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    Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages. "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. Demand for this comic could not be higher, and the supply remains low. And since most surviving unrestored copies are in low grade and fairly unattractive, we would submit that this professionally restored specimen is a smart purchase -- it presents so well that you will want to show it off to one and all. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cover cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2006 GD 2.0 value = $39,000; VG 4.0 value = $78,000; FN 6.0 value = $117,000; VF 8.0 value = $240,000.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0082791001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    May, 2007
    3rd-4th Thursday-Friday
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