Superman (1st Series)

 SUP2   (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
  $160,000.00
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; Reprint edition included with Superman statue; ca. 1999Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#1 Variation A

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

#2

  9/1/1939
  $0.10
  $6,200.00
No copies available
Fall 1939Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#3

  12/1/1939
  $0.10
  $10,600.00
1 copy available for $1,475.00
Reprints Superman stories from Action Comics #5, 6Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#4

  3/1/1940
  $0.10
  $2,525.00
No copies available
2nd Appearance of Lex Luthor (with hair); Spring 1940Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster, Paul Cassidy

#5

  6/1/1940
  $0.10
  $6,000.00
No copies available
Summer 1940Jerry Siegel, George ShuteWayne Boring, Paul Cassidy, Bernard Baily, Joe Shuster

#6

  9/1/1940
  $0.10
  $1,375.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, George ShuteJoe Shuster, Paul Cassidy, Don Komisarow

#7

  11/1/1940
  $0.10
  $1,375.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Perry WhiteJerry SiegelJoe Shuster, Wayne Boring

#8

  1/1/1941
  $0.10
  $1,250.00
No copies available
4 Superman stories, 3 untitledJerry Siegel, Ed CarlislePaul Cassidy, Wayne Boring, Joe Shuster

#9

  3/1/1941
  $0.10
  $1,275.00
No copies available
4 untitled Superman storiesJerry Siegel, Frank CooperPaul Cassidy, Joe Shuster, Joe Shuster Studio, Superman Studio, Fred Ray

#10

  5/1/1941
  $0.10
  $3,700.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Lex Luthor (bald)Jerry SiegelWayne Boring, Leo Nowak, Paul Cassidy, Joe Shuster

#11

  7/1/1941
  $0.10
  $2,825.00
No copies available
   

#12

  9/1/1941
  $0.10
  $2,200.00
No copies available
   

#13

  11/1/1941
  $0.10
  $2,575.00
No copies available
Anti-Axis cover  

#14

  1/1/1942
  $0.10
  $4,500.00
No copies available
Classic flag cover  

#15

  3/1/1942
  $0.10
  $2,425.00
1 copy available for $199.50
   

#16

  5/1/1942
  $0.10
  $2,450.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Edgar WestonJohn Sikela, Wayne Boring

#17

  7/1/1942
  $0.10
  $1,650.00
No copies available
Hitler/Hirohito coverJerry SiegelJoe Shuster, Leo Nowak, John Sikela

#18

  9/1/1942
  $0.10
  $1,650.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJohn Sikela, Leo Nowak, Ed Dobrotka

#19

  11/1/1942
  $0.10
  $675.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelEd Dobrotka, Leo Nowak, Joe Shuster

#20

  1/1/1943
  $0.10
  $2,475.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelEd Dobrotka, John Sikela, Joe Shuster

#21

  3/1/1943
  $0.10
  $1,700.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelEd Dobrotka, Leo Nowak, Joe Shuster, Pete Riss

#22

  5/1/1943
  $0.10
  $1,100.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelPete Riss, John Sikela, Ed Dobrotka

#23

  7/1/1943
  $0.10
  $1,100.00
No copies available
Anti-Axis coverJerry Siegel, Don CameronSam Citron, George Roussos, Pete Riss, John Sikela

#24

  9/1/1943
  $0.10
  $2,875.00
No copies available
Flag coverDon Cameron, Jerry SiegelEd Dobrotka, Pete Riss, George Roussos

#25

  11/1/1943
  $0.10
  $1,050.00
No copies available
Nov-Dec issueJerry Siegel, Mort Weisinger, Bill Finger, Henry Boltinoff, Robert LaneIra Yarbrough, Fred Ray, Joe Schuster, Ed Dobrotka, Henry Boltinoff, Jack Lehti

#26

  1/1/1944
  $0.10
  $1,250.00
No copies available
Anti-Axis coverBill Finger, Don Cameron, Jerry Siegel, Wayne Boring 

