Superman: Funeral for a Friend

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Brandon Shepherd

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I've been building the perfect beast that is my CGC Death and Return of Superman set, going on 12 years now. My set is an assemblage of subsets, including the "Doomsday!" and "Reign of the Supermen!" chapters, along with all the multiple printings of the various issues, Platinum Editions (Superman #75, Adventures of Superman #500), and Collector's Editions.

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Another subset, or beast, is the "Funeral for a Fried" chapter, a collection of nine books that tell the story of a world without a Superman. I consider this to be the best chapter of the saga, with those closest to Superman mourning with the citizens of Metropolis, other characters in the DC Universe, President Clinton and the rest of the world. With the exception of Superman: The Man of Steel #21, each cover is fantastic. Outlined with a black boarder, these books are a challenge to find in 9.8 grade. I scored Superman: The Man of Steel #20 recently, now I'm only three issues away from having all the first prints in 9.8 holders. 

Requiescat in pace, Superman.

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The JLA #70 is on it's way to Sarasota for a new holder. I found Adventures #498 raw, it's one of my favorite books that I've submitted, I still can't believe my luck, those black covers are not forgiving when it come to defects. As for Man of Steel #20, I paid way more than I should have, but I really needed it, at least the book itself is very sharp, plus it’s a great cover.

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I sent 70 yesterday to get graded. I have the whole set including all of the cross overs and the 4 new Supermen. None have been read or left their original bag. Any value in these?

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17 hours ago, Deuceboi said:

I sent 70 yesterday to get graded. I have the whole set including all of the cross overs and the 4 new Supermen. None have been read or left their original bag. Any value in these?

Most of these books are only valuable in 9.8 holders and even that can be hit or miss. Superman #75 Platinum Edition does have some value raw, and slabbed in a lesser grade. The only other anomalies would be some of the later DCU printings, which can fetch some high prices raw and in holders graded below 9.6. I heard a CGC 9.4 Action #686 2nd printing went for a pretty penny. As for the other books, I've seen 9.8s go for $25 to $70, it seems like it just depends on the day. 

Good luck with your #70! :wishluck:

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Yea when i was a kid my dad bought me an my brother 2 copies of every comic in this set including the crossovers that never left the bag/back and one copy for us to read...i think I sent 71 in too

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On 7/29/2019 at 2:20 PM, Deuceboi said:

I sent 70 yesterday to get graded. I have the whole set including all of the cross overs and the 4 new Supermen. None have been read or left their original bag. Any value in these?

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