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Event AuctionACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #6
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Grade: CGC F/VF: 7.0
Publisher: DC
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End Time: 10:22 PM EDT
Tuesday 8/28/2018
Comments: ow/white pgs; Court Case Copy
scarce! 1st Jimmy Olsen; gorilla cvr
The Jon Berk Collection
ACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #6
CGC F/VF: 7.0
The colorful, detailed cover, rendered with great skill by Golden Age pioneer Leo O'Mealia, is atypical of most comics from the era, which were generally crude and amateurish, making this book one of the most sought-after from the dawn of comics. Even better, this issue features the very first appearance of Jimmy Olsen, although not named in the issue, Jimmy makes his debut in the Superman feature as a lowly office clerk and not the photojournalist he is known as today.

If you take a close look at this copy you will notice the of stamp on the cover, as well as the name "Court Copy" on the CGC label. These are very important markings, which loom large over the history of comic books. This copy was actually entered as physical evidence by National Periodicals (DC) in their historical court case against Fox Features Syndicate in their copyright infringement lawsuit surrounding Superman and Wonder Man. It was either by sheer luck or tremendous foresight that court copy issues still exist. True rarities from the very dawn of comic books, signaling the first legal challenge in the medium's history, DC has continually had to fight to preserve the rights to the Man of Steel, a struggle that goes on until today. Action Comics #6 copies are scarce in general, but the provenance behind this copy makes it's value nearly immeasurable to true comic book fanaddicts.

We seldom see a copy of Action Comics #6 this nice, and early Action Comics tend to be extremely scarce in high grade to begin with. Beautiful colors grace the cover's fantastic illustration by Leo E. O'Mealia depicting a menacing gorilla violently looming over a wayward jungle photographer.

Overstreet Guide 2017 F/VF (7.0) value = $18,601.

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