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 modelled 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.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
The Superman Action Comics #1 Pewter Collectible features:
Numbered Edition of 800
Limited Edition Certificate
ADDITIONAL DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
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