GRADING

We do our best to adhere to common grading standards. We use the list of grades found below to denote condition. The grading guidelines outlined below serve as a general reference, not an exact science. We use the below principles in grading books for the website everyday. 

The Overstreet Guide to Grading is heavily referenced in practice and below. CGC grading standards, which are the common industry standard, are also considered.
 
We assign grades to new listings above $15 and thousands below. Please refer to the scan for books without grades. In cases of multiple, similar copies, the lowest grade copy is pictured. 

Near Mint Plus (NM+) 9.6

Books in Near Mint Plus condition are near perfect, with extremely minimal flaws. A NM+ is a 9.6, not a 9.8 (Near Mint / Mint). We do not assign raw books grades of NM/M. NM+ books may have very minor spine stress or very minor corner or edge blunting. Commonly accepted manufacturing defects such as corner fraying on oversized issues are allowed.

Action Comics Vol 3 1048 Sarmento Variant NM+
Action Comics Vol 3 1048 Sarmento Variant NM+
$15.00
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Comic Book 28 NM+
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Comic Book 28 NM+
$8.00
Akira Vol 1 21 NM+
Akira Vol 1 21 NM+
$40.00
Alice Ever After 2 Hughes Virgin Variant NM+
Alice Ever After 2 Hughes Virgin Variant NM+
$37.50
Near Mint (NM) 9.4

Books in Near Mint condition have extremely minor flaws. Very few minor spine ticks, or very minor corner blunting are allowed. NM+ Books with minor colour rub consistently grade as a 9.4.

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A-Force Vol 1 1 Dauterman Variant NM
A-Force Vol 1 1 Dauterman Variant NM

A-Force Vol 1 1 Dauterman Variant NM

$40.00
Abbott 2 NM
Abbott 2 NM

Abbott 2 NM

$30.00
Action Comics Vol 1 597 Canadian NM
Action Comics Vol 1 597 Canadian NM

Action Comics Vol 1 597 Canadian NM

$20.00
Action Comics Vol 2 35 Newsstand NM
Action Comics Vol 2 35 Newsstand NM

Action Comics Vol 2 35 Newsstand NM

$20.00
Near Mint Minus (NM-) 9.2

Books in Near Mint condition Minus have minor flaws.

In my believe the average Modern Comic exists in NM- condition.

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2099 Omega 1 Bradshaw Variant NM-
2099 Omega 1 Bradshaw Variant NM-

2099 Omega 1 Bradshaw Variant NM-

$25.00
21st Century Tank Girl 1 Mahfood Variant NM-
21st Century Tank Girl 1 Mahfood Variant NM-

21st Century Tank Girl 1 Mahfood Variant NM-

$25.00
30 Days of Night 3 NM-
30 Days of Night 3 NM-

30 Days of Night 3 NM-

$80.00
68 1 Jones Variant NM-
68 1 Jones Variant NM-

68 1 Jones Variant NM-

$40.00
Very Fine / Near Mint (VF/NM) 9.0

Books in Very/Fine Near Mint condition have multiple minor flaws.

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2099 Omega 1 Bradshaw Variant VF/NM
2099 Omega 1 Bradshaw Variant VF/NM

2099 Omega 1 Bradshaw Variant VF/NM

$20.00
30 Days of Night 3 VF/NM
30 Days of Night 3 VF/NM

30 Days of Night 3 VF/NM

$70.00
A Thing Called Truth 1 Andolfo Variant VF/NM
A Thing Called Truth 1 Andolfo Variant VF/NM

A Thing Called Truth 1 Andolfo Variant VF/NM

$15.00
A-Force 1 Dauterman Variant VF/NM
A-Force 1 Dauterman Variant VF/NM

A-Force 1 Dauterman Variant VF/NM

$30.00
Very Fine Plus (VF+) 8.5

Books in Very Fine Plus condition have multiple minor flaws.

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Very Fine (VF) 8.0

Books in Very Fine condition have many minor flaws.

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Very Fine Minus (VF-) 7.5

Books in Very Fine Minus condition have many minor flaws.

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Fine / Very Fine (FN/VF) 7.0

Books in Fine / Very Fine condition are upper mid grade with many minor flaws, and some larger flaws. Larger creases across corners, moderate foxing, heavy dust shadow

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Fine Plus (FN+) 6.5

Books in Fine Plus condition  are mid grade. 

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Fine (FN) 6.0

Books in Fine condition are mid grade with lots of flaws.

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Action Comics Vol 1 283 FN
Action Comics Vol 1 283 FN

Action Comics Vol 1 283 FN

$70.00
Adventure Comics Vol 1 358 FN
Adventure Comics Vol 1 358 FN

Adventure Comics Vol 1 358 FN

$20.00
Adventure Comics Vol 1 380 FN
Adventure Comics Vol 1 380 FN

Adventure Comics Vol 1 380 FN

$15.00
All-American Men of War 114 FN
All-American Men of War 114 FN

All-American Men of War 114 FN

$20.00
Fine Minus (FN-) 5.5

Books in Fine Minus condition are lower mid grade,

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Very Good / Fine (VG/FN) 5.0

Books in Very Good / Fine condition are lower mid grade.

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Very Good Plus (VG+) 4.5

Books in Very Good Plus condition are upper low grade.

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Very Good (VG) 4.0

Books in Very Good condition are low grade.

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80 Page Giant Magazine 2 VG
80 Page Giant Magazine 2 VG

80 Page Giant Magazine 2 VG

$30.00
Action Comics Vol 1 315 VG
Action Comics Vol 1 315 VG

Action Comics Vol 1 315 VG

$15.00
Adventure Comics Vol 1 268 VG
Adventure Comics Vol 1 268 VG

Adventure Comics Vol 1 268 VG

$25.00
All-American Men of War 108 VG
All-American Men of War 108 VG

All-American Men of War 108 VG

$10.00
Very Good Minus (VG-) 3.5

Books in Very Good Minus condition are low grade.

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Good / Very Good (GD/VG) 3.0

Books in Good / Very Good condition are very low grade.

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Good Plus (GD+) 2.5

Books in Good Plus condition are extremely low grade.

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Good (GD) 2.0

Books in Good condition are extremely low grade.

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Action Comics Vol 1 205 FR/GD
Action Comics Vol 1 205 FR/GD

Action Comics Vol 1 205 FR/GD

$80.00
Action Comics Vol 1 231 FR/GD
Action Comics Vol 1 231 FR/GD

Action Comics Vol 1 231 FR/GD

$40.00
Adventure Comics Vol 1 226 GD
Adventure Comics Vol 1 226 GD

Adventure Comics Vol 1 226 GD

$40.00
Adventure Comics Vol 1 238 GD
Adventure Comics Vol 1 238 GD

Adventure Comics Vol 1 238 GD

$25.00
Good Minus (GD-) 1.8

Books in Good Minus condition are extremely fragile.

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Fair / Good (FR/GD) 1.5

Books in Fair / Good condition are extremely fragile.

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Fair (FR) 1.0

Books in Fair condition are extremely fragile.

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Poor (PR) 0.5

Books in Poor condition are the exact opposite of almost perfect NM+ books. Almost every flaw is allowable, including incompleteness and large holes through the book. 

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