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Event AuctionACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #23
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Grade: CGC G+: 2.5
Publisher: DC
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Monday 12/9/2019
Comments: white pgs; tp int cvr and int
Joe Shuster cvr/art; 1st app. of Lex Luthor; 1st mention of Daily Planet
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ACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #23
CGC G+: 2.5
Just as Sherlock had Moriarty, so does Superman have his Alexei "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-with-a-death-ray stereotype developed by Siegel and Shuster for one of the anti-war potboilers for which the series was first known, Luthor quickly gained a style all his own, with a subsequent fan following, and flourished into one of the all-time great comic baddies. This comic is the first appearance of the character and is among the rarest of Golden Age keys.

The color quality of this 2.5-graded Action Comics #23 is as brilliant as it is stunning. The clarity of its tone and overall brightness set it apart from Golden Age books of a similar grade and give it splendid curb appeal and aesthetic value for such an accessible, well-loved piece.

Overstreet Guide 2019 G+ (2.5) value = $5,469.