ACTION COMICS-1938 #1
CGC VG/F: 5.0
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.
This key issue has, happily, become synonymous with ComicConnect, as we have brought more copies to market in recent years than all other dealers and auction houses combined. This auction is no exception, as we proudly present this unrestored copy, one of the nicest we've seen in quite some time. Boasting sparkling whites and stunning color, it's sure to entice serious buyers from around the globe.
The worldwide impact of this issue on pop culture should not be underestimated. It's amazing to think that seventy-five years have passed since the creation of this iconic hero; timeless, yet bracingly new all at once. Born from the childhood traumas and dreams of two eager young sci-fi fans from deep in America's Rust Belt, this character tapped into the desires, hopes, and fears of a young generation born into the Depression and fearful of a world war looming on the horizon. Amidst the chaos, this cover's image of a solid, implacable hero performing an impossible feat with effortless panache must have been hugely energizing. The story, though showing signs of its origins as a stop-and-start series of panels intended for daily newspaper consumption, kept audiences riveted, combining elements of science fiction and pulp heroism in a way not previously seen in the fledgling industry.
The result was an instant bestseller, and the one comic that can be identified by nearly anyone on the planet. Unrestored copies unfailingly sell at auction for record prices, and buyers both new and old dream of the day they can call one of these treasures their own. Owning an Action Comics 1 is the highest accomplishment in the collecting field. We are honored to offer this handsome copy.
Overstreet 2013 VG/F (5.0) value=$300,000
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