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SUPERMAN (1939-86; 2006-11) #3
CGC VF+: 8.5
START TIME:  Monday, 08/03/2020 12:00 PM
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PUBLISHER: DC
COMMENTS: ow pgs; Old Label!; only two higher
Joe Shuster train cvr/art
Nicolas Cage Collection
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ow pgs; Old Label!; only two higher
Joe Shuster train cvr/art
Nicolas Cage Collection
The cover for Superman #3, one of the iconic comic train covers, presents one of the most famous images of Superman from his early days. Drawn by Joe Shuster, with the stories inside written by partner Jerry Siegel. This is a sought-after issue for fans of powerful locomotives (alongside Action #13). The frontispiece features the Man of Steel mid-leap with a small child cradled safely in his arm. The stunned look on the kid's face and his gaping eyes say it all as they fly over a train that's traveling at breakneck speeds.


A remarkably bright and well-preserved copy, this Superman #3 hails from the Nicolas Cage collection, and is one of the second-highest graded examples with only three others above it on the census. The colors remain vivid all these years later, the yellow wash is particularly bright. Save for some mild shadowing around the perimeter, this cover has retained its structural integrity and is certain to be a big draw at auction.


Overstreet Guide 2019 VF+ (8.5) value = $17,980.


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