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Action Comics (1938 DC) comic books

  • Item #49917507
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    Published Sep 1940 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 28 GD 2.0

    • Cover detached at one staple. Oxidation. Paper tape along spine.
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    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?). Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #50139105
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    Published Apr 1948 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 119 CGC 2.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Tape on cover.
    • Label #2041213002
    Starts Jan 6

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Superman for a Day!, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by Win Mortimer. Treasure Trove! starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Traps Killer Bear with Invisible Light starring Captain Tootsie, art by C. C. Beck. Concert for Crime! starring Zatara, script by Joe Samachson, art by W. F. White. Cabbie Casey story, script and art by Jack Farr. The Birthday That Backfired! starring Vigilante, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Mort Meskin. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #50180820
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    Published Oct 1952 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 173 CBCS 3.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • From the Mt. Rainier Collection.
    • Label #80EF0B-007
    Starts Jan 6

    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 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #49269351
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    Published Aug 1959 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 255 VG- 3.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. 1st appearance of Bizarro Lois Lane (cover & story) in "The Bride of Bizarro!", script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Bizarro keeps the real Superman from revealing to Lois that she has been proposed to by Bizarro's duplicate, whom he calls New Bizarro, with a kryptonite meteorite, but Lois realizes New Bizarro is not the true Man of Steel; The New Bizarro doesn't give up easily, and the duplicates fight each other. "The Abominable Snowman!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill vs. The Abominable Snowman. Half-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl Visits the 21st Century!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl takes her first flight across the time-barrier from 1959 into the future, about a hundred years hence; She secretly observes a brilliant young orphan named Tommy on an asteroid orphanage. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #49100094
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    Published Oct 1959 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 257 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Reporter of Steel!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Luthor creates a ray that gives super-powers and uses it on Clark Kent; But Clark convinces Luthor it also compels him to be super-generous, and Luthor destroys the device. 2/3-page Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Man-Ape Skin Diver!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Foreign agents kidnap Janu to force Congorilla to retrieve an experimental nuclear tank which they have sunk into a river. "The Three Magic Wishes!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; When Tommy Baxter doesn't believe in fairy tales, Supergirl decides to prove him wrong. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #49573912
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    Published Aug 1960 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 267 GD/VG 3.0

    • Centerfold detached at one staple. 1.25" cumulative spine split. Water damage, residue.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Hercules in the 20th Century!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lex Luthor builds a time-machine to bring Hercules to the present to use him to stop Superman; Hercules gets wise to Luthor's plan and helps Superman stop Luthor, and then decides to stay in the present and falls in love with Lois Lane. 3rd appearance of Legion of Super-Heroes, 1st appearance of Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, and Invisible Kid in the Supergirl story "The Three Super-Heroes!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; The Legion comes to the 20th century to meet Supergirl and invites her to come to the 30th Century to apply to join the Legion. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #49820210
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    Published Mar 1961 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 274 CGC 8.5

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0147768002
    Starts Jan 6

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Lois Lane becomes Superwoman in "The Reversed Super-Powers!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Kurt Schaffenberger; While trying to make himself immune to Kryptonite an explosion in the lab removes Superman's power and gives Lois powers. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl's Three Time Trips!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; When tasked to do a report on a famous historical figure, Supergirl travels into the past to view Annie Oakley, Betsy Ross and Pocahontas in action, but in each time period she encounters kryptonite. One-page Tricksy story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #50191423
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    Published Feb 1962 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 285 CGC 6.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0285493016
    Starts Nov 25

    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 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #49929472
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    Published Dec 1968 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 370 CGC 9.2

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2010291011
    Starts Jan 6

    Cover by Neal Adams. New facts about Superman's origin in "100 Years... Lost, Strayed or Stolen," script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Jack Abel; En route to Earth after the destruction of Krypton, Kal-El's rocket was thrown into another dimension, where he lived for a whole century, maturing, marrying, and raising a son before s terrible discovery forced him to be devolved into an infant and sent back to his home dimension. Captain Action and Action Boy Meet Dr. Evil toy ad. Superman ad. Superman and Batman ad. "Supergirl's Shattered Marriage!", art by Kurt Schaffenberger; Since Gary Sparks has broken up with Linda, she decides to pursue him as Supergirl. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #49929445
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    Published Apr 1969 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 375 CGC 9.2

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2010291012
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Carmine Infantino. "The Big Forget!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Jack Abel; Superman accidentally stumbles on his true secret identity, Clark Kent, and captures the spy who had assumed Clark's identity; Batman tells him the location of his Fortress of Solitude. "The Woman Who Hated Supergirl!", script by Leo Dorfman, art by Kurt Schaffenberger; Supergirl helps Dr. Alexander advance her career in astronomy by taking her into outer space to observe a distant nebula, but a cosmic accident changes everything. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. Batman/Teen Titans ad. Sargon the Sorcerer character profile. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #49201995
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    Published Dec 1972 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 419 FN/VF 7.0

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    Cover pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Murphy Anderson, fumetti photo by Jack Adler. "The Most Dangerous Man on Earth!", script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson; Moe Malloy fishes a strange glowing gun and pair of shoes out of Metropolis harbor which give him super powers. First Appearance of the Human Target in "The Assassin-Express Contract!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Carmine Infantino and Dick Giordano, inks by Dick Giordano; The Human Target poses as a business man on a train to stop an assassination. Letter to the editor from comics writer Bob Rozakis. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Item #49762669
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    Published Oct 1979 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 500 CBCS 9.6

    • Paper: White
    • Newsstand Edition.
    • Label #5AC20B-001
    Starts Jan 6

    64-page Giant centennial issue with infinity cover. Superman's life story is recounted in "The Life Story of Superman!," an all-new three-chapter story written by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Inside front and back covers feature a text history of Action Comics written by E. Nelson Bridwell. Julius Schwartz, editor. Cover price $1.00.

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    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 686 CGC 9.4

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack; Other - see grading notes
    • Small piece of plastic missing from bottom edge of slab.
    • Label #2069963022
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    Part 6 of the 8-part 'Funeral for a Friend,' continued from Adventures of Superman (1939) #499. In "Who's Buried in Superman's Tomb?", Supergirl opens Superman's tomb - to find it empty...his body stolen! Continued in Superman The Man of Steel (1991) #21. Written by Roger Stern, with art by Jackson Guice and Denis Rodier. Cover by Guice. Cover price $1.25.

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    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 687N CGC 9.2

    • Paper: White
    • Label #2069963021
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    Cover by Kerry Gammill and Jackson Guice. Beginning the 'Reign of the Supermen,' continued from Adventures of Superman (1939) #500. The Last Son of Krypton returns to action, and this Superman has no qualms about taking a human life...so long as it's the right thing to do! Also, Pa Kent reacts to Superman's tougher techniques. Bound into the center of this issue is a double-page miniposter of Superman, printed on cover stock. Written by Roger Stern, with art by Jackson Guice and Denis Rodier. Cover price $1.50.

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    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 695D CGC 9.2

    • Paper: White
    • Collector's Edition.
    • Label #2069963019
    Starts Nov 25

    Embossed Collector's Edition (barcode ends in 69511). The lab rats of Project Cadmus unleash on Metropolis a powerful and mysterious new force known as Cauldron. Is he friend or foe? Also, Lobo's on his way to Earth to confront the newly returned Man of Steel. Written by Karl Kesel, with art by Jackson Guice and Denis Rodier. Cover by Guice. Cover price $2.50.