Action Funnies #1

Low $3.5k
Mid $11.3k
High $35k
  • Ashcan edition, printed for purposes of copyrighting the title 'Action Comics' and a way to prevent competitors from stealing a similarly named title
  • Interior pages are from Detective Comics #10
  • The cover art was later used for Action Comics #3
  • Harry Donenfeld, the publisher of DC at the time also created ashcans with the title Double Action Comics and Triple Action Comics
  • There are three copies of the Action Funnies ashcan known to exist:
  • One is said to be locked in a DC Comics vault
  • One graded 8.5 sold in 2021 for $57,600
  • One ungraded sold in 2012 for $10,157.50
  • Ashcan edition, printed for purposes of copyrighting the title 'Action Comics' and a way to prevent competitors from stealing a similarly named title
  • Interior pages are from Detective Comics #10
  • The cover art was later used for Action Comics #3
  • Harry Donenfeld, the publisher of DC at the time also created ashcans with the title Double Action Comics and Triple Action Comics
  • There are three copies of the Action Funnies ashcan known to exist:
  • One is said to be locked in a DC Comics vault
  • One graded 8.5 sold in 2021 for $57,600
  • One ungraded sold in 2012 for $10,157.50

Issue Details

Publisher DC
Cover Artist Leo O'Mealia
Published January 1937