Founded in 2000, CGC is the first independent, impartial, third-party comic book grading service. A proven and respected commitment to integrity, accuracy, consistency and impartiality has made CGC the leader in its field. In fact, in 2007, CGC crossed the million-book mark and has now graded over 2 million comic books.

 

More than 100,000 comic books are submitted to CGC every year, to be graded by the hobby’s most experienced and trusted team. All CGC-certified books are encapsulated in their state-of-the-art, tamper-evident holder with a distinguished CGC label

 

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Grading a few examples below , plus many grades inbetween these

10

10 GM Absolutely perfect in every way to the naked eye. Overall look is as if it had never been handled or released for sale. Corners are sharp and square, cover inks are bright and reflective, spine is tight and flat, staples are centered, pages are white and supple. No soiling, no wear.

VF 8.0

8 VF This grade still has excellent eye appeal. Overall look is as if it had been read a few times and accrued minor handling wear. Limited number of bindery or printing flaws allowed. Corners may have minute wear, cover inks are still moderate to highly reflective, spine is almost completely flat with a few possible stress marks, staples may have slight discoloration, pages can be cream to very light tan. Minor cover soiling or a small tear allowed. A small piece may be missing only if it is a printing/bindery defect. Covers may have minimal surface wear with a possible small crease or two.

 

FN 6.0

6 FN  Above-average copy that shows minor wear but is fairly flat and clean with decent eye appeal. Overall look is as if read a few times and handled with moderate care. Some accumulaton of bindery or printing flaws allowed. Corners may have blunting, cover inks may be less bright or have reduced reflectivity, spine may have a minor roll with a possible 1/4" split and minor color breaks, staples may have minor discoloration, and pages can be tannish but fairly supple.

VG 4.0

4 VG  Average used copy with significant moderate wear. Overall look is as if read many times. Corners are probably blunted and worn, cover likely has low reflectivity, spine may have a moderate roll or up to a 1" split, staples may have discoloration, and pages can be tan but not brittle. Minor cover soiling and minor to moderate staple tears allowed. Up to 5/8" piece may be missing on corner or edge. Cover may have moderate to significant surface wear with moderate cover creases.

GD 2.0

2 GD  Used copy with substantial wear. Overall look is as if read many times, but is still complete. Corners are likely rounded and worn, cover may have low or no reflectivity, spine may have a roll or up to a 2" split, staples may have discoloration or rust, and pages can be tan or even brown but not brittle. Moderate cover soiling and moderate staple tears allowed. Up to 5/8" piece may be missing on corner, edge, or interior page. Cover may have significant surface wear with book-length cover creases. Cover and centerfold may be detached.

 

 

PR 0.5

0.5 PR  Heavily used copy, may be incomplete. Overall look is not good, but at least it is still available

10.0 GM Gem Mint           9.9 M Mint           9.8 NM/M Near Mint/Mint     9.6 NM+ Near Mint+     9.4 NM Near Mint     9.2 NM- Near Mint-

9.0 VF/NM Very Fine/Near Mint     8.5 VF+ Very Fine+     8.0 VF Very Fine     7.5 VF- Very Fine-     7.0 FN/VF Fine/Very Fine

6.5 FN+ Fine+      6.0 FN Fine      5.5 FN- Fine-      5.0 VG/FN Very Good/Fine     4.5 VG+ Very Good+     4.0 VG Very Good      3.5 VG- Very Good-

3.0 GD/VG Good/Very Good      2.5 GD+ Good+      2.0 GD Good      1.8 GD- Good-     1.5 FR/GD Fair/Good     1.0 FR Fair      0.5 PR Poor

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