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    Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white pages. More than a comic book, more than a superhero, this is a true piece of American pop cultural history. This first appearance and origin of Superman introduced an important American icon that has endured over the decades, becoming one of the most recognizable fictional characters in literary history. Making an impact on American and even world culture that Superman's creators (Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster) could not possibly have imagined, Superman has conquered not only the comic book and comic strip pages, but has been featured in books, movies, TV shows, toys, games, lunchboxes, cereal boxes...in fact, there are very few places one can look and not find the Man of Steel. No other book in all of comic fandom can elicit the visceral response that an Action Comics #1 can. To hold a copy in your hands is to hold the ultimate gem in the comic collecting crown. Every collector dreams of owning this jewel, making this the most prized possession in the hobby. This particular copy is superb with only minor defects, which include two very small scratch marks in the upper right hand corner of the cover in the logo area and some very minor spine wear. The colors on the front cover are deep, rich, and brilliant. Keys such as this are extremely scarce in mid-grade or higher in unrestored condition. In fact, there are only two unrestored copies that CGC has graded higher to date making this copy truly remarkable and desirable. This is perhaps one of the best values around: it is the pinnacle of the comic collecting world, it is unrestored, and has only the most minimal of defects making it an exceptional opportunity for an collector. As of this writing, this is the third highest unrestored copy of this book to be graded by CGC. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $105,000.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 64451001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    March, 2003
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