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Action Comics 1 was an anthology, and contained eleven features: Published on April 18, cover-dated June by National Allied Publications a corporate predecessor of DC Comics, it is considered the first true superhero comic; and though today Action Comics is a monthly title devoted to Superman, it began, like many early comics, as an anthology.
The first issue had a print run ofcopies, which promptly sold out, although it took some time for National to realize that the "Superman" strip was responsible  for sales of the series that would soon approach 1, a month.
Liebowitz would later say that selecting Superman to run in Action Comics 1 was "pure accident" based on deadline pressure and that he selected a "thrilling" cover, depicting Superman lifting a car over his head.
It told the story of a bald villain with telepathic powers. Trying to create a character they could sell to newspaper syndicates, Siegel re-conceived the "superman" character as a powerful hero, sent to our world from a more advanced society. He and Shuster developed the idea into a comic strip, which they pitched unsuccessfully.
National Publications was looking for a hit to accompany their success with Detective Comicsand did not have time to solicit new material. Jack Liebowitz, co-owner of National Publications, told editor Vin Sullivan to create their fourth comic book.
Because of the tight deadline, Sullivan was forced to make it out of inventory and stockpile pages. He found a number of adventurer stories, but needed a lead feature. Sullivan asked former coworker Sheldon Mayer if he could help.
Mayer found the rejected Superman comic strips, and Sullivan told Siegel and Shuster that if they could paste them into 13 comic book pages, he would buy them.
Baby Superman is sent to Earth by his scientist father in a "hastily-devised space ship" from "a distant planet" which "was destroyed by old age".
After the space ship lands on Earth, "a passing motorist, discovering the sleeping baby within, turned the child over to an orphanage".
The baby Superman lifts a large chair overhead with one hand, astounding the orphanage attendants with "his feats of strength". Clark decides that "he must turn his titanic strength into channels that would benefit mankind, and so was created 'Superman', champion of the oppressed The panels do not identify Superman's home planet by name or explain how he was named Clark Kent.
All the while, Clark tries to keep Superman out of the papers. Comics Buyer's Guide estimated in that only 50 to original copies of Action Comics 1 exist. The sale, by an anonymous seller to an anonymous buyer, was through the Manhattan -based auction company ComicConnect.
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