The Lions Den

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  1. The Lions Den

    PGM Showcase #55

    6.5 is a nice tight grade...
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    Give me your top 10 favorite comic artists

    Great lists so far...here's mine in no particular order: Frazetta Steranko Wood Kirby Ditko Heath Williamson Adams Corben Wrightson and an honorable mention goes to Reed Crandall, Graham Ingels, Bill Everett, Barry Windsor-Smith, Mike Ploog, Frank Brunner, Ralph Reese, John Romita, Tom Sutton, Alfredo Alcala and John Severin...
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    PGM FF king size special 6

    I'd give this book a 7.5...nice copy!
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    IYO Which is the better copy?

    My best guess is: The one with the hole would likely come out on top. The grade would probably end up in the GD/VG range (3.0) even with the tape repair. The copy with the missing coupon would probably end up in the Good range (2.0 - 2.5).
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    What is this ink??

    From what I understand, the sides of bound stacks of comics were marked with different colors of ink to help facilitate their distribution. Usually the ink was applied in a less obtrusive fashion than the example you've shown. I've seen CGC graders be very tough on this type of flaw, basically treating it like a stain (which it is, actually). Pressing certainly won't remove the ink, but it could help the rippling effect. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but this really is a stunning example of ink run amok...
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    PGM Rangers Comics 41

    Now that's a cover! Love it! I see no reason not to grade this 9.0 - 9.2...
  7. I think you got your money's worth in information alone...
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    PGM: Planet Comics #10

    +1 Nice grading, Point Five...and what a cover!
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    PGM Skeleton Hand #5

    Well Bird, I like the look of this book---the colors are great. I know where you're coming from...I can see it being graded somewhere in the Fine range.
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    Fingerprints?

    A typical reduction would be a 9.4 becomes a 9.2 (like Bomber-Bob said) but I've also seen them bring the grade down even more than that. It depends on how extensive and noticeable they are...
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    To Slab or not to Slab 2 -Electric Boogaloo

    I'm afraid that spine stress alone takes it out of the "ultra-mint" range...
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    To Slab or not to Slab 2 -Electric Boogaloo

    Do you have any pictures of the book that show it out of the bag?
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    Acceptable defects in 9.8 comics?

    As one of my friends put it: "There has to be some reason a book is a 9.8 instead of a 9.9 or 10.0..." Unfortunately, sometimes the reason is staring you right in the face...
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    Pressing recommendations?

    CCS has been doing a very nice job on the books I've sent them lately...