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Earliest Superman Cover Art Known to Exist Sold for $286,800

This earliest Superman cover art known to exist sold for $286,800 at Heritage AuctionsVintage Comics Signature Auction in New York. It’s thrilling visage of the Man of Steel from Action Comics #15 by Fred Guardineer, one of DC Comics’ go-to cover artists at the time. The cover depicts the superhero aiding a distressed U.S. submarine on the ocean floor. It was purchased by Richard Evans of Bedrock City Comic Company in Houston.

Earliest Superman Cover Art Ever Sold Brings $286,800	Earliest Superman Cover Art Ever Sold Brings $286,800	Superman cover art known to exist sold for $286,800 at Heritage Auctions' Vintage Comics Signature Auction

“We knew collectors would like this season’s line up, but were shocked to see the sheer numbers of collectors who battled it out for gems across every category, artist, and price,” said Ed Jaster, Heritage’s Vice President.

A copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, the first appearance of Spider-Man, CGC 9.0, hammered for $191,200, as 30 different bidders blew its pre-auction estimate out of the water.

Earliest Superman Cover Art Ever Sold Brings $286,800	 Earliest Superman Cover Art Ever Sold Brings $286,800	 Superman cover art known to exist sold for $286,800 at Heritage Auctions' Vintage Comics Signature Auction

The bidding boxing match continued as 13 bidders fought to own Amazing-Man Comics #5 (#1) 9.4 CGC Mile High Pedigree, considered one of the Top 100 Golden Age books. The book, one of just two copies known in the best condition ever recorded, crossed the block for $56,762.

The auction featured a number of special collections that speak to the very heart of the hobby and brought total of $4.7+ million.

Earliest Superman Cover Art Ever Sold Brings $286,800	Earliest Superman Cover Art Ever Sold Brings $286,800	Superman cover art known to exist sold for $286,800 at Heritage Auctions' Vintage Comics Signature Auction Earliest Superman Cover Art Ever Sold Brings $286,800	 Earliest Superman Cover Art Ever Sold Brings $286,800	 Superman cover art known to exist sold for $286,800 at Heritage Auctions' Vintage Comics Signature Auction

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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