Action Comics

 ACTC   (DC, 1938-Present)

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It all started back in 1938 with Action Comics #1. That was the first appearance of a certain muscular guy from the planet Krypton—better known to the world as Superman. Over 50 years later, Superman is still going strong, appearing not only here, but in several other comic titles, including Superman, and Superman: The Man of Steel.

Action Comics is where the world first met Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Lex Luthor, and countless other of comicdom’s most memorable characters. Over time, the comic has updated itself somewhat, but the stories remain true to their classic form. Today Superman still flies the skies over Metropolis, battling evildoers everywhere, fighting for truth, justice, and the American Way.

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#0

Date: 10/1/1994
Cover Price: $1.50
NM Guide: $1.25
76 copies available from $0.50
[s]1994-40; 1st appearance of Kenny Braverman; Takes place between #703 and #704; Zero HourDavid MichelinieButch Guice

#1

Date: 6/1/1938
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $3,200,000.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Lois Lane; 1st Appearance of Superman; 1st Appearance of Tex Thompson; 1st Appearance of Zatara; 1st appearance Congo Bill; Origin of SupermanBernard Baily, Bill Alger, Fred Guardineer, Hugh Fleming, Jerry Siegel, Sven Elven, Will ElyBernard Baily, Bill Alger, Fred Guardineer, Hugh Fleming, Joe Shuster, Sven Elven, Will Ely

#1 (2nd printing)

Date:
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $145.00
1 copy available for $149.95
2nd printing; $0.10 reprint; ca. 1976Bernard Baily, Bill Alger, Fred Guardineer, Hugh Fleming, Jerry Siegel, Sven Elven, Will ElyBernard Baily, Bill Alger, Fred Guardineer, Hugh Fleming, Joe Shuster, Sven Elven, Will Ely

#1 (3rd printing)

Date:
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $9.50
No copies available
3rd printing; $0.10 Peanut Butter giveaway; ca. 1983Bernard Baily, Bill Alger, David Michelinie, Fred Guardineer, Hugh Fleming, Jerry Siegel, Sven Elven, Will ElyBernard Baily, Bill Alger, Fred Guardineer, Hugh Fleming, Joe Shuster, Sven Elven, Will Ely

#1 (4th printing)

Date:
Cover Price: $0.50
NM Guide: $86.00
2 copies available from $57.00
4th printing; $0.10 Nestle Quik 16-page giveaway; Back cover has ad for Nestle Quik; ca. 1987Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#1 (5th printing)

Date:
Cover Price: $0.50
NM Guide: $44.00
4 copies available from $18.80
5th printing; $0.50 cover price; 50th Anniversary edition logo in UPC box; ca. 1988Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#1 (6th printing)

Date:
Cover Price: $0.50
NM Guide: $59.00
No copies available
6th printing; No UPC box on cover; $0.50 cover price; ca. 1990Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#1 (7th printing)

Date: 9/10/1998
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $5.00
No copies available
7th printing; Black box around $1.00 cover priceBernard Baily, Bill Alger, Fred Guardineer, Hugh Fleming, Jerry Siegel, Sven Elven, Will ElyBernard Baily, Bill Alger, Fred Guardineer, Hugh Fleming, Joe Shuster, Sven Elven, Will Ely

#1 (8th printing)

Date:
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $125.00
1 copy available for $129.95
8th printing; $0.10 cover price; ca. 1993Bernard Baily, Bill Alger, Fred Guardineer, Hugh Fleming, Jerry Siegel, Sven Elven, Will ElyBernard Baily, Bill Alger, Fred Guardineer, Hugh Fleming, Joe Shuster, Sven Elven, Will Ely

#1 (9th printing)

Date: 9/10/1998
Cover Price: $7.95
NM Guide: $5.00
No copies available
9th printing; U.S. Postal Service; Includes stampJerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#1 Variation A (2nd printing)

Date:
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $99.00
No copies available
2nd printing; Safeguard giveaway; No cover priceBernard Baily, Bill Alger, Fred Guardineer, Hugh Fleming, Jerry Siegel, Sven Elven, Will ElyBernard Baily, Bill Alger, Fred Guardineer, Hugh Fleming, Joe Shuster, Sven Elven, Will Ely

