ow/w pgs; Mod(P) ct, pcs added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced
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.
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With a scant seventy-four copies on the CGC census, this restored Action #1 is perched near the top of the heap, on par with the two highest-graded original-condition examples and with only two other restored books higher up the chart. Susan Cicconi is one of the top comic book restoration experts in the field, and her work on this Action #1 is exemplary, the whites are as clean as can be, and the colors that flesh out the most iconic of all comic images are bright, fresh, and newsstand glossy. The structural integrity of the book is as sound as if it had just rolled off the printing press, with sharp lines, clean staples, and an appealing presentation overall. Some collectors can be picky regarding restored comics, and that is perfectly reasonable regarding most books, but this is the one and only holy grail of the hobby, and as such, every existing copy is a treasure unto itself, this is truly one of the most desirable collectible items on the planet. Imagine the sense of pride you would feel displaying this copy in your home, and showing it off to friends and family, there are less than 100 Action #1s on the census, and with the continuing upward trajectory of the comic book marketplace, this is not only an opportunity to bid on a coveted collectible, it is also a chance to invest in a truly rock-solid property that will only continue to appreciate in value. Restored or original condition, Action #1 is a guaranteed winner, if you have the means to compete for this important piece of pop culture history, we highly recommend getting in on the auction action.
Overstreet Guide 2020 VF/NM (9.0) value = $3,140,000.
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