Superman 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
S1370-0129 1942/04/05 - F FR-G/FR/VG $8.00 #127 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Captain Easy by Roy Crane(F)
S1370-0130 1942/04/05 - H VG/VG/VG $8.00 #127 On reverse Terry & the Pirates by Milton Caniff
S1370-0131 1942/04/05 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #127 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0132 1942/04/05 - H G/G/G $8.00 #127 On reverse Off The Record
S1370-0133 1942/04/12 - F G/FR-G/VG $10.00 #128 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0134 1942/04/12 - F FR-G/FR/VG $8.00 #128 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Captain Easy by Roy Crane(F)
S1370-0135 1942/04/12 - T VG/VG/VG $10.00 #128 On reverse Flash Gordon by Alex Raymond
S1370-0136 1942/04/12 - H VG/VG/VG $8.00 #128 On reverse Terry & the Pirates by Milton Caniff
S1370-0137 1942/04/12 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #128 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0138 1942/04/12 - H VG/G/VG $8.00 #128 On reverse Flying Jenny by Russell Keaton
S1370-0139 1942/04/12 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #128 On reverse Timid Soul
S1370-0140 1942/04/12 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #128 On reverse BWO Tarzan by Burne Hogarth
S1370-0141 1942/04/12 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #128 No reverse
S1370-0142 1942/04/19 - F FR/FR/VG $6.00 #129 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Captain Easy by Roy Crane(F)
S1370-0143 1942/04/19 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #129 On reverse Gumps by Gus Edson
S1370-0144 1942/04/19 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #129 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0145 1942/04/19 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #129 No reverse
S1370-0146 1942/04/19 - H G/FR-G/G $7.00 #129 On reverse Life's Like That
S1370-0147 1942/04/26 - F G/FR-G/VG $10.00 #130 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0148 1942/04/26 - F G/G/VG $12.00 #130 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Captain Easy by Roy Crane(F)
S1370-0149 1942/04/26 - T G/FR-G/G $8.00 #130 On reverse Flash Gordon by Alex Raymond
S1370-0150 1942/04/26 - H VG/VG/VG $8.00 #130 On reverse Terry & the Pirates by Milton Caniff
S1370-0151 1942/04/26 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #130 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0152 1942/04/26 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #130 On reverse Off the Record
S1370-0153 1942/05/03 - F G/G/VG $12.00 #131 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Captain Easy by Roy Crane(F)
S1370-0154 1942/05/03 - F G/G/VG $12.00 #131 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tillie the Toiler(H), Oxydol ad(H)
S1370-0155 1942/05/03 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #131 On reverse Ella Cinders by Plumb & Conselman
S1370-0156 1942/05/03 - H FR/FR/G $3.00 #131 On reverse Off the Record
S1370-0157 1942/05/03 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #131 On reverse Ripley's Believe it or not
S1370-0158 1942/05/03 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #131 On reverse Squirrel Cage by Gene Ahern
S1370-0159 1942/05/10 - F G/G/VG $12.00 #132 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Captain Easy by Roy Crane(F)
S1370-0160 1942/05/10 - F G/G/VG $12.00 #132 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Toots & Casper(H), Super Suds ad(H)
S1370-0161 1942/05/10 - H VG/VG/VG $8.00 #132 On reverse Terry & the Pirates by Milton Caniff
S1370-0162 1942/05/10 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #132 No reverse
S1370-0163 1942/05/10 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #132 On reverse The Timid Soul
S1370-0164 1942/05/10 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #132 On reverse BWO Tarzan by Burne Hogarth
S1370-0165 1942/05/17 - F G-VG/G/VG $12.00 #133 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0166 1942/05/17 - F G/G/VG $12.00 #133 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tillie the Toiler(H), Oxydol ad(H)
S1370-0167 1942/05/17 - F G/G/VG $12.00 #133 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Captain Easy by Roy Crane(F)
S1370-0168 1942/05/17 - T G/FR-G/VG $8.00 #133 On reverse King of the Royal Mounted by Zane Grey
S1370-0169 1942/05/17 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #133 On reverse The Gumps by Gus Edson
S1370-0170 1942/05/17 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #133 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S1370-0171 1942/05/17 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #133 On reverse Joe Jinks by Vic Forsythe
S1370-0172 1942/05/17 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #133 On reverse BWO Tarzan by Burne Hogarth
S1370-0173 1942/05/17 - H G/G/FR-G $7.00 #133 On reverse Off The Record
S1370-0174 1942/05/24 - F G-VG/G/VG $12.00 #134 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tarzan by Burne Hogarth(F)
S1370-0175 1942/05/24 - F G/G/VG $12.00 #134 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Captain Easy by Roy Crane(F)
S1370-0176 1942/05/24 - F G/G/VG $12.00 #134 Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tillie the Toiler(H), Lifebuoy ad(H)
S1370-0177 1942/05/24 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #134 On reverse Terry & the Pirates by Milton Caniff
S1370-0178 1942/05/24 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #134 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S1370-0179 1942/05/24 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #134 On reverse BWP True Comics (Bottom-cut)
