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  • Issue #185
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 185
    Published Oct 1953 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1248706004
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1570872021
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #0720505003

    Cover art by Al Plastino. Superman's Million-Dollar Photos!, starring Al Plastino. The Hidden City! starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. Give Your Pet All the Breaks! starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Cosmic Jigsaw Puzzle! starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Treasure of Get-Rich Creek! starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #186
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 186
    Published Nov 1953 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Minor side edge cracks and scratching to front of slab.
    • Label #1158103006
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • 3" cumulative spine split.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0967245002

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Haunted Superman, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Suicide Safari starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. The Hotrods of Space starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Race to Old Forge starring Vigilante, art by Howard Sherman. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #187
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 187
    Published Dec 1953 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Superman's New Super Powers, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Know Your Community! public service announcement starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Plot to Capture the Crown starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. The Gifts from Space starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Man Who Killed Vigilante, art by Howard Sherman. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #188
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 188
    Published Jan 1954 by DC.
    • 1/2" Spine split from top.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Home, Sweet Home! starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bob Oksner. The Spectral Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Sinbad the Killer starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Rebus of Space starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Reformed Owlhoot Club starring Vigilante, script by Dick Wood, art by Howard Sherman. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #189
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 189
    Published Feb 1954 by DC.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1570874002

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Clark Kent's New Mother and Father starring Superman, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley. The Mail-Order Hunter starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. The Forbidden World starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The One-Armed Bandit starring Vigilante, art by Howard Sherman. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #190
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 190
    Published Mar 1954 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Boy Who Saved Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Man Who Wanted To Die A Hero starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Hunters of the Future starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. Vigilante's Adopted Tribe, art by Howard Sherman. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #191
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 191
    Published Apr 1954 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Calling Doctor Superman, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Janu, the Jungle Boy starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, Ed Smalle. Nine Worlds Hotel starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by Jim Mooney. The Purple Raiders of Cripple Hill starring Vigilante, art by Howard Sherman. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #192
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 192
    Published May 1954 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Welcome, Amigo public service announcement starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bob Oksner. The Man Who Sped Up Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Bad Boys of the Jungle starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Singing Spaceman starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Red Dust Bandit starring Vigilante, script by Dick Wood, art by Howard Sherman. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #193
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 193
    Published Jun 1954 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Golden Superman, art by Al Plastino. No Guns for Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Living Toys starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Broadway Posse starring Vigilante, script by Dick Wood, art by Howard Sherman. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #194
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 194
    Published Jul 1954 by DC.

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    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Outlaws from Krypton starring Superman, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Bare-Handed Hunter starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Impossible Space Ship starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Unlucky Horseshoe starring Vigilante, script by Dick Wood, art by Howard Sherman. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #195
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 195
    Published Aug 1954 by DC.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #2001889002

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. Lois Lane – Wanted starring Superman, script by William Woolfolk, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Safari of Young Janu starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Time Vault World starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. The Counterfeit Vigilante, art by Howard Sherman. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #196
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 196
    Published Sep 1954 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1249761019
    • Cover detached.
    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split (partially taped). Cover and centerfold detached. Staple rust with migration.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Adventures of Mental Man starring Superman, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Jungle Circus starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The World Series of Tomorrow starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. Vigilante -- Foreign Correspondent, art by Howard Sherman. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #197
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 197
    Published Oct 1954 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0348696004

    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Stolen 'S' Shirts starring Superman, script by Bill Finger, art by Al Plastino. The Chimp Who Became a King starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Masked Gladiator starring Vigilante, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #198
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 198
    Published Nov 1954 by DC.
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    • Interior is complete. Spine fully split.

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. The Six Lives of Lois Lane! starring Superman, script by Bill Woolfolk, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Janu's Jungle Romance! starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Stand-In for the Prairie Troubadour! starring Vigilante, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #199
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 199
    Published Dec 1954 by DC.

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    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. The Phantom Superman starring Lex Luthor, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Interplanetary Bank starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The School for Hunters starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #200
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 200
    Published Jan 1955 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Tests of a Warrior! starring Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Human Circus! starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. Bombo, Killer of the Jungle! starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #201
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 201
    Published Feb 1955 by DC.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split repaired with tape. Centerfold detached.

