With Justice League in theatres this weekend, it seems fitting that Superman is in the limelight once again. The comic-book in which Superman first appeared, Action Comics #1, is set to be auctioned off in Los Angeles on December 19th.
One of the most high-profile and memorable comics of all time, Action Comics #1 is best known for introducing the world to Superman for the first time in 1938, which was 79 years ago. With such history running through its pages, the copy is expected to sell in the range of $800,000 to $1.2 million according to the Daily Mail. The copy of the comic is set to be in “fine/very fine” condition, which is as vague as it sounds.
The comic will be auctioned off at Profiles in History, an L.A based auction house that focused on Hollywood and media-centric memorabilia.
If you don’t have $1.2 million, but want to see Superman for a fraction of that cost, check out Justice League this weekend!
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder with post-production duties handled by Joss Whedon. The film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons and Jesse Eisenberg.
Justice League is currently playing in theatres.
Source: Daily Mail
10 Essential Superman Comics You Need To Read
Superman, the quintessential superhero, seems to get a lot of guff from fans. The world’s most powerful Boy Scout can be a boring character when he’s not handled properly (I’m looking at you Snyder), but when he’s being guided by someone who truly understands him and his emotional complexities, fans should expect an amazing story.
Yeah, Superman can punch his way out of simple problems, but when the audience gets to see him think or deal with personal vulnerabilities we develop a special bond with the character. To follow someone who has to be careful about sneezing in public in case they knock someone over or can’t help his friends move furniture in case it betrays his strength can be extremely interesting.
Superman represents hope and believing in yourself. While it might seem like Superman can do anything, his stories really teach audiences that if they believe in themselves their ability to do good is unlimited. Even the world’s most powerful person has emotional problems, and to see him try to overcome his pain serves as a nice reminder that all of us are strong, no matter how low we may feel in a particular moment.
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