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Comic Description: Action Comics 389 Universal
Grade: 9.8
Page Quality: WHITE
Pedigree: Oakland
Certification #: 0048585006
Owner: Brandon Shepherd


Custom Sets: Action X: My Top Ten
My Pedigrees
Sets Competing: Man of Silver and Bronze  Score: 240
Man of Action  Score: 240
Research: See CGC's Census Report for this Comic

Owner's Description

"The Kid Who Struck Out Superman!"
Cover Date: June, 1970

Cary Bates and Leo Dorfman stories
Curt Swan and Win Mortimer art
Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson cover

Rogues Gallery by Murphy Anderson.

Grade Date: 08/26/2002
Acquired: 04/05/2015 - 1 of 5 in 9.8 when purchased.

"The Mystery Legionnaire!"
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciler: Win Mortimer
Inker: Jack Abel

I've always liked this cover, true Americana, also true Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson. This book is very sharp, with vibrant colors - the inks on the title logo look as if they are still drying. This newsstand fresh piece exemplifies everything my Action Comics run is all about: great covers from before my time with superb preservation. I tried for another 9.8 example of this issue on ComicLink prior to finding this piece, unsuccessfully. I got the Oakland copy for a fraction of the final ComicLink bid!

Oakland Pedigree

This collection of 4000+ mostly superhero comics and surfaced at the 1998 Wondercon show. The collection, which spanned roughly 1967 to 1972, was accumulated in Oakland, CA by a collector who had first crack at the new offerings and handled the comics with extreme care.

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