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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 ($96.00) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Page 28 only.
    • Label #2016998010

    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 #15
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 15
    Published Aug 1939 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($22.47) will be charged at checkout.
    • 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 ($18.84) 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.

    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 #20
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 20
    Published Jan 1940 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($74.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Restored: B3
    • Paper: Off white
    • Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced.
    • Label #1250348001
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($9.60) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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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 ($105.00) will be charged at checkout.
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    • Conserved
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Conservation includes: Tear Seals to cover, cover reinforced.
    • Label #1226633001

    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.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($56.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • 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 #25
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 25
    Published Jun 1940 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($5.52) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 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 #29
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 29
    Published Oct 1940 by DC.
    • Paper: Slightly britle
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case; Scratch on back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2015648018

    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.
    • Interior is complete. Cover missing. Edge damage and chew. Mold.

    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 #45
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 45
    Published Feb 1942 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($18.00) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    • 3" spine split/tear from top, cover coming loose at one staple, moisture damage.

    Cover art by Fred Ray. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Leo Nowak (signed as Joe Shuster), inks by Ed Dobrotka. The Head starring The Vigilante with 1st app of Stuff (Vigilante's Asian sidekick), script by Mort Weisinger, pencils by Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton Jr.). 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, 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 ($3.75) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 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.