THE BAD: there was no mention of the 1972 Munich Olypics terrorist massacre.
THE UGLY: Blumberg gives not only numerous cases of Arab terroristr activity, but Jewish violence against Arabs and the British, as well, which of course opened up the floodgates of Brit retaliation, with great amounts of flogging and hanging. I'm glad to see the human race is so well on the way to getting along with one another...
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In this guide, you will find advertising by some of the largest retailers in the nation, several interesting articles with topics ranging from comics history to restoration to shipping comics. Each grade has a fairly comprehensive one-page description of necessary qualities inherent to the grade, along with a full checklist of 21 grading considerations like spine roll, cover creases and staples. The pages following are filled with clear and illustrative examples of covers of books fitting the grade, with appropriate annotation of defects.
While there is still room for improvement in future editions, such as addressing the topic of grade "qualifiers" - a defect impacting the grade of an otherwise NM comic, it is the premier guide to comic book grading and is a must-have for any serious collector or dealer.
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