ACTION COMICS #1 Facsimile Edition Coming From DC

The most famous comic book ever…

Well, looky here: DC last month announced the Detective Comics #27 Facsimile Edition — a full reprint of Batman’s 1939 first appearance, including ads, back-up features and whatnot.

Now, coming hot on those Bat-heels, is the granddaddy of them all — the Action Comics #1 Facsimile Edition, due this fall.

Dig the official solicitation info, which will be formally released by DC later Friday:

ACTION COMICS #1 FACSIMILE EDITION

Written by JERRY SIEGEL, HOMER FLEMING, FRED GUARDINEER, and others
Art by JOE SHUSTER, HOMER FLEMING, WILL ELY, SVEN ELVEN, and others
Cover by JOE SHUSTER

$6.99 US | 64 pages
ON SALE 9/20/22

Sent to Earth as an infant to escape a dying planet and raised by humble farmers to uphold the values of truth, justice, and the American way, Superman is regarded by many as the greatest superhero in comics history. Now you can have your very own copy of the Man of Steel’s first adventure with this handsome facsimile edition of Action Comics #1, featuring all the tales and ads from the original 1938 publication. You will believe that a man can fly.

A few thoughts:

— Last month, I wondered whether Detective Comics #27’s release heralded the revival of DC’s Facsimile Edition program. Time will tell whether this will continue, but this is a good sign, especially if it sells.

— As with Detective Comics #27, I believe this is the first, full-on reprint of Action #1 since the Famous 1st Edition tabloid in the ’70s. If there’s one next month, whattya think? Wonder Woman’s first appearance in All-Star Comics #8? Sensation Comics #1? Wonder Woman #1? Who knows?

Standard Price Comparison: If you’re a multimillionaire, you can try to get your hands on a 1938 original. The Facsimile Edition is 7 clams. What a bargain!

MORE

— DC COMICS to Re-Release DETECTIVE COMICS #27 As a Facsimile Edition. Click here.

— 13 DC Facsimile Editions We’d Like to See. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Action Comics #1 was reprinted as a Millennium Edition but it was complete as it it didn’t include the front cover, without Millennium Edition trade dress, inside front, or inside back cover or back cover. S, this is great news! I’d love to see a Who’s Comics #2!

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  2. Will look awesome in the old spinner rack even at the non-Golden Age size. Only new stuff I buy theses days….the old stuff, when comics were fun.

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  3. Both Action #1 and Detective #27 were printed in tabloid format back in the 70s. I heard that some guy removed the cardboard cover from Action and sold it to someone for big bucks as it was an exact duplicate of the original except for the size difference.

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      • What fools these mortals be.

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    • To this day there is a warning in Overstreet about this on each of the issues that had a “Famous First Edition”.

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