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Action Comics #4 Values

Publisher: DC, 1938

About Action Comics #4

Fourth appearance of Superman. Leo O'Mealia cover. O'Mealia, Joe Shuster, Fred Guardineer, and Bernard Baily art. Currently tied for #46 on Overstreet's list of Top 100 Golden Age Comics.

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COVER DETAILS

Action Comics #4 (DC, 1938) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages....
Pencils: Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)

Inks: Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)

Letters: typeset


STORY DETAILS

Title: Superman Plays Football

Characters: Superman [Clark Kent]; Tommy Burke; Mary; Coach Randall (villain); Ray Martin; Oliver Stanley; Wallace Dodd

Synopsis: Overhearing a crooked college football coach at Dale University plotting to populate his team with thugs to defeat rival Cordell University, Superman impersonates a football player from Cordell to straighten the situation out.

Pages: 12.750

Script: Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)

Pencils: Joe Shuster (signed)

Inks: Joe Shuster (signed)

Reprints: Superman (DC, 1939 series) #[1] ([Summer 1939])

Notes: Superman wears blue boots (as in the previous 3 issues). In frame 77 only, the yellow crest shows a simple red "S." A black "S" previously appeared in the second issue, on page 10 of the story. Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich.

Data Courtesy of Grand Comics Database under Creative Commons license

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CGC Census Report*

Grade 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.6 9.8 9.9 10.0 Total
Universal  2 1 0 1 1 0 4 2 3 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 24
Qualified  0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Signature Series  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Restored  1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
Total 3 1 0 2 2 0 6 2 5 4 4 2 3 1 3 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 46

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