The Legendary First Issue of Superman
Published by DC Comics in 1939!
The massive success of the 1938 Action Comics #1 featuring the debut story of Superman, convinced DC Comics to dedicate a full issue of a single character for the first time. Superman #1 arrived on newsstands barely a year after the Man of Steel’s first appearance.
Superman #1 has great significance as the first time a character created for comic books was given his own title. The lack of a “#1” on the cover, was because it was initially created as a one-shot rather than the beginning of a new series.
The new Superhero, created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, is generally regarded as the beginning of the Golden Age of Comic Books.
The “Man of Steel” went on to inspire the creation of a new genre of comics and appear in multiple comics titles, film serials, animated shorts, TV shows, big-budget movies, and video games over the next 80-plus years.
Despite the estimated 1,000,000 copies of Superman #1 printed in 1939. There are only a 164 copies certified in all grades by CGC.
• Printed in 1939
• Jerry Siegel story
• Joe Shuster cover/art
• Origin of Superman
• Off-White/White Pages
• CGC Qualified Grade
Act Quickly Before This First Issue Fly’s UP, UP AND AWAY!