Superman (1st Series)

    (DC, 1939-1986)
™ and ©1965 National Periodical Publications, Inc. (DC)

When Jor-El, the top scientist of the planet Krypton realized that his world was doomed, he sent his baby son Kal-El off into space in a rocket ship. The ship traveled far from the red sun of the exploding planet Krypton, eventually landing on Earth. There, the baby was found by a kindly old couple, the Kents, who dubbed him Clark, and raised him as their own son. Our world’s yellow sun gave Clark incredible powers, eventually turning him into the legendary hero Superman.

Siegel and Shuster’s creation was already the headliner in Action Comics when this solo Superman series began. Running for over forty-five years, this title introduced readers to Mr. Mxyzptlk, Kryptonite, and some of the most delightfully gimmicky Superman stories of all time. The series concluded in 1986 when John Byrne began a reinvention of Superman in The Man of Steel (Mini-Series). It later picked up again as Adventures of Superman.

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#1

  6/1/1939
  $0.10
  $1,383,300.00
No copies available
 Reprints and expands early Superman stories from Action Comics #1-4; Origin of Superman; Summer 1939Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#1 - 2nd printing

 
  $0.10
  $23.00
No copies available
 Reprints and expands early Superman stories from Action Comics #1-4; Origin of Superman; ca. 1999Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#1 Variation A

 
  $0.00
  $1.00
No copies available
Legion of Collectors variantReprints Superman (1st Series) #1; Funko presents DC Legion of Collectors: Superman #1Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#2

  9/1/1939
  $0.10
  $45,300.00
No copies available
 Fall 1939Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#3

  12/1/1939
  $0.10
  $21,500.00
No copies available
 Reprints Superman stories from Action Comics #5, 6Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#4

  3/1/1940
  $0.10
  $14,600.00
No copies available
 2nd Appearance of Lex Luthor (with hair); Spring 1940Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster, Paul Cassidy

#5

  6/1/1940
  $0.10
  $9,700.00
No copies available
 Summer 1940Jerry Siegel, George ShuteWayne Boring, Paul Cassidy, Bernard Baily, Joe Shuster

#6

  9/1/1940
  $0.10
  $12,800.00
No copies available
  Jerry Siegel, George ShuteJoe Shuster, Paul Cassidy, Don Komisarow

#7

  11/1/1940
  $0.10
  $8,700.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance of Perry WhiteJerry SiegelJoe Shuster, Wayne Boring

#8

  1/1/1941
  $0.10
  $8,000.00
No copies available
 4 Superman stories, 3 untitledJerry Siegel, Ed CarlislePaul Cassidy, Wayne Boring, Joe Shuster

#9

  3/1/1941
  $0.10
  $10,400.00
No copies available
 4 untitled Superman storiesJerry Siegel, Frank CooperPaul Cassidy, Joe Shuster, Joe Shuster Studio, Superman Studio, Fred Ray

#10

  6/1/1941
  $0.10
  $7,700.00
No copies available
 May-Jun issueJerry Siegel, George Shute, Henry BoltinoffJoe Shuster, Wayne Boring, Lou Paige, Leo Nowak, Paul Cassidy, Cliff Young, Henry Boltinoff

#11

  7/1/1941
  $0.10
  $7,500.00
No copies available
    

#12

  9/1/1941
  $0.10
  $4,500.00
No copies available
    

#13

  11/1/1941
  $0.10
  $7,200.00
No copies available
Anti-Axis cover   

#14

  1/1/1942
  $0.10
  $21,200.00
No copies available
Classic flag cover   

#15

  3/1/1942
  $0.10
  $4,400.00
No copies available
    

#16

  5/1/1942
  $0.10
  $3,100.00
No copies available
  Jerry Siegel, Edgar WestonJohn Sikela, Wayne Boring

#17

  7/1/1942
  $0.10
  $21,100.00
No copies available
Hitler/Hirohito cover Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster, Leo Nowak, John Sikela

#18

  9/1/1942
  $0.10
  $5,500.00
No copies available
  Jerry SiegelJohn Sikela, Leo Nowak, Ed Dobrotka

#19

  11/1/1942
  $0.10
  $3,400.00
No copies available
  Jerry SiegelEd Dobrotka, Leo Nowak, Joe Shuster

#20

  1/1/1943
  $0.10
  $2,450.00
No copies available
  Jerry SiegelEd Dobrotka, John Sikela, Joe Shuster

#21

  3/1/1943
  $0.10
  $1,625.00
No copies available
  Jerry SiegelEd Dobrotka, Leo Nowak, Joe Shuster, Pete Riss

#22

  5/1/1943
  $0.10
  $1,350.00
No copies available
  Jerry SiegelPete Riss, John Sikela, Ed Dobrotka

