CC-G (suitable for all audiences)
Although this rating does not signify a comic designed specifically for children, most parents may let younger children read this comic unattended. It contains little or no violence, no strong language and little or no sexual dialogue or situations. Most CCCs are regarded as CC-G unless otherwise noted.
CC-PG (parental guidance suggested)
Many parents may want to read it with their younger children or read it before the children do, to prepare for any questions arising from the art or story. The theme itself may call for parental guidance and/or the comic contains one or more of the following: moderate violence (V), some sexual situations (S), infrequent coarse language (L), or some suggestive dialogue (D).
CC-14 (parental guidance strongly recommended; not for children under 14)
Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring the reading of this comic and are cautioned against letting children under the age of 14 read it without discussing the problematic issues. This comic contains one or more of the following: intense violence (V), intense sexual situations (S), strong coarse language (L), or intensely suggestive dialogue (D).
CC-MA (mature; not for audiences under 17)
This comic contains one or more of the following: graphic violence (V), explicit sexual activity (S), or crude indecent language (L). It is assumed that CC-MA CCCs will have thematic elements not intended for children.