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ACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #10
CGC VF/NM: 9.0
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Monday, 08/08/2011 2:07 PM
$258,000
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PUBLISHER: DC
COMMENTS: off white pgs, Highest Graded, 1 of 1!!! (please read bidding requirements in listing description)
Joe Shuster cvr/art; 3rd Superman cover (3/39)
Atlantic City Copy
Highest Graded
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DESCRIPTION
off white pgs, Highest Graded, 1 of 1!!! (please read bidding requirements in listing description)
Joe Shuster cvr/art; 3rd Superman cover (3/39)
Atlantic City Copy
Highest Graded
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 rather 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.


This killer copy of Action Comics #10 from the Atlantic City Collection is the very definition of ultra rare, certified 9.0 VF/NM by CGC, with the second highest grade on the census being 7.0. The colors on this copy are amazing! The red looks like it came off a firetruck. Simply brilliant!

Since 1984, the owners and staff of ComicConnect have only sold eight copies of this historic comic, with none unrestored above VG-. Throw out the guide on this gem.



We realize many of you would like to bid on this auction lot, so for this listing, ComicConnect.com offers a 6 month, interest free, time payment plan with a 20% non-refundable deposit paid by check, money order or wire transfer.


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Overstreet Guide #41 VF/NM value: $47,558


Artist Information

Joseph Shuster was a Canadian-American comic book artist best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman, with writer Jerry Siegel, in Action Comics #1.