#23

  7/1/1943
  $0.10
  $4,000.00
No copies available
Anti-Axis cover Jerry Siegel, Don CameronSam Citron, George Roussos, Pete Riss, John Sikela

#24

  9/1/1943
  $0.10
  $4,100.00
No copies available
Flag cover Don Cameron, Jerry Siegel, Henry Boltinoff, Jeffry Allen, Ray HoulihanEd Dobrotka, Pete Riss, George Roussos, Henry Boltinoff

#25

  12/1/1943
  $0.10
  $2,125.00
No copies available
 Nov-Dec issueJerry Siegel, Mort Weisinger, Bill Finger, Henry Boltinoff, Robert Lane, Jack Lehti, Jack FarrIra Yarbrough, Fred Ray, Joe Schuster, Ed Dobrotka, Henry Boltinoff, Jack Lehti, Jack Farr, Sam Citron

#26

  1/1/1944
  $0.10
  $13,600.00
No copies available
Anti-Axis cover Bill Finger, Don Cameron, Jerry Siegel, Wayne Boring 

#27

  3/1/1944
  $0.10
  $1,375.00
No copies available
  Don CameronEd Dobrotka

#28

  5/1/1944
  $0.10
  $1,850.00
No copies available
  Don Cameron, Jerry Siegel, Henry Boltinoff, Barry Blane, Jack Schiff, Ray Houlihan, Bill FingerIra Yarbrough, Sam Citron, Ed Dobrotka, Henry Boltinoff, Pete Riss, George Roussos, Ray Houlihan

#29

  7/1/1944
  $0.10
  $1,925.00
No copies available
 Reprints material from Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #120Don Cameron, Bill Finger, Joe SamachsonEd Dobrotka

#30

  9/1/1944
  $0.10
  $7,100.00
No copies available
 Reprints material from Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #122Don Cameron, Bill Finger, Jerry Siegel, Henry Boltinoff, Eric CarterIra Yarbrough, Ed Dobrotka, Henry Boltinoff

#31

  11/1/1944
  $0.10
  $1,475.00
1 copy available for $520.00
  Bill Finger, Don Cameron, Henry Boltinoff, Fred WhitbySam Citron, Ed Dobrotka, Henry Boltinoff

#32

  1/1/1945
  $0.10
  $2,850.00
No copies available
  Alvin Schwartz, Whitney Ellsworth, Don CameronEd Dobrotka

#33

  3/1/1945
  $0.10
  $1,275.00
No copies available
  Don Cameron, Bill Finger, Whitney EllsworthIra Yarbrough, Ed Dobrotka

#33 Giveaway Version

  3/1/1945
  $0.10
  $1,200.00
No copies available
  Don Cameron, Bill Finger, Whitney EllsworthIra Yarbrough, Ed Dobrotka

#34

  6/1/1945
  $0.10
  $1,925.00
No copies available
 Versus Lex Luthor; May-Jun issueDon Cameron, Whitney Ellsworth, Bill Finger, Lit-Win, Jesse Merlan, Henry BoltinoffSam Citron, Lit-Win, Henry Boltinoff

#34 Giveaway Version

  5/1/1945
  $0.10
  $1,200.00
No copies available
  Don Cameron, Whitney Ellsworth, Bill FingerSam Citron

#35

  7/1/1945
  $0.10
  $1,500.00
No copies available
  Don Cameron, Bill Finger, Alvin Schwartz, Fred Whitby, Lit-Win, Henry BoltinoffIra Yarbrough, Ed Dobrotka, Lit-Win, Henry Boltinoff

#36

  9/1/1945
  $0.10
  $975.00
No copies available
  Whitney Ellsworth, Ives Carter, Lit-WinIra Yarbrough, Sam Citron, Lit-Win

#37

  12/1/1945
  $0.10
  $850.00
No copies available
 Versus Prankster (Oswald Loomis); Nov-Dec issueDon Cameron, Whitney Ellsworth, Tom Neill, Henry Boltinoff, Lit-Win, Jerry SiegelEd Dobrotka, Sam Citron, Henry Boltinoff, Lit-Win

#38

  1/1/1946
  $0.10
  $1,050.00
No copies available
  Don Cameron, Bill Finger, Whitney Ellsworth, Jesse Merlan, Lit-WinSam Citron, Lit-Win

#39

  3/1/1946
  $0.10
  $1,150.00
No copies available
  Whitney Ellsworth, Don CameronJoe Shuster, Ira Yarbrough, Sam Citron

#40

  5/1/1946
  $0.10
  $1,875.00
No copies available
  Don Cameron, Jerry Siegel, Whitney EllsworthIra Yarbrough, Sam Citron

#41

  7/1/1946
  $0.10
  $1,475.00
No copies available
  Don Cameron, Alvin Schwartz, Jerry Siegel, Stan Carter, Henry BoltinoffSam Citron, Henry Boltinoff

