Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Superman #1 (DC, 1939). The Man of Steel, a cultural icon, can spawn a multitude of discussions within or outside the comic book industry. Superman's worldwide fame makes him recognizable from Timbuktu to Paduka, Kentucky. He heralded the start of the superhero genre, and his own series was the first comic devoted to a single character. The cover alone is considered by many to be the single most recognized image in comic fandom. Superman #1 is one of the most sought-after books in our hobby, and it is extremely rare to own one in unrestored condition. Despite having a detached centerfold and cover, the book has rich colors and appears clean. The spine has a chip out at both staple areas and color flaking, but does not affect the overall appearance of the book. Considering that Superman #1 is listed as the third most valuable comic by Overstreet, this copy is relatively affordable in it's present condition. CGC label notes, "Cover and centerfold detached". CGC GD 2.0 Tan to off-white pages. Overstreet 2001 GD 2.0 value = $14,000.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2002
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 839
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 44 days left to consign to the 2019 December 14 Animation Art Signature Auction - Beverly Hills!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Regarding the New Make an Offer beta program, just stumbled across this feature in the comic section. All I have to say is: WOW!! This will be a game-changer for you. A brilliant move.
    Wellesley, MA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 April 23 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 April 23 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,477,033
    2019 June 15 - 16 Animation Art - Dallas
    2019 June 15 - 16 Animation Art - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,070,335