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SUPERMAN

The title that started it all for DC and essentially the comic book industry.

Prior to 1938 comic books were primarily newspaper strips combined and reprinted into a comic book.

In 1935 DC introduced New Fun Comics #1 which contained new material and launched their company becoming their first comic book to be published.

It wasnít until the introduction of Action Comics #1 in 1938 that DC and the comic book industry as a whole skyrocketed and cemented it as one of only two art forms created in the 20th century by Americans.

Action Comics 1   Action Comics 7

The monumental issue gave us the first superhero with Superman and the world has never been the same since. That first issue provided a one page origin of the Man of Steel being rocketed from the planet Krypton which was not identified at that time as such and then growing up on the small farm raised by the Kents where he started to recognize his super powers.

We would get to see Superman leaping instead of flying in that first issue which was something he would not do for a few years later.

The issue introduced Lois Lane in the Superman story and Zatara the magician in his own set of stories along with a few other characters to fill up the 64 pages.

It would take a few weeks before the publishers had an opportunity to assess the sales numbers on the first issue and by that time had already setup other characters to appear on the covers of the next few issues before they knew what a hit Superman was.

Jimmy Olsen would make his debut in issue #6 and the second Superman cover ever made it with issue #7.

Lex Luthor would make his first appearance in issue #23 as slowly the title was becoming more and more Supermanís book and would also reference the Daily Planet for the first time.

Some of the important firsts would appear in Action Comics for Superman like the first time X-Ray vision was used in issue #14 and the first time he flies in issue #123.

An interesting fact that in issue #12 contained one of the very first appearances of Batman with an ad for Detective Comics #27 which was on sale the coming month.

There are some great World War II covers with Superman that appeared in Action Comics with issue #s in the 40s through the 60s battling on the front line and taking out tanks and cannons.  These remain some of his best covers.

Three of Supermanís major characters from the Silver Age were introduced in the title.  Brainiac would first appear in issue #242, Supergirl and Metallo would appear in issue #252.  The origins of Brainiac and Supergirl would be told in those issues as well.  Supergirl would regularly appear as a second feature to Superman in Action Comics and would head over to the Adventure Comics title as well.

Action Comics 242   Action Comics 252

The first time that Bizarro and Superman meet was featured in issue #254.

Some of the earliest appearances of the Legion of Super-Heroes would appear in the pages of Action Comics and even some of the members made their first appearances ever as found in issue #267 which featured Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy and Invisible Kid while issue #276 included the first appearances of Brainiac 5, Phantom Girl, Triplicate Girl, Bouncing Boy, Sun Boy and Shrinking Violet.

There have been numerous origin retellings of Superman, Supergirl and others in the Superman world featured in Action Comics with some of the Superpets like Comet the Superhorse and Streaky the Supercat.

One of Supermanís enduring super-villains made his first appearance in issue #340 called the Parasite.  He would go on to appear in many issues up to current day and was a prominent figure in some of the Superman animated series shows.

Action Comics 340  Action Comics 500

Joining Superman in the 1970s were some of DCís top characters like Green Arrow and the Atom as a backup feature to Superman and or Supergirl.  These made for some really good issues to pickup.  Issue #440 represented artist Mike Grellís first work on Green Arrow beginning an association with the character that has lasted for a few decades.

Some interesting wedding stories have been told in the title such as issue #484 where the Earth II Superman and Lois Lane marry. 

Writer/artist John Byrne would work on the title for 17 issues beginning in issue #584 coinciding with his revamp of Superman in his regular title.  Here in Action Comics he provided art and story using a variety of characters to team-up with Superman taking on all kinds of threats culminating in the 600th anniversary issue.

The much long-awaited reveal of Clark Kentís identity to Lois Lane appeared first in issue #662 and would set off an important chain of events in Supermanís life.

Action Comics 600  Action Comics 662

Superman has even renounced his US citizenship in Action Comics which is still being debated today.

