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Event AuctionACTION COMICS-1938 #7
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Grade: CGC G+: 2.5
Publisher: DC
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Comments: crm/ow pgs; vry sm amt dried glue at spn of cvr, 1st wrap, cvr dtchd
2nd Superman cover! rare in any grade
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ACTION COMICS-1938 #7
Publisher:
DC
Grade:
CGC G+: 2.5
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 boasts 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 works in perfect unity with Jerry Siegel's punchy dialogue and rapid-fire plotting, these elements all come together to give the series an unmatched kinetic energy.

This copy looks truly impressive. Though detached, the cover still remains in quality condition with even, vibrant colors and only slight wear to the edges. No visual aspect of this animated cover is lost due to its age yet its patina denotes a well-read and well-loved comic book. By his second cover, Superman had already gained so much popularity it's a wonder it took them so long, nevertheless it remains a key piece of Superman's history that would make an attractive addendum to any collection.

Overstreet Guide 2018 G+ (2.5) value = $50,000.

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