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)
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)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 identified the character for decades and the big red "S" on his chest 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, television shows, and pretty much anything else you can put a price tag on.
As one of the top Golden Age keys, this issue features Superman's origin story, a must-read for Man of Steel zealots. 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.
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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