Back Issue Comics

Mainstream Comics uses a very conservative three tier grading system for our “raw” back issue comics.

(Grade A) Very Fine / Near Mint (our grading opinion is this book would grade between 9.0 and above)

(Grade B) Fine / Very Fine (our grading opinion is this book would grade between 7.0 and up but not 9.0)

(Grade C) Very Good / Fine (our grading opinion is this book would grade between 5.0 and up but not 7.0)

We do not offer “raw” back issue comics that in our opinion would grade below Very Good /Fine.

Even with our simplified conservative grading system our “opinion” of the grade of a “raw” book may be different then yours. We include high quality photography for each book we offer, but if you desire a specific grade for any book you must purchase a CGC / CBCS Graded book. We do not guarantee that any “raw” book will return from a third party grading company with the grade you want. We also cannot guarantee that any “raw” book will return from a third party grading company unrestored. (ie. CGC Purple Label).

We do complete a standard restoration check on all raw books and will disclose any of the following:

Glue, Tape, Color Touch, Trimming, pieces missing, coupons cut, etc.