet's 100 most valuable Golden Age books, Manhunter was the cover feature, and this issue featured 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. This is the legendary Joe Simon re-creating the S&K team at their Golden Age best. Illustrated in mixed media on a sheet of 23" x 29" paper, the art has an image area of 18" x 23", and it's in Very Good condition. From the Joe Simon Estate.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2013
    10th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 19
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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