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    Action Comics #9 (DC, 1939) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. This newly certified copy is the only one graded above 3.5 by CGC to date, and one of only three unrestored copies that have been certified. The page quality is simply remarkable for an early Action! This was just the second cover to mention Superman's name (#7 being the first, even #1 did not have his name), showing that perhaps by this time DC had an early inkling that the costumed adventurer was the character who was selling the book. Still, Superman did not become the full-fledged permanent cover feature until #19; this cover illustration is by Fred Guardineer, a regular since issue #1. This copy actually hails from the same collection that produced the highest-graded copy of #7, the book that was pictured on the cover of our last catalog and that sold for $143,400. While the entire hobby holds out hope that more undiscovered Golden Age collections exist, even some of the best we've seen haven't had nice copies of the early Action issues, so this book represents an opportunity that might not come along again. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $3,093; VF 8.0 value = $7,475. CGC census 4/08: 1 in 7.0, none higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 910786001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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