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    Action Comics #7 (DC, 1938) CGC VG/FN 5.0 White pages. A white-paged original-owner copy of this key book is all but impossible to find. And make no mistake, this issue, the second-ever Superman cover, has firmly established itself as one of the keys. An 8.0 copy selling for $143,000 in a Heritage auction last year is one indicator of that. Another is that Overstreet, which early on didn't have this book in its top 50 list, jumped it from 25th place to 17th place in the past year alone, the largest increase of any issue.

    Gradewise, this solid book from an original-owner collection (the same collection that produced the Detective #27 offered here) is the second highest-graded copy we've had, but the page quality here outshines all the others -- surviving copies of the earliest Actions often have cream, tan, or brittle pages.

    Also, #7 is the first comic book cover ever to show the word "Superman" (#1 had no text, and #2-6 did not mention the hero, let alone show him). Also, it's the second superhero cover of any comic (at best, Detective Comics #22, also December 1938, ties it for the honor). This lot will bring a smile to the face of anyone who loves the Golden Age! Overstreet 2009 VG 4.0 value = $8,470; FN 6.0 value = $12,705. CGC census 4/09: 1 in 5.0, 2 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 912171001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    May, 2009
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
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