CGC FA/GD: 1.5
The first name in superheroes has always been Superman. Look, up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's...Superman! Those words have been used to identify the character for decades and the big red "S" is one of the most easily recognized symbols in the world.
As one of the top Golden Age keys, this issue features the origin of DC's most well-known and best-loved hero! Also often overlooked is the historical importance of this book, which showcases three of the most important supporting characters in the Superman pantheon: Ma and Pa Kent, and Lois Lane.
Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman has enjoyed decades of popularity and been featured in cartoons, serials, movies, and television shows. World-renowned and more popular than ever, Superman will make his silver screen return next summer in Batman Vs. Superman.
Superman 1 was among the first comics to feature only one character in its pages and its readers were delighted to discover the now, well-known Superman origin story contained within. Some of the politically-charged tales featured inside this influential book still resonate today. Co-creators Siegel and Shuster also included an explanation of Superman's strength which allowed young readers to more easily journey down a bridge of suspended reality and earn acceptance of this new alien presence.
or Superman collectors, this comic is second in importance only to Action Comics 1. It is one of the most sought after comics in the world and demands multiples of guide prices at auction. The iconic front and back cover images are instantly recognizable, a classic in every sense of the word. Often overlooked is the historical importance of this book, which showcases three of the most important supporting characters in the Superman pantheon: Ma and Pa Kent, as well as Lois Lane. Completely unrestored, this reader-grade copy puts this lot within reach of more buyers than usual, and we expect bidding to reflect the increased base for this, the third most valuable and historically relevant comic book ever published.
Overstreet Guide 2013 GD (2.0) value = $35,000.
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