AVX tie-in! Captain America has called the New Avengers to war against the X-Men, and Luke Cage will be forced to make a big decision: stand with his wife and child? Or suit up alongside the Avengers? Then, Iron Fist discovers the shocking secret history of the Phoenix in K'un-Lun's Book of the Iron Fist! Hope Summers journeys to Iron Fist's magical home to uncover her destiny. But will she conquer her future - or be consumed by it? Plus: The X-Men take three of the Avengers' mightiest captive, but no jail can hold them for long. Or can it? And with the Avengers/X-Men war raging at a fevered pitch, Captain America calls out the big guns against the X-Men and the Phoenix Five: Can the Illuminati succeed where the Avengers failed?
COLLECTING: New Avengers 24-30
Comic Book Grades Explained
Comic book grading is based on a score of 0 through 10:
0-1.5 = poor to good minus-Worn, torn, stained, tape repaired, written on, cover loose, rusted staples, heavy creasing..(READER COPY)
2.0-3.5 = fair to very good minus-good comic should at least be solid, readable, and relatively presentable. Most of the faults found on poor comic books can apply. There should be a few less of them.(READER COPY)
- 4.0-5.5 = very good to fine minus-Very good comics still look well-read. This is the worst grade when it's acceptable to see tape repairs.(READER COPY)
- 6.0-7.5 = fine to very fine minus-For most "serious" collectors, fine is the lowest acceptable grade. While there can be wear, some minor creasing and other faults, a fine comic book usually has most of its cover gloss, and looks pretty nice at first glance. It's more the sum of small faults (or one major one) that brings this book down from a higher grade.
- 8.0 = very fine-Generally a very fine comic either is a near mint, with one nasty fault bringing it down, or a near mint, with a few minor faults bringing it down.
- 8.5 = very fine plus-9.0 = very fine/near mint-Most near mint minus comic books have just one small fault bringing them down. Perhaps a patch of wear on a front cover edge, perhaps one corner creased and breaking color.
- 9.2 = near mint minus-The most common fault at near mint is color breaking spine stress. That, or a small, small corner crease. Anything that breaks color is going to prevent this book from getting to 9.4 or higher.
- 9.4 = near mint-The tiniest spine stress takes you down 0.2. A fingerprint on an otherwise perfect gloss, or any gloss wear on the spine, takes it down from mint.
- 9.6 = near mint plus-The cover should be more or less perfect, with no breaks in the cover gloss.
- 9.8 = near mint to mint
- 9.9 = mint
- 10.0 = gem mint