Please be aware that Black Dragon Comics we does not grade or consider any type of numbered grading scale when determining a comic books condition. As a result, we do not guarantee that any specific book will come back as a certain number grade should any customer choose to grade comics ordered from Black Dragon Comics.

 

Here is a breakdown of our Comics Conditions:

NEAR MINT: New Released comic that was never read

  • It is vibrant and clean with supple pages.
  • The spine may have a couple of very small stress lines at the most 1/4 inch the surface color around the line must not be noticeably broken.
  • The spine is almost completely flat.
  • The cover is relatively flat with almost no surface wear and the cover inks are generally bright with medium to high reflectivity.
  • The staples may show some discoloration, but it's not too noticeable on first glance.
  • The inside pages and covers usually will be off-white to white, but can be creamy or slightly yellowish.

VERY FINE: comic book appears to have been read a few tims and has been handled with some care.

  • Some of the above defects along with a small fold or crease in the cover.
  • Very few stress marks on spine.
  • A few small chips on the cover
  • The cover has some slight surface wear but still has its original gloss and there is nothing major wrong with it. Overall an exceptional, still very collectible.

FINE: This comic is definitely a well-read copy, but can still be a very desirable copy.

  • This could have one major defect like a larger piece out of the cover (1/4 inch to 1/8 inch) or a one-inch plus tear.
  • It has stress lines around the staples and creases from the opening and closing of the cover.
  • The whiteness of the pages has been changed to off-white to yellowish color.
  • This could have a reading or subscription crease or a rolled spine, but is not damaged enough to reduce eye appeal dramatically.
  • Some discoloration, fading in colors and even minor soiling is allowed.
  • The cover and/or inside pages could have minor tears and/or folds
  • Cover can be loose from one staple, but cover cannot be completely detached from interior.
  • Pages and inside covers could be brown but not brittle.
  • Depending on the grade of the copy certain amounts are available in this grade. i.e a book that looks 8.0 with a piece of tape on the interior cover is acceptable in this grade.

VERY GOODThis comic is definitely a well-read copy, but can still be a very desirable copy.

  • Book is complete, but with major creases and or a spine roll.
  • There is almost low cover gloss or at most times none at all.
  • The inside paper quality is not good and yellow and small pieces of them may be missing.
  • If there is a piece missing from the cover, it should be no larger than a 1/2" to 1/4".
  • Books in this grade are almost always creased, scuffed, abraded and soiled, but completely readable. Tape on the comic is considered a defect in this grade.

GOOD: Represents a comic that is still readable with numerous defects.

  • All the defects of a VG comic plus more.
  • There is almost low cover gloss or most times none at all.
  • The inside paper quality is not good and yellow and small pieces of them may be missing.
  • If there is a piece missing from the cover, it should be no larger than a 1/2" to 1/4".
  • Books in this grade are almost always creased, scuffed, abraded and soiled, but completely readable.
  • Book is complete, but with no missing pages and is still in a "collectible" grade.