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The First World War was seared into the world's mass consciousness in the early twentieth century. Millions were traumatized by the unprecedented horrors and loss of life the war delivered in such a short time. This trauma explains the introversion the American public experienced concerning involvement in the new conflict brewing across Europe in the late 1930s. Comic covers such as this, in which Superman seems to be battling against war as a concept than against a defined enemy, were common in the pre-Pearl Harbor days. This Superman image is a far cry from the beefy, smiling patriot soon to grace WW II DC covers, and still startles with its raw emotion and power. This is yet another extremely rare early Action comic that commands top dollar on the Golden Age market.
The rarest of all the early Action Superman covers with only 15 unrestored CGC-certified copies. With just one CGC 0.5 and the next highest graded a CGC 1.5, this is a perfect opportunity to own a rare key Superman comic.
Does that top panel remind you of anything? Yeah, it's the cover to Superman #1.
Overstreet Guide 2018 GD (2.0) value = $23,600.
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