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Event AuctionMORE FUN COMICS #73
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Grade: CGC FN: 6.0
Publisher: DC
Bid History: Sold For

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End Time: 8:02 PM EDT
Thursday 3/23/2017
Comments: ow/white pgs
Origin and 1st app. of Aquaman! 1st app. of Green Arrow and Speedy!
CGC FN: 6.0
This issue features the 1st appearance of not 1, not 2, but 3 major super heroes of the DC Universe. Both the Emerald Archer, Green Arrow with his sidekick Speedy (who later became a member of the Teen Titans and a drug addict in GL #85 & #86) and the Sovereign of the Seven Seas, Aquaman, make their comic book debuts in More Fun #73. Inspired by Robin Hood and a movie serial character called the Green Archer, Green Arrow was created by the team of Mort Weisinger and George Papp. The character later gained new life as a wisecracking political crusader in the late 60s. Today, Arrow has his own television show, recently renewed for a sixth season, and Aquaman (another creation of Weisinger's in collaboration with Paul Norris) has a movie set for a 2018 release; there's no slowing in demand for this investment collectible.

Boasting one of the most-famous covers of the More Fun run, and tripling down on importance due to the raft of first appearances within, this copy is also in remarkable condition. Copies we've offered have tended to be either lower-grade reader issues, or super-high-grade examples out of reach of all but the best-funded of collectors. This then, hits the sweet spot, in terrific condition and sporting strong colors, but still in a grade and price range that more collectors can meet. We expect this to be a sleeper hit of the auction.

Overstreet Guide 2016 FN (6.0) value = $24,000.

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