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Action Comics (1938 DC) comic books

  • Issue #0
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 0

    Zero Hour issue; "The Yesterday Man" by David Micheline (script)and Jackson Guice/Denis Rodier (art); Superman/Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Conduit, Ma Kent appearance. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 1
    Published Jun 1938 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($61.50) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Page 24 only.
    • Label #2016059008
    Auction opens January 4
    • Paper: Off white
    • Page 29 only.
    • Label #2016998007
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($84.00) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Page 15 only.
    • Label #2016999001

    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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 6
    Published Nov 1938 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($89.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • CGC Qualified
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Centerfold Married. (Very small amount of dried glue on cover.)
    • Label #0095446001

    Cover art by Leo E. O'Mealia. 1st app. of Jimmy Olsen. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel (as Jerome Siegel), art by Joe Shuster. Chuck Dawson story, art by Homer Fleming. Pep Morgan story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer (as Gene Baxter). Adventures of Marco Polo story, art by Sven Elven. Double Trouble [Part 1] starring Tex Thomson, art by Bernard Baily. Scoop Scanlon, Five-Star Reporter story, art by Will Ely. The Emerald of Cheops starring Zatara Master Magician, script and art by Fred Guardineer. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 9
    Published Feb 1939 by DC.
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    • Moderate professional restoration
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Professional Restoration Includes: Back cover re-attached, pieces added to cover, cover & centerfold reinforced, cover cleaned, front cover reglossed.
    • Label #455-AC-002

    Cover art by Fred Guardineer. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel (as Jerome Siegel), art by Joe Shuster. Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter story, art by Will Ely. Pep Morgan story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer (as Gene Baxter). Adventures of Marco Polo story, art by Sven Elven. Tex Thomson story, art by Bernard Baily. Chuck Dawson story, art by Homer Fleming. The Mad Lama starring Zatara Master Magician, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. Candid Comic Camera one-pager, art by Bob Kane. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 11
    Published Apr 1939 by DC.
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    • Slight amateur restoration
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slight/Moderate Amateur restoration includes: Small amount of color touch on cover, tiny pieces added to cover, cover cleaned. All three edges trimmed.
    • Label #127-AA-002

    Cover art by Fred Guardineer. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel (as Jerome Siegel), art by Joe Shuster. Superman called the Man of Steel for the first time. Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter story, art by Will Ely. Pep Morgan story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer (as Gene Baxter). Adventures of Marco Polo story, art by Sven Elven. Tex Thomson story, art by Bernard Baily. Chuck Dawson story, art by Homer Fleming. Sea Ghost starring Zatara, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. 68 Pages, Full Color.

    NOTE: "1st time Superman uses his X-Ray Vision." - Odinson, mycomicshop.com Archivist

    Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 13
    Published Jun 1939 by DC.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • INCOMPLETE. 1/3 of back cover missing. Piece torn out of page 32, slightly affects story. Tape on cover. Extra staples added after manufacturing.
    • Label #1417264001

    Cover art by Joe Shuster. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Joe Shuster. Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter story, art by Will Ely. Pep Morgan story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer (as Gene Baxter). Adventures of Marco Polo story, art by Sven Elven. Tex Thomson story, art by Bernard Baily. Chuck Dawson story, art by Homer Fleming. Swamp of Satan starring Zatara Master Magician, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 15
    Published Aug 1939 by DC.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Coverless. INCOMPLETE. 1st wrap missing, affects story.
    • Label #1495411002

    Fred Guardineer cover and art. Joe Shuster, Bob Kane, Bernard Baily and Sheldon Moldoff art. Superman cover; ad for Detective Comics; Clip Carson story; Interior back cover full page ad for 1939 New York World's Fair Comics. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 17
    Published Oct 1939 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($11.55) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • INCOMPLETE. 1/2 of the first 7 pages are missing. Interrupts art and story.
    Auction opens January 4
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Pedigree: Mass. Copy
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold only.
    • Label #1171052015

    Superman, Pep Morgan, the Adventures of Marco Polo, Tex Thompson (art by Bernard Baily), Chuck Dawson, and Zatara (art by Fred Guardineer). Full-page ads for Superman # 2 and New York World's Fair Comics. Superman cover. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 18
    Published Nov 1939 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($12.00) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • INCOMPLETE. Front Cover and pages 8, 13-16, 24-27 only.
    • Label #1257593001

