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Action Comics (1938 DC) comic books 1956-1969

  • Issue #212
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 212
    Published Jan 1956 by DC.
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    Cover by Al Plastino. A 1956 Superman calendar is included in part of the story, "The Superman Calendar," art by Al Plastino; Superman agrees to create scenes for a 1956 Superman Calendar for charity, but the manufacturer has a hidden clause that may bring him a huge profit. "The Man Who Hated Tigers" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. -page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. "They Ride The Tall Timber" article by Jack Miller (as Jack Malloy), art by Raymond Perry. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "Paul Revere of Space," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy Tomorrow vs. Zorr, the Space Pirate. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #213
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 213
    Published Feb 1956 by DC.
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    • Residue on cover.

    Cover by Al Plastino. "Paul Paxton Alias Superman," art by Al Plastino; A man named Paul Paxton turns up with several indications of secretly being Superman, which is news to Clark Kent. -page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "Jungle King For A Day" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. -page Peg story by Henry Boltinoff. "I Hunted the Green Fire" text story by Jonathan Maxwell. "The Robot Crook of Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #214
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 214
    Published Mar 1956 by DC.

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    Cover by Al Plastino. "Superman, Super-Destroyer," art by Al Plastino; An eccentric millionaire gets Superman to destroy buildings and a battleship, which seems wanton destruction to a world which does not know he is preventing aliens from using them as weapons against Earth. "The Invincible Idol" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. "The Most Wanted Man In Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #215
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 215
    Published Apr 1956 by DC.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Superman of Tomorrow," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Craig King uses scientific gadgets in 2956 to duplicate Superman's powers but now he needs help to catch scientific bandits, so he beams a message across time to the Real Superman. "The Big Game Butterfly Hunter," art by Ed Smalle; Hector Doolittle unwittingly risks life and limb to collect rare butterflies. -page Bebe story by Henry Boltinoff. "Flying Rangers" text story by script by Jack Miller (as John Maxton), art by Raymond Perry. "The Mystery of the Stolen Worlds," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Giant hands out of nowhere move things around in space. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #216
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 216
    Published May 1956 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Super-Menace of Metropolis," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; When Metropolis is attacked by alien weapons, Superman discovers they were built long ago by Jor-El. "The Jungle of Doom" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Mystery of the Ghost Bomb article by Jack Miller (as John MacKenzie), art by Raymond Perry. "Space Safari" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. Superman stars in a one-page public service announcement, "Treasury of Books!" 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #217
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 217
    Published Jun 1956 by DC.
    • Heavy staple rust.
    • 3" spine split from bottom of comic.

    Cover by Al Plastino. "The Amazing Super-Baby," art by Al Plastino; Somebody leaves a baby on Clark Kent's doorstep, who just happens to have super powers. "The One-Man Safari," art by Ed Smalle; Somebody makes a movie about Congo Bill in which he appears to have super-strength, so Bill has to develop super-strength in real life. "Secrets of the Planeteers" starring Tommy Tomorrow, Cosmo Rey, and Cadet Parker, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #218
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 218
    Published Jul 1956 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Super-Ape from Krypton," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Shir Kahn sends Kryptonian apes into space to test his rocket, but is too late to escape himself; Super Ape lands on Earth and is raised by apes in the jungle until discovered by Superman. "The Strange Jungle Jinx" starring Janu the Jungle Boy, Congo Bill, Chota the Chimp, Jim Bell, Fred Troy, and Leonard Starr. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #219
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 219
    Published Aug 1956 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's Treasure Hoard," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman is accumulating incredible wealth in a cavern of his own making, but no one seems to know the reason why. "The Amazing Army of Apes," script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle; A military officer appears to go crazy and starts to think apes are his soldiers. 3/4–page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Day I Beat the Baseball Jinx," script by Jack Miller (as Jack Mason), art by Raymond Perry. "Tom Thumb Tommy Tomorrow," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #220
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 220
    Published Sep 1956 by DC.
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    Cover by Al Plastino. "The Interplanetary Olympics," art by Al Plastino; Superman is drawn to an alien world and invited to take part in an Interplanetary Olympics. -page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "Congo Bill, Stone Age Man" starring Congo Bill starring Janu the Jungle Boy, art by Howard Sherman. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. School For Cowboys article by Raymond Perry. "The Flying Dutchman of Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #221
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 221
    Published Oct 1956 by DC.
    • Cover loose at both staples, creasing and residue.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1249763014

