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SUPERMAN (1939-86; 2006-11) #1
CGC FA/GD: 1.5
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Friday, 08/25/2023 7:40 PM
$132,250
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PUBLISHER: DC
COMMENTS: A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
original owner; crm/ow pages
Joe Shuster cover & art; origin story; pin-up bc; Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)
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A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
original owner; crm/ow pages
Joe Shuster cover & art; origin story; pin-up bc; Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)


As one of the top Golden Age keys, Superman #1 features an iconic Man of Steel cover image, plus a legendary origin that remains the definitive telling to most fans. (Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's updated tale adds four pages deleted from Action Comics #1.) There's also added historical importance with the book offering the first back-cover pin-up in comics history, as well as stories showcasing three of the most important supporting characters in the Superman pantheon: Ma and Pa Kent, along with Lois Lane.

As an investment, Superman #1 is only rivaled by Action #1 as a top collectible in any grade. Each passing year seems to confirm the character's enduring presence as a pop-culture icon. The Man from Krypton has now spent decades being regularly featured in cartoons, serials, movies, television shows, and extensive merchandising. Fans are anxiously awaiting the launching of the big-screen DC Extended Universe with 2025's Superman, to be followed by Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow in 2026.






Superman #1, published in 1939, is a landmark comic book. It features the first solo series for the iconic superhero, Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. This issue introduced Superman's origin and powers, setting the foundation for the character's enduring legacy.

This original owner copy was a beloved keepsake of a Navy pilot and his family, who felt a great sense of responsibility and emotion about passing along this important collectible to a new generation via our Event Auction. Having had the opportunity to explore the wild blue yonder like his favorite superhero, the original owner went on to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and later pursued a career in commercial art. His appreciation for Superman's ability to fly and of the talents of the men who created the Man of Steel was understood to a degree that helped bond him to the character for his entire life—purchased while training in the ROTC, the original owner, and his family are extremely proud to present this top-tier comic to our clientele.

A copy of Superman #1 1.5 sold for $192,000 in June of 2022.

Overstreet Guide 2022 GD (2.0) value = $147,000.

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