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    Superman #1 Billy Wright Pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC Qualified GD/VG 3.0 Off-white to white pages. The existence of this copy, and the run of Superman being offered here, came as a pleasant surprise to us. If you're not familiar with the rest of the Billy Wright collection: it included just over 300 books that totaled $3.5 million at auction. It boasted an Action Comics #1, a Detective Comics #27, an All-American Comics #16, a Batman #1, and a Marvel Comics #1 -- that's right, the only one of the super-keys missing at the time was Superman #1, so we're thrilled to announce that that gap has now been filled.
    This first issue is tougher to find than almost any other DC #1, and there are multiple reasons why lots of people would love to have one. Overstreet calls it "Arguably the second-most important comic ever published (Action being the first) ... (it) demonstrated to the industry that it could survive on its own original material, independent of the proven syndicated stars." This first issue reprinted Superman's first four Action stories, but also added some new material. It's the fourth most valuable comic book in Overstreet's ranking. CGC notes, "Coupon Cut Out of Page 16 & 17, Affects Story. Incomplete." Overstreet 2017 GD 2.0 value = $80,000; VG 4.0 value = $160,000.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 1295454001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    May, 2018
    10th-12th Thursday-Saturday
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