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ACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #10
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Grade: CGC PR: 0.5
Publisher: DC
Comments: crm/ow pgs; fc mssng; 1st wrap re-attached w/tp, bc dtchd, tp on cvr; incomplete; comes with xerox of fc
Joe Shuster cvr/art; 3rd Superman cvr
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ACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #10
CGC PR: 0.5
The First World War was seared into the world's mass consciousness in the early twentieth century. Millions were traumatized by the unprecedented horrors and loss of life the war delivered in such a short time. This trauma explains the introversion the American public experienced concerning involvement in the new conflict brewing across Europe in the late 1930s. Comic covers such as this, in which Superman seems to be battling against war as a concept than against a defined enemy, were common in the pre-Pearl Harbor days. This Superman image is a far cry from the beefy, smiling patriot soon to grace WW II DC covers, and still startles with its raw emotion and power. This is yet another extremely rare early Action comic that commands top dollar on the Golden Age market.

The first wrap from Action Comics #10 is an important artifact for fans of the Man of Steel, as the half-splash atop the first page contains an image that would be repurposed as the cover image for Superman #1. Not only can fans obtain a small but valuable piece of an early Action, but they will also own an original printing of an illustration that is instantly recognizable to any comic book fan who knows their history. All this for a fraction of the price for a complete Action Comics #10.

Overstreet Guide 2018 GD (2.0) value = $23,600.

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