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Action Comics (1938 DC) 1

  • Issue #1
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 1
    Published Jun 1938 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($12,750.00) will be charged at checkout.
    • Moderate professional restoration
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks
    • Professional Restoration Includes: Small amount of color touch on cover, pieces added to cover and interior, cover and centerfold reinforced, spine splits sealed, cover cleaned.
    • Label #744A48-001

    Cover art by Joe Shuster. Legendary issue featuring the origin and 1st app. of Superman by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. 1st app. of Zatara and Lois Lane. One-page Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Joe Shuster; A space vehicle from a destroyed world lands on Earth, and its occupant becomes Superman; In addition, a scientific explanation for this being's powers is given. "The Coming of Superman," script by Jerry Siegel, art by Joe Shuster; Superman delivers a witness to the governor to stop an execution, then stops a wife-beater; Later Superman, as Clark Kent, goes out with Lois, but she earns the wrath of Butch Matson and Superman must save her; Finally, Clark is assigned a story on the South American republic of San Monte. Superman ad. "The A-G Gang," art by Homer Fleming; Chuck begins a vendetta against the crooked ranch owners who have, by fraud, acquired the range lands he inherited after his father's death. "The Mystery of the Freight Train Robberies," script and art by Fred Guardineer; Zatara and Tong investigate the murders of several railroad detectives and the theft of over $200,000 in loot. "South Sea Strategy" text story by Captain Frank Thomas. "Sticky-Mitt Stimson," script and art by Russell Cole (as Alger); Sticky swipes some apples and is pursued by the police. He gets a lucky break to make good his escape. Untitled The Adventures of Marco Polo story, art by Sven Elven; Marco, his father and his uncle are given an audience with the new Pope; They are sent on a mission to satisfy a request from the Khan of Tartary for priests and men of learning. "The Light Heavyweight Championship," script by Gardner Fox, art by Fred Guardineer; When the Boxing Commission runs a dirty fight trainer out of town, he swears his revenge...against Pep. "The International Jewel Thief," art by Will Ely; An international jewel thief arrives in America as a prisoner, but Scoop and Rusty are on hand to witness his escape with the help of his gang lying in wait. "Murder in England," art by Bernard Baily; Ken is framed for the murder of a man, and, with the help of Betty and Bobby, sets out to prove his innocence. Stardust cartoon. Odds 'n Ends cartoon by Sheldon Moldoff on inside back cover. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.