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CGC NM/M: 9.8
white pgs; tied for highest!
1st preview app. Preacher, King Mob
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CGC VG/F: 5.0
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1st Superman by Siegel and Shuster; possibly the most famous and most important comic ever published!
The most important comic book in the history of comic books. This is the introduction of the archetype of all other heroes to come. Superman transcends comic books and pop culture. He is an icon of Truth, Justice and The American Way! Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman is quite possibly the most recognizable fictional character in the world. The creation of two struggling sci-fi fans from the Rust Belt, the Man of Steel became an instant icon to depression-era readers, and easily transformed into an icon of American spirit and spunk during the brutal days of WWII. Since then, he has lasted as both a beloved character and a symbol of modern hope and vigor, making this first appearance not just a piece of comics' history, but of American history as well.
If you collect comics, you want this book. If you don't collect comics, you want this book. Everyone wants it. Few collectors are privileged, lucky, or determined enough to own the comic that started it all, the first appearance of Superman. Experts bandy about that fewer than a hundred copies are known to exist. This is it, Action Comics #1, the beginning of superheroes. As an anthology, the Superman episodes on pages 1-13 make up the first of the book's eleven adventure stories, and explain the character's origin. Superman was sent to Earth as a baby from a far-away planet possessing super powers, he grows up, rescues people in distress and captures crooks, and he's been doing so ever since. Almost nothing in this catalog would exist today without this comic book. This is a definitive artifact of Americana and is of genuine historical significance. This book should be in a museum. Rest assured, whatever this sells for, will look cheap in a short period of time.

Overstreet Guide 2017 VG/F (5.0) value = $510,000.

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CGC No Grade: 0.3
off white pgs; Coverless; pg 10, 11, & 12 missing; Incomplete
Joe Shuster, Bernard Baily art; 3rd app. of Superman (8/38)
Leo O'Mealia is remembered chiefly for his baseball cartooning in the 1940s and 1950s; his art hangs in a place of honor in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Comics collectors, however, know him for his rousing, cinematic covers on Adventure, Action, and other anthology titles in the pre-Superman period of DC's history. In an age when pulp was king and testosterone-filled exploits were guaranteed newsstand smashes, O'Mealia's punchy style proved perfect for the times. While this might not be his best-known cover, it's one of his most accomplished. The cover to Action 3 is a dazzling and daring work that feels almost like a frame from a film, with rising action caught at just the right moment, and with a startlingly off-center design featuring deliberately skewed composition that grabs the viewer and refuses to let go. One of the last great "pulp" covers before the hero boom, and a justifiably revered image.
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CGC G+: 2.5
crm/ow pgs; vry sm amt of dried glue on spn of cvr & 1st wrap, cvr dtchd
Joe Shuster cvr/art; 2nd Superman cover! rare in any grade (12/38)
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 work 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.
With the price of Action Comics #1 copies continuing to soar beyond the realm of most collector's budgets, this issue continues to generate steam, not only as one of the most desirable of the series but also as one of the most-sought-after Golden Age books period. A rare book that also boasts an action-packed cover showing Superman carrying a terrified man high into the air. Presenting attractively bright reds and yellows front and center, one can't help but think, why is he only holding on to that poor man's shoe? CGC has certified less than fifty copies of this issue, so whenever an example surfaces at auction, rapt attention soon follows. One lucky and determined bidder is going to be thrilled to finally hold this beauty when the dust settles.

Overstreet Guide 2017 G+ (2.5) value = $43,750.

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DC
CGC G+: 2.5
ow/white pgs; tp on int cvr
Fred Guardineer car racing cvr
Action 9, which features a kinetic Fred Guardineer cover illustration and a classic Siegel and Shuster story that reveals new twists to the burgeoning Lois/Clark/Superman love triangle.
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DC
CGC FN+: 6.5
ow/white pgs; Ext(P) ct, pcs added, tear seals, cleaned, interior lightened, reinforced
3rd Superman cvr by Shuster
The first World War was seared into people's mass consciousness in the early 20th 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 like this, in which Superman seems angry at war as a concept rather than at war with any specific people, were common in the pre-Pearl Harbor days. The cover image is a far cry from the beefy, smiling patriot soon to grace post-Pearl Harbor DC covers, and still startles with its raw emotion and crude power. This is yet another extremely rare early Superman comic that commands top dollar on the Golden Age market.
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CGC F/VF: 7.0
ow/white pgs
Fred Guardineer submarine battle cvr
Billy Wright copy
Early Superman Action covers are scarce -- very scarce. They're also very popular with Golden Age collectors, which means the copies that do make it to market are snapped up almost instantly. This dynamic cover is a great example as to why Superman was so big then, and why GA Supes are so popular now, as the Man of Steel performs the impossible in a realistic-yet-fantastic setting, and brings truth and justice to the downtrodden in his own inimitable fashion. The fifth-ever Superman cover, and a beaut.
It should be noted that ComicConnect sold a graded copy in 7.0 condition with off whtie pages in October of 2015 for $22,500.

