Superman 1939-1942

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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 1939/11/12 - H G/G/G $240.00 #2, No reverse
S1370-0002 1939/11/19 - H G-VG/VG/G $132.00 #3, On reverse Grin & Bear It by Todd Lichty
S1370-0003 1939/11/19 - H FR-G/FR-G/G $99.00 #3, On reverse Captain & the Kids by Rudolf Dirks
S1370-0004 1939/11/26 - H G/G/G-VG $126.00 #4, On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth
S1370-0005 1940/01/07 - H VG/G-VG/VG $44.00 #10, On reverse  Gasoline Alley(Bottom-cut)
S1370-0006 1940/01/21 - H BWO G/G/VG $8.00 #12 On reverse Gumps by Gus Edson
S1370-0007 1940/04/07 - F FR/FR/VG $6.00 #23 Half on Full w/Grin an' Bear it(H), On reverse Jane Arden w/Paper Doll(F)
S1370-0008 1940/04/07 - H FR/FR/VG $5.00 #23 On reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King
S1370-0009 1940/07/14 - H G/FR-G/VG $12.00 #37 On reverse Bungle Family by HJ Tuthill
S1370-0010 1940/09/01 - H G/FR-G/VG $12.00 #44 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0012 1940/09/22 - F VG/VG/VG $15.00 #47 Half on Full w/Grin an bear it(H), On reverse Jane Arden w/Paper Doll(F)
S1370-0013 1940/09/22 - H G/G/VG $12.00 #47 On reverse Terry & the Pirates (bottom-cut)
S1370-0014 1940/09/29 - T VG/G-VG/VG $15.00 #48 On reverse Skippy by Percy Crosby
S1370-0015 1940/09/29 - H FR/FR/VG $5.00 #48 No reverse
S1370-0016 1940/10/20 - T P/P/G $1.00 #51 w/Joe Palooka Play Money, On reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S1370-0017 1941/04/13 - H BWBO G/G/VG $4.00 #76, On reverse BWO Terry & the Pirates by Milton Caniff
S1370-0018 1941/04/27 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #78, On reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S1370-0019 1941/04/27 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #78, No reverse
S1370-0020 1941/05/04 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #79, On reverse Yankee Doodle by Frank Tinsley
S1370-0021 1941/06/08 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #84, On reverse Captain & the Kids by Rudolf Dirks
S1370-0022 1941/06/15 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #85, On reverse Captain & the Kids by Rudolf Dirks
S1370-0023 1941/07/06 - H FR-P/FR-P/G $2.00 #88, On reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard
S1370-0024 1941/07/13 - F G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #89, Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0025 1941/07/13 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #89, No reverse
S1370-0026 1941/07/13 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #89, On reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard
S1370-0027 1941/07/20 - H FR-G/FR-G/VG $5.00 #90, On reverse Yankee Doodle by Frank Tinsley
S1370-0028 1941/08/03 - F G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #92, Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0029 1941/08/03 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #92, On reverse Yankee Doodle by Frank Tinsley
S1370-0030 1941/08/03 - H G/G/G $8.00 #92, On reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard
S1370-0031 1941/08/10 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #93, No reverse
S1370-0032 1941/08/24 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #95, On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0033 1941/09/07 - H G/FR-G/G $6.00 #97, On reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S1370-0034 1941/09/14 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #98, On reverse Blondie by Chic Young(H)
S1370-0035 1941/09/14 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #98, On reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King(top-cut)
S1370-0036 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)
S1370-0037 1941/09/21 - T G/VG/FR-G $8.00 #99, On reverse Flash Gordon by Alex Raymond
S1370-0038 1941/09/21 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #99, On reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S1370-0039 1941/09/21 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #99, On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S1370-0040 1941/09/28 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #100, On reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S1370-0041 1941/10/05 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #101, No reverse
S1370-0042 1941/11/02 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #105, No reverse
S1370-0043 1941/11/02 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #105, On reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S1370-0044 1941/11/02 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #105, On reverse Invisible Scarlett O'Neill by Russell Stamm
S1370-0045 1941/11/02 - H FR/FR/VG $4.00 #105, On reverse Dixie Dugan by Striebel & McEvoy
S1370-0046 1941/11/09 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #106, On reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King
S1370-0047 1941/11/09 - H FR-G/FR-G/G $5.00 #106, On reverse Grin an' Bear it by Todd Lichty(top-cut)
S1370-0048 1941/11/16 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #107, On reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King(top-cut)
S1370-0049 1941/11/16 - H FR-G/FR-G/G $5.00 #107, On reverse Flying Jenny by Russell Keaton(top-cut)
S1370-0050 1941/11/30 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #109, On reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King(top-cut)
