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Superman Comic Books & Graphic Novels

  • Issue #235
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 235
    Published Dec 1957 by DC.
    • Lateral spine tear.
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    • 1" spine split from top of comic, centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Super-Prisoner of Amazon Island," script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois belongs to a club of women whose lives have been saved by Superman, and while on a cruise, the club is marooned on an island ruled by Amazon warriors; Superman comes to save them but by Amazon custom he must perform various tasks dreamed up by the women or marry the one at whose task he fails. "Interplanetary Joy Ride" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. "Secret of the Giant Idol" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #236
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 236
    Published Jan 1958 by DC.
    • Piece torn from top edge of back cover.
    • 2 3/4" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Mold.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's New Uniform," script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lex Luthor disguises himself and approaches Superman; He tricks Superman into surrendering his costume to him for experimental purposes; As a substitute, he provides Superman with a bright yellow and purple replacement costume. The costume is fitted with an anti-Kryptonite belt; While Superman fights crime in his new costume, Luthor sheds his disguise and dons Superman's original red and blue garb. "The Man Who Talked to Animals" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. "Space Chump #1," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #237
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 237
    • Cover oxidation.
    • 1 3/4"
    • Cover detached. 4" cumulative spine split.
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    • Cover detached, 1.5" cumulative spine split, residue.
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    • Centerfold and cover detached at one staple, 1 1/2" spine split.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's Exposed Identity," script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; A newspaper tycoon fakes his own death in order to get Superman to reveal his secret identity to him. 2/3-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. "The Curse of the Golden Touch" starring Tommy Tomorrow and the Nebula Gang, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 2/3-page Funny Facts cartoon by Martin Naydel. "The Jungle Fort on Wheels!" starring Congo Bill and Janu the Jungle Boy, script by Jack Miller, art by Howard Sherman. One-page Tricksy the World's Greatest Stunt Man story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10.

    NOTE: "This is Part 1 of 4 of a running gag of covers that homage each other by legendary Superman artist Curt Swan that ran from 1958 to 1963. It is a series of covers I'm calling "The Desk Smash," and they appeared on the covers for Action Comics #237, 264, 284, and 302". – Odinson, mycomicshop.com Archivist

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  • Issue #238
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 238
    Published Mar 1958 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2011397002
    • 2 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
    • 4 1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Mold. Severe water damage.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Super-Gorilla from Krypton," script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Jimmy summons Superman to Africa with his signal-watch when he encounters a gorilla with super-powers; Superman deduces that the giant ape is from Krypton, and later it sacrifices itself to save Superman from Green Kryptonite, revealing that it was really a Kryptonian human accidentally transformed into a gorilla. Ad for Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane. Supermen of America ad. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. "Marooned in the Fourth Dimension," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy Tomorrow checks out Prof. Jaxon's dimension cabinet, a gateway to the 4th dimension; Since Tommy suspects the cabinet is a hoax, he volunteers to test the device and is sent to the 4th dimension. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Tenderfoot Hunter" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #239
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 239
    Published Apr 1958 by DC.
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple ad pages missing, does not interrupt art or story. 1.75" cumulative spine split. Oxidation. Water damage.
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    • 6.5" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached and adhered to first wrap with tape.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's New Face," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman is caught in an atomic explosion and afterwards must bandage his face, or wear a lead mask, to keep anyone from seeing what happened to him. One-page Tricksy the World's Greatest Stunt Man story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Puzzle of the Jungle Pyramid!" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. Untitled Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. Untitled Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Toys That Stopped Space Crime" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #240
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 240
    Published May 1958 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Secret of the Superman Sphinx," script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois discovers a Clark Kent robot in a closet at the Daily Planet, and a strange Sphinx with a Superman head and kryptonite vision goes into orbit around the Earth. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Trial of Tommy Tomorrow," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy is on trial for the murder of Brent Wood. One-page Animal Wonderland cartoon by Martin Naydel. "Trapped in the Insect World" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #241
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 241
    Published Jun 1958 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Batman guest appearance in Superman cover story, "The Super-Key to Fort Superman," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Someone has broken into Superman's Fortress of Solitude, so Superman searches the place for clues. 2/3-page Hollywood Ha-Lights story by Harry Lampert. One-page Tricksy the World's Greatest Stunt Man story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Great Jungle Hoax" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. Sgt. Bilko's Pvt. Doberman ad. "The Strangest Crew in the Universe" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #242
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 242
    Published Jul 1958 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1465470003
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on back of case
    • Label #572-AA-001
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1165381004
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1571238005
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1206349004
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    • Paper: Cream
    • Label #1206349003
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #2000009017
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Moderate amount of tape on interior cover and 2 pieces on centerfold.
    • Label #961A26-002
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #2073202001
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Major color touch, amateur piece fill, staples replaced, TRIMMED. Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Heavy taping.
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    • Interior is complete, but heavily torn.

