SOLD ON: Wednesday, 12/06/2023 7:03 PM
COMMENTS: ow pages; spine completely split and re-attached w/ tape
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Joe Shuster cover/art; 1st app. of Lex Luthor; 1st mention of Daily Planet
ow pages; spine completely split and re-attached w/ tape
Joe Shuster cover/art; 1st app. of Lex Luthor; 1st mention of Daily PlanetJust as Sherlock had Moriarty, so does Superman have his Alexei "Lex" Luthor, the template for all super-nemeses to follow, and arguably one of the best-known literary creations of the 20th Century in his own right. Initially, a standard evil-genius-with-a-death-ray stereotype developed by Siegel and Shuster for one of the anti-war potboilers for which the series was first known, Luthor quickly gained a style all his own, with a subsequent fan following, and flourished into one of the all-time great baddies. This comic features the first appearance of the character and is among the rarest of Golden Age keys.
With just over 150 examples of this rare and popular issue on the census, serious Superman collectors pay close attention when any copy surfaces at auction thanks to the iconic cover image and the historical importance of this book. Exhibiting telltale signs of its vintage, and a split spine, this G- Action #23 is sure to be a hotly contested item for those on the hunt for this important key. This copy represents a wonderful opportunity for a Superfan to add this book to their collection if they have been priced out of the field at higher grades. In any condition, this is a very valuable investment piece. An Action Comics #23 2.0 sold for $9,850 in June 2023.
Overstreet Guide 2023 GD (2.0) value = $5,625.