Iron Man Lot - 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129
Up for bid is a lot of 10 consecutive Bronze Age Iron Man comics, including a few key issues. Issues and conditions are as follows:
120 (Iron Man v. Sub-mariner; starts a great Justin Hammer/Alcoholism storyline that runs through issue 128) = Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0)
121 = Fine/Very Fine (7.0)
122 (Origin retold) = Very Fine Minus (7.5)
123 = Fine (6.0)
124 = Very Fine Plus (8.5)
125 (Early Scott Lang Ant-man app.) = Very Fine Minus (7.5)
126 (Classic cover) = Very Fine (8.0)
127 = Very Fine Plus (8.5)
128 (Classic Demon in a Bottle alcoholism story/cover) = Very Fine Plus (8.5)
129 = Fine Plus (6.5)
Grading: I use Overstreet's Comic Book Grading Guide (2016 ed.) as well as 30+ years of collecting experience to grade. I also have several CGC, PGX, and CBCS books that I use for reference. I try to be accurate with grading, but there is always some subjectivity, and hence variability, involved. For example, I have a CGC 8.5 Wolverine #4 with no visible flaws except for one spine stress mark. However, I also have a CGC 9.0 Swamp Thing #1 with two stress marks and a small corner crease. Personally, I think the 8.5 Wolverine looks better, which illustrates my point.
Generally, I spend more time and effort grading high grade books than low grade books. For example, I will agonize for long minutes about whether to grade something an 8.0 versus a 9.0 because the difference and value can be large on a high-end book. On the other hand, I won't spend much time trying to distinguish between a 2.0 and 3.0.
If unhappy with my grading, I will refund the purchase price; however, the buyer pays return shipping unless he/she can make a good argument that I really blew it on the grading.
Comics will be securely packed and individually bagged and boarded.
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