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CGC NM: 9.4
white pgs; second highest graded 1 of 2!
1966 reprint of original 1953 magazine
Boston Copy
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St. John
CBCS VF+: 8.5
ow/white pgs; second highest graded!
very rare
Edgar Church / Mile High Copy
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St. John
CGC VG/F: 5.0
ow/white pgs; only 2 copies on the census!
Highest Graded
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St. John
CGC VG+: 4.5
ow/white pgs; only 1 copy on the census!
scarce
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St. John
CGC VG/F: 5.0
ow/white pgs; only 1 copy on the census!
scarce! painted cover
Highest Graded
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DC
CBCS NM-: 9.2
ow/white pgs; Ext(P) ext ct & pcs added to cvr, cvr & int reinf, spn splts and tr sls, stpls & cvr cleaned, int. lightened
2nd app. of Superman; rare!! (7/38)
Superman wasn't a sure thing. So uncertain were DC Comics (then National Periodicals) that the second cover to the Action series, prepared before the initial issue hit the stands, didn't even feature the Man of Steel on its cover. As a result, Action 2 is arguably even scarcer than the first, the number of copies on the CGC census are less than half that of the mighty Action 1. This comic, which was once considered a throwaway, worth only pocket change of the era, and intended to pass time for only a moment, has been preserved through the passage of many decades.


Overstreet Guide 2016 NM- (9.2) value = $175,000.

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DC
CGC G: 2.0
ow/white pgs
Fred Guardineer submarine battle cvr
Early Superman Action covers are scarce -- very scarce. They're also very popular with Golden Age collectors, which means the copies that do make it to market are snapped up almost instantly. This dynamic cover is a great example as to why Superman was so big then, and why GA Supes are so popular now, as the Man of Steel performs the impossible in a realistic-yet-fantastic setting, and brings truth and justice to the downtrodden in his own inimitable fashion. The fifth-ever Superman cover, and a beaut.
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DC
FA: 1.0
bc msng
1st X-Ray vision; 1st 3 Aces (11/39)
Superman's powers eventually grew by the Silver Age to include super-breath, super-hearing, probably even super-toenail clipping. It's amusing, then, to see how late into his early run came his first use of X-Ray vision, in this issue, which is capped off by a typically stunning Guardineer dogfight cover. The last non-Superman cover in the series, note that DC was already anxious about losing the attention of new readers attracted by Superman, slapping an iconic Super-image on the upper corner of the logo, as if to say, "No, really, he's in here!" The Superman mythos was slowly but surely building, issue by issue, and this important entry helped create that enduring legend.
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DC
CGC FN: 6.0
off white pgs
Superman covers begin; 1st published ad app. of Flash & Hawkman
December 1939. Cover and art by Joe Shuster. Still in his infancy, Superman shows us his strength by ripping the turret off an enemy tank on this Joe Shuster cover. With this issue, the regular Superman covers in the series begin, and this comic also debuted the 1st published advertising appearance of some of the most important superheroes to follow: Flash and Hawkman.


Overstreet Guide 2016 FN (6.0) value = $4,500.

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DC
FA/GD: 1.5
bc msng
RARE!; Superman without S on cover (1/40)
The iconic image of Superman tearing a bank vault's door off was showcased here and later immortalized by Henry Cavill in the movie Man of Steel. It is not difficult to see why this issue has become one of the most sought after of the early Action Comics. The image of Superman performing a feat of otherworldly strength in front of a group of amazed bystanders is very reminiscent of the cover of Action Comics 1. Simon and Shuster's character touched something at the very core of Americans who were seeking a hero to help lift them out of the grim reality of the Great Depression. In what is a rarity for any Golden Age Superman cover, Big Blue's S symbol is not emblazoned upon his chest.
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DC
CGC VF+: 8.5
ow/white pgs
rare; Spectre More Fun #52 ad in last panel of Superman story (2/40)
Nova Scotia Copy
Highest Graded


Overstreet Guide 2016 VF+ (8.5) value = $6,013.

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DC
FA: 1.0
bc msng
rare; Spectre More Fun #52 ad in last panel of Superman story (2/40)
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DC
CGC VG/F: 5.0
sl brttl pgs
Joe Shuster cvr/art; 1st app. of Lex Luthor; 1st mention of Daily Planet
Just as Sherlock had Moriarty, so does Superman have his Lex Luthor, the template for all super-nemeses to follow, and arguably one of the best-known literary creations of the 20th Century in his own right. Initially a standard evil genius type developed by Siegel and Shuster for one of the anti-war potboilers for which the series was first known, he quickly gained a popularity and style all his own, and flourished into one of the all-time great comic baddies. This first appearance of the character is among the rarest of Golden Age keys.


Overstreet Guide 2016 VG/F (5.0) value = $6,250.

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DC
FA/GD: 1.5
bc msng
Baily art
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DC
CGC FA: 1.0
off white pgs; cvr split, staples removed
Superman/circus lion battle cover; 1st Lois Lane cover (uncredited)
Ads for Batman 1, All-Star 1 interior front cover.
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DC
CGC G/VG: 3.0
crm/ow pgs
scarce; Fred Ray cvr; full page ad for World's Best Comics #1
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DC
G: 2.0
cvr dtchd, trimmed; cfo
Baily art; classic early German WWII cover (4/41)
The post-Pearl Harbor environment of wartime patriotism and bravado in the face of danger seems ever more stark when compared to the sharply bifurcated attitudes toward war and warriors in the late 1930s through early 1941. Where publishers and artists would churn out endless tales of Axis-punching derring-do once America's involvement in the all-encompassing conflict was assured, much of the storytelling leading up to the war was more ambivalent, or downright hostile to the powers that be. Unsurprising from a generation raised on the aftermath of the Great War and the crushing poverty of the Depression, it's still startling today. Even on cover imagery such as this, the mood is less one of jocular rabble rousing and more the melancholy, disgusted anger of scarred youth fighting the inevitable. Much of Siegel and Shuster's pre-WWII Superman material trods this fine line, and this arresting cover stands in mute contrast to the barrel-chested nature of Fred Ray's later iconic Super-imagery. Collectors treasure these early Superman covers, and with good reason, as the war effort would also later consume many of these popular comics in periodic paper drives, or care packages overseas to distraction-starved troops.
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DC
CGC VG: 4.0
sl brttl
rare!! classic Fred Ray robot cover (5/41)
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DC
CGC VG-: 3.5
crm/ow pgs; Sl(B-1) sm amt ct; 8th thru 16th wraps m
Fred Ray classic Nazi tank cvr; 1st Star Spangled Kid & Stripesy
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DC
CBCS G/VG: 3.0
crm/ow pgs
Fred Ray Nazi WWII cover
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DC
CGC FN: 6.0
lt tan/ow pgs; trimmed, removed from bound volume
1st app. of Stuff (2/42)
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DC
CBCS VG: 4.0
off white pgs
1st app. of Stuff (2/42)
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DC
CBCS VG+: 4.5
ow/white pgs
Hitler app.; roller coaster cover
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DC
CGC G-: 1.8
lt tan/ow pgs
Hitler app.; roller coaster cover
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CGC FN: 6.0
ow/white pgs; minor ct on cvr
scarce; 1st Luthor cover!
Yep, that's him getting hurled through a brick wall by the Man of Steel. After countless instances of getting thwarted by Supes and pounded into jelly, pity was shown to the bald baddie as he was given his first cover appearance in this issue. Of course, he was only shown from the back. Typical. Fred Ray's signature economy and heft make this a cover to treasure.
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