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ACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #1
CGC No Grade: 0.3
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Friday, 05/01/2009 12:40 PM
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COMMENTS: 3/5th of front cover #0965837001
origin & 1st app. of Superman by Siegel and Shuster
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3/5th of front cover #0965837001
origin & 1st app. of Superman by Siegel and Shuster

Every passing year confirms Action Comics #1 as the most important event in the history of comics publishing. This is the book that introduced Superman as a fantastic new kind of hero, as created by teen visionaries Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The inspiring Man of Steel became an instant icon to Depression-era readers before transforming into a symbol of national pride during the brutal days of WWII.

Since then, Superman has spent decades as one of the world’s most recognizable fictional characters — transcending comics and pop culture as the face of truth, justice, and the American way. It's also clear that Superman’s first appearance will continue to be cherished by future generations. The making of DC Studios’ upcoming big-screen Superman has already become one of this year’s biggest showbiz stories.

ComicConnect is proud to have been part of Action #1's rise as the world's most collectible comic. We’ve been setting new sales records for Superman’s debut since launching the company, including the book's first $1,000,000 sale back in 2010. Earlier this year, Action #1 made headlines again with a $6 million sale for a CGC-graded 8.5 copy. That adds up to decades of passionate collectors investing wisely while also preserving a true cultural artifact.

Recently was contacted by a couple from the New England area who had uncovered a piece of what they believed to be the front cover of Action #1. The experts at confirmed it was truly an original part of an Action Comics #1 and CGC encapsulated it after determining it was what they have termed 3/5 of the front cover. 

While the logo is missing the piece features the most memorable part of Action #1, the image of Superman about to throw the car! This is the perfect item for the collector who might not spend six figures for a comic but wants a piece of comic history-quite literally.

The consignor said he was reading USA Today and came across the article about the 6.0 Action Comics #1. He recognized the image of Superman hurling the car and recalled seeing it in his father s old things.

Unfortunately, his dad had passed on some years ago, but he decided to rummage through his dad s keepsakes and came across this item. As it turned out his dad had been an avid comic collector in the 30s and 40s. During WW II, he left for Europe to fight in the Army and upon his return found his parents had thrown out his collection. He was very upset. It is believed that the father had somehow hung onto the cover and kept it with his postcard collection and that is exactly where his son found it. CEO, Stephen Fishler stated recently, "I've seen coverless copies of Action #1, a front cover...never."

Artists Information

Joseph Shuster was a Canadian-American comic book artist best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman, with writer Jerry Siegel, in Action Comics #1.

American comic book artist, Baily co created DC characters the Spectre and Hourman.

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