1st Superman Comic Book Up For Auction Along With Memorabilia

A well-preserved issue of the 1938 comic book that first featured Superman is heading to the auction block.

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This is Action Comics #1 comic. It marks the origin and first appearance of "Superman," while simultaneously inaugurating the superhero genre. It's one of the most revered and legendary comics of all time. This specific copy is extraordinarily significant because it's unrestored and is certified by the Certified Guaranty Company (CGC). This CGC Conserved Grade 7.0 comic is being auctioned for $800,000 - $1.2 Million on Dec. 19.
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This is Christopher Reeve's hero Superman costume from "Superman III." Reeve's wore this "Dark" Superman costume in the scenes when the "Man in Steel" is affected by the synthetic tar-laced Kryptonite, turning him angry, depressed and destructive. The back of the hero Superman costume features a cape, long and flowing, made of scarlet wool with padded shoulders. The back of the cape also sports a dark yellow Superman "S" logo with black stitched borders. It was taken directly from the Warner Bros. Studio which is rare for costumes because it's normally extremely difficult to obtain them directly from the studio. The costume, which is in fine condition, will be up for auction on Dec. 19, 2017 for $50,000 - $70,000.
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The Christopher Reeve Superman wig from "Superman III" is also up for auction. The custom-made, lace-front, dark brown human hair wig is hand-knotted and remains styled. The wig will be going for $2,000 - $3,000 at the Dec. 19 auction.
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The auction will also be offering Brandon Routh's Superman costume from "Superman Returns." The suit is constructed of a blue texturized 1-piece milliskin jumpsuit with texturized red stretch briefs accessorized by a flexible gold-tone polyurethane belt with "S" icon. The red heavy flying cape is made out of red rubberized fabric. This outfit is going for $25,000 - $35,000 in the Dec. 19 auction.
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This is one of 1,600 Superman "Superman of America" rare early contest prize rings that were issued in 1940. They were the prize for a DC comics Superman contest that was promoted in both Superman and Action Comics. Only about two-dozen examples of this rare brass adjustable ring are known to exist in various condition grades. The ring will be up for auction going for $1,500 - $2,000.
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This Superman Talking Alarm Clock created b Janex is up for auction. It's going for $100-150 in the Dec. 19 auction.
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These Superman Deluxe Roller Skates are up for auction going for $100 - $150. The adjustable roller skates sport the face and chest of Superman on the front. The skates, created b the Larami Corp., are in good condition, possibly never used.
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In its original packaging, these Superman Junior Swim Goggles are being auctioned for $100 - $150. It comes complete with the "Superman Safety Swim Club" membership card. The goggles are in unused condition with its box only having minor wear.
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This is the original cover of the incredibly rare Sliver Age 1966 story titled: "Secret of the Stone-Age Superman!" The cover artwork was done by Curt Swan and George Klein. It features Superman and Perry White in a cave as they find a prehistoric Superman skeleton in costume. The extremely desirable piece of artwork is going up for $60,000 - $80,000 during the Dec. 19 auction.
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Fred Ray large hand colored and painted recreation o the cover for Superman #18 is up for auction. This hand painted cover recreation was drawn in the 1980s by the original artist who drew the cover back in 1942. Originally drawn in pen and ink, Fred Ray then hand colored Superman, the plane and the sky backgrounds. This piece is in the auction for $8,000 - $12,000.
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