MINT (MT) CONDITION (Overstreet 100-98):
Near perfect in every way. Only the most subtle bindery or printing defects are allowed. Cover is flat with no surface wear. Cover inks are bright with high reflectivity and minimal fading. Corners are cut square and sharp. Staples are generally centered and clean with no rust. Cover is generally centered and firmly secured to interior pages. Paper is supple and fresh. Spine it tight and flat.
A nearly perfect copy with only minor imperfection allowed. A comic falls into this condition range if it meets all the following standards... VERY FINE (VF) CONDITION (Overstreet 89-75):
An exceptional copy with outstanding eye appeal. Sharp, bright and clean with supple pages. Pages and covers can be yellowish/tannish (at the most), but not brown, and will often be off white to white. Light spine wear is acceptable. A comic falls into this condition range if it meets all the following standards... FINE (FN) CONDITION (Overstreet 74-55):
An exceptional, above average copy that show minor wear but still is relatively flat, clean and glossy with no subscription crease or brown margins. Typical defects include: light spine wear, minor surface wear, a light crease, minor yellowing/tanning to interior pages. Compared to a VF, cover inks are beginning to show a significant reduction in reflectivity, but the comic remains highly collectible and desirable. A comic falls into this condition range if it meets all the following standards... VERY GOOD (VG) CONDITION (Overstreet 54-35):
Generally, this condition represents the average used comic book, one that has not been taken care of. These comics show moderate wear but eye appeal has not been reduced to the point that the comic ceases to be collectible. One or two minor markings on the cover or minor spine roll are allowed. These comics may be lightly creased along the spine or other edges, or have a minor piece or pieces missing. A comic falls into this condition range if it meets all the following standards... GOOD (GD) CONDITION (Overstreet 34-15):
Comics in this condition have all pages and covers, although t may be small rips or tears. These still very readable copies are commonly creased, scuffed, abraded, and soiled. Paper quality is low, but not brittle. A comic falls into this condition range if it meets all the following standards... You!