ACTION COMICS-1938 #7
CGC VG: 4.0
Although Superman proved to be a smash hit from day one, DC didn't have any Man of Steel covers lined up for the character until six months after his debut, relegating him to interiors while wrapping the issues in the illustrative, punchy, pulp-style covers that had graced both New Adventure and More Fun up to that point. Action 7 is the second-ever appearance of Superman on a comic book cover. Joe Shuster's perfectly understated style sets the mood for the character's early appearances, his bold strength and boisterous energy perfectly match the simplified lines and stark, evocative landscape that work in perfect unity with Siegel's punchy dialogue and rapid-fire plotting, these elements all come together to give the series an unmatched kinetic energy.
Action #7 features the second-ever appearance of Superman on a comic book cover, which alone, is worth the price of admission. The wonderful four-color central image is sharp and bright, coming in at a grade that is guaranteed to make this book a hot item come auction time.
Overstreet Guide 2016 VG (4.0) value = $50,000.
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