Action Comics Issues 438-600

Action Comics is an American comic book series that introduced Superman, the first major superhero character as the term is popularly defined. The publisher was originally known as Detective Comics , Inc., and later as National Comics and as National Periodical Publications, before taking on its current name of DC Comics .
Action Comics #1 (50th Anniversary Reprint Edition) 1988 / 16-page comic book published by DC Comics in 1988 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Superman in Action Comics. Reprints the very first Superman story by Siegel & Shuster. Very collectible!Created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born American artist Joe Shuster in 1932 while both were living in Cleveland, Ohio, and sold to Detective Comics, Inc. (later DC Comics) in 1938, the character first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games.

From May 24, 1988 - March 14, 1989, the publication frequency was changed to weekly, the title changed to Action Comics Weekly, and the series became an anthology. Prior to its launch, DC cancelled its ongoing Green Lantern Corps title, and made Green Lantern and his adventures exclusive to Action Comics Weekly.
The rest of these issues featured rotating serialized stories of other DC heroes, as try-outs that led to their own limited series. Characters with featured stories in the run included Black Canary, Blackhawk, Captain Marvel, Catwoman, Deadman, Nightwing, Phantom Lady, Phantom Stranger, Secret Six, Speedy, and Wild Dog. Each issue also featured a two-page Superman serial, a feature which, according to an editorial in the first weekly issue, was intended as a homage to the Superman newspaper strips of the past.

Run your mouse over the links below to see a pop up image of the comic. Click on the link to see the comic at full size. Action created by Jerry Siegel and Joseph "Joe" Shuster.

ACTION COMICS #312 (1964) Curt Swan Pencils & Cover. Robert Bernstein Pencils.

ACTION COMICS #312 (1964) Curt Swan Pencils & Cover. Robert Bernstein Pencils.Clark Kent gets turned into a Metallo with a Kryptonite heart after he is mortally wounded by a policeman’s bullet, only to find out that Superman’s “tyranny” has been a ruse to prevent the world from panicking over an alien attack. After the danger is dealt with, Clark remerges with Superman, who gives up his rule over Earth.


ACTION COMICS #312 Very Good/Fine $35.00 SOLDOUT
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ACTION COMICS #385 February, 1970 Curt Swan Art. The Time-Trapper covertly induces Superman to use a defective time-bubble to journey to the year 101,970 A.D. and places a time-barrier behind him, preventing him from returning to his proper era.


ACTION COMICS #385 February, 1970 Curt Swan Pencils. The Time-Trapper covertly induces Superman to use a defective time-bubble to journey to the year 101,970 A.D. and places a time-barrier behind him, preventing him from returning to his proper era.


ACTION COMICS #385 Curt Swan Art
Fine $10.00
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ACTION COMICS #431 Curt Swan Pencils. The Monster Who Unmasked Superman, plus Green Arrow in The Case of the Runaway Shoebox
ACTION COMICS #431 Curt Swan Pencils. The Monster Who Unmasked Superman, plus Green Arrow in The Case of the Runaway Shoebox.

ACTION COMICS #431 Curt Swan Pencils
Fine/Very Fine $6.00
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ACTION COMICS #432 Curt Swan Pencils. 1st Appearance of Toyman. Clark Kent is shooting a commercial at the airport when a criminal similar to the Toyman shrinks and steals a 707. The new Toyman is able to escape by using exploding bubble gum animals to threaten the town below, forcing Superman to abandon the chase to protect the residents.
1st Appearance of Toyman. Clark Kent is shooting a commercial at the airport when a criminal similar to the Toyman shrinks and steals a 707. The new Toyman is able to escape by using exploding bubble gum animals to threaten the town below, forcing Superman to abandon the chase to protect the residents.

ACTION COMICS #432 Curt Swan Pencils
Nick Cary Cover Fine/Very Fine $10.00
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ACTION COMICS #436 In gratitude for his helping Superman liberate them from Calixto, the four-thumbed mutants give Perry White a gift of cigars which give him super-powers. Curt Swan Pencils.
ACTION COMICS #436 Nick Cardy Cover Art
Fine/Very Fine $6.00
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ACTION COMICS #438 A jewel from space turns Lois Lane into a super-powered beast-woman. Superman pretends to develop similar monster-like symptoms in order to trap and subdue her but she sees through his disguise. Finally Superman realizes that Lois developed the condition only because she had a cold which lowered her immunity to the space jewel. Using 'advanced Kryptonian science' Superman devises a 'miniature cold curer' that restores Lois to normal. Curt Swan Pencils.
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ACTION COMICS #439 When Captain Strong and his bride-to-be, Olivia Tallow, are endangered by a super-powerful caveman, Superman lends a helping hand to the sailor. Curt Swan pencils Cary Bates story.
ACTION COMICS #439 Very Fine $12.00
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ACTION COMICS #447 An island hermit with second sight helps Superman defuse a deadly solar energy bomb. Dick Giordano Cover Art And Pencils by Curt Swan. Story by  Elliot S. Maggin
ACTION COMICS #447 Very Fine $10.00
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ACTION COMICS #467 1977 Pencils by Curt Swan. Story by  Gerry Conway. A criminal scientist uses energy from Superman's own body to create a tidal wave.
ACTION COMICS #467 1977 Pencils by Curt Swan. Story by Gerry Conway A criminal scientist uses energy from Superman's own body to create a tidal wave.
ACTION COMICS #467 Very Fine $10.00 SOLD OUT

