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Man of Silver and Bronze


Set Type: Action Comics #301-#500
Owner: Brandon Shepherd
Last Modified: 2/16/2019
Views: 1216

Rank: 1
Score: 8435
Leading by: 2830
Points to Higher Rank: N/A

Set Description:

My collection is registered in ACTION COMICS (COMPLETE), but ACTION COMICS #301-#500 is a special focus of mine. My initial goal when I started building this set in the late 2000s was to obtain issues #400-#500 (1971-1979) in 9.8 grade, with white page preservation and perfect (or as close to as possible) cover alignment. My goal has since expanded to include examples from the #300s (1963-1971) with the same criteria, obtaining 9.8 examples alone without regard to cover centering or page quality is difficult enough. This has been a long love affair of mine, I still look forward to the future, I also fondly recall the days when my oldest 9.8 example was from 1972, while I would think to myself that I'd never afford a 9.8 example from the decade of the 1960s. I have invested many years in building this set, which has brought about a few heartbreaking auction losses, spending more than I should have at times and selling other books to make certain purchases possible.

The first half of the 1970s with 15 to 25-cent cover prices and 52 and 100 Page Giants, known as the Bronze Age, is my favorite era of Action Comics. Following the Silver Age of comics during the 1950s and ‘60s with covers featuring a perplexed look on Superman’s face, Superman started looking super again! During this era Superman still looked puzzled at times, the covers were still exaggerated but these covers went back to simplicity, emphasizing figure drawing and action against a minimal background (love those yellow covers!). There are many goofy covers in this era, like cover 454 with Superman eating piles of burgers at super speed to keep from starving to death, but the Bizzaros, multiple colors of kryptonite, aliens with large heads, split covers and even Supergirl went away (to Adventure Comics). The title logo was also enlarged again for a time, going back to the title’s Golden Age look. Action Comics also featured rotating backup stories during this era, shortening Superman stories, which became multipart stories from issue to issue, but Superman was always the lead in Action Comics.

Nick Cardy’s (Aquaman, Teen Titans) cover run from the early ‘70s is what started me on pursuing my collecting theme dedicated to Action Comics. Starting with cover 409, Cardy contributed 36 covers to the run. Some of my favorite Cardy covers are those showing Superman in everyday life (covers 422, 425 and 428). Some of my other favorite Cardy covers include those with guest appearances from other members of the DC Universe, like cover 443, showing Superman opening a giant copy of Action Comics to let out heroes like Batman, Green Lantern and Hawkman to name a few. As my collection has grown I’ve grown fonder of books from the late Silver Age, especially the 80 Page Giants and the many wonderful Curt Swan covers.

I have added several pedigree examples over the years to my collection, including several from the Rocky Mountain pedigree, most of which I was able to bid on when they were brought to the market for the first time by ComicLink.

I have examples from the following noted pedigree collections:

Massachusetts (Mass. Copy)
Oakland
Pacific Coast (2x)
Rocky Mountain (15x)
Suscha News
Twin Cities
Western Penn
Winnipeg (2x).

The Heart of the Ocean/Crown of Jewels - each in 9.8 grade:
#360 (March/ April 1968) - 80 Page Giant
#437 (July 1974) - 100 Page Giant
#443 (January 1975) - 100 Page Giant
#398 (March 1971) - Pacific Coast pedigree

My Grail Quest:
#334 (March 1966) 80 Page Giant
#347 (March/April 1967) 80 Page Giant
#373 (March/April 1969) 80 Page Giant

Recommended References:
75 Years of DC Comics: The Art Of Modern Mythmaking by Paul Levitz, 2010.
Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman the Deluxe Edition by Various, 2018.
The Krypton Companion, 2006. This looks at Superman comics from 1958 to 1986.
Superman in Action Comics: Volume 2, Featuring the Complete Covers of the Second 25 Years, 1994

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Action Comics 301 No Comic    Shop eBay
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