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Action Comics #242

First appearance of Brainiac; Origin of Brainiac
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Fair Market Value

Last calculated 09/19/2019
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* Hypothetical value. No graded copies known to exist.

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  • Condition
    Date Sold
  • CGC Universal 2.0 (GD)
    Sep 16, 2019
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Sep 10, 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
  • CGC Universal 1.5 (FR/GD)
    Jul 11, 2019
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Jun 21, 2019
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Jun 19, 2019
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Jun 18, 2019
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Jun 18, 2019
  • CGC Universal 5.5 (FN-)
    Jun 15, 2019
  • CGC Universal 5.5 (FN-)
    Jun 10, 2019
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    May 22, 2019
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    May 16, 2019
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    May 14, 2019
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 3.5 (VG-)
    May 2, 2019
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Apr 27, 2019
  • CGC Universal 0.5 (PR)
    Apr 23, 2019
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Apr 15, 2019
  • CGC Universal 2.0 (GD)
    Apr 14, 2019
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Apr 9, 2019
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Apr 7, 2019
  • CGC Restored 3.5 (VG-)
    Apr 4, 2019
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Apr 1, 2019
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Apr 1, 2019
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Apr 1, 2019
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Mar 15, 2019
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Mar 2, 2019
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Feb 25, 2019
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Feb 21, 2019
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Feb 11, 2019
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Feb 11, 2019
  • CGC Restored 1.0 (FR)
    Feb 6, 2019
  • CGC Universal 1.5 (FR/GD)
    Feb 1, 2019
  • CGC Universal 2.0 (GD)
    Jan 22, 2019
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Jan 15, 2019
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Jan 15, 2019
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Jan 4, 2019
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Dec 12, 2018
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Nov 27, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Nov 27, 2018
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Nov 18, 2018
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Nov 18, 2018
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Nov 5, 2018
  • CGC Universal 1.8 (GD-)
    Oct 31, 2018
  • CGC Universal 0.5 (PR)
    Oct 15, 2018

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 0.5% 0 - 0 - 0 -
8.0 6 6 2.0% 0 - 0 - 0 -
7.5 2 1 2.2% 1 25.0% 0 - 0 -
7.0 10 8 4.2% 1 50.0% 0 - 1 5.3%
6.5 11 10 6.7% 0 - 0 - 1 10.5%
6.0 21 19 11.5% 0 - 0 - 2 21.1%
5.5 29 28 18.5% 0 - 0 - 1 26.3%
5.0 40 37 27.7% 0 - 1 12.5% 2 36.8%
4.5 29 29 34.9% 0 - 0 - 0 -
4.0 41 38 44.4% 0 - 2 37.5% 1 42.1%
3.5 49 46 55.9% 1 75.0% 1 50.0% 1 47.4%
3.0 43 37 65.1% 1 100.0% 1 62.5% 4 68.4%
2.5 55 52 78.1% 0 - 1 75.0% 2 78.9%
2.0 22 21 83.3% 0 - 1 87.5% 0 -
1.8 30 28 90.3% 0 - 1 100.0% 1 84.2%
1.5 13 13 93.5% 0 - 0 - 0 -
1.0 12 10 96.0% 0 - 0 - 2 94.7%
0.5 17 16 100.0% 0 - 0 - 1 100.0%
Total 432 401   4   8   19  

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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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