Sunday, August 17, 2014
Superman #1 - Is it Fourth Most Important Comic?
We recently wrote about Batman #1 and how many believe that it is the fourth most valuable comic. The first three are easy, Action Comics #1, Detective Comics #27 , and Amazing Fantasy #15. Since the Batmen #1 post we have heard from some of our readers about their vote for which comic should be the fourth. ( you can always reach us via email Farleyclan003@yahoo.com.)
Superman #1 came up the most so this addition of "Who's in Fourth?" will be about this iconic Golden Age issue.
Superman was, as we all know, the first superhero introduced in Action Comics #1. His stories in Action Comics were so popular, regularly selling out a million copies a month, that DC comics, then National Publication, thought it would be a good idea for Superman to have his own title. It is important to note that until Superman #1 hit newsstands no comic title contained the stories of only one character. Titles were basically anthologies of different characters, Superman #1 changed all that.
Superman #1 appeared on the shelves in the summer of 1939. Superman #1 was written by Robert JerrySiegel with art by Joe Shuster, the team that created Super for Action Comics. Superman now became the first superhero to appear in two separate comics each month and both Action Comics and Superman were selling of a million copies a month by 1940.
Superman #1 is valued at $550,000 in mint condition. A CGC 7.0 recently sold for $37,000. This ground breaking issue is highly sought after by collectors and with the comic market increasing steadily its value should continue to increase.
Inside Superman #1