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SUPERMAN (1939-86; 2006-11) #1
CGC G/VG: 3.0
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Friday, 12/18/2020 7:40 PM
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COMMENTS: crm/ow pgs
Joe Shuster cvr/art; origin story, pin-up bc
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crm/ow pgs
Joe Shuster cvr/art; origin story, pin-up bc
The first name in superheroes has always been Superman. "Look, up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's...Superman!" Those words identified the character for decades and the big red "S" on his chest is one of the most-easily-recognized symbols in the world. Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman has enjoyed decades of popularity and has been featured in cartoons, serials, movies, television shows, and pretty much anything else you can put a price tag on. As one of the top Golden Age keys, this issue features Superman's origin story, a must-read for Man of Steel zealots. Often overlooked is the historical importance of this book, which showcases three of the most important supporting characters in the Superman pantheon: Ma and Pa Kent, as well as Lois Lane.
This Superman #1 is fresh to the marketplace, it has not been seen by collectors or exchanged hands before. Purchased by a comic fan right off the rack when it came out this top five all-time comic is a virgin copy, unearthed by the team at ComicConnect for this Event Auction, and we expect it to be the marquee lot in a field overrun with unique, high grade keys, and pedigree comics. Originally acquired in Pennsylvania, the owner’s father was not a collector, just an everyday comic book fan who picked this book up to read, and it has remained in the same house he lived in ever since, passing from father to son, this awesome copy of Superman #1 will soon find a new home with some lucky and determined bidder. The colors retain their dazzling punch, and the image of the Man of Steel poised heroically in the air at center is in wonderful condition, this copy has extremely strong eye appeal at grade. It goes without saying this book will be the subject of a heavyweight bout once the bell rings and the auction gets underway, likely breaking a record at grade.

Overstreet Guide 2020 G/VG (3.0) value = $169,500.

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