Action Comics #242

Action Comics #242 Cover
Key Issue Notes
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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CGC Census

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Title Issue Variant Date Year Publisher
Action Comics 242 - 7/58 1958 D.C. Comics
Grade Universal Qualified Signature Restored Total
Gem Mint    10.0 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Mint    9.9 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Near Mint/Mint    9.8 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Near Mint +    9.6 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Near Mint    9.4 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Near Mint -    9.2 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Very Fine/Near Mint    9.0 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Very Fine +    8.5 2 0.7% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 2 0.6%
Very Fine    8.0 4 2.1% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 4 1.3%
Very Fine -    7.5 1 2.4% 1 25% 0 0% 0 0% 2 0.6%
Fine/Very Fine    7.0 8 5.2% 1 50% 0 0% 1 6.7% 10 3.2%
Fine +    6.5 9 8.4% 0 50% 0 0% 1 13.3% 10 3.2%
Fine    6.0 16 13.9% 0 50% 0 0% 2 26.7% 18 5.7%
Fine -    5.5 20 20.9% 0 50% 0 0% 1 33.3% 21 6.7%
Very Good/Fine    5.0 28 30.7% 0 50% 1 12.5% 2 46.7% 31 9.9%
Very Good +    4.5 18 36.9% 0 50% 0 12.5% 0 46.7% 18 5.7%
Very Good    4.0 33 48.4% 0 50% 2 37.5% 1 53.3% 36 11.5%
Very Good -    3.5 34 60.3% 1 75% 1 50% 0 53.3% 36 11.5%
Good/Very Good    3.0 23 68.3% 1 100% 1 62.5% 3 73.3% 28 8.9%
Good +    2.5 35 80.5% 0 100% 1 75% 1 80% 37 11.8%
Good    2.0 13 85% 0 100% 1 87.5% 0 80% 14 4.5%
Good -    1.8 20 92% 0 100% 1 100% 1 86.7% 22 7%
Fair/Good    1.5 7 94.4% 0 100% 0 100% 0 86.7% 7 2.2%
Fair    1.0 6 96.5% 0 100% 0 100% 1 93.3% 7 2.2%
Poor    0.5 10 100% 0 100% 0 100% 1 100% 11 3.5%
First Slabbed Nov 3, 2000 Apr 3, 2007 Apr 16, 2009 Mar 4, 2003  
Total 287 91.4% 4 1.3% 8 2.5% 15 4.8% 314
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