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CGC FN+: 6.5
crm/ow pgs; Ext (P): ct, pcs added, tr sls, cvr clnd, reinforced, re-glossed (all 3 edges trimmed)
1st Superman by Siegel and Shuster
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.


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CGC No Grade: 0.3
white pgs; pg. 3 only
1st Superman by Siegel and Shuster
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.
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CGC VG-: 3.5
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Leo O'Mealia cvr/art; 2nd app. of Superman
Superman wasn't a sure thing. So uncertain were DC Comics (then National Periodicals) that the second cover to the Action series, prepared before the initial issue hit the stands, didn't even feature the Man of Steel on its cover. As a result, Action 2 is arguably even scarcer than the first, the number of copies on the CGC census are less than half that of the mighty Action 1. This comic, which was once considered a throwaway, worth only pocket change of the era, and intended to pass time for only a moment, has been preserved through the passage of many decades.


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CGC PR: 0.5
crm/ow pgs; front cvr missing; 1st wrap re-attached w/tp, bc dtchd, tp on cvr; incomplete
Joe Shuster cvr/art; 3rd Superman cvr
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 2017 GD (2.0) value = $22,000.

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CGC G/VG: 3.0
crm/ow pgs; cover re-attached with tape
Fred Guardineer cvr/art, Bernard Baily, Joe Shuster, Bob Kane art
While DC knew that Superman was a headliner, lead times didn't allow for the hero to become the regular cover feature on the anthology title until more than a year into the run. This is one of the last pulp-style covers to grace the series before the Man of Steel claimed top billing for the duration of the series, and the legendary Fred Guardineer ends his run in style with a classic image that hearkens back to the very finest of pre-superhero illustrative imagery. Note that this issue contains a full page ad for the upcoming World's Fair 1939 comic, which served to introduce Superman to the few remaining readers not yet aware of the instant pop culture sensation.
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CBCS VG-: 3.5
sl(A): small amt ct, cvr reinf, tr sls; tape; from collection of Jerome Wenker
classic Shuster Superman tank cover
Action Comics #17 predates America's entry into WWII by over a year, but while the war raged on overseas, the US comic industry could not stay silent about the conflict. This cover shows Superman battling a nondescript enemy, using his super-strength to stop a tank dead in its tracks, and shrugging off a machine gun attack at the same time. These early Action issues certainly let readers know where Siegel and Shuster stood regarding the atrocities going on in Europe and Asia, and their iconic Kyrptonian hero would soon start turning his powers on the very real threats of the Axis powers.
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CGC G-: 1.8
off white pgs;
classic Shuster Superman tank cover
Action Comics #17 predates America's entry into WWII by over a year, but while the war raged on overseas, the US comic industry could not stay silent about the conflict. This cover shows Superman battling a nondescript enemy, using his super-strength to stop a tank dead in its tracks, and shrugging off a machine gun attack at the same time. These early Action issues certainly let readers know where Siegel and Shuster stood regarding the atrocities going on in Europe and Asia, and their iconic Kyrptonian hero would soon start turning his powers on the very real threats of the Axis powers.
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CGC VG: 4.0
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classic Flessel cover (11/37)
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CGC F/VF: 7.0
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Creig Flessel cvr/art (1/38)
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CGC FN: 6.0
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Siegel story, Shuster art; Dr. Occult in costume; last issue
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CGC FA: 1.0
#1449767002, Cream to Off-White pages, Spine of cover completely split & cover & centerfold re-attached with tape.
origin of Superman; 1st four Action stories retold; one of the most famous first issues of the Golden Age!
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.


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CGC No Grade: 0.3
lt tan/ow pgs; cvrless
origin of Superman; 1st four Action stories retold; one of the most famous first issues of the Golden Age!
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.


