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    Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages. Offered without reserve, this is a copy with great eye appeal that will bestow serious bragging rights upon the winning bidder! Demand for the few elite super-keys of the comic hobby goes up with each passing year, and attractively restored Action #1s are among these hot commodities. Most recently, the Court Copy (certified with moderate professional restoration like this copy, but graded three notches lower at Apparent 6.5) fetched $143,400.
    "The most important comic book ever published" was Overstreet's note about this issue some years ago, and no one has seriously disputed that claim in the ensuing years. This is the first appearance of Superman, and by universal consensus it's the comic that started the Golden Age. Superman spawned many imitators, and the character's runaway success established DC as one of the top publishers, a status it has never lost. This first Superman story, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Joe Shuster, also briefly tells the origin of the character.
    CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cover cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2010 GD 2.0 value = $80,000; VG 4.0 value = $160,000; FN 6.0 value = $240,000; VF 8.0 value = $600,000.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 82791001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2011
    17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday
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