#1 Ashcan Edition

Date:
Cover Price: $0.00
NM Guide: $20,000.00
No copies available
Ashcan edition used to register trademark on Action Comics name; 2 Copies thought to existBernard Baily, Bill Alger, Fred Guardineer, Hugh Fleming, Jerry Siegel, Sven Elven, Will ElyBernard Baily, Bill Alger, Fred Guardineer, Hugh Fleming, Joe Shuster, Sven Elven, Will Ely

#2

Date: 7/1/1938
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $29,300.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#3

Date: 8/1/1938
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $19,000.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#4

Date: 9/1/1938
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $10,600.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#5

Date: 10/1/1938
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $10,600.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#6

Date: 11/1/1938
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $15,400.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Jimmy OlsenJerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#7

Date: 12/1/1938
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $15,500.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#8

Date: 1/1/1939
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $6,700.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#9

Date: 2/1/1939
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $6,700.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#10

Date: 3/1/1939
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $8,200.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#11

Date: 4/1/1939
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $4,200.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#12

Date: 5/1/1939
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $4,200.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#13

Date: 6/1/1939
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $6,200.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#14

Date: 7/1/1939
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $3,800.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#15

Date: 8/1/1939
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $6,200.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#16

Date: 9/1/1939
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $3,100.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#17

Date: 10/1/1939
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $4,400.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#18

Date: 11/1/1939
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $3,800.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#19

Date: 12/1/1939
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $4,100.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#20

Date: 1/1/1940
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $3,800.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#21

Date: 2/1/1940
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $2,600.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Gardner FoxJoe Shuster, Fred Guardineer, Homer Fleming, Sheldon Moldoff, Bernard Baily, Bert Christman

#22

Date: 3/1/1940
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $2,600.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Gardner FoxJoe Shuster, Fred Guardineer, Homer Fleming, Sheldon Moldoff, Bernard Baily, Bert Christman

#23

Date: 4/1/1940
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $7,300.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Lex Luthor; 1st appearance of Black Pirate (Jon Valor)Jerry Siegel, Gardner FoxJoe Shuster, Fred Guardineer, Sheldon Moldoff, Bernard Baily

#24

Date: 5/1/1940
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $2,475.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Guy Monroe, Gardner FoxJoe Shuster, Fred Guardineer, Sheldon Moldoff, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily

#25

Date: 6/1/1940
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $2,475.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Gardner FoxPaul Cassidy, Fred Guardineer, Sheldon Moldoff, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily

#26

Date: 7/1/1940
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $2,050.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Ken Fitch, Gardner FoxWayne Boring, Paul Cassidy, Fred Guardineer, Sheldon Moldoff, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily

#27

Date: 8/1/1940
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $1,700.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Adventurers’ ClubJerry Siegel, Ivan Dmytryk, Gardner FoxPaul Cassidy, Fred Guardineer, Sheldon Moldoff, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily

#28

Date: 9/1/1940
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $1,700.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, John Hilton, Gardner FoxJack Burnley, Fred Guardineer, Sheldon Moldoff, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily

#29

Date: 10/1/1940
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $1,700.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Gardner FoxJack Burnley, George Papp, Sheldon Moldoff, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily, Fred Guardineer

#30

Date: 11/1/1940
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $1,700.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Gardner FoxJack Burnley, George Papp, Sheldon Moldoff, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily, Joseph Sulman

#31

Date: 12/1/1940
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $2,600.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Ivan Dmytryk, Gardner FoxJack Burnley, George Papp, Sheldon Moldoff, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily, Joseph Sulman

#32

Date: 1/1/1941
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $2,600.00
No copies available
1st Krypto Ray GunJerry Siegel, Ken Fitch, Ted Miller, Gardner FoxJack Burnley, George Papp, Sheldon Moldoff, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily, Fred Ray, Joseph Sulman

#33

Date: 2/1/1941
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $7,300.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Mr. America (Tex Thompson); Origin of Mr. America (Tex Thompson)Jerry Siegel, Ken Fitch, Gardner FoxJack Burnley, George Papp, Sheldon Moldoff, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily, Joseph Sulman

#34

Date: 3/1/1941
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $4,700.00
1 copy available for $1,595.00
 Jerry Siegel, Ken Fitch, Gardner FoxJack Burnley, George Papp, Sheldon Moldoff, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily, Joseph Sulman

