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    Superman #1-12 Bound Volume (DC, 1939-41). This item is being sold without reserve this time after going unsold in our last auction, and looking through the book again, we have not wavered from our previously stated opinion that it's one of the most impressive comic items we've ever offered. Open it up and the first thing you'll see is a very nice copy of Superman #1 -- if you saw a "loose" copy that looked this nice, your first reaction would be "it must be restored" (this one isn't). The page quality is cream to off-white throughout, with no brittleness, and the cover colors have that "pop" that's characteristic of bound volumes. The classic cover to #11, which was used on a U.S. postage stamp, is just one of the many other highlights contained here, in a volume that extends from Summer 1939 to September 1941. The book has a red cloth binding with the title printed in black on the spine. The volume has head and tail bands and green endpapers. A couple of defects of note: issue #2 has a crease running through the cover (though without breaking color). Also, half of two pages from issue #8 were obviously torn out by accident and scotch-taped back together many years ago -- the tape has browned with age and left a slight stain on the pages immediately before and after (only one story page is affected). And as always with bound volumes, the comics were slightly trimmed on three sides as part of the binding process. Have a look at our scans of the covers and we think you'll agree that acquiring copies of all twelve of these issues with similar eye appeal would cost well into six figures and wouldn't be easy even with an unlimited budget. Overstreet 2007 VG 4.0 value for group = $49,332.

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    February, 2008
    28th-29th Thursday-Friday
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