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  • 1st appearance of Dr. Occult
  • 1st published artwork by Joe Shuster
  • 1st published written work in comics by Jerry Siegel
  • 1st appearance of a vampire in comic books
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  • 1st appearance of Superman
  • 1st appearance of Lois Lane
  • 1st appearance of Zatara (Zatanna's father) and Tex Thompson (becomes Mr. America)
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  • 2nd appearance of Superman
  • 2nd appearance of Lois Lane and Zatara
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  • 3rd appearance of Superman
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  • 4th appearance of Superman
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  • Early Superman story
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  • 1st appearance of Jimmy Olsen referred to only as Office Boy
  • 1st time the term "Man of Steel" appears (newspaper headline)
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  • 2nd cover appearance of Superman
  • 1st time "Superman" is in print on a comic book cover
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  • 1st cover homage of a painting by N.C. Wyeth
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  • Early Superman story
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  • 3rd cover appearance of Superman
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  • Premiere issue of solo Superman title
  • Origin of Superman
  • Classic cover art by Joe Shuster
  • 1st pin-up poster in comics (on back cover)
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  • 1st appearance of Ultra-Humanite (1st Superman supervillain)
  • Advertisement for Superman #1
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  • Classic cover art by Joe Shuster
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  • Cover art by Joe Shuster
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  • 2nd appearance of Lex Luthor
  • 2nd mention of Daily Planet
  • 1st issue with original stories
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  • 1st appearance of Lex Luthor (with red hair)
  • 1st mention of The Daily Planet
  • 1st appearance of Black Pirate
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  • 1st splash page in a Superman comic
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  • 1st team appearance of Hocus Pocus (Doc and Flannelhead)
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  • Superboy stories begin and continue for the next 277 issues
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  • Reprint of Action Comics #1 published by Lyle Stuart Inc.
  • Hardcover variant without a cover price
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  • Reprint of Action Comics #1 published by Lyle Stuart Inc.
  • Softcover variant with $1.00 cover price
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  • 16-page promotional comic given away with the purchase of Safeguard deodorant (1976)
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  • 16-page promotional reprint referred to as the "sleeping bag" version due to an ad for sleeping bags on the back cover
  • $0.10 cover price
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  • 16-page reprint of Action Comics #1
  • Obtained by mail after submitting two labels of peanut butter branded with Superman as a spokesman
  • Celebration of Superman's 45th anniversary
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  • Reprint of Action Comics #1 with a Nestle advertisement on the back cover and a $0.10 cover price
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  • Reprint of Action Comics #1 distributed in 1998 by the US Post Office commemorating 50 years of Superman
  • Scarce issue, sealed with a book of Superman stamps