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  • Issue #0
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 0
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Direct Edition.
    • Label #4531AE-001

    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 #15
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 15
    Published Aug 1939 by DC.
    Auction opens July 4
    • Severe spine damage to first few wraps, heavy tape, staples added (not manufacturing).

    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 #22
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 22
    Published Mar 1940 by DC.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split (taped). Cover and centerfold detached.
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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 #39
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 39
    Published Aug 1941 by DC.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Fred Ray. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Leo Nowak (signed as Joe Shuster), inks by Shuster Shop. 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. 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.

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    $1,295 Action Comics #39 VG-F Condition 1941
  • Issue #49
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 49
    Published Jun 1942 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack; Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2044753001
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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.

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    $261 ACTION COMICS # 49 1942 coverless with first 4 wraps missing original Golden Age
  • Issue #50
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 50
    Published Jul 1942 by DC.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, affects 3 Aces story. Center wrap detached and affixed with glue. First wrap nearly detached.

    Cover art by Fred Ray. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Leo Nowak (signed as Joe Shuster), inks by Ed Dobrotka. The Man Who Came Back starring Vigilante, pencils by Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton), inks by Cliff Young. The Island Where Time Stood Still starring Three Aces, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Louis Cazeneuve. Mr. America story, script by Ken Fitch, art by Bernard Baily. The Man of a Thousand Lives starring Congo Bill, art by Fred Ray. The Case of the Man who Could Not Die starring Zatara, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Joseph Sulman. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 52
    Published Sep 1942 by DC.
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    • First wrap detached and damaged, tears throughout.

    Classic Superman & back-ups cover art by Fred Ray. The Emperor of America starring Superman, script by Jerry Siegel (signed), pencils by Joe Shuster, inks by John Sikela (signed as Joe Shuster). Sing a Song of Six Guns starring Vigilante (origin retold), pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton). The Battle of a Thousand Years starring Three Aces, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Case of the Stolen Spectacles starring Ameri-commandos (formerly Fat Man & Mr. America), script by Joseph Greene, art by Bernard Baily. The One Man Army starring Congo Bill, art by Fred Ray. Crime on Ice 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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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing centerfold (affects 3 Aces story). Four wraps detached at top staple with bottom staple missing.

    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 #55
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 55
    Published Dec 1942 by DC.
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split (taped). RESTORATION: Staples replaced. Cover and interior miswrap. Tape on interior cover and centerfold.

    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 #56
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 56
    Published Jan 1943 by DC.
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Label #1249750022

    Superman battles to protect the world's mightiest structures (Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, the Washington Monument, Mt. Rushmore, the pyramids) in "Design for Doom!" the Vigilante in "Melody of Menace" (pencils by Mort Meskin as "Morton Jr.," inks by George Roussos), 3 Aces in "War Hawks of Greenland," Americommando in "The Man the Whole World Feared" (art by Bernard Baily), Congo Bill in "The Game For Life," and Zatara the Master Magician in "The Case of the Phoney Funny Man." Last Fat Man. Half-page ads for Superman # 20 and World's Finest # 8. Full-page combined ad for Batman # 14, Green Lantern # 5, Leading Comics # 4, All-Star Comics # 14, All-Flash # 8, Wonder Woman # 2, and Mutt & Jeff # 6. Full-page black-and-white ad for Boy Commandos # 1. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #57
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 57
    Published Feb 1943 by DC.
    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover.
    • Label #3992376001
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Moderate amount of tape on cover & one piece on interior cover. One staple added.
    • Label #A893C6-006

    2nd Lois Lane cover for Action (3rd anywhere)- Cover art by John Sikela. Crime's Comedy King starring Superman, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Sikela (signed as Joe Shuster). The Feud of the Rimfire Ridge starring The Vigilante, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.), inks by Charles Paris. Veiled Desert Bandits starring Three Aces, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Louis Cazeneuve. Americommandos story, script by Joseph Greene, art by Bernard Baily. The Galloping Ghosts starring Congo Bill. Treasure Trove starring Zatara, art by Joseph Sulman. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    1 day left Auction RARE 1943 GOLDEN AGE ACTION COMICS #57 3RD LOIS LANE COVER
  • 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.

