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Action Comics (1938 DC) comic books 1962

  • Issue #284
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 284
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.32) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. Mon-El appearance in "The Babe of Steel!", script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Superman uses red kryptonite to become baby-sized in order to get through a hole in the Phantom Zone that threatens to become larger. Ad for Superman Annual. Supermen of America ad. "The Strange Bodies of Supergirl!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl deals with the effects of three Red Kryptonite meteors, the last of which turns her into a mermaid; She visits Atlantis, where Jerro proposes to her, but neither of them realizes that Lori's sister Lenora is also in love with Jerro. Batman ad. Letter to the editor from E. Nelson Bridwell. 36 Pages, Full Color.

    NOTE: "This is Part 3 of 4 of a running gag of covers that homage each other by legendary Superman artist Curt Swan that ran from 1958 to 1963. It is a series of covers I'm calling "The Desk Smash," and they appeared on the covers for Action Comics #237, 264, 284, and 302." – Odinson, mycomicshop.com Archivist

    Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #285
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 285
    Published Feb 1962 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($12.60) will be charged at checkout.
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    • CGC Qualified
    • Paper: Off white
    • Cover detached from bottom staple.
    • Label #1463417002

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "The World's Greatest Heroine!, Part 1", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Superman reveals Supergirl to the world; President John F. Kennedy appearance; Jackie Kennedy cameo. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Infinite Monster!, Part 2", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl stops a creature from another dimension in her first solo adventure after Superman revealed her to the world. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #286
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 286
    Published Mar 1962 by DC.
    • Staple rust.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Jury of Super-Enemies!", script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Rava and his alien henchmen expose Superman to red kryptonite that will cause him to have nightmares. Justice League of America ad. Aquaman ad. "The Death of Luthor!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney and Curt Swan (Luthor's head, page 4, panel 4); Luthor is accidentally killed during a battle with Supergirl, and she travels to Atlantis and into outer space to find a way to restore him to life. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. Statement of ownership - Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months: 485,000. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #287
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 287
    Published Apr 1962 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.83) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "Perry White's Manhunt for Superman!", script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Superman must overcome the effects of Red Kryptonite which is giving him nightmares and stop Rava and the Superman Revenge Squad. Untitled Chief Hot Foot story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl's Greatest Challenge!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl helps out Legionnaires; then defeats Chameleon Men imposters. Letter to the editor from comics historian Jerry Bails. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #288
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 288
    Published May 1962 by DC.
    • Staple rust.
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($11.25) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1497461012
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($7.95) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1497528013
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "The Man Who Exposed Superman!", pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Hal Colby, once jailed by Superboy, poses as a TV producer in an attempt to determine Superman's secret identity. One-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. Superboy ad. Adam Strange ad. "The Man Who Made Supergirl Cry!", script by Leo Dorfman, art by Jim Mooney; The Phantom Zone villains use telepathy to force Fred Danvers to help them escape by making Supergirl cry and collecting her tears, which will make a powerful explosive. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #289
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 289
    Published Jun 1962 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "The Super-Practical Joker!", art by Al Plastino; A new employee at the Daily Planet is a practical joker; Superman convinces him that practical jokes are not fun. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. Lightning Man & Saturn Woman's marriage 1st revealed in "Superman's Super-Courtship!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl tries to play matchmaker for her cousin Superman with Helen of Troy, Saturn Woman, and Luma Lynai of Staryl, but realizes she needs to leave Superman's love life up to fate. Ad for The Atom. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #290
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 290
    Published Jul 1962 by DC.
    • Overspray.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan and Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois Lane figure touch-up), inks by George Klein. "Half a Superman!", pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Red Kryptonite particles in a comet cause Superman's left side, and Krypto's right side, to become vulnerable; unfortunately, it's on a day when Lois wants to prove that Superman is really Clark. Batman and Robin ad. Lois Lane ad. Supermen of America ad. 1st Supergirl emergency squad in "Supergirl's Super Boy-Friends!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; A gift from Phantom Girl is unfortunately made from Red Kryptonite, which makes Supergirl bestow super-powers on her mother, Dick, and Jerro when she kisses them. Superman ad. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #291
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 291
    Published Aug 1962 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "The New Superman!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Al Plastino; Red Kryptonite causes Superman to no longer be vulnerable to Green Kryptonite, but he is now vulnerable to other everyday objects. Supermen of America ad. Superman Krypton ad. 1st meeting of Supergirl and Mr. Mxyzptlk in "The Bride of Mr. Mxyzptlk!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Mr. Mxyzptlk decides to pester Supergirl while Superman is away from Earth, so he first changes many people into Bizarros and then restores Supergirl's Kryptonian parents to life, before deciding that Supergirl should marry him. Batman and Robin ad. Lois Lane ad. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #292
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 292
    Published Sep 1962 by DC.
    • Tearing around top staple.
    • Cover detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "When Superman Defended His Arch-Enemy!", art by Al Plastino; Superman travels to the planet Roxar where he is forced to defend Lex Luthor in a trial on a murder charge. One-page Homer story by Henry Boltinoff. 2nd appearance of Comet the Superhorse (see Adventure # 293 for 1st appearance) in "The Super-Steed of Steel!", script by Leo Dorfman, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl encounters Comet for the first time. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #293
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 293
    Published Oct 1962 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2002973001
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($28.47) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1479675003

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "The Feud Between Superman and Clark Kent!", script by Edmond Hamilton, art by Al Plastino; Red Kryptonite causes Clark and Superman to be split into two separate beings, but Superman tries to take steps to prevent them from being reunited when the effect wears off. Ad for the Atom. One-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Secret Origin of Supergirl's Super-Horse!", script by Leo Dorfman, art by Jim Mooney; Comet telepathically tells Supergirl how he was originally human, and loved by the sorceress Circe, until a jealous rival caused him to be changed into a horse. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #294
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 294
    Published Nov 1962 by DC.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "The Kryptonite Killer!", script by Edmond Hamilton, art by Al Plastino; Luthor escapes from his imprisonment on the planet Roxar with the help of three enhanced androids, then goes on an interplanetary crime spree. Batman ad. Joker-Luthor Incorporated! ad. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. "The Mutiny of Super-Horse!", script by Leo Dorfman, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl thinks that Comet prefers movie star Liz Gaynor, his co-star in a new adventure film, but Superman discovers that Comet now has amnesia and doesn't remember Supergirl, or even that he has super-powers. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #295
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 295
    Published Dec 1962 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1465462004

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Forte. "Superman Goes Wild!", script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; The Superman Revenge Squad uses a telepathic signal to hypnotize Superman into doing evil deeds; He finally creates a ruse to convince the Squad he is mad, and unleashes the Superman Emergency Squad from Kandor to attack the Revenge Squad members, who destroy themselves. One-page Jerry The Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Girl With the X-Ray Mind!", script by Leo Dorfman, art by Jim Mooney; Lena demonstrates E.S.P. talents but is denied a job with the FBI, so Supergirl goes into the past to find more information on her to help her get the job. She finds Lena is really Lex Luthor's little sister and one of his experiments accidentally gave her telepathic powers. Superman stars in a one-page public service announcement, "Pennies for UNICEF!" 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.