    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.

  • Issue #243
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 243
    Published Aug 1958 by DC.
    • 6" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Lady and the Lion," script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Circe gives Superman a potion that causes him to have the head of a lion until he discovers the antidote. 2/3-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Peg by Henry Boltinoff. "Puzzle of the Perilous Planetoid" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. One-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Five From The Future" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #244
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 244
    Published Sep 1958 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at both staples.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Super-Merman of the Sea," script by Otto Binder, art by Curt Swan; Superman pretends to join forces with underwater-dwelling aliens in order to trick them into believing Earth's seas are too salty for them. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Riddle of the Roc" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman; When an explorer finds the roc, a giant mythical bird, he uses the creature to help him steal diamonds. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Mystery of the Three Space Rookies" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #245
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 245
    Published Oct 1958 by DC.
    • 1 1/4" Spine split from top of comic.
    • 8" spine split from bottom. Cover detached.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1488675002
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Shrinking Superman!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois accidentally releases from Kandor the criminal Zak-Kul, who traps Superman in Kandor and takes over his life; Lois marries Zak-Kul thinking him Kal-El, but he tries to kill Lois because she keeps asking him Kal-El's secret id. "The Interplanetary Scarecrow," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. -page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Secret of the Super Animals," script by Jack Miller, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #246
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 246
    Published Nov 1958 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2088750001
    • Tearing on back cover.
    • 3" spine split from bottom of comic.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Krypton on Earth!", pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Real estate promoter Jonas Smith creates the planned community of Krypton Island, which opens with a pageant featuring a re-enactment of Jor-El and Lara sending Baby Kal-El to Earth; But Superman realizes Smith is a wanted criminal and stops him from smuggling off Krypton Island diamonds that Superman made from coal. "The King of Cages" starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Howard Sherman. "Destination Unknown" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #247
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 247
    Published Dec 1958 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1482219004

