Action X: My Top Ten

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COMIC DETAILS

Comic Description: Action Comics 375
Grade: 9.8
Page Quality: WHITE
Pedigree: Rocky Mountain
Certification #: 1213330013
Owner: Brandon Shepherd

SET DETAILS

Custom Sets: Action X: My Top Ten
My Pedigrees
Sets Competing: Man of Silver and Bronze  Score: 640
Man of Action  Score: 640
Research: See CGC's Census Report for this Comic

Owner's Description

"The Big Forget!"
Cover Date: April, 1969

Otto Binder and Leo Dorfman stories
Curt Swan and Kurt Schaffenbergeart
Curt Swan and Carmine Infantino cover

Fact File #4: Sargon the Sorceror.

"The Woman Who Hated Supergirl"
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Pencils: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks: Kurt Schaffenberger

Grade Date: 08/19/2014
Acquired: 09/09/2014 - Single 9.8 when purchased.

This piece became my first 12-cent cover in 9.8 grade. I'm pleased with the structure of this book; very flat, tight spine, and page edges that are still white, a very fresh piece with tremendous eye appeal. This dark background makes this issue in particular difficult to obtain in high grade. The cover is typical of the Silver Age and right out of the original Star Trek T.V. show of the era.

I had to have this piece, I won it on ComicLink, breaking my personal record then for highest price I'd ever paid for a book. Buying the book was a big risk as I did not have the disposable income out of pocket, just a credit card. Not long after winning this piece, another book came up for sale, Action Comics #399, a piece that belonged to another registry user and one I'd admired for several years, we negotiated a price, then I found myself with two expensive books to pay off. Both books were special opportunities, I decided I was just going to make it work. I sold several books to raise the funds for these pieces, the time and effort paid off, literally, as I was able to pay the off the debt without accumulating interest.

What I Sold - all CGC 9.8 examples, from Marvel Comics

Blade Runner #1 (October, 1982)
Blade Runner #2 (November, 1982)
Red Sonja #4 (July, 1977)
Red Sonja #13 (November, 1978)
Star Trek #18 (February, 1982)
X-Men #125 (September, 1979)
X-Men #135 (July, 1980)
X-Men #136 (August, 1980)
X-Men #138 (October, 1980)
X-Men #140 (December, 1980)
Uncanny X-Men #142 (February, 1981)

I find myself missing the Red Sonja and X-Men pieces sometime, but I did the right thing.



 
 
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