Coming Grading Term - Mint

A Mint Condition Comic. Photo Copyright Aaron Albert

(CGC: 10-9.8)

(Overstreet: 100-98)
(Abbreviated as MT)

This grade is the most misused of all the comic book grades. Many people want their comic book to be better than it is, but few attain this high of a mark. Those comics that do, especially CGC graded books, can attain the highest possible market value that is out there. This will only happen if there is a market for your comic though. Most copies of Youngblood, West Coast Avengers, and X will never do as well as a highly sought after Spider-Man, Batman, or other mainstream comic book.

For a comic book to be considered, “Mint” it needs to meet the following criteria:


The Cover

  • There should be no creases.
  • The cover should have no fading and look like new.
  • The comic should lie flat and not roll or have curves.

The Spine

  • The spine should be straight with no rolling
  • Staples should be like new and not rusted.


The Pages

  • There should be no tears or cuts.
  • The color should be bright with no discoloration, or fading.
  • There should be no stains or marks.
  • Autographs are acceptable.


  • The Comic should look as if it came fresh from the store.

An Example Of A Mint Condition Comic Book

Mint Comic Book Gallery

Other Comic Book Terms:

Near Mint
Very Fine
Very Good