By phxhrt - 11/8/2011 8:28:32 AM
My mom passed last month and while going through things i came across the comics that mostly were bought by me when i was in my teens back in the 70's. I put them all in sleeves and put backings in there too. I came across one specifically and after researching it i took it into a shop and the guy said it was maybe a 6.0 with a couple stains on the back cover..the comic is iron fist issue 15, the 30 cent issue. So i am curious about grading and how they do it, there isn't a big stain but can someone help me out on this on learning about that and also, if anyone here is from arizona, i wouldn't mind finding someone out here that might be interested in some of these..but also i do have some 90's comics and i am especially curious about the one called ULTRAMAN issue one virgin edition. The copy i have has never been opened. It is in original plastic, still sealed with the little card in the bag as well. So, since unopened, would this be considered gem grade, and would it be worth it being that way to have it graded by cgc? anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated and here is my list of the ones i have..
Comic books listing
1-Action comics, In this issue, the atom, dc comic, vol. 36, no. 430, 1973,
1-Archie’s joke book, slight stain bottom left corner, No. 257 june 1979,
1-Archie & Me, archie comics group, no. 119, june 1980,
BLUE BEETLE, DC COMIC, JAN. 88, ISSUE 20,
1-Black panther marvel comic vol. 1 no. 15, may 1979
1-Adventure comics presents, black orchid, dc comic vol. 39. No. 429, sept – oct 1973
Barbie, marvel comic, vol. 1. No. 29, 1993
Batman starring in detective comics, dc comic, vol. 43, no. 484,
1-Batman, dc comic, vol. 34, no. 252, oct, 1973
1-The brave and the bold, dc comic, vol. 20, no. 112, april, may 1974
1-Black magic, dc comic, vol. 1 no. 1, oct.-nov.1973,
1-Boy commandos, dc comic, vol. 1, no. 2, 1973,
1-Chamber of chills, marvel comic, vol. 1, no 9, 1974
1-Crypt of shadows, marvel comic, vol. 1, no. 9 1974
1-Challengers of the unknown, dc comic, vol. 16, no. 84, dec. jan 1977/1978
1-The cross and the switchblade, spire Christian comics, 1972
1-Champion sports, dc comic, the kid who beat the Oakland a’svol. 1 no. 1, oct-nov 1973
1-Champion sports, dc comic, vol. 2 no. 3, feb.-march 1974
1-Crypt of shadows, marvel comic, vo. 1 no. 13, march. 1974,
1-Conan, the barbarian, marvel comic, vol. 1 no. 30, sept 1973,
CONAN THE ADVENTURER, MARVEL COMIC, JUNE, ISSUE 1, DIRECT EDITION, .
CABLE, MARVEL COMIC,1993, ISSUE 9, .
1-The tomb of Dracula, marvel comic, vol. 1 no. 12, sept 1973
1-Dark mansion, dc comic, vol. 3, no. 13, oct. nov, 1973
1-Dead of night, marvel comic, vol. 1, no. 3, april 1974
1-Doc Savage, marvel comic, vol. 1, no. 7, oct. 1973,
1-Dead of Night, marvel comic, vol. 1 no. 5, 1974.
1-The flintstones and pepples, Charlton comic, vol. 7, no. 47, aug. 1976
1-Flash, solo starring green lantern, dc comic, vol. 24, no.224, nov-dec 1973
1-Forbidden tales of dark mansion, dc comic, vol. 3, no. 14, dec/jan 1973-1974
1-Fightin’ Marines, vol. 6, no. 116, Charlton jan. 1974,
1-Grimm’ Ghosts vol. no. 38 july. 1977,
1-Ghosts, dc comic, vol. 4, no. 24, march 1974,
1-Ghosts, dc comic, vol. 7 no.54, may 1977,
GREEN LANTERN, MOSAIC, DC COMIC, JAN. 93, ISSUE 8, .
1-Hal lindsey’s. there’s a new world coming spire Christian comics, 1974, .
1-The hands of shang-chi master of kung fu, marvel comic vol. 1, no. 54, 1977,
1-The hands of shang-chi, master of kung fu, marvel comic, vol. 1 no. 45, oct
1-The Hands of shang-chi, master of kung fu, marvel comic, vol.1, no. 55 aug. 1977,
1-The hands of shang-chi, master of kung fu, marvel comic, vol. 1 no. 17, april 1974,
1-The hands of shang-chi, master og kung fu, marvel comic, vol 1. No. 62, march 1978,
1-The hands of shang-chi, master of kung fu, marvel comic, vol. 1 no. 58, nov.1977
1-Hercules, unbound, dc comic, vol. 3, no. 12, aug-sept-1977
1-Huey, Dewey, Louie, Walt Disney, Whitman comic, no. 22, 1973,
1-The house of mystery, dc comic, vol. 24, no. 232, june 1975,
In the presence of mine enemies, spire Christian comic, 1973,
Iron fist, marvel , vol . 1,no. 15, sept. 1977
IT, marvel comic, vol. 1 no. 21, dec 1973,
Kung fu fighter dc comic vol. 3 No. 17, sept . oct 1977
Kamandi, the last boy on earth,dc comic, vol 2. No. 11, nov.1973
Kamandi, dc comic, vol. 2, no. 14, feb. 1974,
Lois Lane, dc comic, vol. 16 no. 135 nov. 1973
Little lulu, gold key comic, no. 218, 1974,
Little Lotta, Harvey comic, no. 110, nov. 1973,
MOTORMOUTH, MARVEL COMICS, JUNE, ISSUE 1, .
