Action Comics #1

DC | Back To Action Comics | June 1938 | Volume 1 | USA | 0 Owned
1st Superman and Lois Lane.

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June 1938
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Gold
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$.10
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  • 202,000 copies were made for the initial print run
  • 1st Appearance "SUPERMAN" (Kal-L) Aka: (Clark Kent)
  • 1st Appearance Lois Lane
  • 1st Appearance Planet "KRYPTON"
  • 1st Appearance "ZATARA" (John Zatara)
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 Superman, Champion of the Oppressed 

As a distant planet is destroyed by old age, a scientist places his infant son in a space capsule and launches it toward Earth. The capsule is found by a passing motorist, who brings the baby to an orphanage, where the child astounds the attendants with his superhuman powers. The child, who is named Clark Kent, can jump over buildings, lift enormous weights, and run faster than a freight train. Furthermore, his skin is impenetrable. Realizing that he has powers far beyond normal humans, Clark dedicates himself to serve humanity as Superman, the champion of the oppressed.
 Chuck Dawson: The 4-G GANG (Part 1)  

Several years ago, Charles Dawson owned the Circle-D Ranch near Red Gulch, Texas, and was killed in a range war. His son Chuck went to live on his uncle Dan's ranch in Wyoming. Chuck, now a man, decides to take up the fight against his father's killers who fraudulently took the land that was his birthright.

Chuck rides his horse, Blacky, into the town of Red Gulch and stops at the local dance hall to ask a few questions. As he approaches, the door suddenly flies open with a man calling himself Notch Logan running out and firing his pistol inside. Logan picks a fight with Chuck, swearing revenge after the newcomer bests him. After witnessing the brief fight, Red Gulch's sheriff tells Chuck to leave despite Chuck telling him of his business in town.
 The Mystery of the Freight Train Robberies 

Suspecting the Tigress behind a recent crime wave, Zatara and his assistant Tong contact Detective Brady upon learning of another robbery attempt. Late that night, Zatara and Tong silently board the train with Brady and Detective Brown.
 Sticky-Mitt Stimson 

This is a humor story involving a produce thief and his efforts to elude police
 The Adventures of Marco Polo (Part I) 

The story of Marco Polo, with his father and uncle, as they set out on a mission from the Pope to deliver letters and gifts to the Khan of Tartary.

 The Light Heavyweight Championship 

Pep Morgan is fighting a boxing match against Sailor Sorenson. Sailor's manager, Doc Lowry, is a known cheat, and when it appears Sailor was losing, Doc covers his gloves in liniment. In the next round, Sailor swipes Pep in the eyes, blinding him. But Pep gets lucky on a blind swing and knocks Sailor out. After the fight, the police question Lowry, but the Doc removed the liniment already, so without any evidence, they allow him to walk free.

 The International Jewel Thief 

Scoop Scanlon, an ace reporter, wakes up his companion and photographer, Rusty, after receiving word of a scoop. Together, they drive over to the docks, where an international jewel-thief, by the name of Arnold, has been caught by authorities.
 Murder in England 

Tex Thomson visits England and takes a stroll through the lush green country. He meets a young boy, Robert, who is fascinated by the cowboy life and invites him along as a traveling companion. The two of them stumble upon a murdered man in the road. Robert goes to find the police while Tex stays behind.
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