crm/ow pgs; logo & Superman images (fc/bc) from original cover taped to color copy; coverless; tp on cf
Joe Shuster cover & art; origin story; pin-up bc; Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)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.
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Here is an incredibly unique copy of the 1st issue of Superman. A great affordable copy that presents well and grants instant bragging rights! The logo and Superman images are from this very copy, but were removed long ago and kept with this handsome coverless key with supple paper. These pieces have been painstakingly affixed to a color copy of this classic cover, creating a remarkable and delightful collectors' treasure that is a terrific showpiece in its own right! As Golden Age keys have been skyrocketing in value, savvy collectors on a budget have been snapping up unusual lower-grade copies such as this, and this bright and attractive example is guaranteed to delight! A great way to join the exclusive club of Superman 1 owners and an interesting conversation piece every time you show it off to fellow collectors. Way better than any other coverless copy as it contains the most important elements from the front cover, the logo and of course, Superman!
One-sided xerox cover highlights the sections that are original. Incredibly detailed work was done to integrate the original logo and Superman images.
Overstreet Guide 2021 GD (2.0) value = $126,500.
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