    Cover art by Fred Guardineer. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, art Joe Shuster. Ad for New York World's Fair Comics. Pep Morgan story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer (as Gene Baxter). Chuck Dawson story, art by Homer Fleming. Clip Carson story, script by Bill Finger, art by Bob Kane. Tex Thomson story, art by Bernard Baily. Three Aces story, art by Bert Christman (as Christopher). The Atlantis Mystery starring Zatara Master Magician, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 19
    Published Dec 1939 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($9.57) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Light tan to off white
    • Pedigree: Northland
    • Coverless/incomplete. 1st 3 wraps missing, affects story.
    • Label #1462523001

    Start Superman covers - Cover art by Joe Shuster. Superman story (in which Clark Kent is credited as a Daily Star reporter), script by Jerry Siegel, art Joe Shuster. Pep Morgan story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer (as Gene Baxter). Chuck Dawson story, art by Homer Fleming. Clip Carson story, script by Bill Finger, art by Bob Kane. The Zombies starring Tex Thomson, art by Bernard Baily. Three Aces story, art by Bert Christman (as Christopher). The Gorilla King starring Zatara Master Magician, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. 68 Pages, Full Color. Full page ad for 1939 New York World's Fair. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 20
    Published Jan 1940 by DC.
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    • Restored: B3
    • Paper: Off white
    • Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced.
    • Label #1250348001
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    • INCOMPLETE. First wrap and centerfold missing, affects art and story. Heavy damage to first present wrap.

    Cover art by Joe Shuster. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Joe Shuster, inks by Paul Cassidy. Smart Guy humor page, art by Bob Kane. Pep Morgan story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer (as Gene Baxter). Chuck Dawson story, art by Homer Fleming. Clip Carson story, script by Bill Finger, art by Bob Kane. The Zombies starring Tex Thomson, art by Bernard Baily. Three Aces story, art by Bert Christman (as Christopher). The Moon Men starring Zatara Master Magician, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. 68 Pages, Full Color. "S" not on Superman's chest, Daily Star instead of Daily Planet. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 21
    Published Feb 1940 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($7.11) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Title piece of front cover ONLY.

    Cover art by Joe Shuster and Paul Cassidy. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Joe Shuster. Pep Morgan story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer (as Gene Baxter). Chuck Dawson story, art by Homer Fleming. Clip Carson story, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Tex Thomson story, art by Bernard Baily. Three Aces story, art by Bert Christman (as Christopher). The Deaths on the Moor starring Zatara Master Magician, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. 68 Pages, Full Color. 2 ads for More Fun #52 (1st Spectre). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 22
    Published Mar 1940 by DC.
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    • Paper: White
    • Tape on two 2" spine splits, 2 more pieces of tape on cover.

    Superman, Pep Morgan, Chuck Dawson, Clip Carson, Tex Thompson (art by Bernard Baily), Three Aces, and Zatara (art by Fred Guardineer). Full-page ad for Superman # 15. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 23
    Published Apr 1940 by DC.
    • Conserved
    • Paper: White
    • Conservation includes: spine split sealed to cover, cover reinforced.
    • Label #1399196002

    Cover art by Joe Shuster and Paul Cassidy. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Joe Shuster. Pep Morgan story, art by Fred Guardineer (as Gene Baxter). Black Pirate story, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Three Aces story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Chad Grothkopf. Tex Thomson story, art by Bernard Baily. Clip Carson story, art by Sheldon Moldoff. The Treasure Tower starring Zatara, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. 68 Pages, Full Color. 1st app of Lex Luthor (with red hair), 1st app of Black Pirate, 1st mention of Daily Planet instead of Daily Star, 1 panel ad for The Spectre in More Fun. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 25
    Published Jun 1940 by DC.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing first three wraps and fourth and fifth pages.