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CGC FN: 6.0
ow/white pgs
classic Fred Ray Hitler/Tojo WWII cover; 1st Fortress of Solitude, scarce
From the vantage point of the modern day, it's hard to understand just how seismic WWII was, and how brutal, primal, and honest the response was in American popular culture. From the perspective of our politically correct era, WWII covers can seem crude and frightening, but for a populace already shaken by a decade of poverty then challenged by the eruption of yet another multi-national conflict, covers like this hit the spot and helped boost national morale. There's no arguing that Superman was among the most recognizable of wartime icons, and the character's series of patriotic war-era covers, mostly drafted by the dependable, criminally underrated Fred Ray, became synonymous with the era's pop culture. This is among the scarcest of those treasures, and one of the most direct, in which two of the architects of the Axis attack, the nefarious Hitler and the despised Tojo, are easily subdued by the mighty Man of Steel, an image that surely raised the spirits of GIs and their loved ones back home. WWII Superman covers are like a collectible unto themselves, making these nearly bullet-proof investments.
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CGC F/VF: 7.0
ow/white pgs
classic flag cover
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NM+: 9.6
1988 reprint
1st Superman by Siegel and Shuster
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.
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CBCS NM+: 9.6
white pgs; Safeguard Giveaway REPRINT
1st Superman by Siegel and Shuster
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.
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CGC NM+: 9.6
White pages, REPRINT
1st Superman by Siegel and Shuster
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.
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NM: 9.4
1987 Quik REPRINT
1st Superman by Siegel and Shuster
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.
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VF+: 8.5
Reprint 1988
1st Superman by Siegel and Shuster
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.
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CGC No Grade: 0.3
page 31 only - a gang of English crooks play the Most Dangerous Game with Tex Thomson while Bob looks on
1st Superman by Siegel and Shuster
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.
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CGC VF: 8.0
white pgs; Mod(A-3) ct, pcs added, tr sls, clnd, lightened, reinforced
Leo O'Mealia cvr/art; 2nd app. of Superman
The Jon Berk Collection
Superman wasn't a sure thing. So uncertain were DC Comics (then National Periodicals) that the second cover to the Action series, prepared before the initial issue hit the stands, didn't even feature the Man of Steel on its cover. As a result, Action 2 is arguably even scarcer than the first, the number of copies on the CGC census are less than half that of the mighty Action 1. This comic, which was once considered a throwaway, worth only pocket change of the era, and intended to pass time for only a moment, has been preserved through the passage of many decades.
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CGC G: 2.0
crm/ow pgs; cvr dtchd
Superman's 1st use of Super-Hearing... What?
By the mid-60s, it seemed like Superman had super-everything: Super-Vision, Super-Breath, Super-Fast-Typing, Super-Disguise-Power, you name it. Purists would balk that this was the result of overeager editors and writers trying to soup up the character for the Atomic age, but you can kinda blame Siegel and Shuster directly for this, since here's an appearance from the first year of Super-exploits, in which the Man From Krypton uses his, er, well, Super-Hearing. For something. Or some such. Okay, it's silly to think about now, but in those heady, pulp-friendly days deep in the depression and with a new war looming, readers were ready and willing to suspend disbelief as long as the stories were fun, well-crafted, and larger than life, and this early appearance is crackling with virbancy and style. This extremeley rare issue is capped off with a classic Guardineer cover in the classic pre-hero tradition.
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CBCS FN+: 6.5
Moderate Professional Restoration, Off-White to White pages, moderate color touch, spine splits sealed, tear seals to cover, cover cleaned
Joe Shuster cvr/art; 3rd Superman cvr
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.
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CGC VG-: 3.5
ow/white pgs; sm amt of dried glue on spn of cvr
classic Shuster Superman tank cover
Action Comics #17 predates America's entry into WWII by over a year, but while the war raged on overseas, the US comic industry could not stay silent about the conflict. This cover shows Superman battling a nondescript enemy, using his super-strength to stop a tank dead in its tracks, and shrugging off a machine gun attack at the same time. These early Action issues certainly let readers know where Siegel and Shuster stood regarding the atrocities going on in Europe and Asia, and their iconic Kyrptonian hero would soon start turning his powers on the very real threats of the Axis powers.
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CGC VG-: 3.5
ow/white pgs; sm amt of dried glue on spn of cvr
classic Shuster Superman tank cover
Action Comics #17 predates America's entry into WWII by over a year, but while the war raged on overseas, the US comic industry could not stay silent about the conflict. This cover shows Superman battling a nondescript enemy, using his super-strength to stop a tank dead in its tracks, and shrugging off a machine gun attack at the same time. These early Action issues certainly let readers know where Siegel and Shuster stood regarding the atrocities going on in Europe and Asia, and their iconic Kyrptonian hero would soon start turning his powers on the very real threats of the Axis powers.
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