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Low $185k
Mid $1.1M
High $4.6M
  • 1st appearance of Superman
  • 1st appearance of Lois Lane
  • 1st appearance of Zatara, Zatanna's father
  • 1st appearance of Tex Thompson, later becomes Mr. America
  • 💰 Action Comics #1 has sold for over one million dollars more than 10x with a record high sale set by the elusive, ungraded Edgar Church copy that sold privately December 2021 for $4.5 million dollars
  • 1st appearance of Superman
  • 1st appearance of Lois Lane
  • 1st appearance of Zatara, Zatanna's father
  • 1st appearance of Tex Thompson, later becomes Mr. America
  • 💰 Action Comics #1 has sold for over one million dollars more than 10x with a record high sale set by the elusive, ungraded Edgar Church copy that sold privately December 2021 for $4.5 million dollars
Low $11.5k
Mid $38k
High $115k
  • Ashcan edition, printed for purposes of copyrighting the title
  • Interior pages are from Detective Comics #1
  • Cover is the rejected artwork of Detective Comics #1
  • There are three copies known to exist:
  • One is said to be locked in a DC Comics vault
  • One graded 9.0 sold in 2010 for $50,000
  • One graded 9.2 sold in 2021 for $204,000
  • Ashcan edition, printed for purposes of copyrighting the title
  • Interior pages are from Detective Comics #1
  • Cover is the rejected artwork of Detective Comics #1
  • There are three copies known to exist:
  • One is said to be locked in a DC Comics vault
  • One graded 9.0 sold in 2010 for $50,000
  • One graded 9.2 sold in 2021 for $204,000
Low $18.8k
Mid $46k
High $180k
  • 2nd appearance of Superman
  • 2nd appearance of Lois Lane and Zatara
  • 2nd appearance of Superman
  • 2nd appearance of Lois Lane and Zatara
Low $6k
Mid $18k
High $77k
  • 3rd appearance of Superman
  • 3rd appearance of Superman
Low $3k
Mid $9k
High $39k
  • 4th appearance of Superman
  • 4th appearance of Superman
Low $3k
Mid $9k
High $39k
  • 5th appearance of Superman
  • 5th appearance of Superman
Low $3k
Mid $9k
High $39k
  • 1st appearance of Jimmy Olsen, unnamed, referred to only as Office Boy
  • 1st reference to Superman as "The Man of Steel", on a newspaper headline
  • 1st appearance of Jimmy Olsen, unnamed, referred to only as Office Boy
  • 1st reference to Superman as "The Man of Steel", on a newspaper headline
Low $23k
Mid $68k
High $232k
  • 2nd cover appearance of Superman
  • First time "Superman" is in print on a comic book cover
  • 2nd cover appearance of Superman
  • First time "Superman" is in print on a comic book cover
Low $2.2k
Mid $6.5k
High $29k
  • First time Superman displays an extraordinary ability to hear
  • Cover art inspired by the 1919 painting 'Last of the Mohicans' by N.C. Wyeth
  • First time Superman displays an extraordinary ability to hear
  • Cover art inspired by the 1919 painting 'Last of the Mohicans' by N.C. Wyeth
Low $2.2k
Mid $6.5k
High $29k
  • Early Superman story
  • Early Superman story
Low $17k
Mid $51k
High $163k
  • 3rd cover appearance of Superman
  • 3rd cover appearance of Superman
Low $1k
Mid $3k
High $12k
  • Debut of Superman's X-Ray Vision
  • Debut of Superman's X-Ray Vision
Low $5.2k
Mid $18k
High $52.8k
  • Advertisement for Detective Comics #27, Batman's 1st appearance
  • 1st cover appearance of Zatara
  • Advertisement for Detective Comics #27, Batman's 1st appearance
  • 1st cover appearance of Zatara
Low $10k
Mid $30k
High $88k
  • 1st appearance of Ultra-Humanite, the first Superman supervillain
  • Advertisement for Superman #1
  • 1st appearance of Ultra-Humanite, the first Superman supervillain
  • Advertisement for Superman #1
Low $1k
Mid $3k
High $12k
  • 1st appearance of Clip Carson
  • 2nd appearance of Zatara, the father of Zatanna
  • 1st appearance of Clip Carson
  • 2nd appearance of Zatara, the father of Zatanna
Low $1.9k
Mid $6.6k
High $26.5k
  • Advertisement for the 1939 World's Fair
  • Advertisement for the 1939 World's Fair
Low $2.2k
Mid $6.8k
High $27k
  • 1st appearance of Lex Luthor, with red hair
  • 1st appearance of Black Pirate
  • First mention of The Daily Planet
  • 1st appearance of Lex Luthor, with red hair
  • 1st appearance of Black Pirate
  • First mention of The Daily Planet
Low $800
Mid $2.8k
High $9.5k
  • 1st cover appearance of Lois Lane
  • 1st cover appearance of Lois Lane
Low $400
Mid $1.2k
High $4k
  • Debut of Krypto Ray Gun
  • Debut of Krypto Ray Gun
Low $410
Mid $1.2k
High $4.1k
  • Tex Thompson becomes Mr. America, and later a member of the All-Star Squadron
  • Tex Thompson becomes Mr. America, and later a member of the All-Star Squadron
Low $270
Mid $810
High $3.3k
  • Origin of Congo Bill, later becomes Congorilla
  • Origin of Congo Bill, later becomes Congorilla
Low $460
Mid $1.4k
High $5.8k
  • 1st appearance of the Star-Spangled Kid
  • 1st appearance of Stripsey, Pat Dugan who later becomes S.T.R.I.P.E.
