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    Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CGC GD+ 2.5 Cream to off-white pages. The comic that officially launched the Golden Age rightfully claims the distinction of being the most valuable of any comic book. Superman's first appearance makes it a no contest between this and the comic book currently ranked second most valuable, Detective Comics #27. Of the 27 copies of Action Comics #1 that CGC has certified to date, nearly one-third are restored copies. Even at this modest grade, CGC has awarded a higher unrestored grade to 13 copies, only four of which earned better grades than VG+ 4.5! Our unrestored offering shows some foxing along the edges, mostly along the front spine, and has a moderate piece out at the top left front. But holding an otherwise complete copy of the Holy Grail of comic collecting still gives us goosebumps! Overstreet 2004 GD 2.0 value = $38,250.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0006718001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
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