crm/ow pgs; Ext(P) ct, pcs added, tr sls, cvr clnd, reinf, re-glossed (all 3 edges trimmed)
origin & 1st app. of Superman by Siegel and ShusterThe 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.
This apparent 6.5 copy of Action Comics #1 is a breathtaking beauty to behold. Just a lovely book all around. Every auction of this milestone comic commands staggering hammer prices but this copy, in particular, has all the trappings of a showstopper. The crystal clear appearance of the iconic cover makes an already rare find even rarer and will most assuredly attract bidders and watchers from around the globe.
Overstreet Guide 2018 FN+ (6.5) value = $875,000.
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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.