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Action Comics #242

First appearance of Brainiac; Origin of Brainiac
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FMV & Sale History

Fair Market Value (FMV) calculated 07/07/2020
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* Hypothetical value. No graded copies known to exist.

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  • Condition
    Date Sold
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Jul 6, 2020
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Jun 22, 2020
  • CGC Universal 1.5 (FR/GD)
    Jun 4, 2020
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Jun 2, 2020
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    May 30, 2020
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    May 29, 2020
  • CGC Universal 5.5 (FN-)
    May 26, 2020
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    May 20, 2020
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    May 6, 2020
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    May 3, 2020
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Apr 28, 2020
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Apr 21, 2020
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Apr 21, 2020
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Apr 20, 2020
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Apr 20, 2020
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Apr 16, 2020
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Apr 15, 2020
  • CGC Universal 1.8 (GD-)
    Apr 8, 2020
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Mar 27, 2020
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Mar 12, 2020
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Mar 11, 2020
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Feb 14, 2020
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 1.8 (GD-)
    Jan 26, 2020
  • CGC Universal 1.8 (GD-)
    Jan 22, 2020
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Jan 15, 2020
  • CGC Universal 6.5 (FN+)
    Jan 13, 2020
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Jan 8, 2020
  • CGC Universal 1.0 (FR)
    Dec 30, 2019
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Dec 18, 2019
  • CGC Universal 0.5 (PR)
    Dec 13, 2019
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Dec 9, 2019
  • CGC Qualified 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Dec 4, 2019
  • CGC Universal 5.5 (FN-)
    Nov 23, 2019
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Nov 22, 2019
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Oct 27, 2019
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Oct 15, 2019
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 4.0 (VG)
    Sep 20, 2019
  • CGC Universal 2.0 (GD)
    Sep 16, 2019
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Sep 16, 2019
  • CGC Universal 5.5 (FN-)
    Sep 15, 2019
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Sep 10, 2019
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Sep 9, 2019
  • CGC Universal 6.5 (FN+)
    Sep 9, 2019
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 1.5 (FR/GD)
    Sep 4, 2019
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 1.5 (FR/GD)
    Aug 18, 2019
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Aug 14, 2019
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Aug 12, 2019
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Aug 1, 2019
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Jul 21, 2019
  • CGC Universal 1.8 (GD-)
    Jul 14, 2019
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Grade
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CGC® Census

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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 1 1 0.2% 0 - 0 - 0 -
8.5 3 2 0.7% 0 - 0 - 1 4.8%
8.0 6 6 2.0% 0 - 0 - 0 -
7.5 2 1 2.2% 1 25.0% 0 - 0 -
7.0 10 8 4.0% 1 50.0% 0 - 1 9.5%
6.5 13 12 6.7% 0 - 0 - 1 14.3%
6.0 22 20 11.1% 0 - 0 - 2 23.8%
5.5 32 30 17.7% 0 - 0 - 2 33.3%
5.0 41 38 26.2% 0 - 1 12.5% 2 42.9%
4.5 33 33 33.5% 0 - 0 - 0 -
4.0 43 40 42.4% 0 - 2 37.5% 1 47.6%
3.5 57 54 54.3% 1 75.0% 1 50.0% 1 52.4%
3.0 52 46 64.5% 1 100.0% 1 62.5% 4 71.4%
2.5 61 58 77.4% 0 - 1 75.0% 2 81.0%
2.0 23 22 82.3% 0 - 1 87.5% 0 -
1.8 32 30 88.9% 0 - 1 100.0% 1 85.7%
1.5 18 18 92.9% 0 - 0 - 0 -
1.0 15 13 95.8% 0 - 0 - 2 95.2%
0.5 20 19 100.0% 0 - 0 - 1 100.0%
Total 484 451   4   8   21  

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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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