Action Comics #81 is CGC’s Featured Comic of the Month for January

Posted on 12/31/2019

Heritage Auctions sold a CGC 9.8 Action Comics #81 in August 2014 for $10,755. CGC has graded only fifty two copies. Click images to enlarge (Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions)
Click images to enlarge (Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions)

Name of comic: Action Comics #81

Comic publisher: D.C.

Date: February 1945

Variants: N/A

What makes it special? This book features an interesting New Year’s cover by Wayne Boring

Why is it interesting now? At the turn of a new decade, it’s interesting to look back on how this comic celebrated the 1945 New Year.

Did you know? The Time Square Ball Drop was first held on December 31, 1907, to welcome 1908. The ball drop has been held annually ever since, except in 1942 and 1943 in observance of wartime blackouts. This comic advertised the 6th War Loan Drive.

Total graded by CGC: As of December 31, 2019, CGC has graded 52 copies.

CGC highest graded: The highest graded copy by CGC is a NearMint/Mint 9.8.

Sales highlights: Heritage Auctions sold a CGC 9.8 Action Comics #81 in August 2014 for $10,755.

CGC Comics Registry Champion: A collection called “Earlyish Actions”, currently ranks #1 in the “Action Comics #1-#100” category. It’s only about 17% complete, but th Action Comics #1, graded a CGC 8.5 Restored, gained the set a high number of points. Explore this and other collections in the CGC Comics Registry.

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