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TV COMIC ANNUAL - Set of 11 British Annuals from 1965 to 1979 all F or better
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_TV Comic Annual _:- SET OF 11 BRITISH ANNUALS (1965-1979) But first a word on British Annuals...UK (British) Annuals are a UK tradition that started in the 30's: large usually harbound books issued every year featuring fictional and real life icons on the current pop culture landscape: TV shows, movies and movie stars, comic and cartoon characters, recording stars and celebrities of whatever kind. All are extensively illustrated. From the 1970s, photos and photofeatures are common. Western Publishing (Dell, Gold, Key, Whitman) followed a similar strategy in the US with their movie/TV adaptations and spin-offs and the occasional celebrity comic one shots. Western was in fact the source for many of the strips that populated the UK Annuals. When Western stopped its steady stream of comic adaptations, British publishers continued with original material. Most of the text stories were always original. Regardless, the large hardcover format had no US equivalent. In accordance with copyright laws, tradition years listed are one year after copyright date. And now a word on TV Comic Annual...While characters who were very popular had their own solo titles, the majority of comic book publishing in the Golden and Silver Age was still in the anthology format. Anthologies proved popular for several reasons. It was cheaper for the consumer to pay for one book and get several different stories and it was also cheaper for the publisher to produce one book with several different characters. It was for this reason that _TV Comic Annual_ existed. It combined all the popular cartoon characters, such as Popeye, Pink Panther, Tom and Jerry, ones that weren't deemed "popular enough" to warrant their own titles. The result was obviously very successful as this publication lasted for several years. Check out our other British Annuals listings and collections. This collection contains the following volumes (grades in parentheses): * _TV Comic Annual 1965_ (F-) * _TV Comic Annual 1968 _(VF) * _TV Comic Annual 1969_ (VG) (TSP) * _TV Comic Annual 1970_ (F) * _TV Comic Annual 1972_ (F) * _TV Comic Annual 1973_ (VG-) * _TV Comic Annual 1975_ (VG-F) * _TV Comic Annual 1976 _(F) * _TV Comic Annual 1977_ (F-VF) (some water damage) * _TV Comic Annual 1978_ (VF) * _TV Comic Annual 1979_ (F) Each annual contains several comic stories and some text stories. End of description Read this legend for an understanding for how our grading system works: M = Mint A perfect, unread comic. White pages, sharp corners, perfectly aligned cover, tight staples, sharp square corners, no creases, marks, fading of any kind - no flaw whatsoever. We have never actually graded a book as mint. To quote phil seuling: "mint is a flavor of chewing gum." Nm = Near Mint This is what most comics look like when purchased new, presuming no harassment on the racks. Tight staples, glossy cover, sharp corners, no marks, white pages. Any flaws are hints of a flaw. Maybe look very closely and you the perfectionist will see a miniscule mis-alignment of the cover with the pages, or the hint of the rounding of a corner. Run your fingers down the spine and you may feel a crease which isn't visible to the eye. Those are the kind of things which mean that nearly all "as new" comics are graded as near mint rather than mint. You will notice that in our 1000s of listings, we don't use this grade either. Vf-nm is usually our top grade. VF = Very Fine Excellent condition. Sharp, bright and clean. May have minor spine wear or a small corner crease, or slight surface wear. Often, at first glance a very fine comic will appear near mint, although closer inspection will reveal trace ( but distinct) imperfections. This is typically the best grade seen for silver age comics. F = Fine A nice book, still attractive to look at. An optimistic first glance might reasonably hope for a vf or even a vf-nm. Staples still firm, there is at least some gloss, good corners, but closer look reveals yet more imperfections. Vg = Very Good A solid book. Immediately visible but not dramatic flaws - conversely no dramatic virtues either. Just clean somewhat worn and solid. Maybe some creases but no significant tears. Staples still solid. Book still solid, but clearly worn. G = Good As vg, but with flaws more pronounced. Creases are a little bigger, maybe a larger tear, staples still well attached, but may have stress tears around them. There may be small chips out of the cover. The wear is e very where but the book is still sound. Fr = fair A fair comic is well worn with large flaws, but the book and cover are still, possibly a piece or two missing from the cover, a staple may be loose. Ok for a reader, a cheap placeholder for a collector. Pr = Poor Any graded book should be complete. 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