Monday, October 3, 2011
I Promised You More Fun
Last Sunday marked the 70th anniversary of the day More Fun Comics#73 hit the newsstands. You wouldn't know it to look at the cover, but MFC #73 was significant for two reasons. No, not the "two-fisted exploits of Doctor Fate", the debut of both Aquaman and Green Arrow. Both heroes were co-created by Mort Weisinger, both were blonde (trust me, Post-crisis re-coloring aside, G.A. was blonde) and both would go on to stay in continual publication through the 1940's and 50's, a feat only three other DC heroes managed.
So, string your bows, smooth your feathered caps and enjoy Green Arrow's debut:
I'm not sure that crashing through a window in a non-emergency situation seems all that practical.
And there you have it. Eight pages of awesome. The Arrow Car (nee' Arrowplane), the catapult, the trophy case, all introduced from the start. The ArrowCave has yet to appear.
I love how completely unconcerned G.A. and Speedy are about the villain dying in a car crash.