Rare Superman comics sold at June auction – Superman Homepage
Heritage Auctions had a number of rare Superman comics listed in their “Comic Book Auction” which ran from June 17-19, 2021.
the Action Comics # 1 (DC, 1938) CGC Conserved FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages sold for US $ 528,000.
The stature of this iconic number is only growing every year. By far the most valuable comic ever published, Overstreet’s rated value increased from 2019 to 2020 by an amount that exceeded the total value of all but the top eight books on its list of the Top 100 Comics in the World. ‘Golden age ! And it invariably earns much more than Guide prizes. We last sold a copy of Universal three years ago, and our current offering is the most attractive copy we have offered in almost five years. The origin and first appearance of Superman kicked off the golden age of comics. Joe Shuster provided the cover and story art for the Superman storyline, while Fred Guardineer and Bernard Baily also contributed interior art. The CGC notes this as “From Jon Berk’s collection” and “Conservation includes: cover cleaned, cover reinforced, staples replaced”.
While the winning auction of Superman # 1 (DC, 1939) CGC Apparent VG- 3.5 Extensive (B-5) Cream with off-white pages was US $ 45,600.
A landmark book that currently ranks third on Overstreet’s Top 100 Golden Age Comics list. At the time of its publication, it was unheard of to devote an entire series to a character created for comics rather than proven success from cartoons or comics, and it has become one of many standards set by the Man of Steel. This restored copy presents remarkably well for one with major repairs. This issue features the Origin of Superman, complete with cover, story illustration, and back cover pinup by Joe Shuster. The CCG notes: “The restoration includes: the touch of color, the added parts, the tear seals, the reinforcement. “
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