CGC FA: 1.0
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.
This comic remains a deeply treasured milestone for superhero collectors, and its bright cover may be arguably just as iconic as the cover image of Action #1, where Superman debuted. Certainly, one of the best portraits of the hero Shuster ever contributed, it's a perfect example of how the artist's steady line and deeply felt imagery made the character seem alive and important to readers still reeling from war, depression, and social upheaval. Note the confidence in the face of the Man of Steel, and the impressive gracefulness of his pose. A far cry from the tentative, minimalist chalkiness of Shuster's initial strips. This restored, FA example is the perfect opportunity for the collector who has been dying to own a copy of this classic but has been priced out of the continually thriving marketplace.
Overstreet Guide 2017 GD (2.0) value = $80,000.
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