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's Lost Parents!", script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Ma and Pa Kent seemingly arrive in the present in a time bubble, and Superman is so happy to see them that he shows them all the secrets of his adult life; But Ma and Pa turn out to be con artists who blackmail Superman with the knowledge of his double identity secret. Operation Blackhawks! ad. "Tommy Tomorrow, Space Convict X-146-93," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy Tomorrow is arrested as an impostor and thrown into an interplanetary prison. 2/3-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. "The Riddle of the Super-Zoo!", script by Jack Miller, art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill and Janu work to turn the tables on Jungle Joe, a swindler who sells animals that can supposedly perform fantastic feats. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #248
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 248
    Published Jan 1959 by DC.
    • Staple rust.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 2.25" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
    • 1" spine split from bottom. 2 1/2" tear on back cover. Staple rust. Rust migration.
    • INCOMPLETE. Missing ad page, does not interrupt art or story. Cover detached.
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    Origin and first appearance of Congorilla. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Man No Prison Could Hold!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman becomes a prisoner of an island work camp in order to discover what weapon a Nazi scientist is creating. One-page Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man story by Henry Boltinoff. Congo Bill series becomes Congorilla with "The Amazing Congorilla!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill saves the life of tribal Chief Kawolo, who gives him a magic ring that can cause his mind to be exchanged with that of a golden gorilla; Later, a movie crew tries to capture the now-intelligent Congorilla. Supermen of America ad. "The Graveyard of Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #249
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 249
    Published Feb 1959 by DC.
    • 1/2" spine split from bottom. Mold.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Kryptonite Man!", script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Luthor takes a liquid kryptonite serum which makes it impossible for Superman to get near him; Superman makes a lead suit to protect himself, but Luthor has discovered a way to turn lead into glass. -page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. "The Man-Ape's Mountain Mission," script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; As Congorilla goes on a dangerous mission to rescue some plane crash survivors, the body of Congo Bill is locked in a shack which is about to be blown up. One-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Gambling Asteroid" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. One-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #250
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 250
    Published Mar 1959 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0359727008
    • Water damage.
    • Staple rust with migration.
    • Staple rust.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Al Plastino. "The Eye of Metropolis!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; John Bates has Clark Kent appear on his TV show "The Eye of Metropolis" in order to expose his double life as Superman. "The Boy Planeteer" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; 5 1/2 year old Dikky Hale joins the Planeteers and demonstrate a "sixth sense," knowing when disasters are going to strike before the Planeteers do; But Tommy quickly realizes Dikky is not who he appears. Superman of America ad. "The Dunce of the Jungle" starring Congorilla, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #251
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 251
    Published Apr 1959 by DC.
    • Cover detached. Water damage.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0103153019
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #1096368009
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Oldest Man in Metropolis!", script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Al Plastino, inks by Al Plastino; When Clark Kent drinks Prof. Vance's life-extending vitamin serum, which contains particles of Kryptonite, it ages him to about 70 years old; Since his robots won't respond to his aged voice, Superman must fulfill his duties as the Old Man of the Sea, Santa Claus, and Father Time so that no one realizes that Clark Kent is Superman. Introducing the Girl of Steel ad for Supergirl. "Congorilla, Outlaw!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. -page Peg story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. "The Giant Amoeba of Space!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy and the Planeteers battle a giant space amoeba. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #252
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 252
    Published May 1959 by DC.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #42058B-001
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    • Restored: B1
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Restoration includes: Small amount of color touch on cover.
    • Label #1201486001
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1308094002
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1216433001
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    • INCOMPLETE. Remainder strip area missing from first page, affects art and story.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Al Plastino. Origin and 1st appearance of Supergirl in "The Supergirl from Krypton!", script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl; She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning; Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth. Intro new Metallo "The Menace of Metallo!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Al Plastino; Criminal John Corben, who is nearly killed in an auto accident, is given a robot body powered by uranium; When he is hit by bullets meant for Lois, she assumes he is really Superman. 2/3-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "Congo Bill Dies at Dawn!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #253
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 253
    Published Jun 1959 by DC.
    • Water damage.
    • 3 1/2" Tear in back cover (partially taped). Water damage.
    • 1 1/4" Spine split from bottom. Water damage.
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    • Interior complete. 3-1/4" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Tape to spine and back cover.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The War between Jimmy Olsen and Superman!", script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; A criminal from Kandor switches places with Jimmy Olsen and forces Superman to reveal the location of his Fortress of Solitude, so he can destroy the bottled city; But scientists in Kandor reverse the switch just in time. 2/3-page Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Secret of the Super-Orphan!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl helps Timmy get adopted by assisting with his magic show using her super powers. "The Destroyer of Congo Bill!", script by Jack Miller, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #254
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 254
    Published Jul 1959 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple. Water damage.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: White
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover.
    • Label #2076104002