    1st Silver Age issue. Cover by Al Plastino. "Superman's New Super-Power," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; An encounter with a comet in space gives Superman magnetic powers. "Congo Bill - Witch Doctor," art by Howard Sherman. "The Sleeping Beauty of Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #222
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 222
    Published Nov 1956 by DC.

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    Cover by Al Plastino. "The Duplicate Superman," script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Exposure to the military's new secret weapon, the Q-Bomb splits Superman into two almost equal selves; One has x-ray vision, the other telescopic, but otherwise they're equal. -page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "The World's Most Amazing Animals," art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill has to capture a white lion, a tri-colored zebra and a flying ostrich. "Peril on the Mountain Peak" text story, art by Raymond Perry. "The Creature from Outer Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #223
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 223
    Published Dec 1956 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "The First Superman of Krypton," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman discovers a lead box in space containing another journal of Jor-Els and some films which he made; When he reads the journal and views the films, he learns how Jor-El first discovered evidence of Kryptons coming destruction shortly before Kal-Els birth on the 10,000th year of Kryptons civilization; Superman realizes his father was the first "superman" of Krypton, and silently promises to use his powers only in the cause of righteousness. "Janu, Jungle God" starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Howard Sherman. "How To Start A Stamp Collection" article by Jack Miller (as Joe Mallon), art by Raymond Perry. "The Amazing Future Toys," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy Tomorrow vs. Nova Norton. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #224
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 224
    Published Jan 1957 by DC.
    • Three holes punched through entire book, slightly interrupts art and story.

    Cover by Al Plastino. "The Secret of Superman Island," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman creates an island in his image, but refuses to let anyone land on it. "The Golden Gorilla," art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill meets a golden gorilla that seems to be intelligent and has to protect it from hunters. "Seven Disappearing Wonders of Space!" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. Little Pete one-page story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #225
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 225
    Published Feb 1957 by DC.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • Married partial front cover (bottom right corner replaced).
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    Cover by Al Plastino. "The Death of Superman," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; A Superman robot comes to the Daily Planet and reveals to Perry White, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen that the real Superman is dead. "The Doomed Safaris!" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. -page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. I Jumped 3 1/2 Miles And Lived article. "The Interplanetary Fort Knox," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy Tomorrow vs. Orion Orton. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #226
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 226
    Published Mar 1957 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Invulnerable Enemy," script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; A petrified man from outer space is dug up by archeologists and restored to life accidentally by Lex Luthor; The being, dubbed the Petrified Spaceman, wreaks havoc in Metropolis with his super-powers until Superman deduces that the Spaceman is in search of ice. "Jungle Joe, King of the Wild" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. "Secret of the Space Signs" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #227
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 227
    Published Apr 1957 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Interior is complete. Extensive accumulation of defects.
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    • 3" cumulative spine split, cover detached.

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Man with the Triple X-Ray Eyes," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; An occurrence in space causes Superman to lose control of his X-ray vision, making him burn up anything he looks at. "The Great Jungle Animal Count" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. 2/3-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. Strange Road under the Sea article. "The Girl Planeteer" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #228
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 228
    Published May 1957 by DC.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
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    Cover by Al Plastino. "Superman's Super-Skyscraper," art by Al Plastino; Superman constructs a skyscraper in Metropolis and turns it into a museum of his past cases. One-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Gorilla King of the Jungle" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman; A former Hollywood animal star, Kongorilla is being returned to the jungle, but his former trainer tries to prove the ape has human intelligence. Two-page Lionel and His Lions story by Henry Boltinoff. "Space Dreams for Sale" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. A Date With Effie public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Curt Swan. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #229
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 229
    Published Jun 1957 by DC.
    • Interior tears.
    • 1-1/2" cumulative spine split.
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple, residue on back cover.

