Welcome to latest restoration case study, this time i’ve restored a copy of DC comics Showcase #8, which is the 2nd appearance of Silver Age Flash (and the 1st appearance of Captain Cold!)
The primary problem with this cover, was a large chunk missing from the back cover. I used a combination of leaf-casting, and grafting art from another cover to make this book complete.
Although this book started out as a .5, I had hoped for an 8.0 grade. I can only assume that starting at .5, and not doing work on the interior pages is what kept this book from grading higher.