#42

  9/1/1946
  $0.10
  $725.00
No copies available
  Don Cameron, Whitney Ellsworth, Alvin SchwartzIra Yarbrough, Sam Citron

#43

  11/1/1946
  $0.10
  $1,000.00
No copies available
  Jerry Siegel, Alvin Schwartz, Don Cameron, Randolph AllenJoe Shuster, John Sikela, Phil Berube

#44

  1/1/1947
  $0.10
  $800.00
No copies available
  Don CameronIra Yarbrough

#45

  3/1/1947
  $0.10
  $1,200.00
1 copy available for $420.00
  Alvin Schwartz, Jerry Siegel, Tex WadeJohn Sikela, Phil Berube

#46

  5/1/1947
  $0.10
  $1,850.00
No copies available
  Jerry Siegel, Stan CarterJohn Sikela, Phil Berube

#47

  7/1/1947
  $0.10
  $950.00
1 copy available for $330.00
  Don Cameron, Jerry Siegel, Don CarterIra Yarbrough, Phil Berube

#48

  9/1/1947
  $0.10
  $975.00
No copies available
  Jerry SiegelJohn Sikela

#49

  11/1/1947
  $0.10
  $950.00
No copies available
  Don Cameron, Pat ParrisJohn Sikela, Phil Berube

#50

  1/1/1948
  $0.10
  $1,650.00
No copies available
  Don CameronWin Mortimer

#51

  3/1/1948
  $0.10
  $1,000.00
No copies available
  Alvin SchwartzWin Mortimer, Curt Swan

#52

  5/1/1948
  $0.10
  $750.00
No copies available
  Alvin Schwartz, Joe Samachson, Edmond Hamilton, Henry Boltinoff, Bill CarltonWin Mortimer, Ira Yarbrough, Henry Boltinoff

#53

  7/1/1948
  $0.10
  $3,600.00
No copies available
 Origin of Superman; 10th anniversary issueBill Finger, Alvin Schwartz, Don CameronWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#54

  9/1/1948
  $0.10
  $775.00
No copies available
  Bill Finger, Joe SamachsonWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#55

  11/1/1948
  $0.10
  $500.00
No copies available
  Bill Morrison, Henry BoltinoffHenry Boltinoff

#56

  1/1/1949
  $0.10
  $975.00
No copies available
 Versus Prankster; Jan-Feb issueHenry BoltinoffAl Plastino, Wayne Boring, Henry Boltinoff

#57

  3/1/1949
  $0.10
  $1,350.00
No copies available
  Edmond Hamilton, William WoolfolkWayne Boring

#58

  5/1/1949
  $0.10
  $1,325.00
No copies available
  Henry Boltinoff, William WoolfolkAl Plastino, Wayne Boring, Henry Boltinoff

#59

  7/1/1949
  $0.10
  $875.00
No copies available
  William Woolfolk, Alvin SchwartzWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#60

  9/1/1949
  $0.10
  $1,325.00
No copies available
 Sep-Oct issueBill Finger, Henry BoltinoffWayne Boring, Henry Boltinoff

#61

  12/1/1949
  $0.10
  $1,475.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance of green kryptonite; 1st Appearance of kryptonite; Origin of green kryptonite; Origin of Superman retold; Versus the Prankster; Time travel; Superman discovers his Kryptonian heritage and origin; Nov-Dec issueBill Finger, Bill Stern, Jack Callahan, Henry BoltinoffAl Plastino, Wayne Boring, Jack Callahan, Henry Boltinoff

#62

  1/1/1950
  $0.10
  $700.00
No copies available
  Alvin SchwartzWayne Boring

#63

  3/1/1950
  $0.10
  $480.00
No copies available
  Edmond HamiltonWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#64

  5/1/1950
  $0.10
  $590.00
No copies available
  Alvin Schwartz, Edmond Hamilton, William WoolfolkWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#65

  7/1/1950
  $0.10
  $1,025.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance of MalaWilliam WoolfolkWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#66

  9/1/1950
  $0.10
  $800.00
No copies available
 1st appearance of The Trickster (Al Fresco)William Woolfolk, Alvin SchwartzWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#67

  11/1/1950
  $0.10
  $825.00
No copies available
  William Woolfolk, Alvin SchwartzAl Plastino, Wayne Boring

#68

  1/1/1951
  $0.10
  $1,025.00
No copies available
  Henry Boltinoff, Edmond Hamilton, Bill Woolfolk, Martin Naydel, Alvin SchwartzHenry Boltinoff, Al Plastino, Wayne Boring, Martin Naydel