S1370-0051 1941/12/21 - F G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #112, Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0052 1941/12/21 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #112, On reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King
S1370-0053 1941/12/28 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #113, On reverse Gasoline Alley by Frank King(top-cut)
S1370-0054 1942/01/04 - F G/G/VG $10.00 #114 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0055 1942/01/04 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #114 On reverse Squirrel Cage by Gene Ahern(H)
S1370-0056 1942/01/04 - H G/G/FR-G $7.00 #114 On reverse Life's Like That
S1370-0057 1942/01/04 - H FR-G/FR-G/VG $5.00 #114 No reverse
S1370-0058 1942/01/11 - F VG/VG/VG $10.00 #115 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0059 1942/01/11 - F FR-G/FR/VG $3.00 #115 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0060 1942/01/11 - T G/FR-G/VG $8.00 #115 On reverse Flash Gordon by Alex Raymond
S1370-0061 1942/01/11 - H G/G/FR-G $7.00 #115 On reverse Life's Like That
S1370-0062 1942/01/11 - H FR-G/FR-G/VG $5.00 #115 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0063 1942/01/18 - F G/G/VG $10.00 #116 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0064 1942/01/18 - F VG/VG/VG $8.00 #116 Half on Full w/Oxydol ad(H), On reverse Squirrel Cage(H), Room & Board(H)
S1370-0065 1942/01/18 - H G/G/FR-G $7.00 #116 On reverse Joe Palooka
S1370-0066 1942/01/18 - H FR-G/FR-G/VG $5.00 #116 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0067 1942/01/25 - F G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #117 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0068 1942/01/25 - F G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #117 Half on Full w/GE Ad(H), On reverse Grin an Bear It(H), Invisible Scarlet O'Neil(H)
S1370-0069 1942/01/25 - H G/G/G $8.00 #117 On reverse Mickey Finn by Lank Leonard
S1370-0070 1942/01/25 - H G/G/FR-G $7.00 #117 On reverse Red Ryder by Fred Harman
S1370-0071 1942/02/01 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #118 On reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S1370-0072 1942/02/01 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #118 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0073 1942/02/01 - H G/G/G $8.00 #118 On reverse Grin an' Bear it(H)
S1370-0074 1942/02/08 - T VG/VG/VG $10.00 #119 On reverse King of the Royal Mounted by Zane Grey
S1370-0075 1942/02/08 - T FR-P/FR-P/FR $2.00 #119 On reverse Flash Gordon by Alex Raymond
S1370-0076 1942/02/08 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #119 On reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S1370-0077 1942/02/08 - H G/G/G $8.00 #119 On reverse Life's Like That(H)
S1370-0078 1942/02/08 - H FR-G/FR-G/VG $5.00 #119 No reverse
S1370-0079 1942/02/15 - F G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #120 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0080 1942/02/15 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #120 On reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S1370-0081 1942/02/15 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #120 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0082 1942/02/15 - H G/G/FR-G $7.00 #120 On reverse Grin an' Bear It
S1370-0083 1942/02/22 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #121 On reverse Toots & Casper by Jimmy Murphy
S1370-0084 1942/02/22 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #121 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0085 1942/03/01 - F G/G/VG $10.00 #122 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0086 1942/03/01 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #122 On reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S1370-0087 1942/03/01 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #122 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0088 1942/03/08 - F FR/FR/VG $4.00 #123 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0089 1942/03/08 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #123 On reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S1370-0090 1942/03/08 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #123 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0091 1942/03/08 - H G/G/G $8.00 #123 On reverse Off the Record by Ed Reed
S1370-0092 1942/03/15 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #124 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0093 1942/03/15 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #124 On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(H)
S1370-0094 1942/03/22 - F G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #125 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0095 1942/03/22 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #125 On reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S1370-0096 1942/03/22 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #125 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0097 1942/03/22 - H FR-G/FR/FR-G $3.00 #125 On reverse Mary Worth
S1370-0098 1942/03/29 - F FR-G/FR/VG $6.00 #126 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0099 1942/03/29 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #126 On reverse Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover
S1370-0100 1942/03/29 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #126 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0101 1942/03/29 - H G/G/G $8.00 #126 On reverse Life's Like That
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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