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ACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #1
CGC VF+: 8.5
SOLD ON:  Monday, 09/09/2019 2:30 PM
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COMMENTS: off white pgs; Sl/Mod(A-2) sm amt ct cvr, pcs added cvr, tr sls cvr, cvr cleaned, cvr reinf
1st Superman by Siegel and Shuster
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off white pgs; Sl/Mod(A-2) sm amt ct cvr, pcs added cvr, tr sls cvr, cvr cleaned, cvr reinf
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.
Action #1 is one of the rarest keys but in high grades is even more elusive and VF+ copies are nearly unheard of. This stellar example of an already astronomically valuable comic has undergone some restoration and everything about the book looks phenomenal. From the popping colors to the clean edges and light pages that highlight the legendary interior art. Once this sells it will likely disappear into an investment collection for a long time so you do not want to miss your chance!

Overstreet Guide 2019 VF+ (8.5) value = $2,205,000.

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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.