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  1. On 1/5/2020 at 2:45 PM, FoggyNelson said:

    7.5 give or take a grade🤔🤔

    I bought I hoping for a 6/6.5 plus so that would be great! Would have a clean and press first! 

    16 hours ago, comicginger1789 said:

    I would not be surprised at all with 8.0-8.5. Very minor things take it outta the 9.0+ zone for me but it is a sharp looking book either way.

    I'd be crazy happy with an 8!

    5 hours ago, theCapraAegagrus said:

    7.0 IMO.

    Tbf as I said I'd bought it with enough wiggle room for it to be a 6.5

    2 hours ago, Hollywood1892 said:

    That is a sweet book...

    TBH I've noticed differing grade scales for different eras of book, for instance a book from 1968 that grades 9.4-9.8 wouldnt grade a 7.0 if it was modern.

    That being said


    Let's hope so! 

    2 hours ago, Hollywood1892 said:

     When it comes to opinions on movies or books, I've rarely ever seen a post by you where you have agreed with the experts.

    On the other hand. I agree with all my 9.8s from the 70s and 80s.

    As I said, the book looks like it could fetch a (lenient) 8.5

    Again would be super happy with that

    2 hours ago, comics4all said:


    One of my favorite Batman stories! 

    Same here. One of my favourite and iconic covers with a kick story


    Thank you everyone for your opinions, all greatly appreciated :)

  2. 5 hours ago, Motor City Rob said:

    Hard to tell from the picture, but is is there a horizontal crease on the front cover that goes across the entire book right through Joker's face?


    5 hours ago, DWL said:

    That is a nice book. 

    Corners are shape, back cover is clean and the book overall has nice gloss.  The one concern I have is that apparent horizontal crease about a quarter way down the book.  It looks like the crease is on the back as well, suggesting it goes through the whole book?   I don't know much about pressing so I am not sure if a press would fit that horizontal crease or not. 

    There is some evident stress at the staples and some minor spine ticks but I would estimate the grade at 7.0 (fine/very fine) to 7.5 (very fine). 

    Hank you for your responses. Luckily they're just light - no crease :) I've added some more pictures. Also the top left corner isn't a tear it's almost like a printing defect - not pen or anything either.


    Thanks for your help






  3. 1 hour ago, Squad008 said:

    I'm at 5.5/6.0 leaning more 6.0. press/clean by the right person shouldn't hurt the book, don't think you get more than a .5 grade increase due to the color break but the difference in price for that book .5 higher would justify eating the cost of the press. Just don't send it to anyone that uses a laundry iron to do their pressing.

    Thanks. Its already had a clean and press (second group of photos). I think they did a great job!

  4. On 4/28/2019 at 10:31 PM, rjpb said:

    Hydrogen peroxide does a decent job of killing mold spores on porous surfaces. Applied with a q-tip, it doesn't stain or warp the paper or appear to effect off-set inks. It can even remove some staining from the mold. It's considered an aqueous cleanser and therefore "restoration"( or is it "conservation" now?), but it's preferable to leaving mold spores which may not be dead on the paper. I'm not sure how traceable it is, but the couple of times I have applied it to low grade books, I disclosed it while selling. 

    I've used a dry q tip and not much change. I'm not sure how confident I am using any chemicals on it.

    22 hours ago, PovertyRow said:

    I picked up an excellent movie lobby card (Mr. Moto In Danger Island) from 1939. Half of two borders were coated with a thick black mold. Part of my removal process was the use of hydrogen peroxide applied with a cotton swap. It does kill spores and also provides a mild bleaching. What I like about hydrogen peroxide if it leaves no residue, just evaporates into water and oxygen, Just adding a bit to the conversation but I would not recommend someone without real experience to attempt addressing that stain. It indeed looks pretty nasty and should be left to a pro.

    OH - I should have mentioned I took safety measures: proper ventilation, covering the work surface, wearing gloves, using a breather etc. You don't want to mess around with mold unless you really know what your doing.

    I think I'd have to get someone to do it for me. But if I'm honest, I just dont want it to spread throughout the comic or to my other comics. I can live with it there, the book otherwise presents really well 


  5. 5 hours ago, joeypost said:

    Looks like it could be a coffee stain. 

    Takea clean q-tip and wipe the area that is affected the worst. If it wipes off easily it could be molds that grew over the stain. 

    Quick tip to get the heavy surface mold off is use an artists brush to gently wipe away what you can off the surface. The brush should be medium stiffness to the bristles.

    If you plan on getting it graded, do not use any type of cleaner on it, as it will come back conserved or restored. 

    Great I'll give that a try. Thank you for the replies, will let you know how it goes...