Brave & The Bold (Vol 1) # 165 (VryFn Minus (VFN Price VARIANT DC Comics AME
Brave & The Bold (Vol 1) #165Publisher: DC ComicsCover Date: August 1980Writer: Martin PaskoTitle: Prescription For TragedyAdditional Series Information: (1955-1983 - Ran for 200 issues)UK Price Variant - First PrintGrade:VFN-(Very Fine Minus) High to Mid grade comic. Nice condition comic with slight signs of very minor wear.
This item is a UK Price Variant.From the early 1960's until the mid-1980's, many original American comic books were distributed in the UK through sweet shops and newsagents. In order that the UK retailers would know what to charge for them, the publishers produced copies with prices in UK pence. These variant copies were printed at the same time, on the same presses, with the same paper and the same ink as all the cents-priced copies. The only difference was that at some point in the print run, the US cents cover price was changed to UK pence for those copies intended to be shipped to the UK. In addition, the cover month is often removed as well. This seems to be to avoid the comics appearing out of date when they arrived in the UK around a month or so after they hit the stands in the US. In those days shipping really did involve a ship! The exact quantity produced of these variants isn't known: however, considering the relative sizes of the US and UK comic book markets it's unlikely that UK Price variants would make up more than 10% of the entire print run.
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This item is an original American comic and is in English!
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Grading InformationIt is an unfortunate truth that the established back issue grading system is misleading to new comers. Both 'Good' & 'Fair' are low grades. For this reason we have provided the chart below. If you are unsure what to expect from grades like VFN+ and G-, just refer to the chart. All you need to remember is that 100% is brand new while 5% has been through the washing machine. Everything else comes in steps between.The best way to use this chart is to think of it as top middle and bottom. This enables even a layman to visualise the condition of the comic.Top - High grade collectable itemsNear Mint (NM) = 100% As new. High grade comic.Near Mint Minus (NM-) 90% Almost perfect. High grade comic.Very Fine Plus (VFN+) = 80% Almost perfect. High grade comic appearing Near mint at first glance but with one or two minor flaws upon closer inspection.Very Fine (VFN) = 75% High to Mid grade comic. Appearing almost Near Mint at first glance but with two to three minor flaws upon closer inspection.Very Fine Minus (VFN-) = 70% High to Mid grade comic. Nice condition comic with slight signs of very minor wear.Middle - Minor damage & wear apparent but still sound comicsFine Plus (FN+) = 65% Mid grade comic. Several signs of wear and age apparent at first glance. May include slight spine wear or minor creases, but still retains good eye appeal.Fine (FN) = 60% Mid grade comic. Several signs of wear and age apparent at first glance. May include slight spine wear or minor creases, but still retains good eye appeal. Sound mid grade book.Fine Minus (FN-) = 50% Mid grade comic. Some age and wear apparent at first glance including minor creases, small nicks or evidence of label removal.Very Good Plus (VG+) = 40% Mid to Lower grade comic showing showing some evidence of having been used without much care. Defects apparent include spine wear and fairly minor creases. Still sound. Very Good (VG) = 35% Mid to Low grade comic exhibiting quite a few defects, though still complete and sound.Bottom - Beaten damaged worn and abused comicsVery Good Minus (VG-) = 30% Lower grade comic. Various defects apparent including tears, nicks, loose staples or creases.Good Plus (G+) = 25% Low grade comic. Various defects apparent including tears, nicks, loose staples or creases.Good (G) = 20% Low grade used comic. Various defects apparent including tears, nicks, loose staples creases or small pieces missing.Good Minus (G-) = 15% Low grade used comic. Heavily worn comic.Fair (Fair) = 10% Worn and battered low grade used comic. Heavily worn comic.Poor (Poor) = 5% Worn and battered low grade used comic. Very heavily worn comic.
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