Bindery tears must be less than 1/16" on Silver Age and later books, although on Golden Age books bindery tears of up to 1/4" have been noted. Cover is flat with no surface wear. Inks are bright with high reflectivity and a minim.Corners are cut square and sharp with ever-so-slight blunting permitted. A 1/16 bend is permitted with no color break. Small, inconspicuous, lightly penciled, stamped or inked arrival dates are acceptable as long as they are in an unobtrusive location. Spine is tight and flat.
Staples are generally centered; may have slight discoloration. Paper is off-white to cream, supple and fresh. Slight interior tears are allowed. 9.2 NEAR MINT (NM): Nearly perfect with only a minor additional defect or defects that keep it from Near Mint.A limited number of minor bindery/printing defects are allowed. Inks are bright with only the slightest dimming of reflectivity. A 1/16-1/8 bend is permitted with no color break. Staples may show some discoloration. 9.0 VERY FINE/NEAR MINT (VF/NM): Nearly perfect with outstanding eye appeal. A limited number of bindery/printing defects are allowed. Cover is almost flat with almost imperceptible wear. Inks are bright with slightly diminished reflectivity. An 1/8 bend is allowed if color is not broken. Corners are cut square and sharp with ever-so-slight blunting permitted but no creases.
Several lightly penciled, stamped or inked arrival dates are acceptable. Only the slightest staple tears are allowed. A very minor accumulation of stress lines may be present if they are nearly imperceptible.Paper is off-white to cream and supple. Very minor interior tears may be present. 8.0 VERY FINE (VF): An excellent copy with outstanding eye appeal. A limited accumulation of minor bindery/printing defects is allowed.
Cover is relatively flat with minimal surface wear beginning to show, possibly including some minute wear at corners. Inks are generally bright with moderate to high reflectivity. An unnoticeable 1/4 crease is acceptable if color is not broken. Stamped or inked arrival dates may be present.
Spine is almost completely flat with a possible minor color break. Very slight staple tears and a few almost insignificant stress lines may be present. Paper is cream to tan and supple. Minor interior tears at the margin may be present.
7.0 FINE/VERY FINE (FN/VF): An above-average copy that shows minor wear but is still relatively flat and clean with outstanding eye appeal. A small accumulation of minor bindery/printing defects is allowed. Minor cover wear beginning to show, possibly including minor creases.Inks are generally bright with a moderate reduction in reflectivity. The slightest spine roll may be present, as well as a possible moderate color break. Slight staple tears and a small accumulation of light stress lines may be present. Paper is cream to tan. 6.0 FINE (FN): An above-average copy that shows minor wear but is still relatively flat and clean with no significant creasing or other serious defects.
Some accumulation of minor bindery/printing defects is allowed. Minor cover wear apparent, with minor to moderate creases. Inks show a significant reduction in reflectivity.
Blunted corners are more common, as is minor staining, soiling, discoloration, and/or foxing. A minor spine roll is allowed. There can also be a 1/4 spine split or severe color break. Staples may show minor discoloration. Minor staple tears and a few slight stress lines may be present, as well as minor rust migration.Paper is tan to brown and fairly supple with no signs of brittleness. 5.0 VERY GOOD/FINE (VG/FN): An above-average but well-used comic book. An accumulation of bindery/printing defects is allowed. Minor to moderate cover wear apparent, with minor to moderate creases and/or dimples.
Blunted corners are increasingly common, as is minor to moderate staining, discoloration, and/or foxing. A minor to moderate spine roll is allowed. A spine split of up to 1/2 may be present. Minor staple tears and minor stress lines may also be present, as well as minor rust migration.
Paper is tan to brown with no signs of brittleness. Minor interior tears may also be present. 4.0 VERY GOOD (VG): The average used comic book. Cover shows moderate to significant wear, and may be loose but not completely detached. Can have moderate creases or dimples.
Store stamps, name stamps, arrival dates, initials, etc. Have no effect on this grade. Some discoloration, fading, foxing, and even minor soiling is allowed. As much as a 1/4" triangle can be missing out of the corner or edge; a missing 1/8" square is also acceptable.Only minor unobtrusive tape and other amateur repair allowed on otherwise high grade copies. Moderate spine roll may be present and/or a 1 spine split. Minor to moderate staple tears and stress lines may be present, as well as some rust migration. Paper is brown but not brittle. Minor to moderate interior tears may be present. Centerfold may be loose or detached at one staple. 3.0 GOOD/VERY GOOD (GD/VG): A used comic book showing some substantial wear. Cover shows significant wear, and may be loose or even detached at one staple. Cover reflectivity is very low. Can have a book-length crease and/or dimples. Corners may be blunted or even rounded. Discoloration, fading, foxing, and even minor to moderate soiling is allowed.
A triangle from 1/4" to 1/2" can be missing out of the corner or edge; a missing 1/8" to 1/4" square is also acceptable. Tape and other amateur repair may be present.May have a spine split of anywhere from 1" to 1-1/2". Staples may be rusted or replaced. Minor to moderate staple tears and moderate stress lines may be present, as well as some rust migration.
2.0 GOOD (GD): Shows substantial wear; often considered a reading copy. Cover shows significant wear and may even be detached. Cover reflectivity is low and in some cases completely absent. Book-length creases and dimples may be present.
Rounded corners are more common. Moderate soiling, staining, discoloration and foxing may be present.
The largest piece allowed missing from the front or back cover is usually a 1/2" triangle or a 1/4" square, although some Silver Age books such as 1960s Marvels have had the price corner box clipped from the top left front cover and may be considered Good if they would otherwise have graded higher. Tape and other forms of amateur repair are common in Silver Age and older books. May have up to a 2 spine split. Staples may be degraded, replaced or missing. Moderate staple tears and stress lines may be present, as well as rust migration.Centerfold may be loose or detached. Moderate interior tears may be present. 1.0 FAIR (FR): Shows heavy wear. Some collectors consider this the lowest collectible grade because comic books in lesser condition are usually incomplete and/or brittle. Cover may be detached, and inks have lost all reflectivity.
Creases, tears and/or folds are prevalent. Corners are commonly rounded or absent. Soiling and staining is present.
Books in this condition generally have all pages and most of the covers, although there may be up to 1/4 of the front cover missing or no back cover, but not both. Tape and other forms of amateur repair are more common. Spine roll is more common; spine split can extend up to 2/3 the length of the book. Staples may be missing or show rust and discoloration. An accumulation of staple tears and stress lines may be present, as well as rust migration.
Paper is brown and may show brittleness around the edges but not in the central portion of the pages. Acidic odor may be present. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. The item "Lot/5 VFNM 9.0 Marvel Age 19 Team Up 141 144 145 146 VENOM Black Suit Spider-Man" is in sale since Tuesday, April 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Bronze Age (1970-83)\Other Bronze Age Comics".
The seller is "twogo" and is located in Castro Valley, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, France, Germany.