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Action comics comic books issue 242

  • Issue #242
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 242
    Published Jul 1958 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465470003
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($51.00) will be charged at checkout. It ships immediately from our office.
    • Paper: Cream
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1473127006
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($25.47) will be charged at checkout. It ships immediately from our office.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Moderate amount of tape on interior cover and 2 pieces on centerfold.
    • Label #961A26-002
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($8.25) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by mycomicshop's experienced graders and ships immediately from our office.
    • First wrap detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Origin and first appearance of Brainiac, and the first mention of the shrunken city of Kandor in "The Super-Duel in Space," script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; While on an experimental rocket, Clark and Lois encounter the alien Brainiac, who plans to shrink and bottle the great cities of Earth and then use them to repopulate his planet; Superman gets inside Brainiacs ship when the villain snatches Metropolis and there finds a bottle with the Kryptonian city of Kandor. Untitled Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Traffic Cop of 2058, A.D." starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. "Safari From Space," art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill vs. Xov. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.