The World’s Largest Superman Auction Featuring A Million Dollar-Valued ACTION COMICS #1 Superman’s First Appearance Leading The Sale
Christopher Reeve’s Screen Worn Superman Costume from Superman III
Action Comics #350 Cover Art “Secret of the Stone-Age Superman” Drawn By The Highly Coveted Curt Swan and George Klein
And Much More At Profiles in History’s Superman: The Auction
LOS ANGELES- November 17th, 2017– Profiles in History is proud to announce Superman: The Auction, December 19th in Los Angeles. Next year marks the 80th anniversary of “The Man of Steel” and this will be the first ever auction devoted entirely to the godfather of all superheroes, featuring over $2 million of material.
First up is Action Comics #1 with a CGC Conserved Grade of 7.0. This is without debate nor question, the most revered and legendary comic book of all time. It marks the origin and first appearance of Superman, while simultaneously inaugurating the superhero genre. This copy is extraordinarily significant in that it is unrestored, being certified by CGC with the Conserved Grade of “7.0 Off-White Pages”, with coveted blue Universal label. As noted on the label: “Conservation includes: tear seals to cover, spine split sealed to cover, cover cleaned, centerfold reinforced, cover reinforced.” It is pictured left and estimated to sell for $800,000 – $1,200,000.
Then Christopher Reeve’s screen-worn “Superman” costume from Superman III. (Warner Bros., 1983) This is the “Dark” Superman costume worn by Reeve in the scenes when the “Man of Steel” is affected by the synthetic tar-laced Krytonite, turning him angry, depressed and destructive. This costume was acquired directly from Warner Bros. Studio. It is pictured below and estimated to sell for $50,000 – $70,000.
Next is Action Comics #350 Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) & George Klein (inks). This isincredible art from the rare Silver Age 1966 cover of the classic story titled: “Secret of the Stone-Age Superman!” This nice cover features Superman and Perry White in a cave as they find a prehistoric Superman skeleton in costume! Large art DC Superhero covers are extremely desirable, and Silver Age Superman covers drawn by the great Curt Swan and George Klein are some of the most highly coveted. It is pictured at bottom and estimated to sell for $60,000 – $80,000.
Finally, Brandon Routh’s “Superman” costume from Superman Returns. The suit is constructed of a blue texturized 1-piece milliskin jumpsuit with texturized red stretch briefs accessorized by a flexible gold-tone polyurethane belt with “S” icon. Adorned by a heavy red flying cape made of red rubberized fabric. It is adorned by a heavy red flying cape made of red rubberized fabric. The costume is completed by a pair of custom-made red leather boots with cast rubber soles featuring “S” icon on the heels. It is estimated to sell for $25,000 – $35,000
Being the multi-media titan since World War II to the present, there is also an amazing collection of Superman ephemera, vintage board games, playing cards, premium pins, rings, toys, lunch boxes, and more, for a variety of prices that all fans can purchase and enjoy.
ABOUT PROFILES IN HISTORY
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world’s largest auctioneer & dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Born into a family of antiques dealers in Rhode Island, Joseph “Joe” Maddalena learned early on how to turn his passion of collecting historical autographs into a career. Upon graduation from Pepperdine, Joe pursued his passion to become a full-time dealer of historical documents, and opened his first office in 1985. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia and own virtually every Guinness Book record for prices of original screen-used memorabilia. Highlights from their previous auctions include the “Cowardly Lion” costume from The Wizard of Oz for $805,000; Steve McQueen’s “Michael Delaney” racing suit from Le Mans for $960,000; From the history-making Debbie Reynolds Auction in June 2011, Profiles in History sold the Marilyn Monroe “Subway” Dress from The Seven Year Itch for $5.52M and the Audrey Hepburn Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady for $4.44M. In February 2012, Profiles in History arranged the sale of a pair of Judy Garland screen-used Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In June 2017, at his Hollywood Auction 89, Joe sold the Gary Cannavo collection of Battlestar Galactica spaceships for 1.8 million dollars, the Saturday Night Fever dance floor for 1.2 million and an R2D2 for 2.76 million. In addition, Joe Maddalena was the star of Hollywood Treasure, which aired on Syfy. Hollywood Treasure took viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia.
