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What to Look for When Buying Amazing Fantasy 15

If you are a collector, you may be constantly looking for hard to find copies of highly sought-after titles. Many of these titles are Marvel Comics and feature Spider-Man. If you're looking for an Amazing Fantasy 15 copy on eBay, you can use this guide to understand certifications, authentication, and grading systems.

How are comic books graded?

When shopping for used Amazing Fantasy Spider-Man comic books, it's important to understand the comic book grading system. The system starts at 0 and goes all the way to 10, with 0 being the lowest score and 10 being the highest. Below is a brief overview of grades based on comic book conditions.

  • 9.9 to 10 Mint+
  • 9.6 to 9.8 Near mint+
  • 9.2 to 9.4 Near mint
  • 7.5 to 9 Very fine
  • 5.5 to 7 Fine
Should graded comics be certified?

The grading of an Amazing Fantasy 15 value relates to its condition. After locating the grade for a reasonably priced comic book on eBay, it's important to see if the grade has been certified by professionals. Professional comic book certification companies will grade and certify the copy. After the book has been graded, it will be encapsulated to preserve the certification.

How to determine if a comic book signature is authentic

Signed copies of Amazing Fantasy comic books are valuable, but only if it can be verified that the signature is authentic. The grading system used to distinguish the grade of a comic book can also be used to verify signed copies of comic books. Certified sign copies of comic books should have a yellow grading label from the Signature Series certification. An example of a comic book signature that has been verified includes Stan Lee. Are all editions of American Fantasy 15 the same?

No, not all American Fantasy 15 editions are the same. The first edition of this comic book was printed between 1961 and 1962. Since then, the comic book has been rereleased and reprinted several times. The publication date of the comic is printed on each new release.

Other differences in 15 reprints include the anthology stories included in the comic book. Some copies have been reprinted with just the Spider-Man story, and others have included other stories such as Marvel Milestone, Marvel Edition, and The Birth of Spider-Man. The date the comic book was printed is visible on each copy sold.

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