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Action Comics (1938 DC) 242 CGC 2.5

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    Published Jul 1958 by DC.
    $1,099.00
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #2000009017
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    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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10. Grade: CGC 2.5 explanation of grade Condition: Used (collectible)

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