TALES OF SUSPENSE #52 1ST APPEARANCE OF BLACK WIDOW (1959) CGC GRADED 6.0 FN MARVEL. Have been retailing for over 15 years with two brick and mortar stores in the U. All single comics come bagged and boarded with sets coming in combined bags and boards!
99p comics/pre-owned comics will only be bagged. Available on request - NEVER miss another issue of your favourite series.If you have missed an issue of any series no matter how old please get in touch, we have an extensive back issue catalogue and we will try our best to source the issues for you. All of our comics are 1st prints, unless we state otherwise. All comics come bagged and boarded (excludes magazine, graphic novels and sets). All our comics are brand new/unread, unless stated otherwise on the listing i. Many buyers have very exacting standards and expect new comics to be perfect and/or without fault. Brand new comics are subject to many industry accepted flaws i.
Spine creases, corner wear, print faults, ink marks, smudges, ink disturbance/bleeding, small tears and we do not accept requests for cancellation or return of affected issues. If you require perfect or as near perfect as possible, we are sorry, but for the reasons above, we cannot guarantee this level of quality. We recommend that if you require perfect copies then you hand pick them at your nearest comic store. Our grading standards are based on the standards laid out in the Overstreet Grading Guide with additional experience gained from our 20+ years in the comic industry.
Grading is an inherently subjective process and there will always be small differences in opinion. Even professional grading services like CGC, CBCS, and PGX acknowledge that the same book may not always receive the same grade if it is submitted for grading more than once.
Comics listed for sale on our page are listed with the following grades. 10.0 GM Gem Mint. 9.8 NM/M Near Mint/Mint.9.6 NM+ Near Mint+. 9.4 NM Near Mint. 9.2 NM- Near Mint. 9.0 VF/NM Very Fine/Near Mint.
8.5 VF+ Very Fine+. 8.0 VF Very Fine. 7.5 VF- Very Fine. 7.0 FN/VF Fine/Very Fine.
5.0 VG/FN Very Good/Fine. 4.5 VG+ Very Good+.
4.0 VG Very Good. 3.5 VG- Very Good.
3.0 GD/VG Good/Very Good. N/A Pre-Owned (See below for details). When reviewing the possible defects a comic may have as shown below for the various grades, please keep in mind that while a single defect may not reduce a comic's grade, that defect if repeated and/or combined with other accumulated defects, may push the grade down by one or more grades. Near Mint (NM) condition Near Mint/Mint NM/M 9.8 Near Mint+ NM+ 9.6 Near Mint NM 9.4 Near Mint- NM- 9.2.
On the ten-point grading scale, a lower grade like 9.2 will allow these defects in a greater quantity and degree than a higher grade like 9.8, which sometimes may have no discernible defects at all. We do not assign the grades 9.9 and 10.0 to any unslabbed "raw" comics.
You will only see these ultra-high grades on comics slabbed by one of the grading services. There is such a small degree of separation between the grades 9.8, 9.9, and 10.0 that even the most experienced comic graders may disagree on which of these three grades to assign to an apparently flawless comic, so the highest grade we will assign to a comic is 9.8.
A nearly perfect copy that looks brand new with only a few very minor defects. Acceptable minor defects on a NM copy include: a very small amount of spine stresses, very minor instances of denting (two or three at most), slight corner blunting, and minor (less than 1/8) bends without color breaks. Very Fine (VF) condition Very Fine/Near Mint VF/NM 9.0 Very Fine+ VF+ 8.5 Very Fine VF 8.0 Very Fine- VF- 7.5.
A VF copy has minor defects, but is in overall excellent condition. Most well-kept modern comics (especially if they have been read) fall into this grade. Acceptable defects on a VF are minor and include: Minor corner wear, a light accumulation of spine stress that may include color-break, a light accumulation of dents, and bends or folds less than 1/4 (note that on a VF copy, some color-break is allowed in a bend/fold).
Fine (FN) condition Fine/Very Fine FN/VF 7.0 Fine+ FN+ 6.5 Fine FN 6.0 Fine- FN- 5.5. A comic in FN condition is considered "above average" but still displays some wear.In general, the eye appeal is somewhat reduced due to either an accumulation of minor defects or one or two moderate defects. Acceptable defects on a FN copy include: Slight spine roll, a moderate accumulation of spine stresses that may break color, a spine split of less than 1/2, minor water spotting or residue (less than the size of a dime), an impacted corner, and moderate foxing. Very Good (VG) condition Very Good/Fine VG/FN 5.0 Very Good+ VG+ 4.5 Very Good VG 4.0 Very Good- VG- 3.5. A comic in VG condition shows some significant wear, but has not accumulated enough total defects to reduce eye appeal to the point that it is not a desirable copy.
A VG copy may have an accumulation of minor defects or one or two major ones. Acceptable defects on a VG copy include: Spine roll, 1/2" to 1" spine splits or other tears, a cover or centerfold that is detached at one staple, discoloration due to oxidation, and a moderate accumulation of water damage, staining or small stamps. Good (GD) condition Good/Very Good GD/VG 3.0 Good+ GD+ 2.5 Good GD 2.0 Good- GD- 1.8. A GD copy has major defects, but is still complete and readable.A GD copy will have a significant amount of damage, usually an accumulation of smaller defects punctuated with some major defects. Acceptable defects on a GD copy include: A vertical book-length crease, 1.5"-2" spine split, cover or centerfold completely detached, major tears, heavy discoloration/brittleness due to oxidation, heavy amounts of staining, residue, and water damage. Fair/Good FR/GD 1.5 Fair FR 1.0. A FR is the lowest grade a comic book can receive as long as the story and art are complete.
A FR copy will have virtually no eye appeal and will display major damage. A comic book in FR condition may have non-story elements such as coupons, ad pages, or Marvel Value Stamps cut or torn out of the book.Types of damage that place a comic in FR range include: A spine split of up to 2/3 the length of the book, a missing back cover provided the front cover is still attached, severe water damage or residue damage, mold, and paper deterioration due to oxidation. Poor (PR) condition Poor PR 0.5. Comic books in PR condition may be missing up to 4 pages (two spreads) of story pages or display severe damage that affects the readability of the book.
Pre-owned is not a specific grade but used by us to describe a comic that has been damaged in some way. The cover will still be attached at the staples, no pages missing and the comic will be entirely readable but have damage such as small tears, spine breaks, folds or more. We would be very grateful if you would ensure you have made enquiries with your local depot, and perhaps your neighbours, to see if either party are holding your order.
On occasion, new comics can be subject to many flaws, i. Spine creases, print faults, ink marks, smudges and other minor imperfections. White Covers and Blank covers are particularly susceptible to printing marks.
These are industry accepted flaws. We will require images of the outer packaging and item clearly showing the damage being reported. This is required for our Supplier / Postal Services claim process. Replacements are dependent upon availability.
The item "TALES OF SUSPENSE #52 1ST APPEARANCE OF BLACK WIDOW (1959) CGC GRADED 6.0 FN" is in sale since Thursday, May 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Comic Books & Memorabilia\Comics\Comics & Graphic Novels". The seller is "piranha_comics_co" and is located in Kingston Upon-Thames. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.