DC has put in a lot of effort into this title since its inception which has lasted for well into 8 decades with its most recognizable character at the forefront of the book.

This is one of the iconic comic book titles that often times most collectors seem to disregard probably due to the fact that the title does not reflect a characterís name and also the fact that the issues tended to include additional stories and not a full-length Superman story.

Besides the obvious Golden Age issues and the key issues from the Silver Age, this title continues to have many issues that are relatively inexpensive making it very attractive for many collectors to pick up and acquire a large run without having to spend too much.

With the Man of Steel movie coming out in 2013, it will only fuel interest in Superman related items and Action Comics should be one of them.

Purchasing Action Comics

When reviewing sources to acquire Action Comics issues, I like to check out local comic book shops and conventions.  I get to see the comics in person and can examine more issues at one time than I could online.

Eventually local sources go only so far since they rely on collectors and other sellers in the area to bring them in.  Sources on the internet tend to travel and pick up collections and will buy a lot of books online to add to their inventory.  They also have a lot of people from all over the world who will contact them since they are not tied to a local area to sell to them.  These sellers also tend to advertise on a more global scale than the local comic book shop since their marketplace is the entire world essentially.

mycomicshop is a great place to find Action Comics issues.  They're a national online seller and have been selling comic books through the mail since the 1960s.  They try to stock every issue of every title that has ever been published. 

You'll see a large amount of Action Comics covers of key books in the run as well as general issues in the title on this page that I think will interest any Action Comics and Superman collection which will take you directly to mycomicshop's inventory of that issue.

There you will see every condition of that issue they currently have in stock so you can choose the right condition of the book that you're looking for.

Don't be worried if you do not see an issue in stock when you click on any of the links.  Often times they will receive an issue into their inventory on a fairly regular basis as they purchase books and collections daily.  Just go ahead and bookmark the link after you've clicked on the issue here or check back here and click on the link to see if the issue has come into stock.  The links will stay permanently connected.

I've purchased books from mycomicshop before and will continue to use them.  Their grading is accurate and they are a reliable source.  They have great customer service in providing you books in a timely manner.

Amazon.com is another great choice.  There is a large amount of sellers who have their own eStores there and offer a variety of issues from this long-running title.  Amazon themselves stock various reprint books which are a great way to purchase some of these issues are a very affordable price.

I have provided direct links to some
Action Comics and Superman trade paperbacks and hardcovers that are on sale at Amazon on this page which will have additional details, reviews and purchasing information.  Simply click on any of the image links and you'll be able to find more information on those publications.

Ebay is another option as thereís a lot of collectors/sellers/dealers always looking to move in and out of product and use Ebay as their avenue. 

You may find some good deals on Ebay, but be careful to check out the auctions and or Buy it Now listings carefully.  Some sellersí terms are not right for everyone and sometimes the items are not what you expect. 

If condition is important to you, then be sure to ask a lot of questions.  If you donít get the right kinds of answers youíre looking for, then move on and try another listing.

Always check out the sellerís profile to see how their past selling has been.  If theyíre new to selling and have only been buying, ask questions.

You always want to be comfortable with the person youíre potentially going to be buying from and you really need to know what it is youíre getting.

If you're looking for CGC
Action Comics, then ComicLink is your best choice.  They focus primarily on CGC books and you can find some of the top notch Action Comics and Superman issues available on their site.  Expect to see the most valuable comic book in the world being sold in their auctions (Action Comics #1) when it becomes available as well as other Action Comics and Superman related titles of that era and CGC Action Comics and Superman comic books from the Silver and Bronze age.  They even will have CGC copies of issues that came out in the 1980s and 1990s.

Enjoy your hunt and Happy Collecting!!!

Johnson's Collectibles

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ACTION COMICS -
1938 series starring Superman for sale
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1940 series for sale
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1960 series for sale
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1949 series for sale

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