    Cover by Al Plastino. "The Superman Satellite," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; After destroying an asteroid in space, Superman is informed that he has become poisonous and that he must never touch the Earth again. "The Great Jungle Swindle" starring Congo Bill and Janu the Jungle Boy, script by Jack Miller, art by Nick Cardy. Half-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. Games That Save Lives article. "The Milky Way Hunt," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #230
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 230
    Published Jul 1957 by DC.
    • Water damage.
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    • Cover detached.
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    • 3" cumulative spine split, centerfold detached and damaged along edges.

    Cover by Al Plastino. "Superman Loses His Powers," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Exposure to ancient Atlantean experiments gives Bart Wellins super-powers and Superman can't stop him because exposure to the same experiments have increased his powers so much he daren't use them at all. "The Jungle Journal," script by Jack Miller, art by Nick Cardy. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. Adventures in Coin Collecting article. Supermen of America ad. One-page Lem 'n' Lime story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #231
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 231
    Published Aug 1957 by DC.
    • Extensive staple rust/migration. 1-1/2" spine split, cover detached at one staple.
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch.
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    • 1-1/2" cumulative spine split.
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    • Sticker on first page.

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "Sir Jimmy Olsen, Knight of Metropolis," script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Jimmy Olsen finds that he will be the king of the island of Vumania if he performs three tasks, but a gang of crooks is out to see that he doesn't. "Congo Bill's Useless Partner," script by Jack Miller, art by Nick Cardy. Stunts For A Rainy Day article. "The Academy Awards of Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow and Planet Pete, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. One-page Cannonball Charlie story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #232
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 232
    Published Sep 1957 by DC.
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Spine split sealed to first wrap with glue along spine.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan (1st Swan cover in Action), inks by Stan Kaye. "The Story of Superman, Junior," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Johnny Kirk's father blasts him into space because he thinks Earth is soon to be destroyed by a meteor; After Superboy deflects the meteor, he asks him to find his son. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. "Three Dives to Doom" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. "Riddle of the Space Rainbow" script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy Tomorrow vs. "Nova" Norton. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #233
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 233
    Published Oct 1957 by DC.
    • 2" spine tear from bottom of comic.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Land of A Million Supermen," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; When Clark Kent is accidentally stranded in the nation of Borgonia, he discovers that everyone there, including himself, must wear a Superman costume on pain of death... which is a giant trap the dictator of Borgonia has set for the real Superman. "The Jungle Eskimo" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. So You Want to Be an Engineer text story. "The Forbidden Robots," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy and Brent stop the transport of smuggled forbidden robots. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #234
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 234
    Published Nov 1957 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached.
    • 3" cumulative spine split.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Creature of 1,000 Disguises," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; An alien from the planet Zar named Gollo comes to Earth and befriends a runaway boy named Johnny Miles; Superman finds the boy and brings him home to his parents; Missing his friend, Gollo begins searching all throughout Metropolis trying to find him. He uses his mysterious alien powers to assume a variety of disguises; Superman encounters Gollo and realizes his connection to Johnny Miles. "The Robot Animals" starring Congo Bill, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. The First Baseball Game article. Casey the Cop two-page story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Interplanetary Hitchhiker" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #235
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 235
    Published Dec 1957 by DC.
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    • 1" spine split from top of comic, centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Super-Prisoner of Amazon Island," script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois belongs to a club of women whose lives have been saved by Superman, and while on a cruise, the club is marooned on an island ruled by Amazon warriors; Superman comes to save them but by Amazon custom he must perform various tasks dreamed up by the women or marry the one at whose task he fails. "Interplanetary Joy Ride" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. "Secret of the Giant Idol" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #236
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 236
    Published Jan 1958 by DC.
    • Piece torn from top edge of back cover.
    • Centerfold detached, 3" cumulative spine split, staple added (not manufacturing).