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. 1st meeting of Bizarro and Superman (cover & story) in "The Battle with Bizarro!", script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Luthor steals Professor Dalton's duplicating machine and creates an adult Bizarro to menace Superman, but this Bizarro turns on its creator, hands him over to the authorities, and attempts to help Superman; When the people he has helped react in horror to him, Bizarro gets depressed. 2/3-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. "Congorilla Goes Wild!", art by Howard Sherman; A thief steals Congo Bill's ring and uses it to switch minds with Congorilla. "Supergirl's Foster Parents!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl is adopted by a couple that turn out to be snake-oil salesmen. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #255
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 255
    Published Aug 1959 by DC.
    • Top staple missing, 2" cumulative spine split.
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    • Small piece torn from back cover.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1028719012
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    • Staple rust/migration.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. 1st appearance of Bizarro Lois Lane (cover & story) in "The Bride of Bizarro!", script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Bizarro keeps the real Superman from revealing to Lois that she has been proposed to by Bizarro's duplicate, whom he calls New Bizarro, with a kryptonite meteorite, but Lois realizes New Bizarro is not the true Man of Steel; The New Bizarro doesn't give up easily, and the duplicates fight each other. "The Abominable Snowman!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill vs. The Abominable Snowman. Half-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl Visits the 21st Century!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl takes her first flight across the time-barrier from 1959 into the future, about a hundred years hence; She secretly observes a brilliant young orphan named Tommy on an asteroid orphanage. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #256
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 256
    Published Sep 1959 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Label #0970642001
    • Oxidation.
    • Water damage.
    • 1" cumulative spine split. Piece missing from back cover.
    • Paper glued to interior front cover.
    • Cover detached.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Superman of the Future!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman poses as the Future Superman, who has the power to predict the future, to smoke out Agent X-3 and prevent an attempt on the life of the President. 2/3-page Professor Eureka story by Henry Boltinoff. "Janu, the Joker of the Jungle!", art by Howard Sherman. "The Great Supergirl Mirage!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Dick becomes convinced that Linda is Supergirl and tries various tricks to prove her real identity. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #257
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 257
    Published Oct 1959 by DC.
    • Tape on staples (exterior).
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 1 1/2" spine split from bottom.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Moderate color touch.
    • 2 1/2" spine split w/ tearing into cover. Water damage.
    • Interior is complete. Severe water damage. Centerfold detached. Staple rust. Rust migration.
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, interrupts art and story. Full length spine split (held by tape). Water damage.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Reporter of Steel!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Luthor creates a ray that gives super-powers and uses it on Clark Kent; But Clark convinces Luthor it also compels him to be super-generous, and Luthor destroys the device. 2/3-page Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Man-Ape Skin Diver!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Foreign agents kidnap Janu to force Congorilla to retrieve an experimental nuclear tank which they have sunk into a river. "The Three Magic Wishes!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; When Tommy Baxter doesn't believe in fairy tales, Supergirl decides to prove him wrong. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #258
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 258
    Published Nov 1959 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Menace of the Cosmic Man," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; General Malvio creates a robot superhero so that he can use him to assassinate the President of Borkia. One-page Tricksy story by Henry Boltinoff. "Congorilla Goes to War," script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Congorilla protects a daffy ex-Foreign Legion officer who thinks his pets are still his troops. "Supergirl's Farewell to Earth!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Superman punishes Supergirl for revealing her existence to Krypto; But Supergirl discovers a secret about Superman all by herself. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #259
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 259
    Published Dec 1959 by DC.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0200213013
    • 1/2" spine split from bottom. Staple rust. Rust migration.
    • 1" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Water damage. Residue. Art and story complete.
    • Cover oxidation.
