Action Comics

Publisher: DC
Published: Jun 1938
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  • 1st appearance of Superman
  • 1st appearance of Lois Lane
  • 1st appearance of Zatara, Zatanna's father
  • 1st appearance of Tex Thompson, later 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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  • 5th appearance of Superman
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  • 1st appearance of Jimmy Olsen, unnamed, referred to only as Office Boy
  • 1st reference to Superman as "The Man of Steel" (newspaper headline)
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High $232k
  • 2nd cover appearance of Superman
  • 1st time "Superman" is in print on a comic book cover
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High $29k
  • 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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  • Debut of Superman's X-Ray Vision
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  • Advertisement for Detective Comics #27, Batman's 1st appearance
  • 1st cover appearance of Zatara
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  • 1st appearance of Ultra-Humanite (1st Superman supervillain)
  • Advertisement for Superman #1
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  • 1st appearance of Clip Carson
  • 2nd appearance of Zatara
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  • Advertisement for the 1939 World's Fair
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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 cover appearance of Lois Lane
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  • Debut of Krypto Ray Gun
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Mr. America (aka Tex Thompson)
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  • Origin of Congo Bill (becomes Congorilla)
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  • 1st appearance of Star-Spangled Kid
  • 1st appearance of Stripsey, the Star-Spangled Kid's sidekick
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  • 1st appearance of Vigilante
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  • 1st appearance of Billy Gunn
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  • 1st appearance of Stuff the Chinatown Kid (Vigilante's sidekick)
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  • 1st cover appearance of Lex Luthor
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  • 1st appearance of the Prankster
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  • Mr. America becomes Americommando
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  • 3rd cover appearance of Lois Lane
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Mid $810
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High $3k
  • Racist WWII propaganda
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Mid $625
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High $2k
  • Lois Lane as Superwoman

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