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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. First superman comic book now up for auction on ebay. He and his twin brother operate two blogs dedicated to science fiction and fantasy films, the geek twins and film sketchr. Swooping in almost at the last second to win the holy grail issue, the top bidder will now own the most expensive comic book. Mar 19, 2009 comic books in 1938 were definitely of a different size than they are today. Superblog team up is a quarterly event where pop culture and comic book blogs, podcasts, and vlogs team up to. Its an extraordinary party as we revisit stories from across the decades, featuring key character debuts, essays and more in a collection curated by paul levitz. It features the first appearance of several comicbook heroesmost notably the jerry siegel and joe shuster creation, superman. This comic book is also the first featuring a superhero, and is considered to be the most valuable comic in. An expert listing of 30 key comics from the comic book series action comics published by dc. Back cover features the first pinup of superman with is also the 1st ever pinup page to appear in a comic book.

Comic books in 1938 were definitely of a different size than they are today. We know justice league is in the past because hal is green lantern and. Albert robertson, 2017 truth, justice, and the birth of the superhero comic book. Kind of a bummer but for a dollar you cant go wrong. Rare superman comic found in a house wall goes up for auction. Maurice mitchell is a sciencefiction and comic book critic, blogger, and journalist. Superman action comics superman comic books batman and superman comic book heroes dc comics superman family comic books for sale best comic books dibujo. As a distant planet is destroyed by old age, a scientist places his infant son in a space capsule and launches it toward earth.

Online auction cements it as the worlds most expensive comic book. Only 52 have been graded by cgc plus 82 restored copies. Bidding ended sunday evening, with 48 bids received. Action comics was the second longest running comic book series of all time, with only detective comics having been published longer. The adventures of superman was returned to its original title. It was sullivan, too, who came up with the idea of doing an almost 100page comic book, starring superman, with special cardboard covers, to tie in with the 1939 worlds fair. After superman saves a group of miners from a cavein, clark kent senses a story that may mean that the mines owner, thorton blakely, is actually running unsafe mine operations and blaming accidents on the miners themselves. In better shape, unrestored, you are likely to get serious cash for your find. Aug 25, 2014 a pristine edition of action comics no. Starting friday, comic book collectors and superman fans will have the opportunity to bid on a comic classic an unrestored copy of action comics.

As part of the new 52, dc comics previously launched. One of the biggest superman stories of all time continues in metropolis doom part two. This was the comic that changed the direction of comic books as we know it. The numbering for this series continues from action comics volume 1 and adds in the issues from the new 52 volume 2 preceded by action comics volume 2 collected editions.

Action comics issue number 645 publisher dc comics main character superman genre superhero grade 9. At one point in the story, superman voluntarily walks into a gold kryptonite chamber, which permanently removes a kryptonians powers and superhuman abilities. Superman had a crossover with action comics, titled. Rare superman comic found in a house wall goes up for. Article with photos and biographies of jerry siegel and joe shuster. You can now read the worlds most expensive comic book online. Retrieved from the digital public library of america. Truth, justice, and the birth of the superhero comic book. 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. Dc comics superman superman comic book hero action. All early superman and action comics are worth money, no matter what their condition. The 1938 edition of action comics no1 was sold by a private. I was hoping to come across the original ads in the comic book, but they werent scanned.

Black superman to appear in action comics comic book. The blakely mine disaster, script by jerry siegel, art by joe shuster. Unfollow action comics superman 1 to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. 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. Feb 26, 2009 after being hidden away for years, a copy of the original action comics no. Unrestored copy of first superman comic book for sale. Recent sales of this historic comic have shocked the world with incredible record prices, and the news media has. The cover of the january 1939 issue of action comics. The man of steel is the ultimate symbol of truth, justice, and hope. First superman comic book now up for auction on ebay cnet. Read the first superman comic online for free paste.

Ad for more fun comics, new adventure comics and detective comics. While nothing really is remarkable with supes in this issue, i could just imagine how phenomenal it was back in 1938. The cover of the january 1939 issue of action comics featuring superman. Scientific explanation of supermans amazing strength. Which is the most expensive superman comic of all time. 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. Yes, supermans pal, cub reporter and general exclaimer of gosh, mr. A new criminal element has made its way onto the streets of supermans hometown. Oct 29, 2014 a few months ago, a copy of action comics no. This comic book is also the first featuring a superhero, and is considered to be the most valuable comic in the world. The devastating repercussions from the man of steel miniseries still reverberate as metropolis enters a new age.

Join us each week as we explore fascinating topics that range from science, history, philosophy, culture, and art, making complex ideas a little more accessible through the heroes and villains. Aug 16, 2017 join us each week as we explore fascinating topics that range from science, history, philosophy, culture, and art, making complex ideas a little more accessible through the heroes and villains. A very popular piece of comic book lore over the years is that superman first began to fly in the fleischer cartoons because it was easier for the animators to simply lift the drawing of superman up rather than actually having to animate him leaping, which superman was doing in the comic books of the time. Action comics vol 1 301 with images superman comic. Its an extraordinary party as we revisit stories from across the decades, featuring key character debuts, essays and more in a collection curated by paul. Superman first purposefully flew in the fleischer cartoons. A very popular piece of comic book lore over the years is that superman first began to fly in the fleischer cartoons because it was easier for the animators to simply lift the drawing of superman up rather than actually having to animate him leaping, which. Acclaimed writer brian michael bendis new chapter for the man of steel and the world of tomorrow begins here. Superman is current day, action comics is in the past, and justice league is also in the past but somewhere in between.

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