How Do You Check Used Comic Books For Defects?
Knowing what to look for in the condition of a used comic book makes the shopping experience more rewarding, helping to avoid “buyer’s remorse” when you discover an unwanted defect in the comic once you’ve brought it home. Know what defects in a comic book you would be willing to live with and what defects would be unacceptable to you. Some people may not want any writing on their comics, while others may not be bothered by a minimal amount of writing. Missing pages or coupons cut out of comics are probably unacceptable to any buyer. Check the front and back cover of the comic book. The cover should be firmly attached to the rest of the book by two staples. Older comics often have covers that have torn loose, or have nearly torn loose, from one of the staples. Check for writing, creases, tears or missing pieces. Check for fingerprints caused by the cover ink sticking to a previous reader’s hands. Check the vibrancy of the colors. Comics exposed to too much direct light may have faded c