    Last pre-comics code issue. Cover by Al Plastino. "The Challenge of Stoneman!", art by Al Plastino; An inventors time machine takes him, Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Perry White, and a mobster to the distant past, where the crook assumes the identity of Stoneman and tries to control a tribe of cavemen. "The Great Jungle Baseball Game!" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Willie the Office Boy one-page story. Bebe one-page story by Henry Boltinoff. "Milkman in Space!" starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #202
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 202
    Published Mar 1955 by DC.
    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split (taped).

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "Lois Lane's X-Ray Vision!", pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois Lane acquires a pair of specially-treated glasses that give her X-ray vision. "The Space Dragnet!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy Tomorrow vs. Jon Crane. Shorty one-page story by Henry Boltinoff. Peg one-page story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Jungle Amusement Park!" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #203
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 203
    Published Apr 1955 by DC.
    • 3" spine split from bottom. 5" tear on front cover.

    Cover by Al Plastino. Don't Be Afraid to Speak Up! public service announcement starring Peter Porkchops, script by Jack Schiff, art by Rube Grossman. "The International Daily Planet," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; When Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen are assigned to foreign offices of the Daily Planet overseas, Superman must save his two friends from smugglers who have captured them. One-page Daffy Doodle story. One-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. "Congo Bill, Gladiator," art by Ed Smalle. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #204
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 204
    Published May 1955 by DC.
    • 2 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached.

    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Man Who Could Make Superman Do Anything," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Metropolis is baffled when Superman seems to have to obey the every order of a man called Sam Spulby. One-page Babs story, art by Bob Oksner. Planet Quiz activity page by Henry Boltinoff. "Boy Planeteer" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "Dynamite Danger" text story by Jack Miller (as Jim Mason), art by Raymond Perry. "Village of 1,000 Idols" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. One-page Bebe story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #205
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 205
    Published Jun 1955 by DC.
    • 1 1/2" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Al Plastino. "Sergeant Superman," art by Al Plastino; Given the rank of sergeant so that he can participate in Army war games, Superman must solve the mystery of why a private who constantly botches things must remain in the games. "The Super Planeteers," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy Tomorrow vs. Dr. Ultra. "The Mystery of the African Polar Bears!" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #206
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 206
    Published Jul 1955 by DC.

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    Cover by Win Mortimer. "Superman Marries Lois Lane," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois Lane has a dream of her potential married life with Superman. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "Destination Future" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. Two-page On the Set story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Heat's on in Yuma" text story by Ronald M. Deutsch, art by Raymond Perry. "The Mystery of the Jungle Monuments" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #207
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 207
    Published Aug 1955 by DC.
    • 4" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Four Superman Medals," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman must find a way of attending the annual policemans dinner, during which a Superman Medal will be presented, both as himself and as Clark Kent. One-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. "Mystery of the Space Mutiny" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. "Janu, the Human Chimp" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #208
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 208
    Published Sep 1955 by DC.

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    Cover by Al Plastino. "The Magic of Mr. Mxyztplk," script by William Woolfolk, art by Al Plastino; Mr. Mxyzptlk comes to Earth with a plot to make Superman and his friends vanish into his dimension by getting them to say their names backwards. One-page Peg story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Fortress of Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "Congo Bill's Last Adventure" starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. Quarter-page Fearless Fosdick Wildroot Cream-Oil ad by Al Capp. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #209
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 209
    Published Oct 1955 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Man Who Was Mightier Than Superman," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; A man who appears to have greater powers than Superman appears in Metropolis, to the Man of Steels surprise. One-page Bebe story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Space Hall of Fame" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. Untitled Jerry Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Amazing Desert Ship" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #210
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 210
    Published Nov 1955 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1249763006

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman in Superman Land," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; As thousands of people flock to the opening of Superman Land, a brand-new amusement park, Lex Luthor sets up a Kryptonite trap for Superman. Supermen of America ad. "The Master of the Beasts," art by Ed Smalle; Congo Bill and Janu encounter a man who can seemingly control the wild animals of the jungle. -page Chief Hot Foot story by Henry Boltinoff. Caves of Adventure article by Jack Miller (as John Mallon). "Movie Makers from Outer Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 3/4-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #211
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 211
    Published Dec 1955 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Superman Spectaculars," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Perry White has Superman go to four foreign countries and do spectacular stunts for photographers there, to be published in those nations' editions of the Daily Planet; But none of the pictures are used in those newspapers; A bewildered Superman goes to Smallville for a celebration of the anniversary of his landing on Earth. "The Great Jungle Bank Mystery" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. One-page Strange Laws story by Henry Boltinoff. "Undersea Ghost City" text story by Hal Miller, art by Raymond Perry. "The Secret of Bandit X" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #212
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 212
    Published Jan 1956 by DC.

