I have thoroughly examined every RAW comic just prior to listing. As you will see from the detailed grading standards and description below, Ive gone to great lengths to perform a very thorough, meticulous, and (hopefully) accurate grading! Restoration, tape, color touch, or evidence of any repair/alteration. Missing pages, panels, coupons, or any cut-outs. Rusting or excessive discoloration of staples.
None, staples are nice & shiny. Slight tearing beginning, but still firmly attached. Firmly attached, but tearing is evident; should be handled with care.
Date stamps, writing, markings of any kind (cover or inside pages). Water damage, wrinkling, evidence of any exposure to moisture. Slight evidence of exposure to moisture along spine on inside cover (visible in pics); no wrinkling or damage other than the spotting. Alignment/square cut of comic and/or bindery defects.
Book is square, but cut is slightly off; you can see a slight gradient from top to bottom. Offwhite-to-tan, has been stored with MicroChamber paper for years. Any tearing (other than small printing holes on bottom of pages).
Foxing, excessive tanning, ringing, or'dust shadow'. No foxing, but inside cover has the unmistakable dust shadow around the edge that comes from excessive tanning, paper is supple not brittle (see pics). Chipping and/or missing pieces from cover or inside pages.A couple of very small chips (less than 1/8) along the edge of both front and back covers, about halfway down (just slightly visible in pics). Cover gloss, cleanliness, and reflectivity. Colors are bright and bold, but clearly has significant loss of gloss/reflectivity that is commensurate with grade. Soiling/staining (other than light surface wear consistent w/grade).
Overall clean, but minor soiling/staining evident when holding the book to light at certain angles; commensurate with grade. Spine roll and/or vertical color-breaking reading creases. Spine split and/or color-breaking stress lines along spine. No splits, but lots of color-breaking stress lines; not very visible when looking at the outside of book, but very clear and pronounced when looking at the inside cover, probably the biggest flaw with this book.All 4 corners, front and back. All corners have moderate blunting/chipping at corners, commensurate with grade. Color-breaking creases - front cover. A couple small/faint creases on front cover bottom corner, none on the back; in this category, its higher than the grade assigned. Color-breaking creases - back cover.
Flaws not visible in photos (other than listed above). None; the tanning of the cover and spine-breaks are the biggest flaws, otherwise Id call it a full grade higher. Clearly low-to-mid grade, but hey, its Avengers #2 from 1963!
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The item "Avengers # 2 (1963) 4.0 VG Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Giant Man" is in sale since Friday, July 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Silver Age (1956-69)\Superhero\Avengers". The seller is "dillywhack" and is located in La Palma, California.
This item can be shipped to United States.