The best kept secret in comic book history – The Impossible Collection (DC Chapter) - is unveiled at London's St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel

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The world’s finest collection of DC Comics will be presented in a private view in London on 23 March 2016 ahead of its worldwide tour.

The world’s finest collection of DC Comics will be presented in a private view in London on 23 March 2016 ahead of its worldwide tour.
A one of a kind, single-owner collection, the Impossible Collection (DC Chapter) has taken over sixteen years to assemble. This, the first exhibition comprises over 1,000 original comics featuring the timeless, iconic characters from DC Comics.
Many of the comics on display are the finest known to exist. Highlights include the highest graded copy of Action Comics No.1, the first appearance of Superman. This title, widely considered the Holy Grail of comics, launched the superhero genre, which is now a multi-billion dollar industry spanning movies, television, merchandise and apps. This particular copy has rarely changed hands since its publication in 1938 and has perfect-white pages (thanks to its original owner storing it in a cedar chest in the mountains of West Virginia).
“What sets the Impossible Collection apart – beyond the improbability of seeing over 1,000 original comic books in such incredible condition – is its breadth and depth which are unprecedented”, said Vincent Zurzolo, a spokesman for the Impossible Collection.
Also including in this monumental collection are copies Detective 27 (the first appearance of Batman from May 0f 1939), Superman #1 from 1939, Batman #1 (the first appearance of Joker and Catwoman from 1940) and Showcase #4 (the first appearance of the silver age Flash from 1956).
The launch of the Collection comes at a time of great excitement for comic book fans as the hotly anticipated Warner Bros. / DC Comics film Batman v Superman is released worldwide on 25 March 2016.
The Impossible Collection - and the modern myths contained within its comics - offers a unique reflection on the political, cultural and social landscape of the last 80 years, from the Great Depression, through World War Two, The Cold War and up to the present day.
In 21st Century, where the lines between good and evil are often blurred, comic book super-heroes offer idealistic clarity and a vision of how many feel the world aught to be. The enduring nature of comic book superheroes resonate with people throughout the world, irrespective of race, age or background. It is this democratic, accessible quality that makes the comic book a highly relevant and culturally diverse art form and the Impossible Collection represents the best of this.
The Impossible Collection is on private display at London’s St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel and is set to embark on a global tour starting in London later this year. Dates and venues will be announced shortly.
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The Impossible Collection

The Impossible Collection (DC Chapter) is the world’s greatest collection of action comic books, comprising over 1000+ titles.

One of the centrepieces of the Collection is an Action Comics No.1 (graded 9.0). Published in 1938, it features the first appearance of Superman - the original superhero.

Within the Collection are a number of other very rare first edition comics published by DC, including original runs of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman

The Impossible Collection is the work of a single collector and its existence has not been known until this point.

The Impossible Collection is on display at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London. It is set to roll out globally as part of a world tour and will be available to the public in due course.

The Warner Bros./DC film Batman v Superman is released worldwide on 25 March 2016. Directed by Zack Snyder (Man of Steel”) the film stars Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”) as Superman/Clark Kent, Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo”) as Batman/Bruce Wayne in the characters’ first big-screen pairing. Gal Gadot (the “Fast and Furious” films) also stars as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince.

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