    • Water damage.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Revenge of Luthor!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; Exposure to Red Kryptonite seemingly causes Superman and Superboy to exist simultaneously. Luthor takes advantage by trapping Superboy and forcing Superman to choose between Lois and Lana. 2/3-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "The One-Ape Circus!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Congorilla is captured by Nell Saxon and forced to perform in her circus. "The Cave-Girl of Steel!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl visits the stone age so that she can practice using her powers openly. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #260
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 260
    Published Jan 1960 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 0.75" cumulative spine split. Water damage.
    • 1/2" Spine split from bottom. Cover oxidation.
    • 4" Cumulative spine split. 3" Tear in back cover.
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    • Minor water damage.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Mighty Maid!", script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; To foil an alien race bent on destroying Earth, Superman has Supergirl become Mighty Maid and then they fake Superman marrying Mighty Maid and leaving Earth. "The Girl Superbaby!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; While trying to help an old man, Supergirl is exposed to the Fountain of Youth and becomes a baby; As a baby she helps the police capture two jewel thieves. "The Gladiator of the Jungle" starring Congorilla, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #261
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 261
    Published Feb 1960 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($9.87) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 1/2" tear in front cover.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's Fortresses of Solitude!", script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman brings his Fortress to Metropolis so people can visit, and the Anti-Superman gang seizes upon this chance to plant a bomb in it. "Congorilla's Last Stand," script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill is asked to the dedication of a electrical power dam, where an attempt is made on his life. 2/3-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. Origin and 1st appearance of Streaky the Super Cat and 1st X-Kryptonite in "Supergirl's Super Pet!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl recovers a small Kryptonite meteor and unsuccessfully tries to find a chemical way to render it harmless; Later, Linda saves a stray orange cat from a dog. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #262
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 262
    Published Mar 1960 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 1.5" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "When Superman Lost His Powers!", script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; While in the Mexican jungle reporting on an Aztec tomb, the Planet staff is magically whisked to a red sun planet where Clark has no powers; Superman has to fake super feats to reassure the Planet staff that everything is under control. 2/3-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl's Greatest Victory!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl tries to build up an immunity to Kryptonite by gradually exposing herself to larger and larger doses. 2/3-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. Ad for Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #16, Adventure Comics #270, and Superman #136. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. This is the very first time that Superman's powers are linked to Earth's yellow sun. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #263
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 263
    Published Apr 1960 by DC.
    • Piece of tape at bottom of spine (interior cover).
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The World of Bizarros!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Bizarro and Bizarro-Lois move to another world which Bizarro populates with a duplicator ray; Superman visits and discovers Bizarros do everything backwards; Superman is sent to prison for violating the Bizarro code. 2/3-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl's Darkest Day!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl rescues a boy with amnesia found lost at sea; He stays at the orphanage until Linda can figure out where he's really from. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #264
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 264
    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached, cover detached at one staple.
    • Water damage.
    • Cover and centerfold detached. Water damage. Staple rust. Rust migration.
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, interrupts art and story.
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #1396966019
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Superman Bizarro!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Captured by the Bizarros on Bizarro World, Superman is sentenced to be turned into a Bizarro himself; He dreams what it would be like if the sentence was carried out. 2/3-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl Gets Adopted!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Linda has to scheme to prevent herself from being adopted to protect her secret identity; She spends 30 days with the Wilkins. One-page Professor Eureka story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color.

