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    Superman #1 (DC, 1939) CGC Apparent VF/NM 9.0 Extensive (P) White pages. A truly historic book, Superman #1 arrived scarcely a year after the Man of Steel's first appearance in Action Comics #1, proving his meteoric rise in popularity. This American icon has been a symbol of truth, justice, and the American way through several wars, during times of peace, and for all the times in-between over six decades. For comic books, he heralded the superhero genre. The cover alone is considered by many to be the single most recognized image in comic fandom. This landmark issue features, "The Complete Story of the Daring Exploits of the One and Only Superman." It includes the stories from Action Comics #1-4 by co-creators Jerry Siegel (writer) and Joe Shuster (art) with two new pages added to the origin re-telling, plus four new pages that were omitted from the Action Comics stories. The back cover features not only the first pin-up of Superman, but the first pin-up period. Let there be no doubt, this is a milestone book, second in historical importance only to Action Comics #1 when you're talking about the character that launched the Golden Age of Comics. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced." But the colors are bright, the spine is tight, the edges are crisp, the gloss impressive, and the the pages white. It adds up to the highest-graded restored copy among all CGC-certified copies of the first issue. In fact, considering that the highest-graded unrestored copy to date earned just VF 8.0 from CGC, this is the best-looking copy CGC has certified to date restored or otherwise. Overstreet 2003 GD 2.0 value = $16,000; VG 4.0 value = $32,000.

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