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Superman Collection Update 24.12.17

From now on, I’m going to start posting weekly. At the moment I tend to post every fortnight and sometimes every three weeks, but that leaves me with a lot of Superman stuff to get through!

This week, yet again, I have been focusing on growing the comics and graphic novels within my Superman collection.

1-3: Eaglemoss Collections Graphic Novels: The New Teen Titans, Superman for Tomorrow – Part 1&2

I have a subscription to these, so they get posted through my door every fortnight. I almost have the full set, which eventually create an image of the whole of the DCEU on the spines of the covers. If you subscribe you get a slight discount on the order, which is around £18.99 each fortnight. I have just heard word that they are extending the series due to its popularity, so I can’t wait to see what other titles come through! I’m sure once I have the whole collection, they will be worth a fair bit of money. Especially if kept in perfect condition – which mine will be as they are all still in the cellophane that they come in!

Eaglemoss Collections Graphic Novels: The New Teen Titans, Superman for Tomorrow - Part 1&2
Eaglemoss Collections Graphic Novels: The New Teen Titans, Superman for Tomorrow – Part 1&2

4: DK Books: Superman: The Guide to The Man of Steel

I cannot wait to get my nose into this book! I got it from eBay for around £2.99, which is a bargain, with it’s RRP price is £24.99. It’s in excellent condition, aside from the plastic covering which is a little crinkled, but no major damage.

DK Books: Superman: The Guide to The Man of Steel
DK Books: Superman: The Guide to The Man of Steel

5: DC Comics Presents: Superman and Swamp Thing – Issue 8.

I got this comic for £1.00, can you believe it? In perfect condition and first printed in 1979. Superman faces The Swamp Thing and Solomon Grundy. The issue was that good it was reprinted in “The Best of DC Comics #54” too! I’ve seen other copies of this, in worse condition than this for sale at around £10.99.

DC Comics Presents: Superman and Swamp Thing – Issue 8.
DC Comics Presents: Superman and Swamp Thing – Issue 8.

6: Superman / Tarzan: Sons of The Jungle – Issue 1 of 3

Never have I seen this before, so when I did, I just had to get it! Issue 1 of a mini-series as well. Can’t wait to get the others and have a read. I personally love Superman, as you may have guessed, but I also love the story of Tarzan. Judging by the cover, it has a slightly different comic art design, and to me it really captures the Disney film’s style. I got this for £2.50 on eBay, so let’s hope I get the rest for the same price!

Superman / Tarzan: Sons of The Jungle – Issue 1 of 3
Superman / Tarzan: Sons of The Jungle – Issue 1 of 3

7: Superman’s Girlfriend, Lois Lane – Issue 66.

I bought this from eBay again for £4.99. The comic is from 1966, and after doing some more research into it, it is worth $120.00, which is around £100.00 in the UK. It’s in great condition with some very slight wear and tear around the edges, what do you expect from a comic that is 51 years old?!

Superman’s Girlfriend, Lois Lane – Issue 66.
Superman’s Girlfriend, Lois Lane – Issue 66.

8: Superman Children’s Spoon.

Now, not saying I’m an expert… But do you see anything wrong with this spoon? Everyone I’ve asked so far are completely oblivious…. Superman a DC Comics character, on The Avengers, a Marvel Superhero Team’s packaging? Hmmmmmmm. This was a gift from my Mum, the thought was there….. But I’m guessing that this was an eBay seller from China selling these at 99p a pop. You get a lot of these on the internet, but nether-the-less, I am grateful.

Superman Children’s Spoon.
Superman Children’s Spoon.

9-70: The Superman Adventures Comics – Almost full run

If you’ve ready my previous posts, you’ll know I have a friend who has a huge comic collection, who is now selling it off at a good price. Of course, most of it is Superman, so I have bought a lot from him over the months! This is the best set yet! I have all but four issues of the whole run of The Superman Adventures comics. The ones I am missing are the following; 41, 60, 64 & 66 – if you know of them for sale, please let me know! The set goes for around £270-£300 on eBay and all mine are in great condition! I even have the first appearance of Livewire and Supergirl in the comics which are worth around £100.00 between them alone.

The Superman Adventures Comics - Almost full run
The Superman Adventures Comics – Almost full run

71: DC Comics’ Presents – Superman & Red Tornado – Issue 7

From 1979, this comic is in great condition! Another one that I got for £1.00 on eBay, and yet another one that is worth around £5.00. I love collecting the old comics, just look at the artwork on the cover! Not to mention what’s inside.