    Cover art by Wayne Boring. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Paul Cassidy (signed as Joe Shuster). Pep Morgan story, art by Fred Guardineer (as Gene Baxter). The Black Pirate story, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Three Aces story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Chad Grothkopf. Tex Thomson story, art by Bernard Baily. Calero the Rebel Leader starring Clip Carson, art by Sheldon Moldoff. The One Man Crime Wave starring Zatara, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 26
    Published Jul 1940 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1482249001

    Superman, Pep Morgan, Black Pirate (art by Sheldon Moldoff), Three Aces, Tex Thompson (art by Bernard Baily), Clip Carson (art by Moldoff), and Zatara (art by Fred Guardineer). One-page text story by Gardner F. Fox ("G.F. Fox"). Half-page ads for Superman # 5, the Superman radio show, and the Superman of America fan club. Quarter-page ad for Batman # 1. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 27
    Published Aug 1940 by DC.
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    • Paper: Slightly britle
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #2105285004

    A Superman adventure leads off this issue, followed by: Pep Morgan story by Gene Baxter --- The Black Pirate by Sheldon Moldoff --- Untitled Three Aces story A Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster. Tex Thompson in "The Return of the Gorrah!" --- An untitled Clip Carson adventure --- Zatara, the Master Magician in "The Vanished Explorer!" Full page ad for Superman #6. Full page ad for Supermen of America club. Inside front cover ad for All Star Comics #1 plus ads for Batman #1, Superman #5 and Detective #41. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 29
    Published Oct 1940 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($79.50) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Piece missing from 27th page, slightly affects art.
    • Label #349-AA-001

    1st Lois Lane cover - Cover pencils by Wayne Boring. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jack Burnley (signed as Joe Shuster). Pep Morgan story, art by George Papp. The Red Raiders starring The Black Pirate, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Three Aces story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Chad Grothkopf. Tex Thomson story, art by Bernard Baily. The Puppet Murder Case text story by Gardner F. Fox. Clip Carson story, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Zatara story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 35
    Published Apr 1941 by DC.
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    • Interior is complete. Front cover missing. Facsimile cover included. Tape on first page.

    Cover art by Joe Shuster. Script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Wayne Boring (signed as Joe Shuster). Pep Morgan story, art by George Papp. Black Pirate story, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Three Aces story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Chad Grothkopf. Mr. America story, script by Ken Fitch, art by Bernard Baily. Clip Carson story, art by George Papp. Zatara story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Joseph Sulman. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 41
    Published Oct 1941 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($23.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Sticker attached to front cover.
    • Label #1249875001

    Cover art by Fred Ray. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Paul Cassidy (signed as Joe Shuster). Tuerto the Bandit starring Pep Morgan, art by George Papp. Black Pirate story, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Three Aces story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Chad Grothkopf. Mr. America story, script by Ken Fitch, art by Bernard Baily. Jungle Drums starring Congo Bill, art by Fred Ray. Zatara story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Joseph Sulman. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 43
    Published Dec 1941 by DC.
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    • Full length spine split in first wrap.

    Cover art by Fred Ray. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Leo Nowak (signed as Joe Shuster), inks by Ed Dobrotka. The Vigilante story, art by Mort Meskin. The Adventure of the Ancient Airplane starring Three Aces story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Chad Grothkopf. Mr. America story, script by Ken Fitch, art by Bernard Baily. Congo Bill story, art by Fred Ray. Zatara story, art by Joseph Sulman. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 47
    Published Apr 1942 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($31.17) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Minor side edge crack and scratching to front on slab.
    • Label #0916811002

    1st Lex Luthor cover in comics - Cover art by Fred Ray. Powerstone starring Superman, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Sikela; story continued in part in Superman #17. Vigilante story, script by Mort Weisinger, pencils by Mort Meskin. Three Aces story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Skeletons in Armor starring Mr. America, script by Ken Fitch, art by Bernard Baily. Congo Bill story, art by Fred Ray. Zatara story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Joseph Sulman. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 49
    Published Jun 1942 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($8.37) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split held together with tape.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, affects art and story. 1" tear through margin of entire book.

    Cover art by Fred Ray. The Puzzler!! starring Superman, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by John Sikela (signed as Joe Shuster), inks by Ed Dobrotka. The Rainbow Man starring Vigilante, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton). The Mystery of the Meandering Mansion starring Three Aces, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Crime Machine starring Mr. America, script by Ken Fitch, art by Bernard Baily. The Last Shipment starring Congo Bill, art by Fred Ray. The Story of the Magical Mobsters starring Zatara, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Joseph Sulman. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #54
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 54
    Published Nov 1942 by DC.
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    Cover art by Jack Burnley. The Pirate of Pleasure Island starring Superman, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Sikela (signed as Joe Shuster). The Rookie who Fought a Ghost starring Vigilante, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.), inks by George Roussos. Fire Over Yunnanfu Road starring Three Aces, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Louis Cazeneuve. Destination Berlin starring Americommandos, script by Joseph Greene, art by Bernard Baily. Idol of Doom starring Congo Bill. Recipe for Robbery starring Zatara, art by Joseph Sulman. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #61
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 61
    Published Jun 1943 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($9.27) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Extensive water damage with deterioration, centerfold detached, staple rust/migration.

