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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 ($121.11) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • PAGE 12 ONLY.
    • Label #2016059002

    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 #18
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 18
    Published Nov 1939 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Pedigree: Billy Wright
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case; Scuffing to inner well of case; Other - see grading notes
    • Billy Wright. Includes Billy Wright Collection certificate. 1" crack to top edge of slab.
    • Label #0916174001

    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.
    • Interior complete. Full length spine split. Centerfold detached.

    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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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing first wrap and centerfold (affects Superman, Clip Carson, Tex Thomson and Zatara stories). First wrap detached at one staple with near complete spine split. Includes unattached facsimile cover.

    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 #22
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 22
    Published Mar 1940 by DC.
    • INCOMPLETE. First wrap and back cover missing (photocopy wrap included, so readability is unaffected). RESTORATION. Staples replaced. Centerfold detached. Heavy tape, mold spots on front cover.
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    • Paper: White
    • Tape on two 2" spine splits, 2 more pieces of tape on cover.
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    • Interior is complete. Back cover and half of front cover missing, first page torn loose with one corner missing (slightly affects art and story).

    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 #28
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 28
    Published Sep 1940 by DC.
    Auction opens January 3
    • INCOMPLETE. Missing centerfold (affects Three Aces story and Tex Thomson story). Complete spine split (taped). Cover detached. Mold spots on front cover.

    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). Full-page ads for Superman # 6 and Supermen of America fan club. Half-page ads for New York World's Fair Comics (1940), the Superman radio show, and All Star Comics # 1 and Mutt & Jeff (# 2?). 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.
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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.
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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 #53
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 53
    Published Oct 1942 by DC.
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    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Restoration includes: small amount of glue on cover. ( 2 extra staples added after manufacturing.)
    • Label #1235859001

    Cover art by Jack Burnley. The Man Who Put Out the Sun starring Superman, script by Jerry Siegel (signed), pencils by John Sikela (signed as Joe Shuster), inks by George Roussos. The Blackout Blues starring Vigilante, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.), inks George Roussos. Wings Over the Pacific starring Three Aces, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Louis Cazeneuve. Americommando and the Cinema Saboteur, script by Joseph Greene, art by Bernard Baily. The Man who Played King starring Congo Bill, art by Fred Ray. Crooks -- Handle with Care 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.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #3798428001

    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 #55
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 55
    Published Dec 1942 by DC.
    • COVERLESS.

    Cover art by Jack Burnley. A Goof Named Tiny Rufe starring Superman, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by John Sikela (signed as Joe Shuster), inks by Ed Dobrotka. Bullets for Breakfast starring Vigilante, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.), inks by George Roussos. Aces of Fire starring Three Aces, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Louis Cazeneuve. Escape from the Scaffold starring Americommandos, script by Joseph Greene, art by Bernard Baily. A Modern Robinson Crusoe starring Congo Bill. Crimes by Coincidence starring Zatara, art by Joseph Sulman. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #59
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 59
    Published Apr 1943 by DC.
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    • 5" cumulative spine split. Cover and 9 center wraps detached.

    Cover art by Jack Burnley. Cinderella -- a la Superman, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by John Sikela (signed as Joe Shuster), inks by Ed Dobrotka. Fiddler's Fee starring The Vigilante, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton), inks by Charles Paris. Sky Knights of Malta starring Three Aces, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Louis Cazeneuve. Missive for Mussolini starring Americommando, script by Jospeh Greene, art by Bernard Baily. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #64
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 64
    Published Sep 1943 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1016101002

    Cover art by Ed Dobrotka. The Terrible Toyman (Toyman intro) starring Superman, script by Don Cameron (signed as Jerry Siegel), pencils by Ed Dobrotka (signed as Joe Shuster), inks by George Roussos. The Treasure of Dead Man's Key starring Vigilante, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Mort Meskin. Jitters Jeep story, script and art by Jack Farr. The Inquisitive Ostrich starring Congo Bill, script by Don Cameron. Peter the Small starring Americommando, script by Joseph Greene, art by Bernard Baily. Quiet ... Thugs at Work 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 three 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 #78
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 78
    Published Nov 1944 by DC.
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    • Staple rust.

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. The Chef of Bohemia starring Superman, script by Alvin Schwartz (signed as Jerry Siegel), art by Ira Yarbrough (signed as Joe Shuster). The Bloke who Croaked the Oak starring Hayfoot Henry. Portraits for Plunder starring The Vigilante, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Mort Meskin. A Fortune in Feathers starring Congo Bill, art by Edwin Smalle. Planes without Pilots starring Zatara. 52 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).
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Label #0248609011

    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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    • 3" cumulative spine split, cover detached at one staple and coming loose at the other.

    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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    • Interior is complete. Full-length spine split. Smoke odor.

    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 #88
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 88
    Published Sep 1945 by DC.
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    Cover art by Joe Shuster and John Sikela. The Adventure of the Stingy Men starring Superman, pencils by Joe Shuster. The Clue of the Crazy Rhyme starring Hayfoot Henry, script by Al Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. Darts of Death starring Congo Bill, art by Edwin Smalle. Of Cops and Robbers starring Vigilante, art by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.). Pranks and Parrots starring Zatara, art by W. F. White. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #89
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 89
    Published Oct 1945 by DC.
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    • Pieces of tape over staple tears and on interior cover, centerfold detached at one staple.

    Classic rainbow cover by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. The King of Color starring Superman, art by Ira Yarbrough. The Elephant's Homecoming starring Congo Bill, art by Edwin Smalle. An Ill Wind Blows starring Hayfoot Henry, script by Al Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. The Curse of the Ichabod Q starring Vigilante, art by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.). Race Against Rogues starring Zatara, art by W. F. White. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #95
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 95
    Published Apr 1946 by DC.
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    • Cover oxidation.

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. The Laughing Stock of Metropolis starring Superman and The Prankster, art by Jon Small. The Legal Eagle starring Hayfoot Henry, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. The Burgling Bookman starring Vigilante, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.). Upstream River Rats starring Congo Bill, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Edwin Smalle. Spotlight for Cinderella starring Zatara, art by W. F. White. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #97
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 97
    Published Jun 1946 by DC.
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    • 4" spine split (chew) from bottom, cover detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Joe Shuster and John Sikela. The Magician's Convention starring Superman, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Sikela. The Rhyme that Wasn't There starring Hayfoot Henry, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. An Animal Master starring Vigilante, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.). The Reindeer Racketeers starring Congo Bill, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Edwin Smalle. Magic Sports starring Zatara, art by W. F. White. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #99
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 99
    Published Aug 1946 by DC.
    • 2.5" Cumulative spine split.

    1st small logo - Cover art by Wayne Boring and Ed Dobrotka. The Talisman of Trouble! starring Superman, pencils by Ira Yarbrough, inks by Stan Kaye. Jinx Ranch! starring Congo Bill, script by Alvin Schwartz. The Moonstruck Girl starring Hayfoot Henry, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. Faces in the Future! starring Zatara, art by William F White. The Tiger's Skin! starring Vigilante. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.