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    $3,550 Action Comics #64 CGC 8.0 1943 1016101002 1st app. Toyman
  • 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 #72
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 72
    Published May 1944 by DC.
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    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. Superman and the Super-Movers, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Joe Shuster, inks by George Roussos. The Guns of Killer Haines, pencils by Mort Meskin. Super Sleuth McFooey, script and art by Jack Farr. Be A Magician! Turn Waste Paper Into War Weapons public service announcement, art by George Roussos. Choose Your Weapon starring Congo Bill, art by Edwin Smalle. Cargoes of Death starring Americommando, script by Joseph Greene, art by Bernard Baily. Magic Knights starring Zatara. 60 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #74
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 74
    Published Jul 1944 by DC.
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    • 3.5" cumulative spine split (partially taped). Cover detached at single center staple. Tape on interior cover, pages.

    Cover art by Jack Burnley and Stan Kaye. Courtship of Adelbert Dribble starring Superman, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Ira Yarbrough (signed as Joe Shuster). Wheels of Jeopardy starring Vigilante, pencils by Mort Meskin. Carnage at the Carnival starring Super Sleuth McFooey, script and art by Jack Farr. Poacher's Paradise starring Congo Bill, art by Edwin Smalle. Flight into Freedom starring Americommando, script by Joseph Greene, art by Bernard Baily. The Sting of Death starring Zatara. 60 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #79
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 79
    Published Dec 1944 by DC.
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    • Cover coming loose at one staple, water damage.

    Cover art by Jack Burnley and Stan Kaye. The Golden Fleece starring Superman, script by Don Cameron (signed as Jerry Siegel), art by Ira Yarbrough (signed as Joe Shuster). The Taming of the Tiger starring Hayfoot Henry, art by Thurston Harper. Birds of Ill Omen starring The Vigilante, script by Joe Samachson, art by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.). High in the Andes starring Congo Bill, art by Edwin Smalle. When Magic Fails starring Zatara, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by William F. White. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #80
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 80
    Published Jan 1945 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Label #529087-001

    2nd appearance of Mr. Mxyztplk--later called Mxyzptlk (1st appearance on cover) - Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. Mr. Mxyztplk Returns starring Superman, script by Don Cameron (signed as Jerry Siegel), art by Ira Yarbrough (signed as Joe Shuster). The Riddle of the Reservoir starring Congo Bill, art by John Daly. The Pillage of the Parthenon starring The Vigilante, art by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton). The Hair that Wasn't There starring Hayfoot Henry, art by Thurston Harper. Tumbling Timber 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.

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    $650 Action Comics #83 CBCS 5.5 WP 1945 Intro Hocus & Pocus Jerry Seigel Joe Shuster
  • Issue #93
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 93
    Published Feb 1946 by DC.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Last page missing, does not affect art or story. First page detached, cover and centerfold detached at one staple. 5" cumulative spine split. Mold.

    Christmas cover by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. Christmas `Round the World starring Superman, pencils by Ira Yarbrough, inks by Stan Kaye. An Old Fashioned Girl starring Hayfoot Henry, script by Al Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. Way Down East starring Vigilante, art by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.). Magic of Music starring Zatara, art by W. F. White. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $500 1946 Action Comics 93 CGC 4.0 Christmas cover and story
  • Issue #94
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 94
    Published Mar 1946 by DC.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Page missing, affects Poor Dad! comic. Water damage, centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Jack Burnley and Stan Kaye. Battle of the Redwoods starring Superman, art by Ira Yarbrough. Crime without Loot starring Hayfoot Henry, script by Al Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. The Escape of Elephant Al starring Vigilante, art by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.). Dead Man's Drum starring Congo Bill, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Edwin Smalle. The Mental Marvel starring Zatara, art by W. F. White. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $500 Rare Action Comics (Superman Publication) No. 94 March 1946! Colorful, DC
  • Issue #96
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 96
    Published May 1946 by DC.
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    • 2" spine split from bottom with some splitting through wraps.

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. Haircut -- and a Close Shave starring Superman and Mr. Twister, pencils by Sam Citron. Adventure in Hollywood starring Congo Bill, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Edwin Smalle. Danger's Midgets starring Vigilante, art by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.). The Sabotaged Dinner starring Hayfoot Henry, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. Wonders of Words starring Zatara, art by W. F. White. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $5,900 ACTION COMICS #96 CGC 9.6 NM+! CLASSIC UNDER WATER COVER! EXCEPTIONAL COPY!
  • 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 #100
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 100
    Published Sep 1946 by DC.
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    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Ed Dobrotka. The Sleuth Who Never Failed starring Superman, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Ira Yarbrough. The Rhyming Horse starring Hayfoot Henry, script by Al Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. The Case of the Captive Seals starring Congo Bill, art by Fred Ray. The Book That Was Too Real starring Vigilante, script by Don Cameron, inks by George Roussos. Magic--Past or Present starring Zatara, script by Don Cameron, art by W. F. White. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.