  • Three-page original story advertising Star-Spangled Comics #1
  • 1st appearance of the Star-Spangled Kid
  • 1st appearance of Stripsey, Pat Dugan who later becomes S.T.R.I.P.E.
  • Three-page original story advertising Star-Spangled Comics #1
Low $270
Mid $810
High $3.3k
  • 1st appearance of Vigilante
  • 1st appearance of Vigilante
Low $260
Mid $770
High $2.8k
  • 1st appearance of Billy Gunn
  • 1st appearance of Billy Gunn
Low $260
Mid $770
High $2.8k
  • 1st appearance of Stuff the Chinatown Kid, Vigilante's sidekick
  • 1st appearance of Stuff the Chinatown Kid, Vigilante's sidekick
Low $360
Mid $1.1k
High $4.4k
  • 1st cover appearance of Lex Luthor
  • 1st cover appearance of Lex Luthor
Low $235
Mid $700
High $2.5k
  • 1st appearance of the Prankster
  • 1st appearance of the Prankster
Low $300
Mid $1k
High $3.8k
  • Mr. America becomes Americommando, a secret commando under President FDR ordered to infiltrate the Axis powers
  • Mr. America becomes Americommando, a secret commando under President FDR ordered to infiltrate the Axis powers
Low $215
Mid $650
High $2.4k
  • 3rd cover appearance of Lois Lane
  • 3rd cover appearance of Lois Lane
Low $270
Mid $810
High $3.3k
  • World War II cover art with racist depictions
  • World War II cover art with racist depictions
Low $670
Mid $1.7k
High $6.7k
  • World War II cover art
  • World War II cover art
Low $210
Mid $625
High $2.3k
  • Lois Lane appears as Superwoman
  • Lois Lane appears as Superwoman
Low $220
Mid $825
High $2.2k
  • 1st appearance of Toyman
  • 1st appearance of Toyman
Low $165
Mid $580
High $1.6k
  • 2nd appearance of Mr. Mxyzptlk
  • 1st cover appearance of Mr. Mxyzptlk
  • 2nd appearance of Mr. Mxyzptlk
  • 1st cover appearance of Mr. Mxyzptlk
Low $130
Mid $450
High $1.3k
  • New Year's Eve cover
  • New Year's Eve cover
Low $100
Mid $300
High $1k
  • 1st team appearance of Hocus Pocus: Doc and Flannelhead
  • 1st team appearance of Hocus Pocus: Doc and Flannelhead
Low $80
Mid $230
High $840
  • Misconception: many resources cite this issue as the first time Superman demonstrates the ability to fly but Superman #30 is the first time he uses the word "fly"
  • Misconception: many resources cite this issue as the first time Superman demonstrates the ability to fly but Superman #30 is the first time he uses the word "fly"
Low $115
Mid $350
High $1.2k
  • Early Golden Age super-villain team-up featuring Lex Luthor, the Prankster and Mr. Mxyztplk
  • Early Golden Age super-villain team-up featuring Lex Luthor, the Prankster and Mr. Mxyztplk
Low $120
Mid $400
High $1.2k
  • Cover art by Win Mortimer
  • Cover art by Win Mortimer
Low $125
Mid $380
High $1.4k
  • Origin of Superman retold
  • Origin of Superman retold
Low $80
Mid $240
High $1.2k
  • Debut of Green Kryptonite - in Action Comics #141, Lex Luthor synthesizes Kryptonite that is green but has no effect on Superman
  • Debut of Green Kryptonite - in Action Comics #141, Lex Luthor synthesizes Kryptonite that is green but has no effect on Superman
Low $45
Mid $135
High $480
  • First issue of Action Comics published during the Silver-Age (1956-1970)
  • First issue of Action Comics published during the Silver-Age (1956-1970)