For more information visit www.profilesinhistory.com
Prime 1 Studio Previews Justice League Cyborg Statue
Prime 1 Studio has released official photographs and details about their upcoming Justice League Cyborg Statue. The statue featuring the likeness of Ray Fisher as Cyborg from Justice League, stands nearly 34″ tall. It will include a interchangeable arms, displaying different weapons. An exclusive version will also be available, which will have an extra interchangeable portrait.
Prime 1 Studio is proud to present MMJL-03: Cyborg from Justice League film. Victor Stone is a former college athlete and football star. Following a horrible accident, his father was able to save him via the use of a Mother Box that crafted cybernetics onto him. Victor then became known as the superhero Cyborg. He would eventually be recruited by Batman and Wonder Woman to become a member of the Justice League, in order to help defend Earth against the imminent alien invasion of Steppenwolf and his Parademon army.
- Size approximately 33.8 inches [(H)85.8cm (W)42.9cm (D)39.9cm]
- LED Light-up function on Head, Plasma Cannons and Chest
- One (1) pair of interchangeable arms normal hand
- One (1) pair of interchangeable arms Plasma cannon hands
- One (1) Alternate Exclusive Face Armor portrait (In Exclusive version only)
- Regular version: 700
- Exclusive version: 350
Cryptozoic Entertainment Announces DC Teekeez!
Lake Forest, CA – December 1, 2017 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, today announced the release of DC Teekeez. The 2.75-inch vinyl figures feature a distinctive wood-carved aesthetic inspired by tiki culture and iconic DC characters. The five figures include Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker, and Harley Quinn, with each figure packaged inside a display-worthy window box. Designed by Mark Doublin and sculpted by Stephan Ehl, the figures are stackable, allowing collectors to create impressive displays.
“DC Teekeez are perfect for giving your home or office a relaxed, fun vibe,” said Adam Sblendorio, Vice President of Creative at Cryptozoic. “The figures provide a stylized take on DC’s greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains that is really different from anything we’ve ever done before.”
DC Teekeez are available at retailers nationwide now for a suggested retail price of $9.99 each. You can pre-order the entire set from Entertainment Earth! #ad – Order DC Teekeez Vinyl Figure Series 1 Display Box from Entertainment Earth!
- 2.75-inch vinyl figures
- Each figure packaged in a display-worthy window box
- Designed by Mark Doublin and sculpted by Stephan Ehl
- 5 iconic DC characters:
- Wonder Woman
- The Joker
- Harley Quinn
Since 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment has been dedicated to the concept of “Fans First,” striving to develop the most creative and sought-after products for pop culture enthusiasts worldwide. As an entertainment company with a diverse portfolio of licensed and original IPs, its catalog covers a broad spectrum of tabletop games and collectibles. The passionate team at Cryptozoic aims to inspire gamers and collectors all around the globe, while bringing fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community. Visit www.cryptozoic.com for more information about product releases, events, and news.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
Gamestop Exclusive Harley Quinn Statue from Icon Heroes
Get ready for a brand new Gamestop Exclusive collectible from Icon Heroes. The company has released photos and details for their Batman: Arkham Knight – Harley Quinn Statue. This will be an 8″ scale statue based on the classic Harley Quinn costume. It’s priced at $49.99. Keep checking Gamestop’s website for ordering information.
Details for the Icon Heroes Batman: Arkham Knight – Harley Quinn Statue:
Limited edition of 3,100.
Approx. Weight: 1.5 lb
About Icon Heroes:
Since 1999, Icon Heroes leads innovation in licensed pop culture office products, environment statues, and toy collectibles. We bring popular characters to life through fun and functional pieces like collectible letter openers, bookends, card holders, and large-scale statues. All star licenses include DC Comics, Once Upon a Time, and Star Trek.
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