Superman #1

DC Comics // Superman

Published [Summer 1939]

Marvel Comics published X Men number 11 in May of 1965. The story was written by the legendary Stan Lee, while Jack Kirby did the pencilling. Additional credits go to Chic Stone for inking and Artie Simek for lettering.

The cover artists are Jack Kirby, Chic Stone and Sam Rosen.

Interesting Facts



What's Superman #1 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Superman #1 is unknown. The highest-rated CGC copy to sell publicly is an unrestored 5.5 that sold for $214,000. An unrestored 5.0 sold for $360,000 in July 2020, which is a decrease from its April 2019 value of $456,000. An unrestored 4.0 sold for the cost of $348,000.

Why is this comic book valuable?


Superman Number 1 is an iconic comic book as it was the start of Superman’s own comic journey. Previously his outings were featured in Action Comics, so this issue is legendary. 

It was published in the Summer of 1939 and is a mix of an origin story and an action tale. Superman #1 tells the story of how planet Krypton exploded and how an infant Superman was placed inside a rocket and sent to Earth.

The story later revolves around Superman trying to get a job at a newspaper (as his alter ego Clark Kent) but due to a lack of experience isn’t hired.

Eventually, he goes to a prison where a riot is taking place and rescues a prisoner from a beating, it’s then that the prisoner tells Clark some interesting information about the riot. 

Clark then uses this information to get hired at the paper.

This is the start of an ongoing ‘detective style story told within the comics which leads to a retelling of stories from Action Comics.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
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