#27

  3/1/1944
  $0.10
  $1,050.00
No copies available
 Don CameronEd Dobrotka

#28

  5/1/1944
  $0.10
  $950.00
No copies available
 Don Cameron, Jerry SiegelIra Yarbrough, Sam Citron, George Roussos, Ed Dobrotka

#29

  7/1/1944
  $0.10
  $1,325.00
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
  $3,400.00
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
  $1,550.00
1 copy available for $550.00
 Bill Finger, Don CameronSam Citron, Ed Dobrotka

#32

  1/1/1945
  $0.10
  $825.00
No copies available
 Alvin Schwartz, Whitney Ellsworth, Don CameronEd Dobrotka

#33

  3/1/1945
  $0.10
  $950.00
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
Special Edition U.S. Navy giveawayDon Cameron, Bill Finger, Whitney EllsworthIra Yarbrough, Ed Dobrotka

#34

  5/1/1945
  $0.10
  $1,175.00
No copies available
 Don 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
Special Edition U.S. Navy giveawayDon Cameron, Whitney Ellsworth, Bill FingerSam Citron

#35

  7/1/1945
  $0.10
  $1,025.00
No copies available
 Don Cameron, Bill Finger, Alvin SchwartzIra Yarbrough, Ed Dobrotka

#36

  9/1/1945
  $0.10
  $1,325.00
No copies available
 Whitney EllsworthIra Yarbrough, Sam Citron

#37

  11/1/1945
  $0.10
  $1,125.00
No copies available
 Don Cameron, Whitney Ellsworth, Tom Neill, Henry Boltinoff, Lit-Win, Jerry SiegelEd Dobrotka, Sam Citron, Henry Boltinoff, Lit-Win

#38

  1/1/1946
  $0.10
  $1,375.00
No copies available
Atom bomb coverDon Cameron, Bill Finger, Whitney EllsworthSam Citron

#39

  3/1/1946
  $0.10
  $825.00
No copies available
 Whitney Ellsworth, Don CameronJoe Shuster, Ira Yarbrough, Sam Citron

#40

  5/1/1946
  $0.10
  $1,150.00
No copies available
 Don Cameron, Jerry Siegel, Whitney EllsworthIra Yarbrough, Sam Citron

#41

  7/1/1946
  $0.10
  $925.00
No copies available
 Don Cameron, Alvin Schwartz, Jerry SiegelSam Citron

#42

  9/1/1946
  $0.10
  $650.00
No copies available
 Don Cameron, Whitney Ellsworth, Alvin SchwartzIra Yarbrough, Sam Citron

#43

  11/1/1946
  $0.10
  $875.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Alvin Schwartz, Don CameronJoe Shuster, John Sikela

#44

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

#45

  3/1/1947
  $0.10
  $1,100.00
1 copy available for $390.00
 Alvin Schwartz, Jerry SiegelJohn Sikela

#46

  5/1/1947
  $0.10
  $650.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJohn Sikela

#47

  7/1/1947
  $0.10
  $650.00
1 copy available for $230.00
 Don Cameron, Jerry SiegelIra Yarbrough

#48

  9/1/1947
  $0.10
  $750.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJohn Sikela

#49

  11/1/1947
  $0.10
  $725.00
No copies available
 Don CameronJohn Sikela

#50

  1/1/1948
  $0.10
  $875.00
No copies available
 Don CameronWin Mortimer

#51

  3/1/1948
  $0.10
  $590.00
No copies available
 Alvin SchwartzWin Mortimer, Curt Swan

#52

  5/1/1948
  $0.10
  $700.00
No copies available
 Alvin Schwartz, Joe Samachson, Edmond HamiltonWin Mortimer, Ira Yarbrough

#53

  7/1/1948
  $0.10
  $2,875.00
No copies available
Origin of Superman; 10th anniversary issueBill Finger, Alvin Schwartz, Don CameronWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#54

  9/1/1948
  $0.10
  $500.00
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
  $1,050.00
No copies available
Versus Prankster; Jan-Feb issueHenry BoltinoffAl Plastino, Wayne Boring, Henry Boltinoff

