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Event AuctionACTION COMICS-1938 #1
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Grade: CGC No Grade: 0.3
Publisher: DC
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Friday 5/1/2009
Comments: 3/5th of front cover #0965837001
1st Superman by Siegel and Shuster; possibly the most famous and most important comic ever published!
CGC No Grade: 0.3
The most important comic book in the history of comic books. This is the introduction of the archetype of all other heroes to come. Superman transcends comic books and pop culture. He is an icon of Truth, Justice and The American Way! Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman is quite possibly the most recognizable fictional character in the world. The creation of two struggling sci-fi fans from the Rust Belt, the Man of Steel became an instant icon to depression-era readers, and easily transformed into an icon of American spirit and spunk during the brutal days of WWII. Since then, he has lasted as both a beloved character and a symbol of modern hope and vigor, making this first appearance not just a piece of comics' history, but of American history as well.

Recently was contacted by a couple from the New England area who had uncovered a piece of what they believed to be the front cover of Action #1. The experts at confirmed it was truly an original part of an Action Comics #1 and CGC encapsulated it after determining it was what they have termed 3/5 of the front cover. 

While the logo is missing the piece features the most memorable part of Action #1, the image of Superman about to throw the car! This is the perfect item for the collector who might not spend six figures for a comic but wants a piece of comic history-quite literally.

The consignor said he was reading USA Today and came across the article about the 6.0 Action Comics #1. He recognized the image of Superman hurling the car and recalled seeing it in his father's old things.

Unfortunately, his dad had passed on some years ago, but he decided to rummage through his dad's keepsakes and came across this item. As it turned out his dad had been an avid comic collector in the 30s and 40s. During WW II, he left for Europe to fight in the Army and upon his return found his parents had thrown out his collection. He was very upset. It is believed that the father had somehow hung onto the cover and kept it with his postcard collection and that is exactly where his son found it. CEO, Stephen Fishler stated recently, "I've seen coverless copies of Action #1, a front cover...never."