The character regularly appears in comic books published by dc comics, and has been adapted to a number of radio serials, movies, and television shows superman was born on the planet krypton and was given. In june the original comic book series action comics was introduced with jerry siegel and joe shuster. Dc superman is in sale since wednesday, february 26, 2020. An escape from strykers island means that the powerless superman needs the help of guardian, gangbuster and the project to round up the escaped villains. 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.
Features a two page origin new material of superman by jerry siegel and joe shuster, plus four pages previously omitted from the action comics series. The ian levine collection, a comic book collection that includes every comic book published by dc comics. The publisher was originally known as detective comics, inc. Dc is home to the worlds greatest super heroes, including superman, batman, wonder woman, green lantern, the flash, aquaman and more. The first issue featured superman and except for a brief hiatus when the series was titled action. Flash race flash race dc comics superman gallery, signed by curt swan, george perez, neal adams, more. If you want to sell comic books for cash, then we can help you to get the most money for your rare comics. Sothebys selling most complete dc comics collection ever.
This issue is action packed and a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. Action comics is the longestrunning continually published comic book in history. For eighty years, action comics has been superman s home. The man of steel is the ultimate symbol of truth, justice, and hope. Of the ten most valuable comic books listed in the spring 2002 issue of the overstreet comic book price guide, seven are first appearances of popular superheroes. For most that have collected comic books for the last 30 years, you have probably heard of us. Weve been selling comics since 1961 our first sale. Scholars and historians present essays on that first issue of action comics, clark kent the reporter, and supermans lasting impact on both pop culture and society, among other topics. In these startling tales, the people of metropolis turn on their new champion. Since ashcan comic books were handdrawn, unfinished versions of early comic books for legal purposes they were supposed to be thrown out in the ashcan. Action comics is an american comic bookmagazine series that introduced superman, one of the first major superhero characters. Superman and the men of steel the new 52 by morrison, grant and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Recent sales of this historic comic have shocked the world with incredible record prices, and the news media has. Feb 26, 2009 after being hidden away for years, a copy of the original action comics no.
Read the first superman comic online for free paste. One of the biggest superman stories of all time continues in metropolis doom. This page lists prices for the first 100 issues of superman s appearances in his solo series, which began in 1939. Because of its iconic role in american history, it is known as the holy grail of comic book investing and is as close to a blue chip investment. The large format hardcover is a stylish addition to any collection of superhero comics. Find great deals on ebay for action comics superman 1 and action comics 1 superman 1938. Mar 19, 2009 comic books in 1938 were definitely of a different size than they are today. Its one of the most famous images in comic book history but what was the instory reason for it. Action comics is dcs longest continuously published comic. Get the best deals on silver age superman comics when you shop the largest online selection at. This comic book is also the first featuring a superhero, and is considered to be the most valuable comic in the world. A rare copy of action comics no 1 containing superman s very first appearance in print is going under the hammer.
The discovery has amazed comic book collectors, who say that most of the action 1 comic books have been sold numerous times. Action comics is a comic book series featuring superman. Hard to find key silver age comics in this shape 1966. 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. Most comic fans know that superman actually began life in action comics. The first action comics annual was published in 1987 and featured superman teaming with batman in a story written by byrne and drawn by arthur adams. It contains the first appearance ever of superman, lois lane and zatara. It features the first appearance of several comic book heroesmost notably the jerry siegel and joe shuster creation, superman. Aug 24, 2014 with crisp white pages and a grade of 9. Superman comic saves family home from foreclosure abc news.
Superman action comics hc 20122016 dc comics the new 52. Heritage auctions in chicago is selling the comic, which first. 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 story arc is probably the best one of bendiss tenure so far, and this issue ends it in perfect fashion.
The 1938 edition of action comics no1 was sold by a private. Join us for the 80th anniversary celebration of the most important comic book in american history. It is especially notable since it is the original comic book in which superman made his debut in 1938. 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. This comic book is also the first featuring a superhero, and is considered to be the most valuable comic in. Yes, supermans pal, cub reporter and general exclaimer of gosh, mr. 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. The prequels by jimmy palmiotti, justin gray, marc andreyko and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. As the first action comics story arc, superman and the men of steel opens, supes has been on the scene a mere 6 months, fighting evil and corruption in his new hometown while his alter ego, the young clark kent, fights the same battle in his newspaper columns for the daily star. Oct 29, 2014 a few months ago, a copy of action comics no. Get the best deals on superman golden age comics 19381955 when you shop the largest online selection at. Ad for more fun comics, new adventure comics and detective comics. Action comics 351 vg 1st app zhavam dc 1967 silver age hercules superman vol 1.
Clark kent applies for a job at the daily star, but is turned down until superman stops a lynching and clark phones in the story. Superman started life in action comics click here to see our full article on action comics values. This was the comic that changed the direction of comic books as we know it. Action comics issue number 420 publisher dc comics main character superman genre superhero grade ungraded certification uncertified signed no item description the comic will be shipped in the grade specified in the condition above if a condition is specified. Action comics, rare action comics, superman, the new 52. 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.
Today sotheby announced that is will auction dc complete. Nicolas cages nearlypristine copy of action comics no. May 10, 2018 the superman comics series would run for hundreds of issues, but only two or three ashcan copies of superman comics exist. The series has run continuously since that time, and has reached 974 issues as of february 2017. You can find out values of action issues by clicking here. Here, we revisit the key moments from the titles issues. 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.
The 80year history of action comics, aka the first. Simply click any of the links below to see more details of the rarest comics featuring that character, and the minimum they. Swooping in almost at the last second to win the holy grail issue, the top bidder will now own the most expensive comic book. Action comics is the comic book series that started it all. The blakely mine disaster, script by jerry siegel, art by joe shuster. Weve arranged the rare comic books by series or main character. This is the first appearance of superman in any form other than the inventors imaginations. This authorized replica is a love letter to the medium itself. Kathie lee, tom hanks, sean connery, burt reynolds snl duration. Unrestored copy of first superman comic book for sale. Action comics is an american comic book series that introduced superman, the first major superhero character as the term is popularly defined. 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. It is widely considered to be both the beginning of the superhero genre and the most.839 1451 1188 956 1518 327 1147 1185 1271 786 39 97 981 759 1125 333 812 64 500 371 1011 599 106 817 6 699 848 536 610 238 358 712 341 520 337 490 1444 840 947 751 995 1292 109