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Royal Canadian Mint

14-Karat Gold Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: The Adventures of Superman #596 from 2001 - Mintage: 2,000 (2014)

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The cover image of The Adventures of Superman #596, which hit newsstands on September 12, 2001, featured that most iconic Superman image–Clark Kent peeling away his shirt to reveal the symbol that is forever synonymous with Superman.

Despite the cover image (featured on the coin's reverse), the cover tagline states “This is NOT a job for Superman.” This teaser for the story titled “Shipbuilding” alludes to Superman's state of mind in The Adventures of Superman Vol. 1 #596. In the aftermath of the tragic Imperiex War, many question why Superman appears unwilling to participate in the global recovery efforts. After Superman jumps into action to stop a weather catastrophe then rescues a construction worker, he is confronted by President Lex Luthor, who pointedly asks Superman why he doesn't take on all the recovery efforts himself. In response, Superman explains that he has come to the realisation that he is not here to do everything for mankind–otherwise, it would all mean nothing.

A great gift for collectors and Superman fans. Order yours today before they're all gone!

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