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Comic Description: Action Comics 384 Universal
Grade: 9.8
Page Quality: WHITE
Pedigree: Pacific Coast
Certification #: 0147801028
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 Forbidden Costume!”
Cover Date: January, 1970

Cary Bates and Jim Shooter stories
Curt Swan and Win Mortimer art
Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson cover

Legion of Super-Heroes backup story.
“Lament for a Legionnaire!”

Grade Date: 01/07/2008
Acquired: 03/06/2018 - 1 of 2 in 9.8 when purchased.

This 15-cent cover, from THE Silver Age pedigree brings a smile to my face. I enjoy the details on the cover art, from the look of shock on the uniformed officer's face to the clothing of the detectives. The attire really hits the period this piece was published in, right out of films like Bullitt and Dirty Harry. This book also has the freshness the Pacific Coast examples are known for.

Thou published in the later months of 1969, having this book cover dated January, 1970 turns this piece into a bookend for my collection, as I’d like to have each issue of Action Comics cover dated from January 1970 to December 1979.


The Pacific Coast Pedigree is widely regarded as the pre-eminent Silver Age collection of comic books in the world. The collection spans the years 1962-1967 and the comic books all share the same look of freshness and uniformity. Aside from the incredible brightness of the books, they are also known for near perfect registration. PC's are among the most coveted pedigrees in the hobby as exemplified by how few copies are on the market at any given time.

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