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's New Uniform," script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lex Luthor disguises himself and approaches Superman; He tricks Superman into surrendering his costume to him for experimental purposes; As a substitute, he provides Superman with a bright yellow and purple replacement costume. The costume is fitted with an anti-Kryptonite belt; While Superman fights crime in his new costume, Luthor sheds his disguise and dons Superman's original red and blue garb. "The Man Who Talked to Animals" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. "Space Chump #1," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #237
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 237
    Published Feb 1958 by DC.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split, both covers completely detached.
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    • Interior is complete. Extensive water damage.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's Exposed Identity," script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; A newspaper tycoon fakes his own death in order to get Superman to reveal his secret identity to him. 2/3-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. "The Curse of the Golden Touch" starring Tommy Tomorrow and the Nebula Gang, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 2/3-page Funny Facts cartoon by Martin Naydel. "The Jungle Fort on Wheels!" starring Congo Bill and Janu the Jungle Boy, script by Jack Miller, art by Howard Sherman. One-page Tricksy the World's Greatest Stunt Man story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #238
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 238
    Published Mar 1958 by DC.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • 3" cumulative spine split, spine split sealed with glue at bottom.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Super-Gorilla from Krypton," script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Jimmy summons Superman to Africa with his signal-watch when he encounters a gorilla with super-powers; Superman deduces that the giant ape is from Krypton, and later it sacrifices itself to save Superman from Green Kryptonite, revealing that it was really a Kryptonian human accidentally transformed into a gorilla. Ad for Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane. Supermen of America ad. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. "Marooned in the Fourth Dimension," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy Tomorrow checks out Prof. Jaxon's dimension cabinet, a gateway to the 4th dimension; Since Tommy suspects the cabinet is a hoax, he volunteers to test the device and is sent to the 4th dimension. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Tenderfoot Hunter" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #239
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 239
    Published Apr 1958 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple, 1-1/4" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's New Face," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman is caught in an atomic explosion and afterwards must bandage his face, or wear a lead mask, to keep anyone from seeing what happened to him. One-page Tricksy the World's Greatest Stunt Man story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Puzzle of the Jungle Pyramid!" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. Untitled Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. Untitled Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Toys That Stopped Space Crime" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #240
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 240
    Published May 1958 by DC.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Secret of the Superman Sphinx," script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois discovers a Clark Kent robot in a closet at the Daily Planet, and a strange Sphinx with a Superman head and kryptonite vision goes into orbit around the Earth. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Trial of Tommy Tomorrow," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy is on trial for the murder of Brent Wood. One-page Animal Wonderland cartoon by Martin Naydel. "Trapped in the Insect World" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #241
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 241
    Published Jun 1958 by DC.
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    • Interior is complete. Back cover missing, front cover attached by an added staple. Splitting through several wraps at spine.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Batman guest appearance in Superman cover story, "The Super-Key to Fort Superman," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Someone has broken into Superman's Fortress of Solitude, so Superman searches the place for clues. 2/3-page Hollywood Ha-Lights story by Harry Lampert. One-page Tricksy the World's Greatest Stunt Man story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Great Jungle Hoax" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. Sgt. Bilko's Pvt. Doberman ad. "The Strangest Crew in the Universe" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #242
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 242
    Published Jul 1958 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Origin and first appearance of Brainiac, and the first mention of the shrunken city of Kandor in "The Super-Duel in Space," script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; While on an experimental rocket, Clark and Lois encounter the alien Brainiac, who plans to shrink and bottle the great cities of Earth and then use them to repopulate his planet; Superman gets inside Brainiacs ship when the villain snatches Metropolis and there finds a bottle with the Kryptonian city of Kandor. Untitled Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Traffic Cop of 2058, A.D." starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. "Safari From Space," art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill vs. Xov. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #243
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 243
    Published Aug 1958 by DC.
    • INCOMPLETE. Coupon clipped. Does not interrupt art or story. 4" spine split form base of comic.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Lady and the Lion," script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Circe gives Superman a potion that causes him to have the head of a lion until he discovers the antidote. 2/3-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Peg by Henry Boltinoff. "Puzzle of the Perilous Planetoid" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. One-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Five From The Future" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #244
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 244
    Published Sep 1958 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at both staples.
    • 5" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at both staples.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Super-Merman of the Sea," script by Otto Binder, art by Curt Swan; Superman pretends to join forces with underwater-dwelling aliens in order to trick them into believing Earth's seas are too salty for them. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Riddle of the Roc" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman; When an explorer finds the roc, a giant mythical bird, he uses the creature to help him steal diamonds. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Mystery of the Three Space Rookies" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #245
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 245
    Published Oct 1958 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.16) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by mycomicshop's experienced graders and ships immediately from our office.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.16) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by mycomicshop's experienced graders and ships immediately from our office.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.35) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by mycomicshop's experienced graders and ships immediately from our office.
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Shrinking Superman!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois accidentally releases from Kandor the criminal Zak-Kul, who traps Superman in Kandor and takes over his life; Lois marries Zak-Kul thinking him Kal-El, but he tries to kill Lois because she keeps asking him Kal-El's secret id. "The Interplanetary Scarecrow," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. -page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Secret of the Super Animals," script by Jack Miller, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #246
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 246
    Published Nov 1958 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Krypton on Earth!", pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Real estate promoter Jonas Smith creates the planned community of Krypton Island, which opens with a pageant featuring a re-enactment of Jor-El and Lara sending Baby Kal-El to Earth; But Superman realizes Smith is a wanted criminal and stops him from smuggling off Krypton Island diamonds that Superman made from coal. "The King of Cages" starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Howard Sherman. "Destination Unknown" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #247
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 247
    Published Dec 1958 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's Lost Parents!", script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Ma and Pa Kent seemingly arrive in the present in a time bubble, and Superman is so happy to see them that he shows them all the secrets of his adult life; But Ma and Pa turn out to be con artists who blackmail Superman with the knowledge of his double identity secret. Operation Blackhawks! ad. "Tommy Tomorrow, Space Convict X-146-93," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy Tomorrow is arrested as an impostor and thrown into an interplanetary prison. 2/3-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. "The Riddle of the Super-Zoo!", script by Jack Miller, art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill and Janu work to turn the tables on Jungle Joe, a swindler who sells animals that can supposedly perform fantastic feats. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #248
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 248
    Published Jan 1959 by DC.
    • Water damage.
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    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($0.87) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by mycomicshop's experienced graders and ships immediately from our office.
    • Centerfold detached, 8.5" tear in first page.