#57

  3/1/1949
  $0.10
  $500.00
No copies available
 Edmond Hamilton, William WoolfolkWayne Boring

#58

  5/1/1949
  $0.10
  $700.00
2 copies available from $94.00
 Henry Boltinoff, William WoolfolkAl Plastino, Wayne Boring, Henry Boltinoff

#59

  7/1/1949
  $0.10
  $950.00
No copies available
 William Woolfolk, Alvin SchwartzWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#60

  9/1/1949
  $0.10
  $500.00
No copies available
Sep-Oct issueBill Finger, Henry BoltinoffWayne Boring, Henry Boltinoff

#61

  11/1/1949
  $0.10
  $1,000.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Green Kryptonite; Origin of Green Kryptonite; Origin of SupermanWilliam Woolfolk, Bill FingerAl Plastino, Wayne Boring

#62

  1/1/1950
  $0.10
  $480.00
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
  $480.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of MalaWilliam WoolfolkWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#66

  9/1/1950
  $0.10
  $480.00
No copies available
1st appearance of The Trickster (Al Fresco)William Woolfolk, Alvin SchwartzWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#67

  11/1/1950
  $0.10
  $540.00
No copies available
 William Woolfolk, Alvin SchwartzAl Plastino, Wayne Boring

#68

  1/1/1951
  $0.10
  $675.00
No copies available
 Henry Boltinoff, Edmond Hamilton, Bill Woolfolk, Martin Naydel, Alvin SchwartzHenry Boltinoff, Al Plastino, Wayne Boring, Martin Naydel

#69

  3/1/1951
  $0.10
  $480.00
No copies available
1st appearance of The Trickster (Al Fresco); 2nd appearance of SuperbabyWilliam Woolfolk, Alvin Schwartz, David Kahn, Henry BoltinoffWayne Boring, Al Plastino, Henry Boltinoff

#70

  5/1/1951
  $0.10
  $900.00
No copies available
 Alvin Schwartz, Edmond HamiltonWayne Boring

#71

  7/1/1951
  $0.10
  $1,200.00
1 copy available for $420.00
 Bill Finger, Edmond HamiltonWayne Boring

#72

  9/1/1951
  $0.10
  $700.00
1 copy available for $99.00
1st appearance of Alice WhiteAlvin Schwartz, Edmond Hamilton, William WoolfolkWayne Boring

#73

  11/1/1951
  $0.10
  $950.00
2 copies available from $179.50
 Bill FingerWayne Boring, Curt Swan

#74

  1/1/1952
  $0.10
  $450.00
No copies available
 Edmond Hamilton, Alvin SchwartzWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#75

  3/1/1952
  $0.10
  $450.00
No copies available
 Edmond Hamilton, William WoolfolkWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#76

  5/1/1952
  $0.10
  $1,100.00
No copies available
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
  $725.00
1 copy available for $360.00
  Wayne Boring

#78

  9/1/1952
  $0.10
  $725.00
1 copy available for $360.00
 Bill Finger, Edmond HamiltonWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#79

  12/1/1952
  $0.10
  $570.00
1 copy available for $78.00
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
  $380.00
1 copy available for $135.00
 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
  $650.00
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
  $380.00
No copies available
  Wayne Boring

#88

  3/1/1954
  $0.10
  $590.00
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
  $380.00
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
  $775.00
1 copy available for $85.60
 William Woolfolk, Alvin Schwartz, Henry Boltinoff, Ted M. LevineAl Plastino, Wayne Boring, Henry Boltinoff

#92

  9/1/1954
  $0.10
  $460.00
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
  $520.00
No copies available
 William Woolfolk, Jerry ColemanWayne Boring, Al Plastino

#95

  2/1/1955
  $0.10
  $675.00
2 copies available from $12.00
 Ben Bolison, Henry BoltinoffWayne Boring, Henry Boltinoff

#96

  3/1/1955
  $0.10
  $440.00
1 copy available for $10.00
Versus Mr. MxyzptlkBill Finger, Henry BoltinoffWayne Boring, Stan Kaye, Henry Boltinoff
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