Action Comics #585. And Graves Give Up Their Dead John Byrne Cover Art, Pencils and Story.
ACTION COMICS #585
Very Fine/Near Mint $4.00
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Action Comics #586. The Champion! John Byrne Cover Art, Pencils and Story. In the third part of the Legends crossover story, Lightray and Orion travel to Apokolips to confront Superman, who is now brainwashed into thinking that he is the son of Darkseid.
ACTION COMICS #586
Very Fine $4.00
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Action Comics #587. Etrigan Appearance John Byrne Cover Art, Pencils and Story.
ACTION COMICS #587
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Action Comics #588.  John Byrne Cover Art, Pencils and Story. Hawkman and Hawkwoman summon Superman to a captured Thanagarian ship which also contain the subdued Thanarian villains Ved and Rok. Hawkman explains that they have discovered that there is an approaching Thanagarian invasion fleet on it's way to destroy Earth and they must get to the moon to attempt to stop it. Low on hydrogen, they are unable to get the captured ship into orbit but Superman manages to manually carry the ship out into space where the ship can then manuever on it's own.
ACTION COMICS #588
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Action Comics #589. Green on Green - Green Lantern Corps John Byrne Cover Art, Pencils and Story.
ACTION COMICS #589
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Action Comics #590. When Clark Kent accidentally falls in a vat of chemicals, a new Chemo is born.  John Byrne Cover Art, Pencils and Story.
ACTION COMICS #590
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Action Comics #591. Following the story in Superman (vol. 2) #8 where Superman confronts the Legion of Super-Heroes mistaking him for Superboy, the real Superboy appears and takes the Legion members away with him in their time bubble. John Byrne  Cover Art, Pencils and Story.
ACTION COMICS #591
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Action Comics #592. A Walk On The Darkside! John Byrne Cover Art, Pencils and Story.
ACTION COMICS #592
Near Mint $4.00
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Action Comics #593. The Suicide Snare. Mr. Miracle Appearance. John Byrne Cover Art, Pencils and Story.
ACTION COMICS #593
Very Fine/Near Mint $4.00
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Action Comics #594.  All That Glisters Cover Art, Pencils and Story.
ACTION COMICS #594
Very Fine/Near Mint $4.00
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Action Comics #595 (1987) John Byrne Cover Art, Pencils and Story. Action Comics #595 (1987) John Byrne Cover Art, Pencils and Story. 1st Appearance of Silver Banshee. A black-and-white clad woman with a skull-painted face calling herself the Silver Banshee terrorizes Metropolis by rampaging through bookstores looking for a certain book while killing whoever she touches. When Superman confronts her, he discovers (though seemingly a bit too late) that it's not her touch that kills, but rather her voice.
ACTION COMICS #595 (1987)
Very Fine/Near Mint $8.00
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Action Comics #596.  In the third part of this Millennium crossover story, the Spectre helps Superman confront the truth behind the supposed death of thousands of people in Smallville who were under the programmed influence of the Manhunters by transporting him into a supposed afterlife version of Smallville, where he finds all its people including Lana Lang still alive. John Byrne Cover Art, Pencils and Story.
ACTION COMICS #596
Very Fine/Near Mint $4.00
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Action Comics #596.  In the third part of this Millennium crossover story, the Spectre helps Superman confront the truth behind the supposed death of thousands of people in Smallville who were under the programmed influence of the Manhunters by transporting him into a supposed afterlife version of Smallville, where he finds all its people including Lana Lang still alive. John Byrne Cover Art, Pencils and Story.
ACTION COMICS #596
Very Fine/Near Mint $4.00
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Action Comics #598. First Appearance of Checkmate  John Byrne Cover Art, Pencils and Story.
ACTION COMICS #598
Very Fine/Near Mint $6.00
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Action Comics #599. Issue includes a 16 page bonus story titled: The Karma Baggers  Ross Andru  Pencils and  John Byrne Story.
ACTION COMICS #599
Very Fine/Near Mint $6.00
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Action Comics #600.  John Byrne Cover Art, Pencils and Story. Superman and Wonder Woman embrace and kiss, but the deer in the headlights look on Wonder Woman's face makes clear that this is not what she had in mind. Realizing he's overstepped, Superman offers an awkward, stumbling apology. He admits that he's been thinking of her constantly since they first met, even sharing that he had an intense dream about her, and when she contacted him about a date, he'd thought she felt the same. Varied Artist And Writers On Issue Include Roger Stern, Mike Mignola, Kurt Schaffenberger, Curt Swan, George Pérez, Jerry Ordway.
ACTION COMICS #600 80 Page Giant 
George Pérez Cover Art Very Fine/Near Mint $10.00
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