    Historic Atomic Radiation cover by Jack Burnley. The Man They Wouldn't Believe starring Superman, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Ed Dobrotka (signed as Joe Shuster). The Cat and the Fiddler starring The Vigilante, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by Charles Paris. One Arabian Night starring Three Aces, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Dikes of Death starring Americommando, script by Joseph Greene, art by Bernard Baily. A Blowout in Istanbul starring Congo Bill. The Man who Stole Magic starring Zatara, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Joseph Sulman. 60 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #66
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 66
    Published Nov 1943 by DC.
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    • INCOMPLETE. First two wraps missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover art by Jack Burnley and Stan Kaye. The Boy Who Came Back starring Superman, script by Don Cameron (signed as Jerry Siegel), pencils by Ed Dobrotka (signed as Joe Shuster), inks by George Roussos. The Sword of Destiny starring Vigilante, script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.), inks by Joe Kubert. The Talking Trees starring Congo Bill, script by Joe Samachson, art by John Daly. Burma Remembers starring Americommando, script by Joseph Greene, art by Bernard Baily. Circus Daze starring Zatara, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Joseph Sulman. 60 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #68
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 68
    Published Jan 1944 by DC.
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    • Cover and centerfold detached at single center staple, 3" cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Ed Dobrotka. Superman Meets Susie, script by Don Cameron (signed as Jerry Siegel), pencils by Ira Yarbrough (signed as Joe Shuster), inks by Stan Kaye. The Duke Goes to the Dogs starring Vigilante, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.), inks by Joe Kubert. The Ancient Incas starring Congo Bill, art by Edwin Smalle. Super Sleuth McFooey, art by Jack Farr. Between Dishonor and Death starring Americommando, script by Joseph Greene, art by Bernard Baily. The Picture that Walked starring Zatara. 60 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #71
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 71
    Published Apr 1944 by DC.

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    Cover art by Jack Burnley and Stan Kaye. Valentine Villainy starring Superman, script by Don Cameron (signed as Jerry Siegel), pencils by Ira Yarbrough (signed as Joe Shuster). Alias Mr. Sunshine starring Vigilante, script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Mort Meskin. The Weird and Eerie Mystery of Ghastly Gables starring Super Sleuth McFooey, script and art by Jack Farr. Desert Danger starring Congo Bill, art by Edwin Smalle. Mission for Freedom starring Americommando, script by Joseph Greene, art by Bernard Baily. The Idol on the Island starring Zatara. 60 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #82
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 82
    Published Mar 1945 by DC.
    • INCOMPLETE. Missing 3 wraps (affects art and story).

    Cover art by Jack Burnley and Stan Kaye. The Water Sprite starring Superman, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Ira Yarbrough (signed as Joe Shuster). Mind Over Matter starring Hayfoot Henry, art by Thurston Harper. Around Clock with Armor fact page, art by Raymond Perry. Room, Board, and Bullets starring Congo Bill, art by John Daly. Magnet for Mobsters starring The Vigilante, script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton Jr.). Facts and Fables starring Zatara, art by William F. White. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #83
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 83
    Published Apr 1945 by DC.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing first wrap, affects art and story.

    Cover pencils by Joe Shuster. Hocus and Pocus...Magicians by Accident! (intro) starring Superman, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Joe Shuster. Custom Tailored Crime starring Hayfoot Henry, art by Thurston Harper. Wild Horses starring Congo Bill, art by John Daly. A Fortune for a Fossil starring The Vigilante, script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.). The Innocent Thief starring Zatara, art by William F. White. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #86
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 86
    Published Jul 1945 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Label #3702634016

    War Loan cover - Cover art by Jack Burnley and Stan Kaye. The Enchanted Mountain starring Superman, script by Don Cameron, art by Ira Yarbrough. Mysterious Marauder starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by John Daly. Orient of the Occident starring The Vigilante, script by Joe Samachson, art by Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton Jr.). The Pyrotechnician starring Hayfoot Henry, art by Stan Kaye. Crime--Off the Record starring Zatara, art by William F. White. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #110
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 110
    Published Jul 1947 by DC.
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #420-AA-004

