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  1. It is very confusing. When you buy a cgc graded page, it will say page 1 Actually it;s 1 and 2. A wrap is 4 pages. Here's a post I found from 9 years ago. 48 pages + a cover (counting as 4) = 52. Comics started as 64 pages + cover (=68). During WW 2, they went down to 56 (+ cover = 60) Some companies did it by shifting to 14 sheets of paper (+ cover). DC and Classics Illustrated did it by keeping 16 sheets of paper but in the back half of the book, removing half of sheets 2, 6, 11, and 15 (open the book at the center, lie flat, and count down from the center sheet of paper). I am going from memory so this may not be completely accurate. Other companies also cut pages in the back half of the book. If I remember correctly, Fawcett removed half of the center fold which often lead to the book missing 2 or 6 pages. Very confusing but, in the case of Fawcett, it only lasted about six months before they went down to 32 pages (+ cover = 36). Then there was a period where most comics were 48 (+ cover = 52). Some Dell titles had some issues with 48 (+4 = 52)) and some issues with 32 (+4 = 36).
  2. Pressing is a process that can enhance the appearance of a comic book by removing non-color breaking defects such as dents, bends, crunches, rippling, warping, spine rolls and indentations. It neither adds nor takes away from the comic, making it a non-restorative process that will not make a comic book “restored.” Dry cleaning a comic to remove soiling and any unwanted substance is also considered a non-restorative process, and is included in the CCS pressing service when necessary. QuickPress is a fast and inexpensive alternative to our multi-step standard Pressing service. It includes the removal of the same defects as regular pressing (dents, bends, crunches, rippling, warping, spine rolls and indentions) and includes dry cleaning as well. For expediency, QuickPress comics only pass through the process once; any remaining defects will not be further treated as they normally would during the full pressing process. The best candidates for QuickPress tend to be high-grade moderns, which exhibit very few flaws to remove, and mid to low-grade books that have a large number of pressable defects. The QuickPress service is also ideal for raw comics to enhance their appearance in hand. To maintain the low cost and speed of this tier, CCS does not offer the Screening service for QuickPress. As a result, please check all QuickPress submissions to insure the comics are not fragile, including tanning, brittleness, splitting spines, weak staple areas or pieces that are barely attached.
  3. 7.0 There seems to be a lot of ink gone below that bottom staple.
  4. Here's my win. I am much happier about it than the wife is.
  5. The VCC just ended a few weeks ago. You can still sell on the forum in the 3 sections listed here. Be sure to read the rules before listing.
  6. Very sad. I only met him once, Here's a pic from about 15 years ago, taken in Kingston, NY. I'm on the left, Redhook (Brad) is on the right of Joe, and a friend of Brad is far right. Good times!
  7. I hear less books are coming back with newton rings. Here's a thread about them.
  8. You could set a stack aside, and sell those here. I believe that would satisfy the board only exclusive offer rule. They would need to be sold in another forum besides GSB.