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    Cover by Al Plastino. A 1956 Superman calendar is included in part of the story, "The Superman Calendar," art by Al Plastino; Superman agrees to create scenes for a 1956 Superman Calendar for charity, but the manufacturer has a hidden clause that may bring him a huge profit. "The Man Who Hated Tigers" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. -page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. "They Ride The Tall Timber" article by Jack Miller (as Jack Malloy), art by Raymond Perry. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "Paul Revere of Space," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy Tomorrow vs. Zorr, the Space Pirate. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #213
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 213
    Published Feb 1956 by DC.
    • 1" spine split from top of comic. Cover detached at one staple.
    • 4 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Staple rust with migration.
    • 2" cumulative spine split. Chipping. Mold. Staple rust. Rust migration.

    Cover by Al Plastino. "Paul Paxton Alias Superman," art by Al Plastino; A man named Paul Paxton turns up with several indications of secretly being Superman, which is news to Clark Kent. -page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "Jungle King For A Day" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. -page Peg story by Henry Boltinoff. "I Hunted the Green Fire" text story by Jonathan Maxwell. "The Robot Crook of Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #214
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 214
    Published Mar 1956 by DC.
    • INCOMPLETE. Pages missing. Interrupts art and story. Cover detached at both staples.

    Cover by Al Plastino. "Superman, Super-Destroyer," art by Al Plastino; An eccentric millionaire gets Superman to destroy buildings and a battleship, which seems wanton destruction to a world which does not know he is preventing aliens from using them as weapons against Earth. "The Invincible Idol" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. "The Most Wanted Man In Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #215
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 215
    Published Apr 1956 by DC.
    • Cover detached. Water damage.
    • Centerfold detached. 1 1/2" spine split from top.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Tearing on interior pages.

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Superman of Tomorrow," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Craig King uses scientific gadgets in 2956 to duplicate Superman's powers but now he needs help to catch scientific bandits, so he beams a message across time to the Real Superman. "The Big Game Butterfly Hunter," art by Ed Smalle; Hector Doolittle unwittingly risks life and limb to collect rare butterflies. -page Bebe story by Henry Boltinoff. "Flying Rangers" text story by script by Jack Miller (as John Maxton), art by Raymond Perry. "The Mystery of the Stolen Worlds," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Giant hands out of nowhere move things around in space. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #216
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 216
    Published May 1956 by DC.
    • 3.5" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Super-Menace of Metropolis," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; When Metropolis is attacked by alien weapons, Superman discovers they were built long ago by Jor-El. "The Jungle of Doom" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Mystery of the Ghost Bomb article by Jack Miller (as John MacKenzie), art by Raymond Perry. "Space Safari" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. Superman stars in a one-page public service announcement, "Treasury of Books!" 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #217
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 217
    Published Jun 1956 by DC.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split (taped). Centerfold detached, tears throughout interior.

    Cover by Al Plastino. "The Amazing Super-Baby," art by Al Plastino; Somebody leaves a baby on Clark Kent's doorstep, who just happens to have super powers. "The One-Man Safari," art by Ed Smalle; Somebody makes a movie about Congo Bill in which he appears to have super-strength, so Bill has to develop super-strength in real life. "Secrets of the Planeteers" starring Tommy Tomorrow, Cosmo Rey, and Cadet Parker, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #218
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 218
    Published Jul 1956 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1264900001

