MINT (10.0-9.9)- Its cover has full luster, with edges sharp and pages like new. There are no signs of wear or aging. It is not imperfectly printed or off-center. This is a perfect comic book.
Near Mint (9.8-9.2)- Its cover shows barely perceptible signs of wear. Its spine is tight, and its cover has only minor loss of luster and only minor printing defects. Some discoloration is acceptable in older comics-as are signs of aging. This is a nearly perfect comic.
Very Fine (9.0-7.5)- There can be slight creases and wrinkles at the staples, but it is a flat, clean issue with definite signs of being read a few times. There is some loss of the original gloss, but it is in general, an attractive comic book. A Very Fine copy is a nice comic book with beginning signs of wear.
Fine (7.0-5.0)- This comic book's cover is worn but flat, and clean with no defacement. There is usually no writing on the cover or tape repair. Stress lines around the staples and more rounded corners are permitted. A Fine comic book is a good-looking copy at first glance.
Very Good (4.5-3.0)- Most of the original gloss is gone. There are minlor markings, discoloration, and/or heavier stress lines around the staples and spine. The cover may have minor tears and/or corner creases, and spine-rolling is permissible. A Very Good comic book is well-read and has some problems, but it's still nice.
Good (2.5-1.8)- Creases, minor tears, rolled spine, and cover flaking are permissible in this grade. A Good copy is a very worn comic book with nothing missing.
Fair (1.5-1.0)- Copies may have a soiled, slightly damaged cover, a badly rolled spine, cover flaking, corners gone, and tears. Tape may be present and is always considered a defect. A Fair copy has multiple problems but is structurally intact.
Poor (0.5)- While the copy may still contain some readable stories, major defects get in the way. Copies may be in the process of disintergrating and may do so with even light handling.