Comic books in 1938 were definitely of a different size than they are today. Now take a nostalgic, colorful, and entertaining look back at the first 60 years of this cultural iconfrom his scrappy beginnings as a depressionera. The massive commercial success of that character was responsible for creating the costumed superhero genre, which has been a mainstay for the comic book industry ever since. Find the value of the dc comic batman and superman. Its original incarnation ran from 1938 to 2011 and stands as one of the. Some superman series are just one issue oneshots and others are longer series, such as adventures of superman. Siegel was the franchises first scriptwriter, while shuster was its first artist. The 1938 book in which the superhero first appeared initially cost 10 cents. The golden age of americas first super hero exclusive 8 inch statue of 1938 superman reprint of the very first superman comic book illustrated hardcover book chronicling the man of steels golden age in display box minor shelf wear, small cut in bottom mid part of lid, it goes into box inside, but touched no item inside. Get the best deals on superman golden age comics 19381955 when you. Jerry siegel and joe shuster are the spiritual fathers of superman 1938, the most famous superhero comic on earth, along with bob kanes batman and stan lee and steve ditkos spiderman. 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. The war years 19381945 chartwell books, 2015 series 2015.
Ongoing titles featuring superman in a starring roleedit. Dc comics, now owned by time warner, has filed legal. He is a character in comic books published by dc comics and is also very popular in mass media and pop culture. The photo below is for reference, its not the same one that sold. But superman tracks the goons down, as jimmy gets the shot. In 2018, it became only the second american comic book in history after the 1930s1960s dell comics title four color to publish a 1,000th issue aside from its venerable publication history, action comics is more famously known as the birthplace of superman. Blaze makes her move to seize control of metropolis from her brother satanus. You can now read the worlds most expensive comic book online. Lets talk about the very first superman comic issue in 1938. Batman dark victory mini 1999 2000 batman gotham knights volume 1 2000 2006 batman i, joker.
Swooping in almost at the last second to win the holy grail issue, the top bidder will now own the most expensive comic book. This comic book is also the first featuring a superhero, and is considered to be the most valuable comic in the world. This page lists prices for the first 100 issues of supermans appearances in his solo series, which began in 1939. The american icon began his life as a unique comic book character in 1938. The rest of the story of superman is wellknown, at least in its general outlines. The original comic book, coverdated june, 1938, hit the newsstands sometime during the late spring of that year. The character was invented all the way back in 1933, and made his first comic book appearance in 1938. Eye to eye, script by scott mccloud, pencils by rick burchett, inks by terry austin.
Superman is an ongoing american comic book series featuring the dc comics superhero superman as its main protagonist. The man of steel is the ultimate symbol of truth, justice, and hope. 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. Action comics is an american comic bookmagazine series that introduced superman, one of the first major superhero characters. Superman is a superhero that appears in comic books published by dc comics. Since 1999 he has edited a professional alter ego magazine issues so. Buy superman comic books at newkadia and they all have a. Article with photos and biographies of jerry siegel and joe shuster. Vincent zurzolo and his partner stephen fishler, owners of metropolis collectibles in manhattan, set a new record for the nearly pristine action comics no. Since his humble comic book beginnings in 1938, superman has conquered every dimension of media entertainment, launching radio and television shows, major motion pictures, books, toys, and more. 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. Cover pencils by rick burchett, inks by terry austin. Dc threw together an all superman comic book that reprinted stories from.
Superman came at number 2 in vh1s top pop culture icons 2004. Clark kent is hired as a reporter for the daily star newspaper in this sequence. Superman is the best selling comic book superhero of all time. But when lois discovers the existence of a phony superman, who is tied to that manager, the real superman must act quickly to save lois life. The original superman comic book series is the most popular series. Back cover features the first pinup of superman with is also the 1st ever pinup page to appear in a comic book. The publisher was originally known as national allied publications, and later as national comics publications and as national periodical publications, before taking on its current name of dc comics. 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. Get the best deals on superman comics when you shop the largest online selection at. The golden age of americas first super hero exclusive 8 inch statue of 1938 superman reprint of the very first superman comic book illustrated hardcover book chronicling the man of steels golden age in display box minor shelf wear, small cut in bottom mid part of lid, it goes into box inside, but touched no.
Scientific explanation of supermans amazing strength. With supermans popularity known, dc threw together an all superman comic book that reprinted stories from the earliest issues of action this quickly became a regular series with allnew stories. In 1938 dc published the first superman story in action comics no. Right off the bat, we get several familiar aspects of the character. Together they laid the foundations for the characters entire mythos. With jimmy getting into the thick of the action armed only with his camera, a pair of luthors goons steal a gravity amplifier from s. Here is an overview of supermans comic book career, since writer jerry siegel 19141996 and artist joe shuster 19141992 invented him while still teenagers. Action comics was the second longest running comic book series of all time, with only detective comics having been published longer. Superman 1999 weekly reading order part 6, superman. He was not the first superhero to be created but became the conventional superhero archetype. Dc introduced many superheroes throughout the socalled golden age of comics, most notably batman.
The adaptation of the original 2008 comic book story superman. In 1986, dc comics revamped the superman comics recreating superman and his supporting cast of friends and enemies. The reign of the supermen is one of many storylines or works to have received a comics buyers guide fan award, winning the favorite comic book story category in 1993. 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 superman character was created by jerry siegel and joe shuster in 1933 before being sold to detective comics, inc. Action comics 1938 bd, informations, cotes bedetheque. Superman was created by two cleveland teenagers named joe shuster and jerry siegel. Get the best deals on superman golden age comics 1938 1955 when you shop the largest online selection at. View market values for books, store your collection, and meet fellow comic fans. Vintage pathegrams lot of 19 comic film strips, some boxes. The war years 19381945 chartwell books, 2015 series. Loot crate exclusive action comics no 1 superman unopened reprint new. Superman is one of the most iconic superheroes that exists. It was 68 pages long 64 interior pages plus the covers, and included stories featuring characters like chuck dawson, zatara master magician, pep morgan, and cowboy tex thompson.
The golden age of americas first super hero by les daniels 1999, hardcover, special at the best online prices at ebay. On april 16, 1999 those s were transferred back to siegels descendants. Unfollow superman comic books to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Even people who arent fans of the genre can still recognize, and often enjoy a superman movie. Free online comic book database my comic book checklist track your comic book. The character superman and his various comic series have received various awards over the years. This is a list of comic books featuring superman and related characters. Superman 1 1939 1st superman series 1999 exact reprint, nmnm. Written by jerry ordway, with art by tom grummett and doug hazlewood. Quite literally everyone has heard of this famous crime fighter.279 514 1586 858 799 88 1317 851 229 787 685 471 804 1458 1549 1356 1581 906 576 1414 1151 707 1266 303 462 1177 673 1120 1036 48 1153 1246 997 225 924 1283 879 496 390 1383 924 63 96 463 674 1218 1490 288