Superman 1949-Up

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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
S1370-0589 1949/05/01 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 #496, On reverse Louie(HT)
S1370-0590 1949/05/08 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 #497, No reverse
S1370-0591 1949/05/15 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 #498, No reverse
S1370-0592 1949/05/22 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 #499, No reverse
S1370-0593 1949/05/29 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 #500, on reverse Flop Family(HT)
S1370-0594 1949/05/29 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #500, on reverse Jane Arden w/Paper Doll
S1370-0595 1949/06/05 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 #501, No reverse
S1370-0596 1949/06/12 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 #502, on reverse Freckles(HT)
S1370-0597 1949/06/12 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #502, No reverse
S1370-0598 1949/06/19 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 #503, on reverse Louie(HT)
S1370-0599 1949/06/19 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #503, on reverse Freckles(HT)
S1370-0600 1949/06/26 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #504, on reverse Freckles(HT)
S1370-0601 1949/07/03 - T G/G/G $8.00 #505, on reverse Louie(HT)
S1370-0602 1949/07/03 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #505, on reverse Captain and the Kids(HT)
S1370-0603 1949/07/10 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #506, on reverse Dixie Dugan(HT)
S1370-0604 1949/07/17 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #507, on reverse Dixie Dugan(HT)
S1370-0605 1949/07/24 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #508, No reverse
S1370-0606 1949/08/07 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #510, On reverse Peter Rabbit(HT)
S1370-0607 1949/08/14 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 #511, On reverse Little Orphan Annie(T)
S1370-0608 1949/08/21 - T P/P/G $1.00 #512, on reverse Henry(HT)
S1370-0609 1949/08/28 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 #513, On reverse Freckles(HT)
S1370-0610 1949/09/04 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #514, on reverse Dixie Dugan
S1370-0611 1949/09/11 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #515, on reverse Peter Rabbit
S1370-0612 1949/09/25 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #517, on reverse Boots w/Paper Doll
S1370-0613 1949/10/02 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #518, on reverse Peter Rabbit
S1370-0614 1949/10/16 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #520, on reverse Peter Rabbit
S1370-0615 1949/10/30 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #522, No reverse
S1370-0616 1949/11/06 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #523, No reverse
S1370-0617 1949/11/13 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #524, on reverse Captain and the Kids(HT)
S1370-0618 1949/11/20 - T FR-G/FR-G/G $5.00 #525, No reverse
S1370-0619 1949/11/27 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 #525, on reverse Little Orphan Annie(T)
S1370-0620 1949/11/27 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #526, No reverse
S1370-0621 1949/12/04 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #527, No reverse
S1370-0622 1949/12/11 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #528, on reverse Peter Rabbit
S1370-0623 1949/12/18 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #529, on reverse Out Our Way
S1370-0624 1950/01/01 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #531, on reverse Bo by Frank Beck
S1370-0625 1950/01/08 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #532, on reverse Jane Arden w/Paper Doll
S1370-0626 1950/01/15 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #533, on reverse Peter Rabbit
S1370-0627 1950/01/22 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #534, on reverse Out Our Way
S1370-0628 1950/01/29 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #535, on reverse Peter Rabbit
S1370-0629 1950/02/05 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #536, on reverse Boots
S1370-0630 1950/02/12 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #537, on reverse Katzenjammer Kids
S1370-0631 1950/02/12 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #537, on reverse Boots w/Paper Doll
S1370-0632 1950/02/19 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #538, No reverse
S1370-0633 1950/02/19 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #538, on reverse Freckles & Friends
S1370-0634 1950/02/19 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #539, No reverse
S1370-0635 1950/02/26 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #539, on reverse Out Our Way
S1370-0636 1950/03/05 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #540, No reverse
S1370-0637 1950/03/12 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #541, No reverse
S1370-0638 1950/03/19 - H G/G/G $5.00 #542, On reverse Snookums by George McManus(TH)
