Vintage Comic - Action Comics #425 (CGC)
"… The original art for the cover of Action Comics #15 has sold at Heritage Auctions today for $286,800. The 1939 piece by Fred Guardineer was just the 5th Superman cover ever created (behind Action Comics #1, 7, 10, and 13), and is the earliest Superman cover known to still exist today.
This sale ranks as the 2nd highest price ever publicly paid for a piece of Golden Age (the period from the mid-1930s through the early/mid 1950s) American comic book art, behind the $380,000 sale of the cover of the Frank Frazetta Weird Science-Fantasy #29 cover in 2010…”
Via Bleeding Cool
Kerry Callen explains what happened right BEFORE that iconic moment on the cover of Action Comics #1.
Action Comics no. 579. Obviously this is a tribute to the famous French cartoon “Asterix.” In this bizarre little story by R. J. M. Lofficier, with art by Keith Giffen and Bob Oksner, Superman and Jimmy Olsen are magically whisked back in time to a Gaulish village which is defying time itself. The tributes to the cartoon are obvious with so many characters’ names ending in “ix;” and just look at the clothes they put Jimmy in. All he needs is the winged helmet! This issue is pure fun and reads fittingly like a cartoon book, rather than a superhero comic.