Myths develop over time. In the case of Superman’s, it emerges fully-formed in 1938, depicted on the cover of Action Comics #1. Hoodlums flee a powerfully-built figure garbed in a close-fitting suit with a sweeping cape as he smashes the car he holds effortlessly aloft; the embodiment of a superhero in a single iconic image.
In 2010, the comic book became the first to sell at auction for US$1 million. Copies from its original print run continue to rank amongst the world’s most expensive, with a specimen fetching over US$3 million in 2014.
Illustrator Alan Quah and sculptor Mufizal Mokhtar’s sensitive homage brings the cover to spectacular three-dimensional life. Cast in pewter, a recognizably retro Superman defies gravity, cape unfurled. He carries the remains of the unfortunate vehicle, in bonded porcelain. Removing its crumpled bodywork reveals a meticulously modeled chassis and engine.
Limited to only 800 pieces worldwide, this unique sculpture could take pride of place on an office desk or in the living room.
Superman Action Comics #1
The Superman Action Comics #1 Pewter Collectible features:
* Size and weight are approx. values
Item shown is a prototype. When shipped, the final production piece may differ in appearance.
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