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off-white pages; QES certified - criteria met: exceptional spine spine + exceptional staple area + deep color strike (blue, red & yellow)
Joe Shuster cvr/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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Amazingly, this is a never-before-seen example of Superman #1 and we expect this copy to make a massive splash with collectors and investors alike. This book has only exchanged hands twice before -- once off the newsstand in 1939, and then over 40 years ago to its current owner, who kept it in a temperature-controlled safe ever since. Metropolis/ComicConnect founder and COO Vincent Zurzolo said “This is by far the nicest copy of Superman #1 I’ve ever brought to market and is the second highest-graded copy on the census. The cover inks are rich and the interior pages supple. What a thrill that there are still undiscovered comics like this lying dormant. What makes this comic even more special is that the consignor met his wife at NYCC twelve years ago at the ComicConnect booth! Talk about serendipity.” Shuster’s Superman illustration on the cover looks just as sharp today as it did when this issue was released.
Earlier this year, ComicConnect broke the world record for the most expensive comic ever sold, $3.25 million for a copy of Action Comics #1. Superman is the blue-chip of blue-chip comics! Do not miss out on adding this beautiful copy of an extremely rare, important, landmark key of not just the Golden Age, but of all comicdom, to your collection.
Overstreet Guide 2021 F/VF (7.0) value = $728,000
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