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    Superman #1 (DC, 1939) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Extensive (P) Off-white to white pages. This much sought-after key is currently ranked #4 on Overstreet's list of the Top 100 Golden Age Comics. Yet in terms of significance, you could argue that only Action Comics #1 is more important in the history of the medium. That's because Superman #1 represents the first time that a character created for comic books was given his own series, at a time when the medium featured anthology series, strip reprints, etc.
    The cover by Joe Shuster is a famous image, and the back cover pin-up is the first one in the history of comics! Of course, kids couldn't resist cutting this out to hang it up, that's why this book, despite a documented print run of one million copies, is so difficult to find intact.
    It's worth noting that unrestored copies with comparable eye appeal are all but unheard-of: among unrestored copies certified to date, only two match or exceed this numerical grade. This professionally restored specimen is one to show off not only to other hobbyists, but to everyone who appreciates the significance of the character in American popular culture.
    CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, re-glossed." Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $35,000; VG 4.0 value = $70,000; FN 6.0 value = $105,000; VF 8.0 value = $310,000.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0055987013 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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