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    Superman #1 (DC, 1939) CGC VG- 3.5 Off-white to white pages. One of the best copies we've ever offered of an issue that's very difficult to find in unrestored condition!
    Superman #1 is one of the three most valuable comics in the hobby along with Action Comics #1 and Detective Comics #27, and it's a book of great historical significance. Here was a whole comic devoted to only one character, and it was a character who originated in comic books, not a star of comic strips or cartoons. Nobody had ever tried that before, but it was a huge hit.
    This copy was handed down in our consignor's family and has never been offered for public sale before. The eye appeal is quite strong, with no smudging, foxing, or dust shadows to ruin your enjoyment of the spectacular cover.
    Superman ran for some 50 years under the original title, then for another 20 years after that. The cover of #1 is by Joe Shuster, and it's one of the best-known covers in our hobby. The back cover pinup is fairly famous in its own right, though some would call it notorious as many kids cut along the helpfully provided dotted line, which in turn led to the scarcity mentioned above.
    Overstreet 2019 VG 4.0 value = $200,000. CGC census 2/20: 3 in 3.5, 16 higher.


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    March
    5th Thursday 11:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
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    5th-8th Thursday-Sunday
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