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Super-Ape from Krypton," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Shir Kahn sends Kryptonian apes into space to test his rocket, but is too late to escape himself; Super Ape lands on Earth and is raised by apes in the jungle until discovered by Superman. "The Strange Jungle Jinx" starring Janu the Jungle Boy, Congo Bill, Chota the Chimp, Jim Bell, Fred Troy, and Leonard Starr. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #219
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 219
    Published Aug 1956 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 2 1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's Treasure Hoard," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman is accumulating incredible wealth in a cavern of his own making, but no one seems to know the reason why. "The Amazing Army of Apes," script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle; A military officer appears to go crazy and starts to think apes are his soldiers. 3/4–page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Day I Beat the Baseball Jinx," script by Jack Miller (as Jack Mason), art by Raymond Perry. "Tom Thumb Tommy Tomorrow," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #220
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 220
    Published Sep 1956 by DC.
    • 1.5" spine split from top of comic.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Al Plastino. "The Interplanetary Olympics," art by Al Plastino; Superman is drawn to an alien world and invited to take part in an Interplanetary Olympics. -page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "Congo Bill, Stone Age Man" starring Congo Bill starring Janu the Jungle Boy, art by Howard Sherman. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. School For Cowboys article by Raymond Perry. "The Flying Dutchman of Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #221
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 221
    Published Oct 1956 by DC.
    • 6 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
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    • Cover coming loose at one staple, small pieces torn from cover.
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    • Cover Detached at one staple. 4" cumulative spine split.

    1st Silver Age issue. Cover by Al Plastino. "Superman's New Super-Power," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; An encounter with a comet in space gives Superman magnetic powers. "Congo Bill - Witch Doctor," art by Howard Sherman. "The Sleeping Beauty of Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #222
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 222
    Published Nov 1956 by DC.
    • Staple rust.
    • 4 1/2" spine split due to chew.
    • Cover detached. 6 1/2" cumulative spine split.
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    Cover by Al Plastino. "The Duplicate Superman," script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Exposure to the military's new secret weapon, the Q-Bomb splits Superman into two almost equal selves; One has x-ray vision, the other telescopic, but otherwise they're equal. -page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "The World's Most Amazing Animals," art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill has to capture a white lion, a tri-colored zebra and a flying ostrich. "Peril on the Mountain Peak" text story, art by Raymond Perry. "The Creature from Outer Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #223
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 223
    Published Dec 1956 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "The First Superman of Krypton," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman discovers a lead box in space containing another journal of Jor-Els and some films which he made; When he reads the journal and views the films, he learns how Jor-El first discovered evidence of Kryptons coming destruction shortly before Kal-Els birth on the 10,000th year of Kryptons civilization; Superman realizes his father was the first "superman" of Krypton, and silently promises to use his powers only in the cause of righteousness. "Janu, Jungle God" starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Howard Sherman. "How To Start A Stamp Collection" article by Jack Miller (as Joe Mallon), art by Raymond Perry. "The Amazing Future Toys," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy Tomorrow vs. Nova Norton. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #224
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 224
    Published Jan 1957 by DC.
    • 3 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Al Plastino. "The Secret of Superman Island," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman creates an island in his image, but refuses to let anyone land on it. "The Golden Gorilla," art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill meets a golden gorilla that seems to be intelligent and has to protect it from hunters. "Seven Disappearing Wonders of Space!" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. Little Pete one-page story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #225
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 225
    Published Feb 1957 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Water damage.
    • 2" cumulative spine split. Cover oxidation.
    • 3 1/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • 7 1/2" Cumulative spine split with splitting on interior wraps. Cover detached.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.23) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Centerfold detached. 4" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Al Plastino. "The Death of Superman," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; A Superman robot comes to the Daily Planet and reveals to Perry White, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen that the real Superman is dead. "The Doomed Safaris!" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. -page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. I Jumped 3 1/2 Miles And Lived article. "The Interplanetary Fort Knox," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy Tomorrow vs. Orion Orton. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #226
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 226
    Published Mar 1957 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Invulnerable Enemy," script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; A petrified man from outer space is dug up by archeologists and restored to life accidentally by Lex Luthor; The being, dubbed the Petrified Spaceman, wreaks havoc in Metropolis with his super-powers until Superman deduces that the Spaceman is in search of ice. "Jungle Joe, King of the Wild" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. "Secret of the Space Signs" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #227
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 227
    Published Apr 1957 by DC.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Scratching to front and back of slab.
    • Label #0166589006
    • Water damage.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Man with the Triple X-Ray Eyes," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; An occurrence in space causes Superman to lose control of his X-ray vision, making him burn up anything he looks at. "The Great Jungle Animal Count" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. 2/3-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. Strange Road under the Sea article. "The Girl Planeteer" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #228
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 228
    Published May 1957 by DC.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Staple rust. Rust migration.
    • 2.5" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Al Plastino. "Superman's Super-Skyscraper," art by Al Plastino; Superman constructs a skyscraper in Metropolis and turns it into a museum of his past cases. One-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Gorilla King of the Jungle" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman; A former Hollywood animal star, Kongorilla is being returned to the jungle, but his former trainer tries to prove the ape has human intelligence. Two-page Lionel and His Lions story by Henry Boltinoff. "Space Dreams for Sale" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. A Date With Effie public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Curt Swan. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #229
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 229
    Published Jun 1957 by DC.
    • Interior tears.
    • INCOMPLETE. Last page and back cover missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover by Al Plastino. "The Superman Satellite," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; After destroying an asteroid in space, Superman is informed that he has become poisonous and that he must never touch the Earth again. "The Great Jungle Swindle" starring Congo Bill and Janu the Jungle Boy, script by Jack Miller, art by Nick Cardy. Half-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. Games That Save Lives article. "The Milky Way Hunt," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #230
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 230
    Published Jul 1957 by DC.
    • Water damage.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.98) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover by Al Plastino. "Superman Loses His Powers," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Exposure to ancient Atlantean experiments gives Bart Wellins super-powers and Superman can't stop him because exposure to the same experiments have increased his powers so much he daren't use them at all. "The Jungle Journal," script by Jack Miller, art by Nick Cardy. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. Adventures in Coin Collecting article. Supermen of America ad. One-page Lem 'n' Lime story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #231
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 231
    Published Aug 1957 by DC.
    • Extensive staple rust/migration. 1-1/2" spine split, cover detached at one staple.
    • 2 1/2" spine split from bottom.