S1370-0180 1942/05/24 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #134 On reverse Winnie Winkle by Martin Branner
S1370-0181 1942/05/31 - F G/G/VG $200.00 #135 Origin of Superman Part #1 features spaceship blasting off Planet Kypton in 1st Panel Half on Full w/Navy Bob Steele(H), On reverse Tillie the Toiler(H), Bungle Family(H)
S1370-0182 1942/05/31 - H G/G/G $150.00 #135 Origin of Superman Part #1 features spaceship blasting off Planet Kypton in 1st Panel, On reverse Tillie the Toiler(H - bottom-cut)
S1370-0183 1942/06/07 - T G-VG/G/VG $25.00 #136 Origin of Superman Part #2 On reverse Our Boarding House by Gene Ahern
S1370-0184 1942/06/07 - T FR-G/FR/G $15.00 #136 Origin of Superman Part #2 On reverse Our Boarding House by Gene Ahern
S1370-0185 1942/06/07 - H FR/FR/G $8.00 #136 Origin of Superman Part #2 No reverse
S1370-0186 1942/06/14 - T G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #137 On reverse Out our Way by JR Williams
S1370-0187 1942/06/14 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #137 On reverse Terry & the Pirates by Milton Caniff
S1370-0188 1942/06/14 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #137 No reverse
S1370-0189 1942/06/14 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #137 On reverse Life's Like That
S1370-0190 1942/06/14 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #137 On reverse Toots & Casper by Jimmy Murphy
S1370-0191 1942/06/14 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #137 On reverse Joe Jinks by Vic Forsythe
S1370-0192 1942/06/14 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #137 On reverse BWO Tarzan by Burne Hogarth
S1370-0193 1942/06/21 - T G-VG/G/VG $10.00 #138 On reverse Out our Way by JR Williams
S1370-0194 1942/06/21 - T G/FR-G/VG $8.00 #138 On reverse Out our Way by JR Williams
S1370-0195 1942/06/21 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #138 On reverse The Gumps by Gus Edson
S1370-0196 1942/06/21 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #138 No reverse
S1370-0197 1942/06/21 - H G/G/G $8.00 #138 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S1370-0198 1942/06/21 - H FR-G/FR/FR-G $4.00 #138 On reverse Timid Soul
S1370-0199 1942/06/28 - T VG/VG/VG $10.00 #139 On reverse King of the Royal Mounted by Zane Grey
S1370-0200 1942/06/28 - T FR-G/FR-G/VG $8.00 #139 On reverse Out our Way by JR Williams
S1370-0201 1942/06/28 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #139 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S1370-0202 1942/06/28 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #139 On reverse Don Winslow by Frank Martinek
S1370-0203 1942/06/28 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #139 On reverse Red Ryder by Fred Harman
S1370-0204 1942/06/28 - H G/G/VG $8.00 #139 On reverse The Spirit(2 pages only)
S1370-0205 1942/07/05 - T VG/VG/VG $10.00 #140 On reverse King of the Royal Mounted by Zane Grey
S1370-0206 1942/07/05 - T G/G/G $10.00 #140 On reverse The Gumps by Gus Edson
S1370-0207 1942/07/05 - T FR/FR/VG $2.00 #140 On reverse Flash Gordon by Alex Raymond
S1370-0208 1942/07/05 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #140 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp (top-cut)
S1370-0209 1942/07/05 - H FR-G/FR-G/G $6.00 #140 On reverse Jane Arden by Barrett & Ross
S1370-0210 1942/07/12 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #141 On reverse Ella Cinders by Conselman & Plumb
S1370-0211 1942/07/12 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #141 On reverse Life's Like That
S1370-0212 1942/07/19 - T FR-G/FR-G/VG $6.00 #142 On reverse Out our Way by JR Williams
S1370-0213 1942/07/19 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #142 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S1370-0214 1942/07/19 - H G/G/G $8.00 #142 On reverse Off The Record
S1370-0215 1942/07/26 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #143 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S1370-0216 1942/08/02 - T FR-G/FR-G/VG $6.00 #144 On reverse Out our Way by JR Williams
S1370-0217 1942/08/02 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #144 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S1370-0218 1942/08/09 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #145 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S1370-0219 1942/08/16 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #146 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S1370-0220 1942/08/16 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #146 On reverse The Little King
S1370-0220 1942/08/16 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #146 On reverse Off The Record
S1370-0222 1942/08/23 - T G/G/VG $8.00 #147 On reverse Napoleon by Clifford McBride
S1370-0223 1942/08/23 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #147 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S1370-0224 1942/08/23 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #147 On reverse The Timid Soul by HT Webster
S1370-0225 1942/08/30 - T G/G/VG $10.00 #148 On reverse The Gumps by Gus Edson
S1370-0226 1942/08/30 - T FR-G/FR-G/VG $8.00 #148 On reverse Out our Way by JR Williams
S1370-0227 1942/08/30 - T FR/FR/FR $2.00 #148 On reverse Flash Gordon by Alex Raymond
S1370-0228 1942/08/30 - H G-VG/G/VG $8.00 #148 On reverse L'il Abner by Al Capp
S1370-0229 1942/08/30 - H G/FR-G/VG $7.00 #148 On reverse Grin and Bear It by Todd Lichty
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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