Professional comic book grading eliminates concerns about grade misrepresentations by providing an expert assessment of condition and quality. Every comic book certified by CGC is graded by the hobby’s most experienced and trusted team, according to well-established grading standards. Furthermore, every CGC-certified comic book undergoes a thorough restoration check by leading professionals during the certification process. When restoration is detected, it is fully noted on the certification label. Once certified by CGC, a comic book is encapsulated in a state-of-the art, tamper-evident holder, providing superior protection and stability for long-term preservation.
CGC SIGNATURE SERIES
Every year, hundreds of thousands of comic books and graphic novels are taken by fans to comic book and popular culture conventions around the world. They also tote their books to comic book stores and varied public events with just one goal in mind — to have their comics signed by their favorite creators.
Getting comic books signed by creators has been a part of our hobby since early fandom. But signature authentication is a tricky venture. Photographs and videotapes are fine methods, but are not foolproof. Certificates of Authenticity (COA), although accepted in our hobby, are definitely not foolproof either.
There have always been concerns surrounding signature authentication and verification. Now there is a solution!
Collectors can have their comic books and comic magazines signed by their favorite creators in the presence of an exclusive CGC authorized witness. These comics can then be authenticated, graded and certified by CGC under the prestigious CGC Signature Series label.
The prestigious CGC Signature Series label (yellow) is applied to comic books that have been signed by someone of significance to the comic, under the direct observation of a CGC employee or select CGC authorized witness. The signatures are then authenticated by CGC with the labels indicating who signed the book, the date it was signed, and in some cases the location of where it was signed.
After the comic book or comic magazine is signed in the presence of a CGC employee or CGC authorized witness, the book is immediately submitted to CGC for grading and encapsulation in CGC's patented, tamper-evident holder, to become a treasured part of your collection. When buying and selling comic books, the prestigious CGC Signature Series is the hobby's only 100% Authenticated Signature!
Florida Supercon is a multi-format convention for comic book, anime, sci-fi & animation fans taking place June 22-24, 2007 in Ft. Lauderdale . FL. The show will include celebrity guests, writers, artists, filmmakers, vendors, guests, Q&A's, film festival, parties, costume contest, giveaways, anime programming, manga, cosplay, workshops, panels and more.
The current guest list includes:
Roy Thomas (Comic Book Legend: The Avengers, X-Men, Conan, All Star Squadron)
Kevin "BATMAN" Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited)
Rikki Simons (Invader Zim – The voice of Gir)
Alan Burnett (Producer/Writer of Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The Batman)
Dick Giordano (Comic Book Legend: Batman, Superman, Blue Beetle, Supergirl)
Sheldon Moldoff (Golden Age Legend: Batman, Superman, Hawkman)
Christopher Ayres (Anime Voice Actor & Director: Gantz, Trinity Blood, Full Metal Panic)
Chris Patton (Anime Voice Actor and Musician: Full Metal Alchemist, Full Metal Panic)
Todd Nauck (Artist of Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Teen Titans Go!, Wildguard)
Dustin Nguyen (Artist of Batman, Wildcats and The Authority)
Greg Horn (Artist of She Hulk, X-Men, Elektra)
John Wesley Shipp (The Flash)
George Lowe (Space Ghost)
Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force – The voice of Master Shake)
Marcia Wallace (The Simpsons "Edna Krabapple")
Ted Mckeever (Artist of Metropol, Eddy Current, Zombies)
Allen Bellman (Golden Age Legend: Timely Comics, Captain America, Human Torch, Sub-Mariner)
Peelander-Z (The Japanese Comic Punk Action Band)
PLID (electro/synth/pop-glam band)
Michael Winslow (Police Academy, Gremlins)
Cindy Morgan (Tron, Caddyshack, Amazing Stories)
Joe Pekar (Artist)
Chris Notarile (Filmmaker of Power Girl: The Classifieds, Catwoman: Principles)
Niki Notarile (Actress, Catwoman: Principles)
Terribly Odd (Design & Art)
Terry Cronin (Creator of Students of the Unusual)
Joe Fauvel (Comic Artist)
Patrick Martin (Writer/Filmmaker - Students of the Unusual)
& dozens more! For more information and the current guest list, please visit http://www.floridasupercon.com