Superman 1939-1942

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Andrew Madura, 1265 Fran Mar Ct, Clermont, FL 34711

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Superman by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster  (1370-) 1st Daily January 16, 1939,  1st Sunday November 5, 1939 - For the Comic Book medium, Superman is the ultimate cultural icon that it has ever produced.   The newspaper version was created as a support vehicle, but in fact was the content of many of the early comic book collections.   Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster the Superman newspaper version stuck to the formula of the comic books,  continuity stories with plenty of cliffhangers sprinkled in between.  Siegel and Shuster teamed on the newspaper strips (both daily and Sunday) through mid-1942.  Their epic artwork and exciting pulp-ish stories were the epitome of Golden Age Comics.  Excellent cartoonists would follow, but the steel-jawed Superman of Siegel & Shuster is by far the most special of all versions.  The strip was offered exclusively as halves and tabs or smaller.  The market for these is strong.   The most asked-for strips are the origin strips which were produced every few years and /show the baby Superman blasting off from the exploding planet Krypton.   Other premium strips include the first appearance of Lex Luthor, Superman's arch-enemy, and the the famous Giant Robot episode which was prominently re-created in the greatest of Max Fleischer's film cartoons.  Luckily for the collector, recognition of quality came early and many of these were hoarded.    The ample supply has the effect of depressing prices significantly.    Where the first Superman appearance in Comic Books can breach a quarter-million dollars or more, the first sunday paper appearance can be had for under a thousand.   Dailies are actually a little rarer and sell faster that the sundays.         
Newspaper Comics Links ---> Superman 1939-1942 Superman 1942 Superman 1942-43
Superman to 1944-47 Superman to 1947-49 Superman to 1949-up Superman Dailies

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
S1370-0001 1939/11/19 - H G/G/FR-G $150.00 #3, No reverse
S1370-0002 1939/11/19 - H FR-G/FR-G/G $125.00 #3, On reverse Captain & the Kids by Rudolf Dirks
S1370-0003 1940/02/18 - H G/G/G $18.00 #16 On reverse Col. Potterby(TH)
S1370-0004 1940/04/07 - F FR-G/FR/VG $10.00 #23 Half on Full w/Grin an' Bear it(H), On reverse Jane Arden w/Paper Doll(F)
S1370-0005 1940/05/05 - H G/G/G $18.00 #27 On reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King
S1370-0006 1940/05/12 - F VG/VG/VG $20.00 #28 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H). On reverse Alley Oop by VT Hamlin(F)
S1370-0007 1940/06/09 - H G/G/G $18.00 #32 On reverse Charlie Chan by Al Andriola
S1370-0008 1940/06/23 - H G/G/G $18.00 #34 On reverse Charlie Chan by Al Andriola
S1370-0009 1940/06/30 - H VG/VG/VG $18.00 #35 On reverse Rosie's Beau(1TH)
S1370-0010 1940/07/14 - H VG/VG/VG $18.00 #37 On reverse Aunt Min(1TH)
S1370-0011 1940/07/14 - H G/G/VG $18.00 #37 On reverse Bungle Family by HJ Tuthill
S1370-0012 1940/07/21 - H VG/VG/VG $18.00 #38 On reverse Aunt Min(1TH)
S1370-0013 1940/07/28 - H VG/VG/VG $18.00 #39 On reverse Aunt Min(1TH)
S1370-0014 1940/08/04 - H G-VG/G/VG $18.00 #40 On reverse BWOB Bungle Family(1H)
S1370-0015 1940/08/11 - H G-VG/G/VG $18.00 #41 On reverse Terry & the Pirates(1H)
S1370-0016 1940/08/18 - H G-VG/G/VG $18.00 #42 On reverse BWOB Bungle Family(1H)
S1370-0017 1940/08/18 - H G/FR-G/G $15.00 #42 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0018 1940/09/08 - H VG/VG/VG $18.00 #45 No reverse
S1370-0019 1940/09/08 - H G/G/G $18.00 #45 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0020 1940/09/22 - H G/G/VG $18.00 #47 On reverse Terry & the Pirates (bottom-cut)
S1370-0021 1940/09/29 - F G/G/VG $20.00 #48 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H). On reverse Alley Oop by VT Hamlin(F)
S1370-0022 1940/09/29 - T VG/G-VG/VG $18.00 #48 On reverse Skippy by Percy Crosby
S1370-0023 1940/09/29 - H VG/VG/VG $10.00 #48 No reverse
S1370-0024 1940/09/29 - H FR-G/FR/VG $10.00 #48 No reverse
S1370-0025 1940/10/06 - H VG/VG/VG $10.00 #49 On reverse Squirrel Cage(1H)
