Grading is subjective, however the following grading notes will give a view to how the comics have been graded and what you will receive although we are not professional graders. (Always review the comics photo and we are happy to provide further photo's upon any reasonable request):
Mint: no defects of any kind; full cover gloss; sharp corners; clean shiny staples, centered at spine; no printing or binding defects. Literally as new.
NM Near Mint: no apparent obvious defects; high cover gloss; no fading; covers flat, centered and unworn; spine flat and tight; centered staples; interior pages clean and white. Permissable defects: slight stress by staples; minute corner creases; small binding or printing faults.
VFN Verfy Fine: several minor defects; good cover gloss; minimal surface wear; near flat cover; small corner creasing; very minor corner, edge, or spine wear; slight staple discolouration; up to 13mm (1/2 inch) light cover crease permitted; interior paper may be off-white.
FN Fine: no major defects but an accumulation of minor ones, including corner dings, minor creases and light spine wear.
VG Very Good: medium general wear; no pieces out (although a small missing corner piece is acceptable); minor tape repair; crosswords and mail coupons filled out
GD Good: complete; readable; badly creased; rusty staples; small pieces may be missing; interior pages may be tanned but not brittle.
FR Fair: very badly worn; missing pieces but no missing pages; dark tanning, near brittleness