    Origin and first appearance of Congorilla. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Man No Prison Could Hold!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman becomes a prisoner of an island work camp in order to discover what weapon a Nazi scientist is creating. One-page Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man story by Henry Boltinoff. Congo Bill series becomes Congorilla with "The Amazing Congorilla!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill saves the life of tribal Chief Kawolo, who gives him a magic ring that can cause his mind to be exchanged with that of a golden gorilla; Later, a movie crew tries to capture the now-intelligent Congorilla. Supermen of America ad. "The Graveyard of Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #249
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 249
    Published Feb 1959 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Kryptonite Man!", script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Luthor takes a liquid kryptonite serum which makes it impossible for Superman to get near him; Superman makes a lead suit to protect himself, but Luthor has discovered a way to turn lead into glass. -page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. "The Man-Ape's Mountain Mission," script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; As Congorilla goes on a dangerous mission to rescue some plane crash survivors, the body of Congo Bill is locked in a shack which is about to be blown up. One-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Gambling Asteroid" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. One-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #250
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 250
    Published Mar 1959 by DC.
    • Water damage to back cover.
    • Water damage.
    • Centerfold plus one wrap detached at both staples.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Al Plastino. "The Eye of Metropolis!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; John Bates has Clark Kent appear on his TV show "The Eye of Metropolis" in order to expose his double life as Superman. "The Boy Planeteer" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; 5 1/2 year old Dikky Hale joins the Planeteers and demonstrate a "sixth sense," knowing when disasters are going to strike before the Planeteers do; But Tommy quickly realizes Dikky is not who he appears. Superman of America ad. "The Dunce of the Jungle" starring Congorilla, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.