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ACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #20
CGC VG: 4.0
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Sunday, 03/17/2024 6:19 PM
$5,520
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PUBLISHER: DC
COMMENTS: A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
ow/white pages; Larson Copy
Superman without S on chest cover by Shuster; COMIC BOOK IMPACT rating of 7 (CBI)
Jon Berk Collection
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A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
ow/white pages; Larson Copy
Superman without S on chest cover by Shuster; COMIC BOOK IMPACT rating of 7 (CBI)
Jon Berk Collection


This classic cover features Superman tearing a bank vault's door from its hinges, in a scene later immortalized by Henry Cavill in the movie Man of Steel. The iconic image is particularly reminiscent of the cover of Action #1—helping to explain why this issue has become one of the most sought-after books from the early history of Superman. Of course, the cover also features the legendary mistake of Superman co-creator Joe Shuster forgetting to draw the "S" insignia on Superman's chest. It's a reminder that this issue is a true artifact of when Superman was just beginning to make his impact on pop culture.

This classic Action Comic is from the collection of noted historian Jon Berk, and is also part of the prestigious Larson Collection that preserved many important issues of the Golden Age.

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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.

A celebrity comic artist of the Golden Age, co-created Batman and Robin with Bill Finger, as his brainchild became more in demand he hired an army of ghost artists to illustrate the dearth of Batman features on the market, but all were credited to Kane. His other achievements include the creation of Catwoman, Two-Face and cartoon character Courageous Cat. Kane was the object of some controversy for taking credit for the art and inspiration of others, but he was also undoubtedly an important figure in the history of comics. He published an updated version of his autobiography "Batman and Me: The Saga Continues" shortly before his death in 1998. He got his start at the Eisner/Iger studio and was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.


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