Comics Journal #170, Bill Griffith, Mark Martin, Fantagraphics 1994 Vg/f
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Comics Journal #170, Bill Griffith, Mark Martin, Fantagraphics 1994 Vg/f:
The Comics Journal #170, August 1994. Fantagraphics. Color covers, B&W interior, 120pages.
Double cover, one by Mark Martin and one by Joe Coleman. Interviews with Martin and Coleman. Article on the legacy of Jack Kirby. Overview of the career of Bill Griffith. Lots more news and reviews.,Please visit my store for more issues of The Comics Journal, vintage comic books and fanzines, graphic novels and other cool stuff.
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I grade the comic books according to the grading scale below. I provide large scans of the actual comic you are buying. I try to note all flaws such as creases, rolled spines, etc. I pride myself on good customer service: conservative grading, thorough descriptions, secure packaging and I mail the same day or next business day. If you are unhappy with your purchase or have any questions please notify me through messaging before you leave neutral or negative response.Thank you for your interest in my products.COMIC BOOK GRADING SCALE
NEAR MINT- A nearly perfect copy that looks brand new with only a few very minor defects. Acceptable minor defects on a NM copy include: A very small amount of spine stresses without color breaks, very minor instances of denting (two or three at most), slight corner blunting, and minor (less than 1/8") bends without color breaks.
VERY FINE - A VF
copy has minor defects, but is in overall excellent condition. Most well-kept
modern comics (especially if they have been read) fall into this grade.
Acceptable defects on a VF are minor and include: Minor corner wear, a light
accumulation of spine stress that may include color-break, a light accumulation
of dents, and bends or folds less than 1/4" (note that on a VF copy, some
color-break is allowed in a bend/fold).
FINE - A comic in
FN condition is considered "above average" but still displays some
wear. In general, the eye appeal is somewhat reduced due to either an
accumulation of minor defects or one or two moderate defects. Acceptable
defects on a FN copy include: Slight spine roll, a moderate accumulation of
spine stresses that may break color, a spine split of less than 1/2",
minor water spotting or residue (less than the size of a dime), an impacted
corner, and moderate foxing.
VERY GOOD - A
comic in VG condition shows some significant wear, but has not accumulated
enough total defects to reduce eye appeal to the point that it is not a
desirable copy. A VG copy may have an accumulation of minor defects or one or
two major ones. Acceptable defects on a VG copy include: Spine roll, 1/2"
to 1" spine splits or other tears, a cover or centerfold that is detached
at one staple, discoloration due to oxidation, and a moderate accumulation of
water damage or staining.
GOOD - A GD copy
has major defects, but is still complete and readable. A GD copy will have a
significant amount of damage, usually an accumulation of smaller defects
punctuated with some major defects. Acceptable defects on a GD copy include: A
vertical book-length crease, 1.5"-2" spine split, cover or centerfold
completely detached, major tears, heavy discoloration/brittleness due to
oxidation, heavy amounts of staining, residue, and water damage.
FAIR - A FR is the lowest grade a comic book can receive as long as the story and art are complete. A FR copy will have virtually no eye appeal and will display major damage. A comic book in FR condition may have non-story elements such as coupons, ad pages, or Marvel Value Stamps cut or torn out of the book. Types of damage that place a comic in FR range include: A spine split of up to 2/3 the length of the book, a missing back cover provided the front cover is still attached, severe water damage or residue damage, mold, and paper deterioration due to oxidation.