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Event AuctionACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #52
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Grade: CGC NM: 9.4
Publisher: DC
Bid History: Sold For

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End Time: 7:58 PM EST
Monday 12/9/2019
Comments: white pgs; tied for highest 1 of 2!; QES Certified - Criteria met: Preferred staple placement + Flawless staple area + Deep Color Strike (Yellow & Black)
classic Fred Ray cover
Edgar Church / Mile High Copy
Highest Graded
ACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #52
CGC NM: 9.4
The cover to Action Comics #52 breaks from the typical Golden Age conventions, as the Fred Ray illustration adorning the book showcases every hero that stars in the anthology. There's no question who the Big Kahuna is as the Man of Steel appears proudly in the center of the image, leading the patriotic charge, flanked by his supporting acts. The whole package is really quite impressive, at once subtly highlighting while simultaneously downplaying the wartime theme that dominated comics of the period. The Superman story within, "The Emperor of America," like many of Superman's social commentary tales, still resonates today as the plot concerns a mysterious man who hijacks the White House through the use of a special ray that causes the populace to become apathetic, allowing this crafty villain to take control of the country, but, as usual, Superman is there to save the day, disabling the indifference contraption and bringing the illegitimate emperor to justice.

As is de rigueur for any comic from the Edgar Church/Mile High pedigree, this copy of Action #52 is the highest graded on the census, perfectly preserved, with stunning bright colors, a solid and clean appearance, this is a comic book for the ages. Superman fans are sure to be chomping at the bit to compete for this brilliant Golden Age beauty.

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Overstreet Guide 2019 NM- (9.2) value = $5,900.

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