Thor Volume 1, #196 in VF/VF+ condition. This book is a RARE double cover misprint manufacturing error. Both covers appear to be in VF/VF+ condition. 5 first appearances in this issue.
Pages are clean and supple, colors are bright and pop hard, extreme cover gloss. You will receive the actual comic in the photos. The first two photos are actual HD scans of the comic book. As everyone knows, grading can at times be subjective. Additional photos are provided for you to make the best decision before purchasing.I use the Overstreet grading scale in determination for the grades listed, but look at the photos for your assessment. 8.5 VERY FINE+ (VF+): Fits the criteria for Very Fine but with an additional virtue or small accumulation of virtues that improves the book's appearance by a perceptible amount. 8.0 VERY FINE (VF): An excellent copy with outstanding eye appeal. Sharp, bright and clean with supple pages. A comic book is this grade has the appearance of having been carefully handled.
A limited accumulation of minor bindery/printing defects is allowed. Cover is relatively flat with minimal surface wear beginning to show, possibly including some minute wear at corners. Inks are generally bright with moderate to high reflectivity. An unnoticeable 1/4 crease is acceptable if color is not broken.
Stamped or inked arrival dates may be present. No obvious soiling, staining or other discoloration except for minor foxing. Spine is almost flat with no roll. Possible minor color break is allowed.Staples may show some discoloration. Very slight staple tears and a few almost very minor to minor stress lines may be present. In rare cases, a comic was not stapled at the bindery and therefore has a missing staple; this is not considered a defect. Any staple can be replaced on books up to Fine, but only vintage staples can be used on books from Very Fine to Near Mint. Mint books must have original staples. Paper is (no worse than) tan to cream and supple. No hint of acidity in the odor of the newsprint. Minor interior tears at the margin may be present. Feel free to message for any additional questions or photos. Check back often for NEW listings! This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comic Books & Memorabilia\Comics\Comics & Graphic Novels". The seller is "twobelieverscomicscardscollectiblesandmore" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.