Action Comics #242

First appearance of Brainiac; Origin of Brainiac
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Last calculated 05/17/2018
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  • Condition
    Date Sold
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    May 12, 2018
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    May 11, 2018
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    May 9, 2018
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Apr 26, 2018
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Apr 3, 2018
  • CGC Universal 1.5 (FR/GD)
    Mar 30, 2018
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Mar 20, 2018
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Mar 20, 2018
  • CGC Universal 1.0 (FR)
    Mar 15, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Mar 6, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Mar 6, 2018
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Mar 6, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Mar 5, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.5 (FN-)
    Feb 22, 2018
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Feb 14, 2018
  • CGC Universal 0.5 (PR)
    Feb 8, 2018
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 2.0 (GD)
    Feb 6, 2018
  • CGC Universal 1.0 (FR)
    Feb 5, 2018
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Jan 28, 2018
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Jan 23, 2018
  • CGC Restored 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Jan 21, 2018
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Jan 11, 2018
  • CGC Universal 2.0 (GD)
    Jan 4, 2018
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Jan 1, 2018
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Dec 29, 2017
  • CGC Universal 0.5 (PR)
    Dec 18, 2017
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Dec 7, 2017
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 6.0 (FN)
    Dec 4, 2017
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Nov 28, 2017
  • CGC Universal 7.5 (VF-)
    Nov 16, 2017
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Nov 7, 2017
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 6.0 (FN)
    Nov 5, 2017
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Nov 3, 2017
  • CGC Universal 1.8 (GD-)
    Nov 1, 2017
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Oct 30, 2017
  • CGC Universal 2.0 (GD)
    Sep 12, 2017
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Sep 12, 2017
  • CGC Universal 1.8 (GD-)
    Sep 11, 2017
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Sep 7, 2017
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Sep 4, 2017
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Aug 21, 2017
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Jul 22, 2017
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 1.8 (GD-)
    Jul 10, 2017
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Jul 7, 2017
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Jul 6, 2017
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 2.0 (GD)
    Jul 4, 2017
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 1.8 (GD-)
    Jun 28, 2017
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Jun 26, 2017
  • CGC Universal 1.8 (GD-)
    Jun 21, 2017
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Jun 15, 2017

CGC® Census

Data provided courtesy of the CGC Census.
Grade Total Universal Top Qualified Top Signature Top Restored Top
10.0 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.9 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.8 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.6 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.4 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.2 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.0 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
8.5 2 2 0.7% 0 - 0 - 0 -
8.0 5 5 2.3% 0 - 0 - 0 -
7.5 2 1 2.6% 1 25.0% 0 - 0 -
7.0 10 8 5.2% 1 50.0% 0 - 1 6.7%
6.5 10 9 8.1% 0 - 0 - 1 13.3%
6.0 18 16 13.4% 0 - 0 - 2 26.7%
5.5 21 20 19.9% 0 - 0 - 1 33.3%
5.0 32 29 29.3% 0 - 1 12.5% 2 46.7%
4.5 20 20 35.8% 0 - 0 - 0 -
4.0 35 32 46.3% 0 - 2 37.5% 1 53.3%
3.5 38 36 58.0% 1 75.0% 1 50.0% 0 -
3.0 33 28 67.1% 1 100.0% 1 62.5% 3 73.3%
2.5 41 39 79.8% 0 - 1 75.0% 1 80.0%
2.0 15 14 84.4% 0 - 1 87.5% 0 -
1.8 25 23 91.9% 0 - 1 100.0% 1 86.7%
1.5 7 7 94.1% 0 - 0 - 0 -
1.0 8 7 96.4% 0 - 0 - 1 93.3%
0.5 12 11 100.0% 0 - 0 - 1 100.0%
Total 334 307   4   8   15  

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About

Key Issue
First appearance of Brainiac; Origin of Brainiac
Publisher
DC Comics
Store Date
July 10, 1958
Cover Price
$0.10
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Script
Otto Binder, Jack Schiff, Henry Boltinoff, Martin Naydel
Pencils
Curt Swan, Al Plastino, Jim Mooney, Howard Sherman, Henry Boltinoff, Martin Naydel
Inks
Stan Kaye, Al Plastino, Jim Mooney, Howard Sherman, Henry Boltinoff, Martin Naydel
Letters
Henry Boltinoff, typeset
GCIN
120948

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