CGC FN: 6.0
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. Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman has enjoyed decades of popularity and has been featured in cartoons, serials, movies, and television shows. As one of the top Golden Age keys, this issue features the origin of DC's most well-known and best-loved hero! 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.
There are a handful of comics that are considered blue-chip investments; among them are Action #1, Detective #27, Batman #1, Marvel Comics #1 and, of course, Superman #1. With Superman's runaway success in Action Comics #1, it was a no-brainer to give the Man of Steel his very own title. This cover, by Jerry Seigel, has become one of the most iconic images of Superman in his nearly 80-year history.
This copy is handsome, indeed, with stunning bright colors and white pages, an exceptionally clean copy that has undergone elegant professional restoration. This is an incredibly safe investment in any condition, this book has excellent eye appeal and is perfect for showing off, if your friends happen to join you when visiting the safety deposit box. This book will be the bedrock of a quality investment comic portfolio and is one of the "moon shots" of collecting where few dare to aspire.
Overstreet Guide 2017 FN (6.0) value = $320,000.
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