DC Comics' Presents - Superman & Red Tornado - Issue 7
DC Comics’ Presents – Superman & Red Tornado – Issue 7

72: DC Comics’ Presents – Superman & Hawkman, Issue 11.

Another great cover art example! Superman VS Hawkman, I know who my money is on!

DC Comics' Presents - Superman & Hawkman, Issue 11.
DC Comics’ Presents – Superman & Hawkman, Issue 11.

73: Action Comics, Issue 526

This comic has some slight wear and tear, but for £1.00 I can’t complain. From 1981, considering its age, it is in good condition. It isn’t worth a great deal, lots of these on eBay for around the same price, but it sure does make a good addition to my collection.

Action Comics, Issue 526
Action Comics, Issue 526

74: Action Comics – Issue 430

From 1973, this comic is in fair condition, it has some wear and tear on the spine of the comic and some corners are slightly bent. I bought this for £1.50, and after doing some more research on the comic, I found that its worth around £12.00 now.

Action Comics - Issue 430
Action Comics – Issue 430

75: Action Comics – Issue 435

Action Comics - Issue 435
Action Comics – Issue 435

Another one bought for £1.00 and worth £12.00. This one is in much better condition than the previous comic.

76 – Superman: The Man of Steel Comic – Issue 80

This comic series is one of the ones I have the most issues in, so whenever I see one for sale (and I haven’t got it) and I have to fill in the blanks! One of the first things that I noticed about this issue cover was Superman’s lace up boots, where did they come from?

Superman: The Man of Steel Comic - Issue 80
Superman: The Man of Steel Comic – Issue 80

77 – Superman: The Man of Steel Comic – Issue 50

Another Man of Steel comic to add to my ever growing collection! I promise I will read all of these… one day.

Superman: The Man of Steel Comic - Issue 50
Superman: The Man of Steel Comic – Issue 50

78 – Superman Vol 1 – Issue 380 

Look at the cover on this, what great colours and artwork! I’m a sucker for a retro comic and I have recently started to read through the first ever action comics, which has been so much fun! Another one that I got for £1.00! I’m pretty good at seeking out a bargain when it comes to comics – if I do say so myself!

Superman Vol 1 - Issue 380 
Superman Vol 1 – Issue 380

79 – Superman Vol 1 Comic – Issue 304

Superman getting beaten up by a kid? What! This comic is from 1976 and is it pretty good condition, aside from the stamps across the cover and the slightly askew spine of the comic. I also hate when people put price stickers on the comic itself, if I ever try to get remove it, its going to rip the page. Which is a damn shame.  I bought this for £2.00, and after doing research on it, it’s one of the rarer ones and is currently worth £10.00.

Superman Vol 1 Comic - Issue 304
Superman Vol 1 Comic – Issue 304

80 – Superman Vol 1 Comic – Issue 302

I bought this in a bundle with the comic above, £1.50 not including postage for two bronze age comics is a great deal indeed! Especially when they are worth around £10.00 each.

Superman Vol 1 Comic - Issue 302
Superman Vol 1 Comic – Issue 302

81 – Superman Vol 1 Comic – Issue 262

Another one of the rarer issues of the series, I bought this comic and the one below in a bundle for £5.00 for both. After doing research again, I found that this one alone is worth £24.00.

Superman Vol 1 Comic - Issue 262
Superman Vol 1 Comic – Issue 262

82 – Superman Vol 1 Comic – Issue 258

Bought alongside the comic above, this is also worth £24.00 if in good condition, and it is!

Superman Vol 1 Comic - Issue 258
Superman Vol 1 Comic – Issue 258



8 thoughts on “Superman Collection Update 24.12.17

  1. Sorry so late on this. Nice job on acquiring all of those 1970s comics. Yeah, I too have issues with sellers who stamped the covers or put price stickers on them.

    The bootleg Superman spoon is quite funny. Since around the mid-2000s, I too have been a sucker for certain bootleg Superman collectibles. In the China bootleg market, DC Comics characters are often teamed with Marvel. Recently, for many unofficial merchandise in China, Superman has seemingly joined the Avengers.

      1. Yeah, it’s strange how they think its acceptable to mix DC and Marvel characters. Still… I’m a sucker for it.

        I’ve long been a fan of artist Nick Cardy who drew three of your 70s covers. I’ve always thought of him as the King of Perspective.

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