    NOTE: "This is Part 2 of 4 of a running gag of covers that homage each other by legendary Superman artist Curt Swan that ran from 1958 to 1963. It is a series of covers I'm calling "The Desk Smash," and they appeared on the covers for Action Comics #237, 264, 284, and 302." – Odinson, mycomicshop.com Archivist

    Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #265
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 265
    Published Jun 1960 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on back of case
    • Label #0359727015
    • 3" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Cover and centerfold detached. Centerfold reattached with tape.
    • 5 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Cover detached at one staple.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($9.57) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #1482220009

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. "The Superman from Outer Space!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Forte; Superman meets Hyper-Man from the parallel world of Oceania; When he discovers that Hyper-Man is dying, Superman arranges for his identity to be revealed so that he can spend his last year married to his girlfriend Lydia Long. -page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Day Supergirl Revealed Herself!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; A strange meteor gives Supergirl amnesia, so she uses her power openly in Smallville. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #266
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 266
    Published Jul 1960 by DC.
    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split.
    • Cover oxidation.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Captive of the Amazons," script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Princess Jena from the planet Adoria comes to Earth and tricks Superman into returning to Adoria with her, where she forces him to marry her. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. "The World's Mightiest Cat!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Streaky again becomes super-powered and nobody believes the things Paul sees him perform. Supermen of America ad. Green Lantern ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #267
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 267
    Published Aug 1960 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple. 1" Cumulative spine split.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • Water damage.
    • 1/2" Spine split from bottom. Cover detached.
    • 2 1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • 8" total spine split, water damage, cover and centerfold detached at one staple.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.77) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.00) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0128412011
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.80) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.07) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Top staple missing.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.55) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.26) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 1-1/2" spine split from top of comic. 2" interior spine split form top of comic. INCOMPLETE. Coupon Cut. Does not interrupt art or story.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Hercules in the 20th Century!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lex Luthor builds a time-machine to bring Hercules to the present to use him to stop Superman; Hercules gets wise to Luthor's plan and helps Superman stop Luthor, and then decides to stay in the present and falls in love with Lois Lane. 3rd appearance of Legion of Super-Heroes, 1st appearance of Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, and Invisible Kid in the Supergirl story "The Three Super-Heroes!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; The Legion comes to the 20th century to meet Supergirl and invites her to come to the 30th Century to apply to join the Legion. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #268
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 268
    Published Sep 1960 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scratch on back of case; Scuffing on back of case
    • Label #0359727017
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Water damage.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached.
    • Cover detached at one staple, water spots and residue.
    • Cover detached.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at both staples, centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached. First and last page detached from spine.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's Battle With Hercules!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Hercules wants to marry Lois, but Lois won't marry him while Superman is around, so Hercules tries to get rid of Superman. "The Mystery Supergirl!", script by Otto Binder and Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; While working an internship at the Daily Planet, Linda Lee discovers that someone is impersonating her as Supergirl around the world. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #269
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 269
    Published Oct 1960 by DC.
    • 1" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached. Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple. 3-1/2" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Truth Mirror!", script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois receives a magic mirror from her uncle that reveals a person's true nature; She uses it to find out Superman is really Clark Kent, but Superman then tricks her into believing that the mirror does not always work. One-page Tricksy story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl's First Romance!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl is called upon by Lori Lemaris to help Atlantis from a disaster. There, she falls in love with a merboy, Jerro. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #270
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 270
    Published Nov 1960 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover and first page detached at one staple.
    • Rusty staples with rust migration. Cover detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached. 2" Spine split from bottom.
    • 7 1/2" spine split from bottom. Pieces missing from back cover. Cover detached. Oxidation and brittleness.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Old Man of Metropolis!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Forte; Superman inadvertently smashes through the time barrier into the future - but emerges as an old man with no super powers. "Supergirl's Busiest Day!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; With Superman on a space mission, Supergirl has a day full of emergencies to deal with. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. Justice League of America ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #271
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 271
    Published Dec 1960 by DC.
    • Staple rust.
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Cover detached at one staple. 1-1/2" cumulative spine split with tear to front cover.
    • Cover detached at both staples.
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple pages missing, interrupts art and story. 2 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Water damage.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0288226019