S1370-0027 1940/10/27 - H G/G/VG $45.00 #52 Robots Attack!, on reverse BWR Gordon Fife #2 by Moore & Pfeufer(H)
S1370-0028 1940/10/27 - H G/G/G $45.00 #52 Robots Attack!, on reverse Dinglehoofer(1TH)
S1370-0029 1940/11/03 - H G/G/VG $45.00 #53 Robots Attack!, on reverse BWR Gordon Fife #3 by Moore & Pfeufer(H)
S1370-0030 1940/11/10 - T FR-G/FR/G $20.00 #54 Robots Attack!, on reverse Napoleon by Clifford McBride
S1370-0031 1940/11/10 - H G/G/VG $45.00 #54 Robots Attack!, on reverse BWR Gordon Fife #4 by Moore & Pfeufer(H)
S1370-0032 1940/11/10 - H G/G/G $45.00 #54 Robots Attack!, on reverse Toots & Casper(1H)
S1370-0033 1940/11/24 - H VG/G-VG/VG $45.00 #56 Robots Attack!, on reverse Bungle Family by HJ Tuthill
S1370-0034 1940/11/24 - H G/G/VG $45.00 #56 Robots Attack!, on reverse BWR Gordon Fife #6 by Moore & Pfeufer(H)
S1370-0035 1940/11/24 - H G-VG/G/VG $45.00 #56 Robots Attack!, on reverse Squirrel Cage(H)
S1370-0036 1940/12/01 - H G/G/VG $45.00 #57 Robots Attack!, on reverse BWR Gordon Fife #7 by Moore & Pfeufer(H)
S1370-0037 1940/12/01 - H G-VG/G/VG $45.00 #57 Robots Attack!, on reverse Squirrel Cage(1H)
S1370-0038 1940/12/08 - H G/G/VG $45.00 #58 Robots Attack!, on reverse BWR Gordon Fife #8 by Moore & Pfeufer(H)
S1370-0039 1940/12/15 - H G/G/VG $45.00 #59 Robots Attack!, on reverse BWR Gordon Fife #9 by Moore & Pfeufer(H)
S1370-0040 1940/12/15 - H G/G/VG $45.00 #59 Robots Attack!, on reverse Ella Cinders(H)
S1370-0041 1941/01/05 - F G/G/VG $10.00 #62 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H). On reverse Captain and the Kids(H), Hawkshaw(H)
S1370-0042 1941/01/12 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $10.00 #63 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H). On reverse Right Around Home by Dudley Fisher
S1370-0043 1941/01/26 - H G/G/VG $10.00 #65, On reverse Ella Cinders(H)
S1370-0044 1941/02/02 - H G/G/VG $10.00 #66, On reverse Ella Cinders(H)
S1370-0045 1941/02/09 - H G/G/VG $60.00 #67, First Lex Luthor, On reverse Yankee Doodle(H)
S1370-0046 1941/02/16 - H G/FR-G/G $25.00 #68, Second Lex Luthor, On reverse Private Lives(H)
S1370-0047 1941/02/23 - H G/G/G $25.00 #69, Third Lex Luthor, On reverse L'il Abner(H)
S1370-0048 1941/03/09 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #71, On reverse Ella Cinders(H)
S1370-0049 1941/03/16 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #72, On reverse Gasoline Alley(H)
S1370-0050 1941/03/23 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #73, No reverse
S1370-0051 1941/04/06 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #75, No reverse
S1370-0052 1941/04/13 - H BWBO G/G/VG $6.00 #76, On reverse BWO Terry & the Pirates by Milton Caniff
S1370-0053 1941/04/27 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #78, On reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S1370-0054 1941/04/27 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #78, No reverse
S1370-0055 1941/04/27 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #78, No reverse
S1370-0056 1941/05/04 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #79, On reverse Yankee Doodle by Frank Tinsley
S1370-0057 1941/05/11 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #80, No reverse
S1370-0058 1941/05/18 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #81, No reverse
S1370-0059 1941/06/01 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #83, No reverse
S1370-0060 1941/06/08 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #84, On reverse Ella Cinders(H)
S1370-0061 1941/06/15 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #85, On reverse Captain & the Kids by Rudolf Dirks
S1370-0062 1941/06/15 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #85, On reverse Ella Cinders(H)
S1370-0063 1941/07/06 - H FR-G/FR-G/G $8.00 #88, On reverse Camel ad(H)
S1370-0064 1941/07/13 - F G-VG/G/VG $12.00 #89, Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0065 1941/07/13 - F G-VG/G/VG $12.00 #89, Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse BWBO Gasoline Alley(H), Harold Teen(H)
S1370-0066 1941/07/13 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #89, No reverse
S1370-0067 1941/07/20 - F G-VG/G/VG $12.00 #90, Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Blondie by Chic Young(F)