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. Mother Goose Crimes starring Superman, art by Ira Yarbrough. The King of the Gorillas starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Danger is Where You Make It starring Zatara, script by Joe Samachson, art by W. F. White. Sleepyside's Meanest Thief starring Hayfoot Henry, script by Al Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. The Girl Sheriff of Benton City starring Vigilante, art by George Roussos. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #120
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 120
    Published May 1948 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0915551002
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($11.25) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1488663010

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. Superman, Stunt Man!, script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Al Plastino. High-Water Peril! starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Cabbie Casey story, script and art by Jack Farr. The Animated Antiques! starring Zatara, script by Joe Samachson, art by W. F. White. The Horse Nobody Could Ride! starring Vigilante, art by George Roussos. Tames a Tornado starring Captain Tootsie ad, art by C. C. Beck. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #122
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 122
    Published Jul 1948 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.70) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    • 8.5" cumulative spine split (chew). Centerfold detached.

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. The Super Sideshow starring Superman, art by Al Plastino. Captain Tootsie ad, art by C. C. Beck. Butterfly Booty starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Mail Order Magic starring Zatara, art by W. F. White. Curtain Time for the Mystery Crimes starring Vigilante, art by George Roussos. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #125
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 125
    Published Oct 1948 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($5.25) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks
    • Moderate amount of orange crayon on 2nd page and centerfold.
    • Label #0014717005

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. The Modern Nostradamus starring Superman and Lex Luthor, art by Al Plastino. Man Against Manhunter starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Phoney Pitchman starring Zatara, art by W. F. White. Captain Tootsie ad, art by C. C. Beck. The Reluctant Annie Oakley starring Vigilante, pencils by Jerry Robinson, inks by Mort Meskin. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #126
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 126
    Published Nov 1948 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1274874001

    Cover art by Al Plastino. Superman on Television, art by Al Plastino. Terror Atop Mt. Machin starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Reggie Strikes It Rich starring Zatara, art by W. F. White. Captain Tootsie ad, art by C. C. Beck. The Secret of the Desert Bandit starring Vigilante, art by Joe Kubert. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #131
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 131
    Published Apr 1949 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Top edge label strip peeling up.
    • Label #1138396021
    • INCOMPLETE. Three interior wraps missing, interrupts art and story.

    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Scrambled Superman starring Lex Luthor, script by Joe Samachson, art by Al Plastino. The Secret at the Center of the Earth starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Prince of Hams starring Zatara, script by Joe Samachson, art by W. F. White. The Pampas Troubadour starring Vigilante, script by George Kashdan, art by Dan Barry. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #133
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 133
    Published Jun 1949 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1249756019

    Cover art by Al Plastino. The World's Most Perfect Girl starring Superman, script by William Woolfolk, art by Al Plastino. Hollywood of Space starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Man Who Hunted Thrills starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Gold Rush Comes to Gotham Cit starring Vigilante, script by John Broome, art by Dan Barry. 52 Pages, Full Color. Full-page ad for Superboy #2. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #134
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 134
    Published Jul 1949 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.82) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Cover taped on.

    Cover art by Al Plastino. Super Cowboy starring Superman, script by William Woolfolk, pencils by Wayne Boring. Captain Tootsie ad, art by C. C. Beck. Mission to Mars starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Pearls of Perils starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Four Horsemen of Villainy starring Vigilante, script by Gardner Fox, art by Dan Barry. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #135
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 135
    Published Aug 1949 by DC.
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • Cover detached at one staple, staple rust/migration. From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($11.94) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1462521009

    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Case of the Human Statues starring Superman, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by Al Plastino. The Largest Man in the World starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Safety First Superman public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Stan Kaye. World-Wide's Best Bet starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Rainbow Man Goes West starring Vigilante / story, script by George Kashdan, art by Dan Barry. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #136
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 136
    Published Sep 1949 by DC.
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple pages missing, interrupts art and story. Cover and centerfold detached.