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Voyage to Dimension X!", script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Lex Luthor has an elaborate plan to trap Superman by posing as aliens from another dimension. Supermen of America ad. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl builds herself a secret Fortress of Solitude, but it is found by explorers who use the information to blackmail Supergirl into making them rich. Cave Carson Adventures Inside Earth ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #272
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 272
    Published Jan 1961 by DC.
    • 1" spine split from bottom of comic.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 1" spine split from top of comic.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's Rival, Mental Man!", script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois creates a comic strip about a superhero called Mental Man. When Mental Man suddenly appears he falls in love with Lois, but it's a hoax by Superman and Aquaman to capture "Ace" Ruggles. Ad for the second Superman Annual. "The Second Supergirl!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl travels to an Earth-like world to use her super-powers publicly to prove to Superman that she is ready to be revealed to the real world. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #273
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 273
    • 1/4" spine split from base of comic.
    • 1/2" Spine split from bottom of comic.
    • Water damage.
    • 1 3/4" spine split from bottom.
    • 1/2" Spine split from top of comic. Cover detached at one staple. Brush marks on cover.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • 1 1/2" Spine split from bottom of the comic. Cover and centerfold detached at one staple. Pieces missing from back cover.
    • 4 1/4" Spine tear from bottom.
    • 5" cumulative spine split with tape and tape residue to exterior and interior cover and first wrap. Cover detached at both staple.
    • 6 1/2"Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The World of Mr. Mxyzptlk!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; After yet another round of pranks from Mr. Mxyzptlk, Superman travels to the fifth dimensional world where Mxyzptlk lives to perform pranks on him. Hawkman ad. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. Pick a New Hair Style for Linda (Supergirl) Lee! Supergirl stars in "The Supergirl of Two Worlds!" Statement of ownership - average paid circulation 458,000. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #274
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 274
    Published Mar 1961 by DC.
    • 1" Spine split from top of comic.
    • 1.5" Spine split from top.
    • Severe water damage.
    • Water damage, rusty staple and mold.
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece clipped. Interrupts art or story. Staple rust. 1" Spine split.
    • INCOMPLETE. Coupon clipped. Does not affect story.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Lois Lane becomes Superwoman in "The Reversed Super-Powers!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Kurt Schaffenberger; While trying to make himself immune to Kryptonite an explosion in the lab removes Superman's power and gives Lois powers. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl's Three Time Trips!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; When tasked to do a report on a famous historical figure, Supergirl travels into the past to view Annie Oakley, Betsy Ross and Pocahontas in action, but in each time period she encounters kryptonite. One-page Tricksy story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #275
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 275
    Published Apr 1961 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Menace of Red-Green Kryptonite!", script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Braniac travels to Earth to steal some aluminum and also to test his new ray on Superman, a ray which is combined Red and Green Kryptonite; The new ray makes Superman act strangely, forcing him to always wear a hat while performing super deeds. One-page Buck Skinner story by Henry Boltinoff. "Ma and Pa Kent Adopt Supergirl!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl has a dream where she is sent to Earth in a rocket and is adopted by the Kents rather than her cousin being the one first sent to Earth. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #276
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 276
    Published May 1961 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0326482002

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The War Between Supergirl and the Supermen Emergency Squad!", script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; John Kiley tricks Superman into revealing he's Clark Kent; After trapping Clark Kent with Kryptonite, Supergirl and the Superman Emergency Squad spring into action. One-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl and Brainiac 5 join the Legion. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #277
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 277
    Published Jun 1961 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Conquest of Superman!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Forte; A disaster erupts while Superman is off-planet; Having nowhere else to turn, the authorities free Lex Luthor from prison so he might aid them in preventing an airplane carrying a hydrogen bomb from crashing; Luthor uses anti-gravity equipment to save the plane. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Battle of the Super-Pets!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl has a series of contests between Krypto and Streaky. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #278
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 278
    Published Jul 1961 by DC.
    • .5" Spine split from bottom.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch. Tear seal. 1" Spine split from bottom with glue.
    • Missing top staple.
    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Water damage.
    • 9" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($9.00) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Super-Powers of Perry White!", script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; After being infected by an alien plant, Perry White gains super powers and goes after Superman. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Moolah the Mystic story by Henry Boltinoff. 1st appearance of Brainiac 5, Phantom Girl, Triplicate Girl, Bouncing Boy, Sun Boy, and Shrinking Violet in "The Unknown Supergirl!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Superman is ready to announce Supergirl's existence to the world, but she mysteriously loses her powers at the last minute; 6th Legion of Super-Heroes appearance. Batman and Robin ad. Superman ad. Secret Origins ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #279
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 279
    Published Aug 1961 by DC.
    • Water damage, oxidation.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 1 1/2" Spine split.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch. 1.25" Spine split from top with glue.
    • 1.5" Spine split from bottom.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Super-Rivals!", art by John Forte; In this imaginary tale, Lois Lane becomes engaged to Hercules and Lana Lang becomes engaged to Samson. Superman ad. Secret Origins ad. One-page Tricksy story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl's Secret Enemy!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Kandorian scientist Lesla-Lar uses her transporter ray to change places with Supergirl and becomes Lex Luthor's secret weapon. Batman and Robin ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #280
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 280
    Published Sep 1961 by DC.
    • Cover detached at both staples. 1" spine split from top of comic.
    • Cover detached at one staple. Water damage.
    • Minor mold spots throughout book.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($4.02) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Cracking to bottom left corner of slab.
    • Label #1487865004

