Action Comics  (1938)

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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

Reprint ⋅ DC ⋅ 1976
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16-page promotional comic given away with the purchase of Safeguard deodorant (1976)

Reprint ⋅ DC ⋅ 1976
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16-page promotional reprint with sleeping bag advertisement on back cover

$0.10 cover price

Reprint ⋅ DC ⋅ 1983
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16-page reprint of Action Comics #1

Obtained by mail after submitting two labels of peanut butter branded with Superman as a spokesman

Celebration of Superman's 45th anniversary

Reprint ⋅ DC ⋅ 1987
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Reprint of Action Comics #1 with a Nestle advertisement on the back cover and a $0.10 cover price

Reprint ⋅ DC ⋅ 1988
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Newsstand edition with $0.50 cover price

16-page reprint of Superman's first appearance from Action Comics #1

Reprint ⋅ DC ⋅ 1988
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Reprint of Superman's first appearance in celebration of the 50 year anniversary of Action Comics #1

Reprint ⋅ DC ⋅ 1990
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Reprint of Action Comics #1 with black background $0.50 cover price

Reprint ⋅ DC ⋅ 1992
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Reprint of the first appearance of Superman from Action Comics #1

$1.00/$1.35 cover price and interior ad for World Without Superman: Funeral for a Friend on final page

Reprint ⋅ DC ⋅ 1992
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Reprint of the first appearance of Superman from Action Comics #1

$0.10 cover price and interior ad for World Without Superman: Funeral for a Friend on final page

Reprint ⋅ DC ⋅ 1998
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Reprint of Action Comics #1 distributed in 1998 by the US Post Office commemorating 50 years of Superman

Scarce issue, sealed with a book of Superman stamps

Reprint ⋅ DC ⋅ 2017
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Reprint of Action Comics #1 in it's 68-page entirety

Distributed by Loot Crate

Mini-Comic ⋅ DC ⋅ 2004
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Reprint of Action Comics #1

Mini-comic distributed with DC Direct '1st Appearances' Superman action figure

22-pages, measures 1.3 in. x 1.9 in.

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2nd appearance of Superman

2nd appearance of Lois Lane and Zatara

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3rd appearance of Superman

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4th appearance of Superman

๐Ÿ“ฃ Signature Auction: New High [Previous High]

3.5 sold for $7,200 [No Previous Data]

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5th appearance of Superman

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1st appearance of Jimmy Olsen, unnamed, referred to only as Office Boy

First reference to Superman as "The Man of Steel" seen in a newspaper headline

[November 2023 - Skyler Gisondo, has been cast as Jimmy Olsen in Superman Legacy]

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2nd cover appearance of Superman

First time "Superman" is in print on a comic book cover

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First time Superman displays an extraordinary ability to hear

Cover art inspired by the 1919 painting 'Last of the Mohicans' by N.C. Wyeth

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Early Superman story

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3rd cover appearance of Superman

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Debut of Superman's X-Ray Vision

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Advertisement for Detective Comics #27, Batman's first appearance

1st cover appearance of Zatara

๐Ÿ“ฃ Signature Auction: New High [Previous High]

1.5 sold for $8,700 [$4,183 in 2011] +108%

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2.0 sold for $12,222 [$6,738 in 2019] +81%

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1st appearance of Ultra-Humanite, the first Superman supervillain

Advertisement for Superman #1

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1st appearance of Clip Carson

2nd appearance of Zatara, the father of Zatanna

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Advertisement for the 1939 World's Fair

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1st appearance of Lex Luthor, depicted with red hair

1st appearance of Black Pirate

First mention of The Daily Planet

[November 2023 - Nicholas Hoult has been cast as Lex Luthor in Superman Legacy]

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1st cover appearance of Lois Lane

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Debut of Krypto Ray Gun

๐Ÿ“ฃ ComicConnect Auction: New High [Previous High]

8.5 sold for $4,087 [No Previous Data]

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Tex Thompson becomes Mr. America, and later a member of the All-Star Squadron

DC ⋅ 1941
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Origin of Congo Bill, later becomes Congorilla

๐Ÿฅˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

8.0 sold for $2,600 [$2,051 in 2011] +27%

DC ⋅ 1941
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