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "Sir Jimmy Olsen, Knight of Metropolis," script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Jimmy Olsen finds that he will be the king of the island of Vumania if he performs three tasks, but a gang of crooks is out to see that he doesn't. "Congo Bill's Useless Partner," script by Jack Miller, art by Nick Cardy. Stunts For A Rainy Day article. "The Academy Awards of Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow and Planet Pete, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. One-page Cannonball Charlie story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #232
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 232
    Published Sep 1957 by DC.
    • 1 1/2" Spine split from bottom.
    • Mold. Water damage. Chipping. Cover oxidation.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.98) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan (1st Swan cover in Action), inks by Stan Kaye. "The Story of Superman, Junior," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Johnny Kirk's father blasts him into space because he thinks Earth is soon to be destroyed by a meteor; After Superboy deflects the meteor, he asks him to find his son. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. "Three Dives to Doom" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. "Riddle of the Space Rainbow" script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy Tomorrow vs. "Nova" Norton. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #233
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 233
    Published Oct 1957 by DC.
    • Staple rust.
    • Tape on inside back cover.
    • 3" interior tear.
    • Centerfold detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Land of A Million Supermen," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; When Clark Kent is accidentally stranded in the nation of Borgonia, he discovers that everyone there, including himself, must wear a Superman costume on pain of death... which is a giant trap the dictator of Borgonia has set for the real Superman. "The Jungle Eskimo" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. So You Want to Be an Engineer text story. "The Forbidden Robots," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy and Brent stop the transport of smuggled forbidden robots. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #234
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 234
    Published Nov 1957 by DC.
    • Paper: White
    • Label #C12FBC-001
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2011396025
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.70) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Creature of 1,000 Disguises," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; An alien from the planet Zar named Gollo comes to Earth and befriends a runaway boy named Johnny Miles; Superman finds the boy and brings him home to his parents; Missing his friend, Gollo begins searching all throughout Metropolis trying to find him. He uses his mysterious alien powers to assume a variety of disguises; Superman encounters Gollo and realizes his connection to Johnny Miles. "The Robot Animals" starring Congo Bill, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. The First Baseball Game article. Casey the Cop two-page story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Interplanetary Hitchhiker" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.