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Canada Introduces Superman Coins Featuring Iconic DC Covers

Less than a year after unveiling seven collector coins celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Man of Steel, this morning at Fan Expo in Toronto the Royal Canadian Mint introduced four more, featuring iconic Superman comic book covers.

The superhero’s milestone anniversary and Toronto roots were also celebrated last year with a set of stamps from Canada Posts. Although Superman was created in 1933 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster when they were teenagers living in Cleveland, Shuster was actually born in Toronto, and lived there until age 9 or 10. He worked as a newspaper boy for the Toronto Daily Star, whose building served as a model for the Daily Planet (originally called the Daily Star).

“Canadians from coast to coast to coast recall Superman’s adventures in the comic books of their youth and still follow his adventures today,” Minister Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, said in a statement. “Our government is proud that the Royal Canadian Mint has created this coin series to preserve his legacy and to promote the values that the Man of Steel embodies.”

Via Comic Book Resources

Comic - Multiversity #01 (Chris Burnham Cover)

Comic - Multiversity #01 (Chris Burnham Cover)

Comic - Action Comics #035 (Neal Adams Cover)

Comic - Action Comics #035 (Neal Adams Cover)

Vintage Comic - Action Comics #484

Pencils: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks: Dick Giordano
DC (June1978)

Vintage Comic - Action Comics #484

Pencils: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks: Dick Giordano
DC (June1978)

Vintage Comic - Action Comics #468

Pencils: Neal Adams
Inks: Neal Adams
DC (Feb1977)

Vintage Comic - Action Comics #468

Pencils: Neal Adams
Inks: Neal Adams
DC (Feb1977)

Vintage Comic - Action Comics #442

Pencils: Nick Cardy
Inks: Nick Cardy
DC (Dec1974)

"Somewhere In Metropolis A Man Is Being Murdered! I’ve Got To Be Faster Than A Speeding Bullet To Save Him!”

Vintage Comic - Action Comics #442

Pencils: Nick Cardy
Inks: Nick Cardy
DC (Dec1974)

"Somewhere In Metropolis A Man Is Being Murdered! I’ve Got To Be Faster Than A Speeding Bullet To Save Him!”

DC Comics Annuals 1997: “Pulp Heroes” Covers Pt 01

DC Comics Annuals 1997: “Pulp Heroes” Covers Pt 02

Vintage Comic - Action Comics #380 (CGC)

"The Confessions Of Superman!"

Vintage Comic - Action Comics #380 (CGC)

"The Confessions Of Superman!"

Vintage Comic - Action Comics #095 (CGC)

Vintage Comic - Action Comics #095 (CGC)

Vintage Comic - Action Comics #425 (CGC)

Vintage Comic - Action Comics #425 (CGC)

Fred Guardineer Action Comics #15 Superman Cover Original Art Sells for $286,800
"… 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

Fred Guardineer Action Comics #15 Superman Cover Original Art Sells for $286,800

"… 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

Vintage Comic - Action Comics #551 (CGC)

Vintage Comic - Action Comics #551 (CGC)

Vintage Comic - Action Comics #425

Vintage Comic - Action Comics #425

Vintage Comic - Action Comics #323 (CGC)

Vintage Comic - Action Comics #323 (CGC)

wonderful-strange:

chrisroberson:
Kerry Callen explains what happened right BEFORE that iconic moment on the cover of Action Comics #1.

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wonderful-strange:

chrisroberson:

Kerry Callen explains what happened right BEFORE that iconic moment on the cover of Action Comics #1.

=:O