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1954-1956 Superman Related Gold Age Comic Book Lot of (17) with Superman #100

Lot Number 1014

Quantity: Bid Starts: 04/26/2019 12:00:00 
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Go up, up and away with this collection of vintage Superman related comic books, featuring selections from Action Comics, Adventure Comics, Superman, Superboy and World's Finest. The character that spawned the "super-hero" genre, Superman has been around for more than eighty years now and is recognized around the world as an icon. Dating from the tail end of the Gold Age, these 1954-1956 issues show typical wear you would expect of books from this era, however they remain generally respectable examples. Ordinarily you would have to track down G.A. issues on an individual basis, making this group of (17) different comics a rare treat. Headlining this group is the #100 anniversary issue of the Superman main series. Also noted are a couple of "pre-code" issues.


Featured are:

 


(4) Action Comics:


#206 From 7/55, the nicest example of the lot, cover is securely attached with a fairly solid spine, shows decent gloss and colors, pages are off-white to light cream, has one very small notch on the right edge of the cover and the date "1955" is written in pen near the top edge, all in all a pleasing comic that presents minimally as (VG+) and may grade a bit higher


#208 From 9/55 with Mr. Myyztplk cover and story, bears light to moderate staining but colors remain bold (GD)


#214 From 3/56, cover is detached and has considerable spine splits, shows vivid colors and decent gloss (FR)


#220 From 9/56, spine is tight, colors are bold and gloss is pleasing, has a 1/2" tear at the center of the right edge and there is moderate staining/color loss at top center and bottom right (GD-)

 


(3) Adventure Comics:


#221 From 2/56, moderate spine fraying with a couple of small splits, gloss is pleasing and colors are vivid, back cover has writing along the perimeter (FR-GD)


#222 From 3/56 , 1/2" edge tear at top right, fairly tight spine, decent gloss and colors (GD-VG)


#224 From 5/56, spine is split 4" running down past the upper staple, cover is attached at bottom staple, colors and gloss are pleasing but some light staining is noted at top right (FR-GD)

 


(6) Superman:


#87 From 2/54, cover is detached, spine is split 4" at bottom and 2" at tophas edge tears and some cover surface loss at bottom, also has light soiling along the right edge (FR)


#94 "Pre-code" issue from 1/55, spine is securely attached but there is 1/4" chip of surface loss an inch above the bottom staple, otherwise pleasing (GD-VG)


#100 "Anniversary" issue from 9-10/55, cover is securely attached but spine shows moderate wear, also has light to moderate wear on the right edge, otherwise pleasing with vibrant colors and decent gloss (GD+)


#102 From 1/56, shows a bit of light staining and moderate overall wear (GD-VG)


#103 From 2/56. average condition for the period (GD)


#107 From 8/56, 2" tear at top right, creased at bottom right, small teas on spine near the top, colors are strong and some gloss remains, (FR-GD)

 


(3) Superboy:


#37 "Pre-Code" issue from 12/54, cover is detached and there is a 3" tear at bottom right, also shows substantial spine roll, but still presents as a decent example (FR)


#46 From 1/56, has a couple of small edge tears and back cover has a 1-1/2 x 1" section of surface loss (FR)


#47 From 3/56, generally attractive but cover is detached from top staple with a 1/2" tear, cover is attached at bottom staple, decent gloss, good colors and captivating cover art (GD)

 


(1) World's Finest:


#83 From 7-8/56, shows vibrant colors and decent gloss, moderate staining at right, a couple of small chips and a 1" tear on the right edge, back cover is creased at bottom left (FR-GD) but presents better

 

 

 



 
 
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