Of that small number, only one is certified as very finenear mint. Six values are listed here for each issue number based on the following grading criteria. Most of the early issues didnt have superman on the cover, so this comic isnt worth as much as others. Gaines told siegel and shuster what additional content aside from the action reprints to create for this issue in a letter dated 19390327. A rare copy of action comics no 1 containing supermans very first appearance in print is going under the hammer. Hobbizine comic book value guides list prices in all conditions from good to mint. The fallout from the man of steel miniseries has clark kent looking at the world through new eyes. I am no collector of comics, its in great condition, no flaws, it has been kept inside a plastic sleeve. Here is a list of the fifteen most expensive superman comics ever, as well as.
He and his twin brother operate two blogs dedicated to science fiction and. The cover bears the famous if somewhat crude drawing of superman smashing a car against a rock. However, superman s first issue in this historical relaunch just may be his last as he comes facetoface with metallo, the man with the kryptonite heart. So figure how my step brother had issues 117 then 21 thru 34 of superman in mint condition in a box. While metropolis in plunged into a blackout, superman and mr. The first of a volume of trade paper backs comprising all of john byrnes and dick giordanos superman the man of steel reinvisionings. Bidding ended sunday evening, with 48 bids received. The original press run for the comic in 1940 was thought to be about 500,000 but today fewer than 300. Tim burtons 1989 batman film inspired bruce timm and paul dini to develop batman. You can find out values of action issues by clicking here. This highly desirable superman run is a representation of one of the most sought after collectibles in the comic book market. Superman, also called the man of steel, is one of the most influential superheroes of dc comics, and superhero comics at large. View market values for books, store your collection, and meet fellow comic fans.
May 22, 20 the discovery has amazed comic book collectors, who say that most of the action 1 comic books have been sold numerous times. Most comic fans know that superman actually began life in action comics. The first superman series from the post crisis era. It will also include swipe variant and homage comics honoring the original. Some superman series are just one issue oneshots and others are longer series, such as adventures of superman. So figure how my step brother had issues 117 then 21 thru 34 of superman in mint condition in a box along with batman 1 22 all in mint condition and he ran from the government for tax reasons, got very ill and passed away, and they are.
This page lists prices for the first 100 issues of superman s appearances in his solo series, which began in 1939. Written and drawn by jerome siegel and joe shuster, the comic introduced superman as champion of the oppressed, the physical marvel who had sworn. The value of an individual comic book is dependent on its grade. Rare superman comic book saves family from foreclosure. The latest superman film, man of steel, is due for release. The seller, collectibles dealer darren adams, described the worth and value of the comic book on the ebay page. Heritage auctions in chicago is selling the comic, which first went on sale on. Remember, this will give retail prices, if you are looking to sell your comic books a dealer will typically give you between 10% and. Not many cgc graded copies have sold recently, but the value is consistent with other superman comic books in this era. Now i start to get suspicious that either he doesnt have it or its a reprint. In 2006, a restructuring of the entire dc comics line saw superman. Superman comic saves family home from foreclosure abc news. Aug 24, 2014 online auction cements it as the worlds most expensive comic book.
Heritage auctions in chicago is selling the comic, which first went on sale on 18. Aug 25, 2014 a pristine edition of action comics no. This page contains information about supermanwonder woman volume 1. 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 audit bureau of circulation files reveal that there were three printings of this issue in 1939 500,000 copies, 250,000 copies, and 150,000 copies. Seller is stating its an original, but the guy lives about 10min from me and said he will not let me pick it up. I was going to get appraised but he does not want to mail the item, hes afraid someone will steal it. The inaugural issue of action comics marked the first appearance of superman and helped kick off the superhero genre. First self titled series for a comic book superhero ever. Other superman rare comic books are listed lower down this page. Star wars comic signed by fisher, ford, and hamill season 14 history duration. Superman was the title of the monthly comic book featuring superman. Supermanwonder woman volume 1 is a comic book series that explores the relationship between superman and wonder.
May 10, 2018 a rare copy of action comics no 1 containing superman s very first appearance in print is going under the hammer. Why not start with where kalel was from and show us the sudden downfall of a superior civilazation and give us a background for what it was like on krypton. An example would be xmen 1 value,xmen 1 price or xmen 1 for sale. This batman comics price guide will help you to value all the early issues of batman comics, the series. Rare superman comic found in a house wall goes up for auction. Superman was created by joe shuster born in canada and us wrter jerry. If ordering more than one of our comics or magazines, contact us before submitting payment for a reduced shipping price.
Maurice mitchell is a sciencefiction and comic book critic, blogger, and journalist. Published just a few months after crisis on infinite earths, john byrnes the man of steel updated the saga of superman for modern audiences, changing certain aspects of the character in the process. View market values for books, store your collection, and meet fellow comic. However, supermans first issue in this historical relaunch just may be his last as he comes facetoface with metallo, the man with the kryptonite heart. Nicolas cages nearlypristine copy of action comics no. Cover may have missing pieces, creases, folds, and discoloration. Rare superman comic found in a house wall goes up for. Remember, this will give retail prices, if you are looking to sell your comic books a dealer will typically give you between 10% and 100% of the price depending on the desirability of the comic book. Milestone, paradox press, piranha press, tangent comics, vertigo, wildstorm. Which is the most expensive superman comic of all time. Comic book value guide how to value your comics in 3 easy steps. Buy superman comic books at newkadia and they all have a 100% moneyback guaranted. A bold new chapter for the greatest superhero of all time begins here as the superstar team of writer brian michael bendis and artist ivan reis begin their run on the allnew superman.83 1009 1597 694 1658 1401 422 705 1030 600 1255 479 1548 618 910 102 1397 9 1390 1179 1051 32 1579 1470 1660 1000 1194 540 1178 1082 1133 1131 11 927 341 619 250