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  • Red Lanterns #27

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  • Posted: November 12, 2019 12:45:18 pm
  • I graded it to be a 9.4-9.6, but I don't know what to about the corners (mainly the bottom left one). Would this be a pressing candidate?

  • Posted: November 12, 2019 2:36:47 pm
  • I think it is in the 9.2 range. A press may help a little but I don't think it gets better than a 9.6 at best. (It appears to have some surface scuffing? The spine-side corner crunch though is definitely the defect that would keep you out of 9.8 territory regardless of pressing.)
    Fly By Night Paranormal Investigations
    Serving Iowa, Nebraska and surrounding states.
  • Posted: November 12, 2019 2:44:15 pm
  • Pressing can't fix the corner? Rip. There's no scuffing on the comic, just a bent spine.

    Last edited November 12, 2019 2:45:05 pm
  • Posted: November 12, 2019 3:43:32 pm
  • Scuffing must be on the bag then (the photo of the upper right - on the 'N' is the cleared.)

    The press would improve some aspects of the corner, but it looks like it has 'bloomed' out at the bottom and there is some color break and maybe some small tearing.
    Fly By Night Paranormal Investigations
    Serving Iowa, Nebraska and surrounding states.
  • Posted: November 12, 2019 3:44:57 pm
  • So would it be around a 9.4 then? There are no tears, but the corner does look hopelessly screwed.

    Last edited November 12, 2019 3:47:07 pm
  • Posted: November 12, 2019 3:59:54 pm
  • I ran it through the grading tool on here and the only 2 steps out of the 38 that I didn't put as the highest option were Step 7, Corner Rounding and Step 24, Spine Roll. I selected the next option down from the highest and the grade came out as an 8.0.

    Abrasion / Cover Wear: Glossy, smooth; no abrasion
    Centration / miswrap: Perfect Centration
    Color Spots: None
    Color Lift: None- Flat & Smooth
    Corner Creases: Perfect Unblemished Corners
    Corner Rounding: Just Perceptibly blunted
    Cover Gloss: As New
    Cover page missing: Complete
    Cover Whiteness: White
    Cutouts (Interior/Exterior): None
    Digs & Gouges: None
    Edge Wear / Chipping: Sharp, straight edge
    Ink Density (Printing Defect): Deep, Dense Inks
    Interior Page Colour: White
    Interior Pages Missing: All Pages Present
    Lying Flat: Totally Flat
    Paint: None
    Piece Out (wear/rip damage): Edges Complete
    Printer's Creases: None
    Scratches: None
    Soiling: Totally Clean
    Spine Creases: None
    Spine Roll: Slight Spine Roll
    Spine Stress Marks: None
    Spine Tears: None
    Staining: None
    Stamps & Ink: None
    Staple Placement: Perfect Placement
    Staple Rust: Clean, Shiny Staple
    Staple Wear: Perfect; As-new
    Subscription Crease: None
    Sun Shadow: None
    Tape: No Tape
    Tears: No Tears
    Warping: None
    Writing: No Writing
    Your estimated grade is 8

    Keep in mind this is just this sites grading tool and everything is up for interpretation. It could come out higher or lower using any other grading guidelines.
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  • Posted: November 12, 2019 4:06:36 pm
  • For spine roll, I put none because it has lifting but the spine itself doesn't have seemed to roll. I put blunting for the corner rounding and just noticeable deformation for the corner creases, getting an 9.6.
  • Posted: November 13, 2019 3:06:32 am
  • Just my humble opinion, but I have to agree with MacheteF7's assessment from the grading tool and would put it at somewhere between 8.0 and 9.2. It looks like a cool cover and a nice comic to have but I just can't see it as a 9.4 or higher. Hopefully I'm wrong!!
  • Posted: November 23, 2019 6:26:43 pm
  • top and bottom corners on the spine side look dinged to me I'd give it a 9.0 - 9.2, I would like to see a back picture to see how bad they are dinged.
  • Posted: November 23, 2019 11:15:46 pm
  • Just a question, but is there something with RL 27? Why would you spend the money to grade this book? Even in 9.8 condition it's not a book i (personally) would ever consider, and especially when not perfect...

    I kinda skimmed the comments so maybe i misread somewhere...and if so i apologize...
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