Modern Age Comics your comic book source was originally established in Las Cruces, NM. We opened our physical location in the early 2000’s. Where we serviced Las Cruces and the surrounding Southern New Mexico area with new comics weekly and the largest selection of back issue comics in the area.
We now specialize in high end comic sales on-line to collectors and comic enthusiasts. If you are looking for a particular comic, please contact us directly, search this site or browse our eBay store.
Near Mint (NM) condition:
A nearly perfect copy that looks brand new with only a few very minor defects.
Very Fine (VF) condition: A VF copy has minor defects, but is in overall excellent condition.
Fine (FN) condition: A comic in FN condition is considered “above average” but still displays some wear.
Very Good (VG) condition: A comic in VG condition shows some significant wear, but has not accumulated enough total defects to reduce eye appeal to the point that it is not a desirable copy.
Good (GD) condition: A GD copy has major defects, but is still complete and readable.
Fair (FR) condition: A FR is the lowest grade a comic book can receive as long as the story and art are complete.
Poor (PR) condition: Comic books in PR condition may be missing up to 4 pages (two spreads) of story pages or display severe damage that affects the readability of the book
Here is a link to a more descriptive explanation to of how we grade our comics.
All of our comics come in high quality polyethylene acid free archival comic bags. These bags help in keeping the comic safe from light, dirt, dust and other foreign elements. It is these elements which can create damage to the comic. Our comics also come with .24 mil thick backing boards. Shiny on one side and a matte finish on the other. The shiny side of the comic board is coated with a very thin 3% calcium carbonate for archiving comic book pages. The primary purpose of a backing board is to add stiffness to your comic book storage and prevent unintended bending or creasing of your comics. Backing boards teaming up with comic bags enhance the preservation of our comics we have for sale for our customers.