estimated five copies produced.
The original DC Comics ash-cans can fetch some insane amounts of money, with Colabuono reporting how he'd paid $15,000 for an ash-can of All-Star Comics in 1993. It could be argued that there are more ash-cans out there, but until someone starts cracking into personal vaults and starts offering them for sale, all we have are scans (and documentation) such as this one. Do bear in mind that DC protect their trademarks with a certain zeal, so anyone thinking of doing a Superhombre title in the near future had perhaps best think again.
|The original 1944 ash-can|
|The original trademark statement, dated February 20, 1945, with an application date of August 26, 1944|
|The 1985 variant|
|The original 1944 application|
|The original registration dated February 1945|