S1370-0068 1941/08/03 - F G-VG/G/VG $12.00 #92, Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0069 1941/08/03 - F G-VG/G/VG $12.00 #92, Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tillie the Toiler(H), Shredded Ralston ad(H)
S1370-0070 1941/08/03 - H G/G/VG $10.00 #92, On reverse Yankee Doodle by Frank Tinsley
S1370-0071 1941/08/03 - H G/G/G $10.00 #92, On reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard
S1370-0072 1941/08/10 - F G-VG/G/VG $12.00 #93, Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tillie the Toiler(H), Lifebuoy ad(H)
S1370-0073 1941/08/17 - H G/G/VG $10.00 #94, On reverse Captain & the Kids by Rudolf Dirks
S1370-0074 1941/08/24 - F G-VG/G/VG $12.00 #95, Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tillie the Toiler(H), Lifebuoy ad(H)
S1370-0075 1941/08/24 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #95, On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0076 1941/08/31 - F G-VG/G/VG $12.00 #96, Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Skippy(H), Gillete ad(H)
S1370-0077 1941/09/07 - H G/FR-G/G $9.00 #97, On reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S1370-0078 1941/09/14 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #98, On reverse Blondie by Chic Young(H)
S1370-0079 1941/09/14 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #98, On reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King(top-cut)
S1370-0080 1941/09/21 - F G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #99, Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0081 1941/09/21 - T G/VG/FR-G $9.00 #99, On reverse Flash Gordon by Alex Raymond
S1370-0082 1941/09/21 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #99, On reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S1370-0083 1941/09/21 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #99, On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S1370-0084 1941/09/28 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #100, On reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S1370-0085 1941/10/05 - F G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #101, Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tillie the Toiler(H), Lifebuoy ad(H)
S1370-0086 1941/10/05 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #101, No reverse
S1370-0087 1941/10/12 - F G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #102, Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Toots & Casper(H), Skippy(H)
S1370-0088 1941/10/19 - F G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #103, Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Toots & Casper(H), Colgate/SuperSuds ad(H)
S1370-0089 1941/10/26 - F G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #104, Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tillie the Toiler(H), Nestles ad(H)
S1370-0090 1941/11/02 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #105, No reverse
S1370-0091 1941/11/02 - H G/G/VG $10.00 #105, On reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S1370-0092 1941/11/02 - H G/G/VG $10.00 #105, On reverse Invisible Scarlett O'Neill by Russell Stamm
S1370-0093 1941/11/09 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #106, On reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King
S1370-0094 1941/11/09 - H FR-G/FR-G/G $8.00 #106, On reverse Grin an' Bear it by Todd Lichty(top-cut)
S1370-0095 1941/11/16 - H FR-G/FR-G/G $8.00 #107, On reverse Flying Jenny by Russell Keaton(top-cut)
S1370-0096 1941/11/30 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #109, On reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King(top-cut)
S1370-0097 1941/12/21 - F G-VG/G/VG $12.00 #112, Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0098 1941/12/21 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #112, On reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King
S1370-0099 1941/12/28 - H G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #113, On reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King(top-cut)
S1370-0100 1942/01/04 - F G/G/VG $12.00 #114 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
Newspaper Comics Links ---> Superman 1939-1942 Superman 1942 Superman 1942-43
Superman to 1944-47 Superman to 1947-49 Superman to 1949-up Superman Dailies

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