    Cover art by Al Plastino. Superman, Show-Off, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Seven Wonders of Space starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Highwayman's Castle starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Big-House Break starring Zatara, script by Joe Samachson, art by Joe Kubert. The Spur, The Handcuffs and the Branding Iron starring Vigilante, art by Dan Barry. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #139
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 139
    Published Dec 1949 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($10.50) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1396947011

    Cover art by Al Plastino. Clark Kent... Daredevil starring Superman, script by Bill Woolfolk, art by Al Plastino. Badmen of Mars starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Weapons of Ghengis Khan starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Ring Out the Old! Ring In the New! starring Vigilante, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Dan Barry, inks by Sy Barry. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #140
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 140
    Published Jan 1950 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($13.77) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #1493570001

    Cover art by Al Plastino. Superman Becomes a Hermit, script by Bill Woolfolk, art by Al Plastino. The Space Clown starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Texas Rangers fact pages Jack Sparling. The Man Who Played Dead starring Congo Bill, script by Otto Binder, art by Ed Smalle. The Seven Wonders of the West starring Vigilante, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Dan Barry, inks by Sy Barry. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #153
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 153
    Published Feb 1951 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($13.47) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1462520008

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The 100 Deaths of Clark Kent starring Superman, art by Al Plastino. Castaway World starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Diamond Doom starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Three Dead Letters starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. The World of Adventure in Books public service announcement starring Green Arrow, Tomahawk, and Shining Knight, script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Win Mortimer. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #155
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 155
    Published Apr 1951 by DC.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Cover Girl Mystery starring Superman, art by Al Plastino. The Two Tommy Tomorrows, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Sands of Death by Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Gun That Killed the Vigilante starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. Human Rights for All public service announcement starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #156
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 156
    Published May 1951 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($10.50) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1396947017

    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Girl of Steel starring Superman and Lex Luthor, art by Al Plastino. World of the Metal Men starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Pipeline Peril starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Riddle of the Rainbow Man starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 52 Pages, Full Color. Full-page ad for Mystery in Space # 1/Strange Adventures # 7. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #157
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 157
    Published Jun 1951 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1361754002

    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Superman Who Couldn't Fly, art by Al Plastino. Bodyguard to a Billion starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Interplanetary Baby-Sitter starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Impossible Escapes starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. Know Your Country public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #160
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 160
    Published Sep 1951 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1248706001
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($16.05) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1488670008

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Superman's Aunt Minerva, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Mystery of the Little Worlds starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Crime Circus starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Capture of the Four Aces starring Vigilante, script by Dick Wood, art by Bob Brown. Old Folks are People, Too! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #161
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 161
    Published Oct 1951 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1102784002
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($28.47) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1621616002

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Exit – Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Pirate Planeteer starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Sabotage in Sarawak starring Congo Bill. The Duplicate Crimes starring Vigilante, script by Dick Wood, art by Bob Brown. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #162
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 162
    Published Nov 1951 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($8.97) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Sticker attached to front cover.
    • Label #1296303004

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. It starring Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Interplanetary Restaurant starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Mission of Mystery starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. A Horse for Vigilante starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #164
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 164
    Published Jan 1952 by DC.
    • 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached (glued). 2" tear on front cover.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Superman's Hall of Trophies, script by Bill Woolfolk, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Ape Man of Borneo starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. The Interplanetary Pet Show starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Vigilante vs. the Prairie Troubadour, art by Bob Brown. Share with Others public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #166
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 166
    Published Mar 1952 by DC.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split with splitting through all interior wraps. Centerfold detached at one staple. Oxidation.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Team's the Thing public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bob Oksner. The Three Scoops of Death starring Superman and Lex Luthor, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Earthbound Planeteer starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Mission to Malaya starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. The Trickster of Deep River County starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #168
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 168
    Published May 1952 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($5.10) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    • Heavy cover oxidation.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Happy Hobby Time! public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Menace of Planet Z starring Superman, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Meteor Mystery starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Congo Bill's Last Fight, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. Outlaws For Sale starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cited in Parade of Pleasure. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #172
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 172
    Published Sep 1952 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case; Scratch on back of case; Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #C43027-009
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • 1/2" Spine split. Water damage. Staple rust. Rust migration. From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Rules of Water Safety! public service announcement starring Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Lois Lane... Witch starring Superman, art by Al Plastino. Survival In The Snow starring Congo Bill, pencils by Ed Smalle. The Eye of Space starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Killer Horse of Hollow Hills starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #173
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 173
    Published Oct 1952 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Robot cover art by Win Mortimer. What do You Know about Other People? public service announcement starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff. Superman's Invulnerable Foe!, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Crown of Ahagg! starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Death Ships from the Past! starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Vigilante Museum!, art by Bob Brown. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.