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Brainiac's Super-Revenge!", script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; Congorilla helps Superman, Lois and Jimmy escape from Brainiac's trap. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. "Trapped In Kandor!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Kandorian scientist Lesla-Lar changes places with a de-powered Supergirl using her teleporter ray and begins her plan to destroy Superman. Superman ad. Batman and Robin ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #281
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 281
    Published Oct 1961 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #719-AA-005
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached. 5" Cumulative spine split.
    • Cover detached.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.65) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Shelly Moldoff. "The Man Who Saved Kal-El's Life!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Al Plastino; Superman meets Professor Dunn who visited Krypton and meet Jor-El before Krypton exploded. Using the Professor's "Matter-Radio" plans two crooks are on a crime spree. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. Did You Vote for a New Hair Style for Linda (Supergirl) Lee? illustration by Jim Mooney. "The Secret of the Time-Barrier!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; The effects of Lesla-Lar's ray have still stripped Supergirl of her powers, but when Superman takes her into the past it is discovered that her super powers return in other time periods. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #282
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 282
    Published Nov 1961 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1465463003
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Water damage.
    • Cover and centerfold detached.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • INCOMPLETE. Missing ad page, does not interrupt art or story.

    Last 10-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's Toughest Day!", script by Bill Finger, art by Al Plastino; A day in Superman's life. His Clark Kent robot has to avoid showing the damage to his hands while on a date with Lois. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Sagebrush Sam story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Supergirl of Tomorrow!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Using a time machine, a powerless Supergirl travels to the future, where her powers return and she frees humanity from the tyrannical reign of the Clan of Censors. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #283
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 283
    Published Dec 1961 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    First 12-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Legion of Super-Villains appearance in "The Red Kryptonite Menace!", script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; Two shape-changing Durlans arrive on earth from the 30th century; They collect red and green kryptonite in an attempt to kill Superman; Three different Red Kryptonite meteors give Superman the ability to make his wishes come true, shoot fire from his mouth when he talks and read minds; Chameleon Men disguise themselves as President John F. Kennedy and Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Six Red 'K' Perils of Supergirl!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; When Mr. Mxyzptlk made Supergirl invulnerable to Kryptonite, he neglected to extend the spell to cover Red Kryptonite as well. As a result, exposure to six Red K meteors turns Supergirl into a fat girl, a wolf-girl, and a microbe-sized girl. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #284
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 284
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.47) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. Mon-El appearance in "The Babe of Steel!", script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Superman uses red kryptonite to become baby-sized in order to get through a hole in the Phantom Zone that threatens to become larger. Ad for Superman Annual. Supermen of America ad. "The Strange Bodies of Supergirl!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl deals with the effects of three Red Kryptonite meteors, the last of which turns her into a mermaid; She visits Atlantis, where Jerro proposes to her, but neither of them realizes that Lori's sister Lenora is also in love with Jerro. Batman ad. Letter to the editor from E. Nelson Bridwell. 36 pgs., full color.

    NOTE: "This is Part 3 of 4 of a running gag of covers that homage each other by legendary Superman artist Curt Swan that ran from 1958 to 1963. It is a series of covers I'm calling "The Desk Smash," and they appeared on the covers for Action Comics #237, 264, 284, and 302." – Odinson, mycomicshop.com Archivist

    Cover price $0.12.