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ACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #1
CGC VG/F: 5.0
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SOLD ON:  Monday, 09/20/2010 1:32 PM
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COMMENTS: Serial# 1022387001 off white pgs (please read bidding requirements in listing description)
1st Superman by Siegel and Shuster
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Serial# 1022387001 off white pgs (please read bidding requirements in listing description)
1st Superman by Siegel and Shuster
The most important comic book in history, Action #1 stands as the introduction of the archetype of all other heroes to come as Superman transcends comics and pop culture as 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 brainchild of two struggling sci-fi fans from the Rust Belt, the Man of Steel became an instant icon to Depression-era readers and transformed into a symbol of national spirit and spunk during the brutal days of WWII. Since then, he has endured as both a beloved character and an embodiment of hope and vigor, making this first appearance not just a piece of comics' history, but of American history as well.

The Superman comic that will save a family's home from foreclosure has already eclipsed pre-auction estimates and is going strong.

This comic was found in the basement of a home on the verge of foreclosure and was "a very happy accident," says ComicConnect.com's Stephen Fishler, CEO.

The newly discovered comic is the legendary comic book that introduced Superman to the world. In this case, Superman really did save the day.

"We are on pins and needles checking at least twice a day to see what our book is up to," said the consignor, who wishes to remain anonymous. "This is beyond our wildest dreams!"

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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 and co creator of DC characters the Spectre and Hourman.