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    Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CGC Apparent VF+ 8.5 Moderate (P) Off-white to white pages. No comic bestows more bragging rights upon its owner than a copy of the most important issue ever published, the first appearance of Superman. By general consensus, it's the comic that started the Golden Age, and Joe Shuster's cover remains the best-known in comic history. This copy's page quality certification is worth noting: of the 15 times we have offered an Action #1, this is just the third different "off-white to white" copy we have auctioned (and we haven't seen one with "white pages" to date). We were also impressed by the sharp back cover. With this book's combination of supply (low) and demand (couldn't be higher), we expect a strong price for this specimen. It bears the highest CGC grade of any restored copy we have ever offered, and the service GPAnalysis, which tracks sales of certified comics, notes no recorded sales (of the 1938 original) in any grade matching or exceeding this one. This copy was pictured in the June 20, 1994 issue of USA Today after selling for $54,625 in a Sotheby's auction, still more proof that this book has appeal that transcends the comic book hobby. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned reinforced." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $42,000; VG 4.0 value = $84,000; FN 6.0 value = $126,000; VF 8.0 value = $275,000; VF/NM 9.0 value = $475,000. From the Kylberg Collection.

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    May, 2008
    22nd-23rd Thursday-Friday
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