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DC
CBCS G: 2.0
ow/white pgs; binding string through spine, 2 pcs tp cvr & 2 pcs int cvr, 1 long pc of taper tp int cvr
Fred Guardineer submarine battle cvr
Early Superman Action covers are scarce -- very scarce. They're also very popular with Golden Age collectors, which means the copies that do make it to market are snapped up almost instantly. This dynamic cover is a great example as to why Superman was so big then, and why GA Supes are so popular now, as the Man of Steel performs the impossible in a realistic-yet-fantastic setting, and brings truth and justice to the downtrodden in his own inimitable fashion. The fifth-ever Superman cover, and a beaut.
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DC
CGC VG+: 4.5
off white pgs
classic Shuster Superman tank cover
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CGC G: 2.0
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Superman covers begin; 1st published ad app. of Flash & Hawkman
December 1939. Cover and art by Joe Shuster. Still in his infancy, Superman shows us his strength by ripping the turret off an enemy tank on this Joe Shuster cover. With this issue, the regular Superman covers in the series begin, and this comic also debuted the 1st published advertising appearance of some of the most important superheroes to follow: Flash and Hawkman.
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CGC FN+: 6.5
off white pgs
Joe Shuster cvr/art; 1st app. of Lex Luthor; 1st mention of Daily Planet
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 type, developed by Siegel and Shuster for one of the anti-war potboilers for which the series was first known, he quickly gained a popularity and style all his own, and flourished into one of the all-time great comic baddies. The first appearance of the character is among the rarest of Golden Age keys.
And this is a nifty mid-grade copy that sits nicely in that sweet spot between affordability and investment quality. The color scheme is bold and the daring, classic Shuster cover is truly suspenseful. Did someone say Daily Planet? Because this is the first place the newspaper is ever mentioned. Jon Valor (the Black Pirate) makes his first appearance here as well (the character recently appeared in the Legends of Tomorrow TV series these 76 years later).

Overstreet Guide 2017 FN+ (6.5) value = $14,125.

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CGC G+: 2.5
off white pgs; vry sm amt of dried glue on spn of cvr
Joe Shuster cvr/art; 1st app. of Lex Luthor; 1st mention of Daily Planet
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 type, developed by Siegel and Shuster for one of the anti-war potboilers for which the series was first known, he quickly gained a popularity and style all his own, and flourished into one of the all-time great comic baddies. The first appearance of the character is among the rarest of Golden Age keys.


Overstreet Guide 2017 G+ (2.5) value = $4,375.

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CGC F/VF: 7.0
ow/white pgs
classic Superman cover
Superman swoops in to save the day as a gangster starts to hurl his victim off a building! A classic image of The Man of Steel. Everything you want a Golden Age Superman cover to contain!
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CGC G+: 2.5
brittle pgs; cf dtchd
classic Superman cover
Superman swoops in to save the day as a gangster starts to hurl his victim off a building! A classic image of The Man of Steel. Everything you want a Golden Age Superman cover to contain!
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CGC VG/F: 5.0
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Baily art; 1st app. and death of Zolar!
The rumor about DC making a Zolar movie is unfounded at this time. The rumor that I am currently dating Kim Kardashian, however, is 100% accurate.
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CGC VG+: 4.5
ow/white pgs; tp on int cvr
Superman firing squad bondage cvr
December 1940. Superman leaps to the rescue and stays the trigger-fingers of a military firing squad on this brilliantly crafted cover by Fred Ray.
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CGC VF-: 7.5
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Fred Ray cvr; full page ad for World's Best Comics #1
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CGC VF-: 7.5
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classic Fred Ray robot cvr, Baily art
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CGC VG-: 3.5
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Fred Ray early German WWII cvr
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FA/GD: 1.5
2nd wrap from center missing
Fred Ray Nazi WWII cover
African-Americans in Comics Collection
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CGC VG: 4.0
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Fred Ray cvr/art; 1st Luthor cvr
Yep, that's him getting hurled through a brick wall by the Man of Steel. After countless instances of getting thwarted by Supes and pounded into jelly, pity was shown to the bald baddie as he was given his first cover appearance in this issue. Of course, he was only shown from the back. Typical. Fred Ray's signature economy and heft make this a cover to treasure.
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CGC G-: 1.8
lt tan/ow pages; tp on int cvr
classic Fred Ray Japanese WWII cover; Baily art (5/42)
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CGC FN-: 5.5
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classic Fred Ray cvr/art; Bernard Baily art
origin of Vigilante retold, Mr America and Fat Man become the Ameri-Commandos
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CGC VG/F: 5.0
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rare issue; 1st Lois Lane as Superwoman; WWII cover
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CGC VG/F: 5.0
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WWII cvr
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