#35

Date: 4/1/1941
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $2,475.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Ken Fitch, Gardner FoxWayne Boring, George Papp, Sheldon Moldoff, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily, Joseph Sulman

#36

Date: 5/1/1941
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $2,050.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Ken Fitch, John Hilton, Gardner FoxWayne Boring, Joe Shuster, George Papp, Sheldon Moldoff, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily, Cliff Young, Joseph Sulman

#37

Date: 6/1/1941
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $1,700.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Congo BillJerry Siegel, Ken Fitch, Elgar Weston, Gardner FoxPaul Cassidy, George Papp, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily, Fred Ray, Joseph Sulman

#38

Date: 7/1/1941
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $1,700.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Ken Fitch, Ales Shane, Gardner FoxLeo Nowak, George Papp, Sheldon Moldoff, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily, Stan Kaye, Fred Ray, Joseph Sulman

#39

Date: 8/1/1941
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $1,700.00
No copies available
1st appearance of the Ghost (Brett Bryson)Jerry Siegel, Ken Fitch, Fred Hart, Gardner FoxLeo Nowak, George Papp, Sheldon Moldoff, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily, Cliff Young, Fred Ray, Joseph Sulman

#40

Date: 9/1/1941
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $1,700.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Ken Fitch, Robert Stowe, Gardner FoxJohn Sikela, George Papp, Sheldon Moldoff, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily, Fred Ray, Joseph Sulman

#41

Date: 10/1/1941
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $1,050.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Ken Fitch, Clem Gordon, Gardner FoxPaul Cassidy, George Papp, Sheldon Moldoff, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily, Fred Ray, Joseph Sulman

#42

Date: 11/1/1941
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $2,600.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Vigilante (Greg Sanders); 1st appearance of Fatman (Bob Daley); Origin of Vigilante (Greg Sanders); Origin of Fatman (Bob Daley)Jerry Siegel, Mort Weisinger, Ken Fitch, Sidney Drew, Wilton Weston, Gardner FoxLeo Nowak, Mort Meskin, Sheldon Moldoff, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily, Stan Kaye, Fred Ray, Joseph Sulman

#43

Date: 12/1/1941
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $975.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Ken Fitch, Albert DanielsLeo Nowak, Mort Meskin, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily, Cliff Young, Fred Ray, Joseph Sulq

#44

Date: 1/1/1942
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $975.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Mort Weisinger, Ken Fitch, Edgar Weston, Gardner FoxLeo Nowak, Mort Meskin, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily, Cliff Young, Fred Ray, Joseph Sulman

#45

Date: 2/1/1942
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $975.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Stuff (Jimmy Leong)Jerry Siegel, Mort Weisinger, Ken Fitch, Gardner FoxLeo Nowak, Mort Meskin, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily, Fred Ray, Joseph Sulman

#46

Date: 3/1/1942
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $975.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Domino (Jeff Farnham)Jerry Siegel, Mort Weisinger, Ken Fitch, Norman Goss, Gardner FoxPaul Cassidy, Mort Meskin, Chad Grothkopf, Bernard Baily, Fred Ray, Joseph Sulman

#47

Date: 4/1/1942
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $1,300.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Mort Weisinger, Ken Fitch, Norman Goss, Gardner FoxJohn Sikela, Mort Meskin, Louise Cazeneuve, Bernard Baily, Fred Ray, Joseph Sulman

#48

Date: 5/1/1942
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $975.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Ken Fitch, Norman Goss, Gardner FoxJohn Sikela, Mort Meskin, Louis Cazeneuve, Bernard Baily, Fred Ray, Joseph Sulman

#49

Date: 6/1/1942
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $975.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Puzzler (DC)Jerry Siegel, Ken Fitch, John Hilton, Gardner FoxJohn Sikela, Mort Meskin, Louise Cazeneuve, Bernard Baily, Fred Ray, Joseph Sulman

#50

Date: 7/1/1942
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $975.00
No copies available
 Jerry Siegel, Ken Fitch, Eric Carter, Gardner FoxLeo Nowak, Mort Meskin, Louise Cazeneuve, Bernard Baily, Fred Ray, Joseph Sulman

#51

Date: 8/1/1942
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $975.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Prankster (Oswald Loomis)Jerry Siegel, Ken Fitch, Ed McGee, Gardner FoxJohn Sikela, Mort Meskin, Louise Cazeneuve, Bernard Baily, Fred Ray, Joseph Sulman

