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COMMENTS: crm/ow pgs; 7th Page Only; conclusion of first Superman story.
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origin & 1st app. of Superman by Siegel and Shuster
crm/ow pgs; 7th Page Only; conclusion of first Superman story.
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 page depicts the very first time Superman breaks chains by flexing his chest; an image that became the pin-up in Superman #1 and was later used countless times over the decades to come.
This isn't just the last page of the first Superman story, it's also the "contest page" on the reverse.
Reader of this issue in 1938 were invited to color in the "Chuck Dawson" page on the reverse and send it in to DC as part of a contest. Hence, the "contest page" became the most likely page to go MISSING from copies of Action 1. Loose copies of this page became sought after by collectors very early in fandom, and even today if you find a copy of Action 1 in the wild missing one page, it is most likely this page you would need to complete it.