Low $30
Mid $135
High $390
  • 'Death of Superman' story
  • 'Death of Superman' story
Low $40
Mid $115
High $400
  • Introduction of the Fortress of Solitude
  • Introduction of the Fortress of Solitude
Low $775
Mid $2.2k
High $17k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Brainiac
  • 1st appearance of the Bottle City of Kandor, the capital city of Krypton
  • 1st appearance and origin of Brainiac
  • 1st appearance of the Bottle City of Kandor, the capital city of Krypton
Low $40
Mid $115
High $400
  • 1st appearance of Congorilla, formerly Congo Bill
  • 1st appearance of Congorilla, formerly Congo Bill
Low $10
Mid $30
High $100
  • Full page teaser ad of the first appearance of Supergirl in Action Comics #252
  • Full page teaser ad of the first appearance of Supergirl in Action Comics #252
Low $1.1k
Mid $6k
High $22k
  • 1st appearance of Supergirl
  • 1st appearance of Metallo
  • 1st appearance of Zor-El, the father of Supergirl
  • 1st appearance of Supergirl
  • 1st appearance of Metallo
  • 1st appearance of Zor-El, the father of Supergirl
Low $70
Mid $205
High $765
  • 2nd appearance of Supergirl
  • 2nd appearance of Supergirl
Low $70
Mid $350
High $910
  • 1st appearance and origin of Bizarro #1, an imperfect version of Superman
  • 1st appearance and origin of Bizarro #1, an imperfect version of Superman
Issue Publisher Low Mid High
Action Comics #1 DC $185k $1.1M $4.6M
Action Comics #1 DC $11.5k $38k $115k
Action Comics #2 DC $18.8k $46k $180k
Action Comics #3 DC $6k $18k $77k
Action Comics #4 DC $3k $9k $39k
Action Comics #5 DC $3k $9k $39k
Action Comics #6 DC $3k $9k $39k
Action Comics #7 DC $23k $68k $232k
Action Comics #8 DC $2.2k $6.5k $29k
Action Comics #9 DC $2.2k $6.5k $29k
Action Comics #10 DC $17k $51k $163k
Action Comics #11 DC $1k $3k $12k
Action Comics #12 DC $5.2k $18k $52.8k
Action Comics #13 DC $10k $30k $88k
Action Comics #14 DC $1k $3k $12k
Action Comics #15 DC $1.9k $6.6k $26.5k
Action Comics #23 DC $2.2k $6.8k $27k
Action Comics #29 DC $800 $2.8k $9.5k
Action Comics #32 DC $400 $1.2k $4k
Action Comics #33 DC $410 $1.2k $4.1k
Action Comics #37 DC $270 $810 $3.3k
Action Comics #40 DC $460 $1.4k $5.8k
Action Comics #42 DC $270 $810 $3.3k
Action Comics #43 DC $260 $770 $2.8k
Action Comics #45 DC $260 $770 $2.8k
Action Comics #47 DC $360 $1.1k $4.4k
Action Comics #51 DC $235 $700 $2.5k
Action Comics #52 DC $300 $1k $3.8k
Action Comics #57 DC $215 $650 $2.4k
Action Comics #58 DC $270 $810 $3.3k
Action Comics #59 DC $670 $1.7k $6.7k
Action Comics #60 DC $210 $625 $2.3k
Action Comics #64 DC $220 $825 $2.2k
Action Comics #80 DC $165 $580 $1.6k
Action Comics #81 DC $130 $450 $1.3k
Action Comics #83 DC $100 $300 $1k
Action Comics #123 DC $80 $230 $840
Action Comics #151 DC $115 $350 $1.2k
Action Comics #154 DC $120 $400 $1.2k
Action Comics #158 DC $125 $380 $1.4k
Action Comics #161 DC $80 $240 $1.2k
Action Comics #221 DC $45 $135 $480
Action Comics #225 DC $30 $135 $390
Action Comics #241 DC $40 $115 $400
Action Comics #242 DC $775 $2.2k $17k
Action Comics #248 DC $40 $115 $400
Action Comics #251 DC $10 $30 $100
Action Comics #252 DC $1.1k $6k $22k
Action Comics #253 DC $70 $205 $765
Action Comics #254 DC $70 $350 $910