NOMAD, MARVEL COMIC, VOL. 1, 1992
Popeye, Whitman comic, no. 145, april 1979,
PLOP, dc comic, vol. 1, no. 1, sept.-oct. 1973,
5-Dc comic Ragman Vol. 1 1st Issue oct. 1991 5 copies of this issue.
Hanna Barbara, the roman holidays, Whitman comic, no. 3, 1973,
Red Sonja, marvel comic, vol. 1, no. 5, sept 1977,
Ripley Believe it or Not, gold key comic, no. 68, 1977,
SABERTOOTH, MARVEL COMIC, SEPT. ISSUE 2, .
SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS, DC COMIC, JUNE 93, ISSUE 697, .
Superman, The superman family, dc comic, vol. 26, no. 196, july aug, 1979
Superman-batman in worlds’ finest dc comic, vol. 33, no. 220, dec. 1973
Superman, dc comic, vol. 41, no. 337, july 1979
Superboy starring the legion of super heroes, dc comic, vol. 25, no. 199, nov. 1973,
Superman, dc, vol. 36, 274, 1974,
Superman family, dc comic vol. 26, no. 197, sept-oct 1979, .
SuperBoy and the legion of super heroes Dc comic Vol. 31 No.251 1979,
Secrets of sinister house, dc comic, vol. 4 no. 18, june-july 1974
The amazing spider man, marvel, vol. 1, no. 196, sept. 1979
secret romance, charlton comic vol. 3, no39, 1976,
Super girl, dc comic, vol. 2 no. 7, 0ct 1973
The amazing spider man, marvel comic, vol. 1, no. 128,
Superman’s pal, Jimmy Olsen, vol. 20, no. 161, nov. 1975,
Shazam, dc comic, vol. 1 no. 5, sept 1973,
Strange sports, dc comic, vol. 1, no. 2, dec. 1973
Sad sack, Harvey comic, nov. 1973, no. 235
Walt Disney, SCAMP,
STAR TREK, DEEP SPACE 9 MALIBU COMIC, VOL. 1 .
SILVER SURFER, WARLOC RESURRECTION, MARVEL COMIC, NO. 4
SHADOW RIDERS, MARVEL COMIC, ISSUE 1 .
Tales of the weird, and supernatural, GHOSTS, dc comic, vol. 7, no. 54 may 1977,
Tomb of darkness, marvel comic vol. 1 no. 9, july 1974
Unexpected, dc comic, vol. 19, no. 156, 1974,
The unknown soldier, star spangled war stories, dc comic, vol. 22 no. 175, nov. 1973,
ULTRAMAN, VIRGIN COVER EDITION, ISSUE 1 OF 3, .GEM STILL IN ORIGINAL PACKAGE, UNOPENED.
Vault of evil, marvel comic, vol. 1 no. 14, oct 1974,
Weird western tales, Jonah Hex, dc comic vol. 5 no. 22, may june 1974,
The mystery and madness of weird war tales, dc comic, vol.4, no 24, april 1974.
Weird mystery tales, dc comic, vol. 2, no. 10, feb-march 1974
Walt Disney Donald Duck, gold key comic, no. 153, nov. 1973,
Worlds unknown, marvel comic, vol. 1 no. 5, feb 1974,
Weird war tales, dc comic, vol. 3, no. 17, 1973,
Weird western tales starring Scalp hunter, dc comic, vol. 10, no. 59, sept. 1979,
Worlds Finest, dc comic, vol. 39, no. 257, june-july 1979,
The witching hour, dc comic, vol. 5, no. 36, nov. 1973,
Weird adventure comics, dc comic, vol. 40, no. 433, may-june 1974,
The mystery and madness of weird war tales, vol. 3, no. 19, 1973,
Worlds unknown, the thing called killdozer, marvel comic vol. 1, no.6, april 1974,
XMEN, BLOODTIES, PART 2 OF 5, MARVEL COMICS, ISSUE 26, .
By azxc - 11/8/2011 2:50:46 PM
On the price guide page there is a link on how to grade. You can check that and grade the comics, also the price guide will tell you the approximate value of your comics. As far as CGC grading, unless the comic is in high grade and is valuable there is no need to grade it.
By Ringfinger - 11/9/2011 4:05:53 AM
By pmadreenter - 11/9/2011 5:15:29 AM
The comic that was bought sealed in plastic? That flimsy plastic bag isn't enough protection to prevent the comic from suffering damage even before it was opened. It could be sealed in plastic and "GEM MINT" or it could be sealed in plastic with lots of creases and moisture damage and any other defects you can think of. Or something in the middle of those two extremes. If you were to send that one to CGC, they would take it out of the plastic before grading/slabbing it.
The tutorial on grading on this website's front page will be useful to you.
ALSO... if you start looking up values, you're going to run into trouble; the titles of comic books are often simpler than what you've been noting down in your list. Example: "Weird Adventure" is actually plain old Adventure Comics. If there's any question as to what the real title of a book might be, always check the publisher's info at the bottom of the first page.
I see a lot of comics that aren't worth much, but there are a few nice pieces on your list. Batman 252 is probably the best thing you've listed, with the other 70s superhero titles running a distant second.
By Ringfinger - 11/10/2011 4:52:02 AM
yeah, watch those bags for sure!