S1370-0639 1950/03/26 - T G-VG/G/VG $6.00 #543, On reverse Just the Type(HT), Little Jimmy(HT)
S1370-0640 1950/03/26 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #543, on reverse Katzenjammer Kids
S1370-0641 1950/04/02 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #544, No reverse
S1370-0642 1950/04/09 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #545, No reverse
S1370-0643 1950/04/09 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #545, on reverse Boots
S1370-0644 1950/04/16 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #546, on reverse Out Our Way
S1370-0645 1950/04/30 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #548, on reverse Out Our Way
S1370-0646 1950/05/07 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #549, on reverse Katzenjammer Kids
S1370-0647 1950/05/14 - H G/G/G $5.00 #550, on reverse Dick Tracy (bottom-cut)
S1370-0648 1950/05/14 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #550, on reverse Out Our Way
S1370-0649 1950/05/21 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #551, No reverse
S1370-0650 1950/05/28 - H G/G/G $5.00 #552, on reverse Dick Tracy (bottom-cut)
S1370-0651 1950/05/28 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #552, on reverse Peter Rabbit
S1370-0652 1950/06/04 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #553, on reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S1370-0653 1950/06/04 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #553, on reverse Jane Arden w/Paper Doll
S1370-0654 1950/06/11 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #554, on reverse Strange as it Seems(H)
S1370-0655 1950/06/25 - H G/G/G $5.00 #556, on reverse Dick Tracy by Chester Gould
S1370-0656 1950/06/25 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #556, No reverse
S1370-0657 1950/07/02 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #557, On reverse Katzenjammer Kids
S1370-0658 1950/07/09 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #558, On reverse Archie by Bob Montana
S1370-0659 1950/07/16 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #559, On reverse Jack and Judy in Bibleland
S1370-0660 1950/07/23 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #560, On reverse Peter Rabbit
S1370-0661 1950/09/10 - T G-VG/G/VG $6.00 #567, On reverse Flop Family(HT), Nescafe ad(HT)
S1370-0662 1950/09/10 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #567, On reverse Out Our Way
S1370-0663 1950/09/24 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #569, No reverse
S1370-0664 1950/10/08 - TH G/G/VG $3.00 #571, No reverse
S1370-0665 1950/10/08 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #571, On reverse Jack and Judy in Bibleland
S1370-0666 1950/10/15 - H G/G/G $5.00 #572, On reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S1370-0667 1950/10/22 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #573, On reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S1370-0668 1950/10/29 - H G/G/G $5.00 #574, On reverse Snookums by George McManus
S1370-0669 1950/11/12 - H G/G/G $5.00 #576, On reverse Snookums by George McManus
S1370-0670 1950/11/19 - H G/G/G $5.00 #577, On reverse Snookums by George McManus
S1370-0671 1950/11/26 - H FR/FR/G $2.00 #578, On reverse Archie by Bob Montana
S1370-0672 1950/12/03 - H G/G/G $3.00 #579, On reverse Archie by Bob Montana
S1370-0673 1950/12/10 - H G/G/G $5.00 #580, On reverse Snookums by George McManus
S1370-0674 1950/12/31 - H G/G/G $5.00 #583, On reverse Dick Tracy by Chester Gould
S1370-0675 1951/02/25 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #591, On reverse Little Annie Rooney by Brandon Walsh
S1370-0676 1951/03/04 - HT G/G/VG $3.00 #592, On reverse Bo by Frank Beck
S1370-0677 1951/03/25 - H G/G/G $5.00 #595, No reverse
S1370-0678 1951/04/15 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 #598, No reverse
S1370-0679 1951/04/22 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 #599, On reverse Red Ryder(T)
S1370-0680 1951/04/29 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 #600, On reverse Henry(T)
S1370-0681 1951/05/06 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 #601, No reverse
S1370-0682 1951/05/27 - T G/G/VG $6.00 #604, On reverse Freckles(HT)
S1370-0683 1951/06/03 - T G/G/VG $6.00 #605, On reverse Boots(HT)
S1370-0684 1951/06/10 - T G/G/VG $6.00 #606, On reverse Freckles(HT)
S1370-0685 1951/06/10 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 #606, On reverse Freckles(HT)
S1370-0686 1951/06/17 - T G/G/VG $6.00 #607, On reverse Henry by Carl Anderson
S1370-0687 1951/06/24 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 #608, On reverse Red Ryder(T)
S1370-0688 1951/07/01 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 #609, On reverse Red Ryder(T)
S1370-0689 1951/11/18 - T FR-G/FR-G/G $5.00 #629, No reverse
S1370-0690 1951/12/09 - T FR-G/FR/G $4.00 #632, On reverse Boots(HT)
S1370-0691 1951/12/30 - T FR-G/FR/G $4.00 #635, On reverse Henry(T)
S1370-0692 1952/01/06 - T FR-G/FR/G $4.00 #636, On reverse Boots(HT)
S1370-0693 1952/04/20 - T G/G/G $6.00 #651, On reverse Mandrake the Magician by Lee Falk
S1370-0694 1952/04/20 - T FR-G/FR/G $4.00 #651, No reverse
