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Superman (1939 1st Series) Annual comic books

  • Issue #1
    Superman (1939 1st Series) Annual 1
    • 1" spine split from top of comic.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split.
    • 3 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split, missing back cover.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.05) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    84 pages. 1st Silver Age DC annual. Reprints 1st Supergirl story, "The Supergirl from Krypton" (Action # 252), "Superman's First Exploit," "The Witch of Metropolis," "A Visit from Superman's Pal," "The Girl in Superman's Past," "The Execution of Krypto," "The Fattest Girl in Metropolis," "The Super-Brain of Jimmy Olsen," and "The Super-Key to Fort Superman" (Batman appearance). This issue also includes a two-page map of Krypton. Curt Swan cover pencils. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #2
    Superman (1939 1st Series) Annual 2
    • Glue along spine. Brush marks on cover.
    • 1 1/4" Spine split from bottom.
    • 4" cumulative spine split.
    • 4 1/4" cumulative spine split.
    • Front cover detached.
    • Mold.
    • Interior complete. Full spine split (taped).
    Auction opens September 2
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Tear seals.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.26) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    All reprints: "The Invulnerable Enemy," "The Menace of Metallo," "Titano, the Super-Ape," "The Thing From 40,000 A.D.," "The Thing of Steel" (Bizarro origin), "The Runaway Super-Creature," "The Battle With Bizarro," and "The Super-Duel in Space" (Brainiac origin from Action 242). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #3
    Superman (1939 1st Series) Annual 3
    • Interior complete. Missing front cover, back cover naturally attached.

    80-page giant. Reprints: The Strange Lives of Superman. Stories include "The Super-Prisoner of Amazon Island," "Superman's New Face," "Thje Ugly Superman," "The Lady and the Lion," "The Superman of the Future" (pencils by Curt Swan), "The Oldest Man in Metropolis," and "The Two Faces of Superman." Two-page feature, "The Secrets of the Fortress of Solitude." Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #4
    Superman (1939 1st Series) Annual 4
    • 1 3/4" spine split from top.
    • Strip of masking tape down entire spine.
    • Interior complete. Full spine split (taped).
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.32) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    11th appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes; 1st Legion origins (text and Curt Swan illustrations). Stories include "A Doghouse for Superman," "Superboy Meets Superman," "The Alien Who Conquered Superman," "The Bride of Futureman," "The Outlaws From Krypton," Jimmy Olsen in "The Boy Who Killed Superman" (pencils by Curt Swan), "Rip Van Superman," and "The Menace of Planet Z!" Swan cover pencils. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #5
    Superman (1939 1st Series) Annual 5
    • 1/2" Spine split from base of comic.
    • 1 1/2" spine split from bottom. Pieces missing from back cover.
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
    • 1 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • Cover detached. 2' cumulative spine split.

    All Krypton reprints; eighty-page giant. Stories include a three-part tale ("Krypton Lives On," "Future, Super-Hero," and "The Superman of Two Worlds"), plus "The Man Who Destroyed Krypton" (from Superboy 67), "The Invasion of Krypton," "How Jimmy Olsen First Met Superman" (from Jimmy Olsen 36; art by Curt Swan), "The Super-Monkey From Krypton," "The Sleeping Beauty From Krypton," and "The Super-Teacher From Krypton" (from Adventure 240). Special features include a glossary of Kryptonian names, an illustration of the flag of Krypton, and reproductions of Superman covers from Italy, Sweden, Mexico, and Brazil. Swan cover pencils. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #6
    Superman (1939 1st Series) Annual 6
    • 1 1/2" spine split from top.

    Superman Annual, Winter 1962-63 issue featuring "The Greatest Super-Heroes of All Time!" Stories include "The First Two Superman," "The First Supergirl," "Superman's Kid Brother," "The Legion of Super-Heroes" (origin), "Lois Lane Weds Astopunding Man," "The Mystery of Mighty Boy," "Superboy's Lost Friend," and "The Superman of the Past." Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #7
    Superman (1939 1st Series) Annual 7
    • 1" Spine split from top.
    • 2" Spine split from top.

    Summer 1963; all reprints. Stories include "The Story of Superman, Junior" (from Action 232), "The Black Knight's Super-Sword" (from Adventures of Superman 124), "Superman's Mystery Power," "Superman in the White House," "The Super-Gorilla From Krypton" (from Action 238), "The Punishment of Superboy" (from Superboy 75), "The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team" (from Adventure 275), and Superman's Secret Sweetheart." Three Superman comic strips are reprinted from 1955 that feature Steve Allen making a guest appearance. Curt Swan cover pencils. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #8
    Superman (1939 1st Series) Annual 8
    • 2" spine split from bottom.
    • 2 1/2" cumulative spine split. Piece missing from back cover. One page torn almost completely.
    Auction opens August 26
    • 1.5" cumulative spine split.

    Winter 1963-64 80-page giant featuring "A Super-Collection of Untold Stories and Secret Origins!" Stories include "When Lois First Suspected Clark Was Superman," "Superboy's First Day at School," "The Amazing Superman Junior," "Mr. Mxyzptlk's First Prank," "The Untold Story of Red Kryptonite" (pencils by Curt Swan), "Prisoner of the Super-Heroes" (featuring the Legion of Super-Heroes), "The Rainbow Clark Kent," "The Origin of Superman's Super-Costume," and "Krypton's First Superman." Swan cover pencils. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #9
    Superman (1939 1st Series) Annual 9

    Join with the mighty Superman, side-by-side with the dread Batman, as they take on Luthor and try to solve the puzzle of "Villain! Villain! Who's Got the Villain?" Script by Elliot S! Maggin, pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Terry Austin. Plus: artist Curt Swan pays a trip to Metropolis in "I Flew With Superman!" Plot by Cary Bates, script by Maggin, art by Curt Swan. 40 pages of stories. Cover by Gil Kane. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #10
    Superman (1939 1st Series) Annual 10

    The Day the Cheering Stopped! - Written by Elliot S! Maggin. Art by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson. Cover by Eduardo Barreto. Is Superman a hideous alien monster? So one of his enemies would have us believe! A mysterious cosmic weapon is the only hope Superman has of saving Earth...and his reputation! Featured in this issue: Superman; the Sword of Superman (intro); Krypton (flashback); Superboy (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Jimmy Olsen; Barbara (flying newsroom pilot); Oswald Mandias; Perry White; Lana Lang; King Kosmos (villain); Morgan Edge; Phil (photographer); Prince Arson. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #11
    Superman (1939 1st Series) Annual 11
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($6.45) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1465129001
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($6.75) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Label #1497662025
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.00) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.65) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($7.05) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Signed by writer Alan Moore with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    "For the Man Who Has Everything!" Guest-starring Wonder Woman, and Batman and Robin. Written by Alan Moore. Art by Dave Gibbons. The amazing creative team that brought you Watchmen deliver one of the all-time great Superman tales. When Batman and Wonder Woman arrive at the Fortress of Solitude for Superman's birthday, they soon discover the evil Mongul has beat them there and enslaved the Man of Steel within a prison of his own mind. How can they possibly hope to defeat this monstrous alien menace without the help of Superman? 48 pages, FC. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #12
    Superman (1939 1st Series) Annual 12

    "Luthor's Ulta-Ego!" Written by Cary Bates, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by Brian Bolland. Superman must team up with his worst enemy - Lex Luthor - to save Earth from being destroyed by Luthor's diabolical creation! 48 pages, FC. Cover price $1.25.