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More than just second banana to swashbuckling hero, The Green Arrow, Speedy has enjoyed an illustrious all his own in the DC Universe. Created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp, he has matured and endured to this day. According to Wikipedia:
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"The original Speedy's real name was Roy Harper, Jr.. He first appeared in More Fun Comics #73 (November 1941), where he was identified as the orphaned son of Roy Harper, Sr., a forest ranger who had died saving a Navajo medicine chief named "Brave Bow" from a fire. Brave Bow raised the younger Roy himself, training him at archery. Roy Jr. took to this training eagerly, and idolized the archer superhero, Green Arrow. As a teenager, Roy is given the opportunity to perform at an archery competition judged by Green Arrow, where he assists the hero at foiling an attempted burglary, even proving himself to be a faster shot than the hero."
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More Fun Comics #78 / Apr '42
Cover Art by Paul Norris
"Following the death of Brave Bow, Green Arrow asked Roy to serve as his sidekick, an offer Roy jumped at, taking the name Speedy. Harper became the ward of Green Arrow's alter ego, millionaire Oliver Queen."
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"Speedy (like his mentor) has a wide variety of trick arrows. Most famously his punching glove arrow which is capable of knocking out villains. Speedy also has several other arrows ranging from sleeping gas arrows, exploding arrows, and regular arrows. Along with his excellent archery skills, Speedy has mastered several different types of hand to hand combat including judo, kickboxing, and karate."
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The model I've designed is patterned directly from the cover above featuring one of Green Arrow's early appearances.. If you build it, please send a pic or two, and and have fun building this supercharged sidekick!

Happy Modeling!!
The Professor.

 

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