Royal Selangor Limited Edition Gilt Superman Action Comics #1

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A limited edition of 200 individually numbered pieces worldwide.

The 1938 premier issue of Action Comics is a landmark in popular culture, simultaneously introducing Superman, and the modern ideal of the superhero. In a single image, its cover art captures the crux of character and genre; a human figure of impressive physique, a close-fitting costume at once heroic and modern, apart yet somehow familiar, combating crime without weapons bar extraordinary abilities.

In 2010, the comic book becomes the first to sell at auction for US$1 million, with a specimen fetching over US$3 million in 2014.

Illustrator Alan Quah and sculptor Mufizal Mokhtar’s sensitive homage reimagines Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s Superman with spectacular effect, with 24K gilt in a retro-style patina embellishing the cast pewter Superman. The hoodlums’ crumpled vehicle, with its removable bodywork, is reproduced in bonded porcelain. A sepia-toned facsimile of the original comic enhances the period feel.