#69

  4/1/1951
  $0.10
  $480.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance of the Trickster (Al Fresco); Versus the Trickster (Al Fresco); Mar-Apr issue; Includes Supermen of America secret message; Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation for October 1, 1950Alvin Schwartz, David Kahn, Henry Boltinoff, Stookie Allen, H.T. Elmo, Jack SchiffWayne Boring, Al Plastino, Henry Boltinoff, Stookie Allen, H.T. Elmo, Win Mortimer

#70

  5/1/1951
  $0.10
  $875.00
No copies available
  Alvin Schwartz, Edmond HamiltonWayne Boring

#71

  7/1/1951
  $0.10
  $825.00
1 copy available for $290.00
  Bill Finger, Edmond HamiltonWayne Boring

#72

  9/1/1951
  $0.10
  $875.00
No copies available
 1st appearance of Alice WhiteAlvin Schwartz, Edmond Hamilton, William WoolfolkWayne Boring

#73

  11/1/1951
  $0.10
  $925.00
1 copy available for $320.00
  Bill FingerWayne Boring, Curt Swan

#74

  1/1/1952
  $0.10
  $875.00
No copies available
  Edmond Hamilton, Alvin SchwartzWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#75

  3/1/1952
  $0.10
  $875.00
No copies available
  Edmond Hamilton, William WoolfolkWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#76

  5/1/1952
  $0.10
  $3,400.00
1 copy available for $1,494.99
 Superman and Batman learn each other’s secret identitiesEdmond Hamilton, Ben Galloway, Henry BoltinoffCurt Swan, Wayne Boring, Henry Boltinoff

#77

  7/1/1952
  $0.10
  $850.00
1 copy available for $430.00
   Wayne Boring

#78

  9/1/1952
  $0.10
  $900.00
1 copy available for $450.00
  Bill Finger, Edmond HamiltonWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#79

  12/1/1952
  $0.10
  $825.00
1 copy available for $75.00
 Versus Lex Luthor; Nov-Dec issueEdmond Hamilton, Henry Boltinoff, Dick Keene, Alvin SchwartzWayne Boring, Henry Boltinoff, Al Plastino

#80

  1/1/1953
  $0.10
  $775.00
No copies available
  Edmond HamiltonAl Plastino

#81

  3/1/1953
  $0.10
  $875.00
1 copy available for $310.00
  Edmond Hamilton, Bill Finger, William WoolfolkWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#82

  5/1/1953
  $0.10
  $380.00
No copies available
  William WoolfolkWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#83

  7/1/1953
  $0.10
  $725.00
1 copy available for $255.00
   Wayne Boring, Al Plastino

#84

  9/1/1953
  $0.10
  $850.00
No copies available
 Sep-Oct issueWilliam Woolfolk, Bill Finger, Henry Boltinoff, Barry HavensAl Plastino, Wayne Boring, Henry Boltinoff

#85

  11/1/1953
  $0.10
  $625.00
1 copy available for $310.00
 Nov-Dec issueE.J. Jeffrey, Bill Woolfolk, Bill Finger, Henry BoltinoffWayne Boring, Henry Boltinoff, Al Plastino

#86

  1/1/1954
  $0.10
  $650.00
No copies available
  William WoolfolkWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#87

  2/1/1954
  $0.10
  $725.00
No copies available
   Wayne Boring

#88

  3/1/1954
  $0.10
  $600.00
No copies available
 1st appearance of The Terrible Trio (Luthor, Prankster, & Toy Man)Jerry Coleman, William Woolfolk, Henry Boltinoff, William H. ProsserAl Plastino, Wayne Boring, Henry Boltinoff

#89

  5/1/1954
  $0.10
  $825.00
No copies available
  Jack MillerWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#90

  7/1/1954
  $0.10
  $380.00
No copies available
  Jerry Coleman, Edmond Hamilton, Bill FingerAl Plastino, Wayne Boring

#91

  8/1/1954
  $0.10
  $650.00
No copies available
  William Woolfolk, Alvin Schwartz, Henry Boltinoff, Ted M. LevineAl Plastino, Wayne Boring, Henry Boltinoff

#92

  9/1/1954
  $0.10
  $450.00
No copies available
  William Woolfolk, Jerry ColemanWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#93

  11/1/1954
  $0.10
  $450.00
No copies available
  William Woolfolk, Bill Finger, Jerry ColemanWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#94

  1/1/1955
  $0.10
  $440.00
No copies available
  William Woolfolk, Jerry ColemanWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#95

  2/1/1955
  $0.10
  $420.00
2 copies available from $8.00
  Ben Bolison, Henry BoltinoffWayne Boring, Henry Boltinoff

#96

  3/1/1955
  $0.10
  $480.00
1 copy available for $10.00
 Versus Mr. MxyzptlkBill Finger, Henry BoltinoffWayne Boring, Stan Kaye, Henry Boltinoff
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