Half sheet overlay outer cover and first day of issue us postage stamp featuring superman. Info per nick caputo, culled from bill schellys book otto binder the life and work of a comic book and science fiction visionary. In 2018, it became only the second american comic book in history after the 1930s1960s dell comics title four color to publish a 1,000th issue aside from its venerable publication history, action comics. Here are some of the rare issues that may have been gathering dustand value in your attic for years. Action comics was the second longest running comic book series of all time, with only detective comics volume 1 having been published longer. Action comics was the second longest running comic book series of all time, with only detective comics having been published longer.
Most of the early issues didnt have superman on the cover, so this comic isnt worth as much as. Kathie lee, tom hanks, sean connery, burt reynolds snl duration. The issue by jerry siegel and joe shuster is now the worlds most expensive comic, surpassing an action comics. Click ahead to see a truly impressive survey of the first 1,000 issues of action comics.
The comicbook itself was packaged very well by the sender. Swooping in almost at the last second to win the holy grail issue, the top bidder will now own the most expensive comic. As my eyes scanned the pages it became apparent that i had no idea what the hell was going on, because it completely failed to capture my interest. Celebrate issues of action comics with an allstar lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all. This issue was actually a pretty good read, being that it was created in the late 30s and covered multiple stories. Lois lane is kidnapped for the first time in the first superman. Ad for more fun comics, new adventure comics and detective comics. The first action comics issue 1 in june,1938, in good forms, are worth 1 000 000 and over. This issue also features all the other characters that you certainly dont care about, since it was. With the current popularity of movies based on comicbook superheroes, its no surprise that rare and collectable comics are appreciating in value. The first issue featured superman and except for a brief hiatus when the series was titled action comics weekly, he has appeared in nearly every issue. Its original incarnation ran from 1938 to 2011 and stands as one of the longestrunning comic books with consecutively numbered issues. The debut of superman in action comics 1 is the first major breakthrough in comic book industry, and has since then defined the world of comics as we know it today.
Swooping in almost at the last second to win the holy grail issue, the top. After superman saves a group of miners from a cavein, clark kent senses a story that may mean that the mines owner, thorton blakely, is actually running unsafe mine operations and blaming accidents on the miners themselves. The publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited material. The cover appears to be on glossy paper stock and printed with a color inkjet printer as you can see some streaking in both images. Please fill out the following form to report an issue missing from the database. Clark kent draws closer to revealing a secret crime family that has operated for years in metropolis, but the familys enforcerthe mysterious red cloudproves shes a match for even the man of steel with an attack that leaves superman breathless. The combination of scarcity and demand for the first american superhero has skyrocketed the value in recent years. The blakely mine disaster, script by jerry siegel, art by joe shuster. Darren adams, the owner of pristine comics in federal. Just about every single one of us read comics because of this issue. Top 60 most valuable comic books from the modern age. Half sheet overlay outer cover and first day of issue. How much money is action comics issue 1 worth answers. From todays explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary curt swan to the man of tomorrows futurethis very special, oversized issue presents the best of the best in superman stories.
And comic collectors are wondering how this specific comic, which was once rated in a. Number of printed issues, where it can be verified, any facts that may affect the book value. From todays explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary curt swan to the man of tomorrows futurethis very special, oversized issue. Im a fan of the superman wonder woman pairing and was happy to read a book from past that dealt with the romantic aspect of superman and wonder womans relationship. Here are some of the rare issues that may have been gathering dustand valuein your attic for years. I never understood why there were always about 30 stories to each issue. This page lists prices for the first 100 issues of supermans appearances in his solo series, which began in 1939. Action comics is an american comic bookmagazine series that introduced superman, one of the first major superhero characters. Comic book value guide how to value your comics in 3 easy steps.
Find the value of the dc comic action comics volume 1. Second class entry pending at post office, new york, n. The publisher was originally known as national allied publications, and later as national comics publications and as national periodical publications, before taking on its current name of dc comics. Most comic fans know that superman actually began life in action comics. This was the highest value ever paid for a single issue of a comic book. Swooping in almost at the last second to win the holy grail issue, the top bidder will now own the most expensive comic book. For more accurate value estimations, tell us more about this. If this is a variant of an issue, please use the missing. All portions of the grand comics database, except where noted otherwise, are ed by the gcd and are licensed under a creative commons attributionsharealike 4. I never understood why there were always about 30 stories to each issue back then. Celebrating batmans birthday detective comics reaches a. If this is a regular missing issue, please use the missing submission on the title in question.
This is an interesting and unique item sold in limited quantities by usps in 1998. Read more 50 most expensive comics from the bronze age 1970 to 1982 or so saw some classic issues. In 2018, it became only the second american comic book in history after the 1930s1960s dell comics title four color to publish a 1,000th issue. Dont miss the lastpage shocker as we reveal the true face of the red cloud. You can find out values of action issues by clicking here.
The purchasers were vincent zurzolo and stephen fishler, the owners of. Other key action comics stories in this title include. Search our archive of more than 10 million auction results. Glossy pages contain the complete comics, artwork, and advertisements. Issue notes reprints the 1st appearance of superman. Action comics returned to its original numbering beginning with issue. With each pricing update we compute and show here the 100 most valuable comic books. The issue by jerry siegel and joe shuster is now the worlds most expensive comic, surpassing an action comics no. Action comics 1, first appearance rarest comic book. This includes but is not necessarily limited to our database schema and data distribution format. Binders records indicate he wrote another tommy tommorow story in 1954 but was unsure what issue it appeared in. This could be a retitled script binder lists the story as living money.1212 1386 1153 1296 34 827 1184 1113 471 1155 995 313 534 1525 892 1087 278 1101 584 1501 1246 402 581 1070 1028 554 1486 1249 1230 1469 1202 381 1323 569 220 914