Writer: Bill Finger, Alvin Schwartz, Don Cameron. Artist: Wayne Boring, Al Plastino. Cover Artist: Wayne Boring. Issue Note: Issue features an expanded version of Superman’s Origin by Bill Finger and Wayne Boring which focuses on his parents on Krypton and the politics around the destruction of the planet, much of which has been carried into modern retellings. Also features stories featuring art by Al Plastino. The comic is complete and intact with both staples attached to the cover. The cover color is nice but the back and inside covers show light tanning. The most noticeable flaw is the tear on the side of the front cover. There is another tear on the side of the back cover. There are very tiny pieces of tape along some of the edges and near the spine on the inside cover which I would grade as flaws (within GD range) as opposed to a restoration. The spine has some cracking but it seems to be contained and has good integrity. The interior pages are in really nice condition for the age, they have great color, and very little discoloration due to age. Please view the scans above and contact me if you have any questions or requests regarding condition. Images shown are scans or photos of the actual product, not stock images. About Our Grading: My client, Bruce Ayres, has been grading comics since 1975. We grade more conservatively and more accurately than the slabbing companies which tend to overgrade older and lower grade comics and which we do not endorse. Which isn’t to say that we never miss an important defect or make a poor call. But it is rare and I will go out of my way to make things right for you when I do. If you plan to CGC your book, please note. I can never guarantee how another grader will grade a book. Once a book is sent to CGC you are taking on additional costs. My suggestion is that when you receive your book you inspect the book carefully. If need be, have a knowledgeable friend or professional look it over as well. Because most of the items I sell are collectibles I pack your order so it will be protected and will arrive to you in the condition it was listed as. Regardless of which method I use I provide internal protection inside to keep the book from rubbing or bumping corners. All comics are bagged and boarded. Other products may be packaged differently but all are packed to be secure and protected. So I take great pride in being reliable in my packing. The item “Superman #53 (1939 Series) Origin of Superman Expanded August 1948 GD” is in sale since Friday, December 27, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Comics\Golden Age (1938-55)\Superhero”. The seller is “beanlynch” and is located in Madison, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Issue Number: 53
- Main Character: Superman
- Series: Superman (1939 Series)
- Grade: 2.0 GD
- Publication Date: August, 1948
- Publisher: DC