#52

Date: 9/1/1942
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $1,675.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Americommando (Tex Thompson)Jerry Siegel, Joseph Greene, Tex Slade, Gardner FoxMort Meskin, Louise Cazeneuve, Bernard Baily, Fred Ray, Joseph Sulman

#53

Date: 10/1/1942
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $850.00
No copies available
   

#54

Date: 11/1/1942
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $700.00
No copies available
   

#55

Date: 12/1/1942
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $700.00
No copies available
   

#56

Date: 1/1/1943
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $700.00
No copies available
   

#57

Date: 2/1/1943
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $1,000.00
No copies available
  Curt Swan, George Klein

#58

Date: 3/1/1943
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $700.00
No copies available
   

#59

Date: 4/1/1943
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $700.00
No copies available
   

#60

Date: 5/1/1943
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $700.00
No copies available
   

#61

Date: 6/1/1943
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $625.00
No copies available
   

#62

Date: 7/1/1943
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $625.00
No copies available
   

#63

Date: 8/1/1943
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $625.00
No copies available
   

#64

Date: 9/1/1943
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $750.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Toyman (Winslow P. Schott); 1st Appearance of ToymanDon CameronEd Dobrotka, George Roussos

#65

Date: 10/1/1943
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $625.00
No copies available
   

#66

Date: 11/1/1943
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $625.00
No copies available
   

#67

Date: 12/1/1943
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $625.00
No copies available
   

#68

Date: 1/1/1944
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $625.00
No copies available
   

#69

Date: 2/1/1944
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $625.00
No copies available
Versus the Prankster Sam Citron

#70

Date: 3/1/1944
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $625.00
No copies available
 Don CameronSam Citron

#71

Date: 4/1/1944
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $580.00
No copies available
 Don CameronIra Yarbrough

#72

Date: 4/1/1944
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $580.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#73

Date: 6/1/1944
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $580.00
No copies available
 Jerry SiegelSam Citron

#74

Date: 7/1/1944
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $580.00
No copies available
 Joseph GreeneIra Yarbrough, Mort Meskin, Ed Smalle, Bernard Baily, Joseph Sulman

#75

Date: 8/1/1944
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $580.00
No copies available
  Ira Yarbrough

#76

Date: 9/1/1944
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $625.00
No copies available
  Mort Meskin, Ed Dobrotka

#77

Date: 10/1/1944
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $580.00
No copies available
Versus the PranksterDon CameronEd Dobrotka

#78

Date: 11/1/1944
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $580.00
No copies available
 Alvin SchwartzIra Yarbrough

#79

Date: 12/1/1944
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $580.00
No copies available
 Don CameronIra Yarbrough

#80

Date: 1/1/1945
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $580.00
No copies available
2nd Appearance of Mr. MxyzptlkDon CameronIra Yarbrough

#80 Giveaway Version

Date: 1/1/1945
Cover Price: $0.00
NM Guide: $480.00
No copies available
2nd Appearance of Mr. Mxyzptlk; Special Edition U.S. Navy GiveawayDon CameronIra Yarbrough

#81

Date: 2/1/1945
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $580.00
No copies available
  Ira Yarbrough

#81 Giveaway Version

Date: 2/1/1945
Cover Price: $0.00
NM Guide: $900.00
No copies available
Special Edition U.S. Navy Giveaway  

#82

Date: 3/1/1945
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $580.00
No copies available
 Al Schwartz, Joe SamachsonIra Yarbrough, Thurston Harper, John Daly, Mort Meskin, W.F. White

#83

Date: 4/1/1945
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $580.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Hocus & PocusJerry SiegelJoe Shuster

#84

Date: 5/1/1945
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $580.00
No copies available
Superman; Hayfoot Henry; Congo Bill; Vigilante; ZataraJoseph GreeneJohn Sikela

#84 Giveaway Version

Date: 5/1/1945
Cover Price: $0.00
NM Guide: $900.00
No copies available
Special Edition U.S. Navy Giveaway  

#85

Date: 6/1/1945
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $580.00
No copies available
Versus ToymanDon CameronEd Dobrotka

#86

Date: 7/1/1945
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $580.00
No copies available
War Loan cover ad; Racist imagery  
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