S1370-0695 1956/02/19 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #851, No reverse
S1370-0696 1956/02/26 - H G/G/G $5.00 #852, No reverse
S1370-0697 1956/04/22 - TH G-VG/VG/G $3.00 #860, On reverse Our Boarding House by Gene Ahern
S1370-0698 1958/01/26 - H G/G/G $5.00 #952, On reverse Strange as it seems
S1370-0699 1958/02/09 - H G/G/G $5.00 #954, On reverse Boots(TH)
S1370-0700 1958/02/16 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #955, No reverse
S1370-0701 1958/02/23 - H FR-G/FR-G/G $4.00 #956, On reverse Strange as it seems
S1370-0702 1958/03/02 - H G/G/G $5.00 #957, On reverse Strange as it seems
S1370-0703 1958/03/09 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #958, On reverse Emmy Lou
S1370-0704 1958/04/20 - TH FR-G/FR-G/G $3.00 #964, Big Boy the Super-Gorilla, No reverse
S1370-0705 1958/04/27 - H G/G/G $5.00 #965, Big Boy the Super-Gorilla, on reverse Vignettes of Life
S1370-0706 1958/05/04 - H G/G/G $5.00 #966, Big Boy the Super-Gorilla, on reverse Boots
S1370-0707 1958/06/01 - H G/G/G $5.00 #970, Big Boy the Super-Gorilla, on reverse Sad Sack
S1370-0708 1958/06/08 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #971, Big Boy the Super-Gorilla, No reverse
S1370-0709 1958/06/22 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #973, On reverse Life's Like That
S1370-0710 1958/07/06 - H G/G/G $5.00 #975, On reverse Strange as it seems
S1370-0711 1959/09/13 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #1037, On reverse Life's like that
S1370-0712 1959/09/20 - H G/G/G $5.00 #1038, On reverse Vignettes of Life
S1370-0713 1959/09/27 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #1039, On reverse Life's like that
S1370-0714 1959/10/04 - H G/G/G $5.00 #1040, On reverse Vignettes of Life
S1370-0715 1959/10/11 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #1041, On reverse Life's like that
S1370-0716 1959/10/18 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #1042, On reverse Life's like that
S1370-0717 1959/10/25 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #1043, On reverse Life's like that
S1370-0718 1959/11/01 - H G/G/G $5.00 #1044, On reverse Vignettes of Life
S1370-0719 1959/11/08 - TH G/G/G $3.00 #1045, On reverse Life's like that
S1370-0720 1959/12/27 - H G/FR-G/G $5.00 #1052, On reverse Vignettes of Life
S1370-0721 1960/01/10 - H G/G/G $5.00 #1054, On reverse Vignettes of Life
S1370-0722 1960/01/17 - H G/G/G $5.00 #1055, On reverse Vignettes of Life
S1370-0723 1960/01/24 - H G/G/G $5.00 #1056, On reverse Vignettes of Life
S1370-0724 1960/01/31 - H G/G/G $5.00 #1057, On reverse Vignettes of Life
S1370-0725 1960/02/07 - H G/G/G $5.00 #1058, On reverse Vignettes of Life
S1370-0726 1960/02/14 - H G/G/G $5.00 #1059, On reverse Vignettes of Life
S1370-0727 1960/04/03 - H FR-G/FR-G/G $4.00 #1066, On reverse Terry & the Pirates(T)
S1370-0728 1960/05/29 - H G/G/G $5.00 #1074, On reverse They'll do it ev'ry time(TH)

Daily Comics Sets

Item # Title Date-# Size* Condition* Price Notes
D1370-0001 Superman 1939 - 12 6C G $1500.00 #1-12 - The Complete Origin of Superman in the Daily Comics by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster.   Also included in this lot is a Black and White advertisement from the newpaper these strips were printed in: Philadelphia Inquirer.  The date of the ad is July 16, 1939 announcing the beginning of the strip and featuring a large figure of Superman.  The actual advertisement measures 8" x 16" on a full-size page.
D1370-0002 Superman 1939 - 1 6C G $25.00 #13, by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
D1370-0003 Superman 1940/08 - 26 5C G $52.00 by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
D1370-0004 Superman 1940 - 5 5C G $10.00 by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
D1370-0005 Superman 1941/01 - 27 5SQ G $40.00 by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
D1370-0006 Superman 1941/02 - 24 5SQ G $36.00 by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
D1370-0007 Superman 1941/03 - 26 5C G $39.00 by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
D1370-0008 Superman 1941/03 - 26 5SQ G $39.00 by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
D1370-0009 Superman 1941/04 - 26 5SQ G $39.00 by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
D1370-0010 Superman 1941/05 - 27 5C G $40.00 by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
D1370-0011 Superman 1941/07&08 - 24 5C G $36.00 by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
D1370-0012 Superman 1941/08 - 14 5SQ G $21.00 by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
D1370-0013 Superman 1941/09 - 26 5C G $39.00 by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
D1370-0014 Superman 1941 - 15 5C G $22.00 by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
D1370-0015 Superman 1942/12 - 27 5SQ G $40.00 by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
D1370-0016 Superman 1942 - 6 5SQ G $9.00 by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
D1370-0017 Superman 1943 - 3 5SQ G $5.00 by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
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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