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    Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CGC Apparent VG/FN 5.0 Extensive (P) Off-white pages. The first appearance of Superman has taken over what should be permanent status as the top comic book in the hobby. The issue briefly tells the origin of the character, and as Jim Steranko noted, by now "Superman's origin must be as familiar to every American boy as Washington's stand at Valley Forge." Joe Shuster's cover is surely the most famous that will ever grace a comic magazine. The book launched the superhero genre and helped rocket DC Comics to its current status among the giants of the industry. Look at our scan and we think you'll agree that this copy compares very well to the restored VF- 7.5 copy we offered in our last auction! And for such a key book that begs to be taken out and shown off, owning an attractive copy -- restored or not -- is a must for a top-caliber vintage comic collection. 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.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0747830001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    January, 2007
    18th Thursday
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