ACTION COMICS-1938 #1
CGC VF: 8.0
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.
It is important to keep in mind that this Action Comics #1 (as well as all books in this auction) carries NO buyer's premium. This makes a huge difference when investing at this level.
The second highlight of the Hidden Valley Collection, not only is a truly handsome example of this important comic, this is the highest-graded conserved copy on the CGC census, making it irresistible to anyone collecting the best of the best. With fiery colors and a sturdy spine, this solid copy feels and looks stronger than most others we've seen (and we've seen a few). As with the other keys in the Hidden Valley Collection, this was selected for its eye appeal and historical value, both of which it has in spades. The best-loved and best-known of all comic keys in splendid condition.
Overstreet Guide 2017 VF (8.0) value = $1,300,000.
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