There have been many instances over the years where a non comic collector has been fooled by one of these reprints. The photo below is for reference, its not the same one that sold. Its the first comic to have superman, but its an anthology comic. Most of the early issues didnt have superman on the cover, so this comic isnt worth as much as others. The strip proved so popular that national launched superman into his own selftitled comic book, the first for any superhero, premiering with the cover date summer 1939. Ive always found it oddinteresting that mega keys arent walkthroughs that have serial numbers ending in 001. Superman number 1 comic book summer 1939 is up for auction. Superman 1939 2011 from dc comics league of comic geeks. Comic book value guide how to value your comics in 3 easy steps.
This monthly comic follows the serialized adventures of the man of steel and his life in metropolis. Mar 19, 2009 comic books in 1938 were definitely of a different size than they are today. Between 1986 and 2006 it was retitled adventures of superman while a new comic book used the title superman. Buy superman comic books at newkadia and they all have a. From his blue uniform to his flowing red cape to the s shield on his chest, superman is one of the most immediately recognizable and beloved dc super heroes of all time. Shop by category electronics, cars, fashion, collectibles. See also list of years in comics events and publications. There are only 47 unrestored copies of this superman comic book graded.
Features a two page origin new material of superman by jerry siegel and joe. May 30, 2010 originally, the comic had a stiff outer cover identifying it as a reprint. Mar 04, 2016 superman number 1 comic book summer 1939 is up for auction. One on the cornerstones of comics, this copy has moderate restoration which includes color touch, spine reinforcement, and edge trimming. Comic books in 1938 were definitely of a different size than they are today.
Action comics is the comic book series that started it all. Between 1986 and 2006 it was retitled the adventures of superman while a new s. The comic consisted of an abnormal man who had incredible strength and wore a skintight suit, commonly known as superman. Some superman series are just one issue oneshots and others are longer series, such as adventures of superman. Swooping in almost at the last second to win the holy grail issue, the top bidder will now own the most expensive comic book. The original superman comic book series is the most popular series. Superman at the worlds fair ad for new york worlds fair comics, 1939. Back cover features the first pinup of superman with is also the 1st ever pinup page to appear in a comic book. In this issue, superman discovers that there is a darkness even more immense than outer space. This second issue of the man of steels solo title has come up for auction only slightly more often than the first issue, and weve offered nicer copies just a handful of times in the past decade. Superman at the worlds fair ad for new york worlds fair comics, 1939 edition.
Few people are going to buy a comic about intrepid reporter clark kent and his valiant investigative. Aug 11, 2019 ive the rest of the comic, but would like a cover to complete it thank you. This page contains information about superman volume 1. Surprise for superman, script by don cameron as jerry siegel, art by ed dobrotka as joe shuster. I found a superman issue 1 comic and it said it was made in. A boom year for the burgeoning american comic book industry, as archie comics, fawcett comics, fox feature syndicate, lev gleason publications, marvel comicstimely comics, nedor comics, and quality comics all begin publishing. Printed daily, they were the first stories to go into detail about the planet krypton, expounding on jorl and lara. Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive the man of steel fights a neverending battle for truth, justice, and the american way.
Untitled superman story, script by jerry siegel, pencils by joe shuster, inks by dennis neville as joe shuster. The strip proved so popular that national launched superman into his own selftitled comic book, the first for any superhero, premiering with coverdate june 1939. Key issue second selftitled issue publisher dc comics store date october 10, 1939 cover. My grampa died, and we were cleaning out his house and my uncle gave me box full of old comics, and was going through it i notice superman issue 1 it says its 10 cents and i saw on it, it was made in 1939. Superman number 1 comic book summer 1939 page by page. Most comic fans know that superman actually began life in action comics. A boom year for the burgeoning american comic book industry, as archie comics, fawcett comics, fox feature syndicate. Superman 1939 comic read superman 1939 comic online.
Another complete book of the astounding adventures of the one and only superman. But the main problem is action comics 1 from 1938, for superman did not get his own title until 1939, has been reprinted many times in different formats, hence those seriously vary by size as well. This highly desirable superman run is a representation of one of the most sought after collectibles in the comic book market. Michael straczynskis grounded storyline, which has made headlines in usa today, the new york times and entertainment weekly, continues right here as superman visits the chicago area. This page lists prices for the first 100 issues of superman s appearances in his solo series, which began in 1939. I found a superman issue 1 comic and it said it was made. Ive the rest of the comic, but would like a cover to complete it thank you. I found a superman issue 1 comic and it said it was made in 1939, is it worth anything. Superman comic books superman the new deal symbol of the american way by tesa pribitkin. Buy superman comic books at newkadia and they all have a 100% moneyback guaranted. First self titled series for a comic book superhero ever. The man of steel is the ultimate symbol of truth, justice, and hope. Few people are going to buy a comic about intrepid reporter clark kent and his valiant investigative reporting. There are another 19 restored ones so expect to pay more than the cost of a porsche 911.
Superman is an ongoing american comic book series featuring the dc comics superhero superman as its main protagonist. Superman newspaper comic strips superman wiki fandom. Although they generally feature the battle of good versus evil, superhero comics also reflect the beliefs of their creators and allow readers to vicariously solve the problems facing them in the real world. It later became a radio show in 1940, opening with the phrase. The first issue in action comic was published in 1938. Superman was a daily newspaper comic strip which began on january 16, 1939, and a separate sunday strip was added on. When superman saves a runaway boy from being run over by a train, he discovers the child is from an orphanage where the superintendent abuses the children in a variety of ways.
The first strip was published on january 16, 1939, with a separate sunday strip. This item is in the category collectibles\comics\golden age 193855\superhero. Starting in 1939, superman would continue on to 1986 when alan moores story whatever happened to the man of tomorrow. Superman was the title of the monthly comic book featuring superman. When the outer cover is removed, it is identical to the original book, except that it is oversized 10 long and 1 2 inches tall. Superman 1939 comic read superman 1939 comic online in. Superman number 2 comic book fall 1939 page by page.
Each release in this series will recreate in three dimensions the original art of a different classic superman comic book cover. It is dated 1939 but i can not find any other dates or editions written on it etc it is a great looking piece. You can find out values of action issues by clicking here. The complete comic strips 19391966 is an unofficial umbrella name. Superman comic strips ran in newspapers from the 1930s through the 1960s, under the title superman.357 1326 1223 1589 615 675 705 1430 929 1539 1503 1234 307 1181 338 1242 1 341 1117 1234 1448 234 353 558 1237 455 969 1122 801 44 48 513 1588 585 1560 849 1534 1247 1592 828 1174 1079 1421 258 45 570 491 643