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SUPERMAN (1939-86; 2006-11) #1
CGC F/VF: 7.0
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Thursday, 12/16/2021 11:01 PM
$2,604,750
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PUBLISHER: DC
COMMENTS: A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
off-white pages; QES certified - criteria met: exceptional spine spine + exceptional staple area + deep color strike (blue, red & yellow)
Joe Shuster cover & art; origin story; pin-up bc; Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)
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A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
off-white pages; QES certified - criteria met: exceptional spine spine + exceptional staple area + deep color strike (blue, red & yellow)
Joe Shuster cover & art; origin story; pin-up bc; Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)


As one of the top Golden Age keys, Superman #1 features an iconic Man of Steel cover image, plus a legendary origin that remains the definitive telling to most fans. (Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's updated tale adds four pages deleted from Action Comics #1.) There's also added historical importance with the book offering the first back-cover pin-up in comics history, as well as stories showcasing three of the most important supporting characters in the Superman pantheon: Ma and Pa Kent, along with Lois Lane.

As an investment, Superman #1 is only rivaled by Action #1 as a top collectible in any grade. Each passing year seems to confirm the character's enduring presence as a pop-culture icon. The Man from Krypton has now spent decades being regularly featured in cartoons, serials, movies, television shows, and extensive merchandising. Fans are anxiously awaiting the launching of the big-screen DC Extended Universe with 2025's Superman, to be followed by Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow in 2026.

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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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