GRADE IS IN: Top Notch 24
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Front cover is nice.  Everything is solid at the spine.

Back cover is fairly nice too except for some light bug chews along the spine.  There's at least a full inch split chewed at the top & bottom.  In the 3rd Pic I lifted the back cover to let some light show you the bug chews on the back cover.

Comic presents really well, but I know it'll get hit hard for that bug chew.

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Wow, looks great! Probably 4.0 or thereabouts but it obviously looks way better.

Are you sure those are bug chews? It seems like the book could have been removed from a bound volume, and that could be paper loss from glue running along the back of the spine. (In which case, you may want to check for trimming too.) There've been a bunch of formerly-bound-volume MLJs circulating in the last few years... I've got quite a few myself. :) 

 

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On 5/10/2022 at 4:41 PM, Point Five said:

Are you sure those are bug chews? It seems like the book could have been removed from a bound volume, and that could be paper loss from glue running along the back of the spine. (In which case, you may want to check for trimming too.) There've been a bunch of formerly-bound-volume MLJs circulating in the last few years... I've got quite a few myself. :) 

Hmmm... that's an interesting thought, although I've never seen a comic come out of a "bound book" looking this nice along the spine (even with the defects this one has).

Also, I don't think it's trimmed which most, but not all, bound books are.

I'm going to say there's a "chance" you are right, but I still think it would get a universal grade.

 

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On 5/10/2022 at 4:41 PM, Point Five said:

Wow, looks great! Probably 4.0 or thereabouts but it obviously looks way better.

Are you sure those are bug chews? It seems like the book could have been removed from a bound volume, and that could be paper loss from glue running along the back of the spine. (In which case, you may want to check for trimming too.) There've been a bunch of formerly-bound-volume MLJs circulating in the last few years... I've got quite a few myself. :) 

 

In the grader notes they called it "chews" on this.  No trimming.

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