Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Action Comics #2 (DC, 1938). After seeing Action #1 on the newsstands, DC became nervous that the cover was too sensational, and yanked Superman from future covers, not to be seen there again until #7. Leo E. O'Mealia was handed the task of drawing the next five covers, starting with the fantastic adventure scene we see here. As Golden Age key issues have skyrocketed in price over the last decade, there has been a push towards the more affordable, and scarce second issues, particularly on books like Detective #28, Superman #2 and this book, the second appearance of the Man of Steel. A very attractive copy with little structural damage and great eye-appeal, exhibiting a spine roll and two holes towards the bottom spine, visible from the back cover. You can't get closer to the holy grail of comics than this issue. CGC VG/FN 5.0 Light tan to off-white pages. Overstreet 2001 FN 6.0 value = $8,570.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2002
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 363
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 February 20 - 22 Comics Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    It was Heritage's promised professionalism that attracted us. We have not been disappointed… we are comforted that Heritage is running our show.
    Cynthia Crippen,
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 October 15 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 October 15 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,702,373
    The MAD Collection of Annie Gaines Ashton Online Auction
    The MAD Collection of Annie Gaines Ashton Online Auction
    REALIZED $425,232