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CBCS 101: A Newbie's Guide. dielinfinite Jump to first page489Jump to last page 2 monthsBrenoMp (43): @dielinfinite @xkonk Thanks for the advice, Ill contact Matt Edwards to see what my options are. Thank you!
CBCS Message Board - Terms of Use SteveRicketts 1 8 yearsSteveRicketts (18461): Open thread to view post.
Does anyone know... Scifinator 1 3 daysScifinator (15447): Do any of the Forum members know Dave Boggs (Admin/Mod of Facebook COMIC BOOKS BUY SELL AND TRADE group)? If so, please DM me. Thanks much.
What would the CBCS Forum members do/prefer? Scifinator Jump to first page39Jump to last page 13 daysJames42 (3787): I have already stated that I don't care much about page quality of a graded book, as I can't see it. I also expect the 7.5 will present better, since page quality is a factor in the grade. So I would keep the 7.5.
Startling Comics 49 poster jaysonslade 9 15 daysjaysonslade (198): @Scifinator thank you
Re-Certifying (Re-Grading) Comics - Strikeouts, On Base, and Home Runs. Scifinator 13 24 daysDoorCntyComicColl (114): Something I wanted to explain to the younger collectors that love to slab books as opposed to keeping them raw. I was buying books as a kid back in the late 70's and 80's. This is a copy of Ka-Zar the Savage #1 from 1981 that Brent Anderson signed at a Chicago Con back in 1981 when I bought it right when it came out. I am thinking about getting it slabbed by CBCS for signature authentication though the book does have some color breaking spine...
Whats this?? (Batman #404) TheShocker 12 1 monthTheShocker (252): Thank you, I recently moved out of state but could not take my whole collection. The unit is suppose to be temp controlled but when I was there it was hotter than normal. I will do my best to.move everything over and swap bag n boards asap. Thanks to everyone for their input on this.
Autograph value ICConquest Jump to first page31Jump to last page 1 monthJoosh (4163): I agree. This is my only owned remarque because I really like it. It caught my eye at a comicon and I had to have it.
Reholder dartelum Jump to first page32Jump to last page 1 monthHulkSmash (9787): maybe @Wade_Story has the answers
Greg Weisman con sig fee? TheShocker 1 1 monthTheShocker (252): Just wondering if anyone here knows the Greg Weisman's signature policy and or fee.
Covrprice, Gocollect or another app? Which one? spcardfan 8 2 monthsspcardfan (15): @MurrayC @x860x @KatKomics @Nearmint67 Thank you all for taking the time to answer. I'm going with Covrprice. I'm not a seller but would like to have some idea occasionally of the value. @x860x I to have a terrible memory and whenever I'm in a shop or at a convention my plan(s)completely go out of my brain (squirrel). @katkomics I can absolutely agree with excel but I simply don't want it use it. I want a GUI interface. @MurrayC Thanks for the...
Encapsulate and ship Nickrob1234 5 2 monthsScifinator (15447): Hence, the other side of my "One thing to consider is that sometimes the notification flow could be backed up" comment.
Help Identifying Mystery Page of Art drchaos 13 2 monthsMurrayC (2710): Now that you have BOTH the original art and a color image of the page, might I suggest you do what I do?
Jungle Girl 1 variant (Dave Stevens) jaysonslade 16 2 monthsKatKomics (28843): lol...curse of getting old? "When I was young" only cost $X to..go to movies, have fast food, to get this or that comic etc. etc.
Requesting Advice For Selling At A Con? 00slim 27 2 monthsdrmccoy74 (12413): I wonder if you used to do the old Creation Conventions back in the day. I used to love going to those as a shorty. Star Trek and Comic Books. How can you beat that? Bonus: even the original Star Trek cast were still relatively young!
CGC horror story from mega con watch Zombie_Head 22 2 monthssoutherncross (29409): Yeah I saw that video but not knowing the graders notes I presume the book has defects that keep it as a 3.5 No matter taking out the spine roll and pressing and starching a book that has defects that can't be pressed away and keeps it a 3.5 is ever going to change. Though he did say he had a conversation with Matt we were not there to hear. It was possible that Matt said the book could increase in grade and it's possible he said it may...
American TV Comic Books from the Small Screen to the Printed Page jaysonslade 5 2 monthsjaysonslade (198): @soonerjudd81 Great! Don’t know how I missed that. Thanks!
Help what is this?.(foxing mold or something else?) TheShocker 18 2 monthsHulkSmash (9787):
Cover artist for Rick and Morty 50 SDCC Variant? drchaos 2 2 monthsCli4dR3D0g (4777): Marc Ellerby?
CBCS Website Changes Scifinator 2 2 monthsfigment (18245): Looks like they've been given the "official corporate version" of the HTML cascading style sheets. And yes, that is from a computer nerd in Corporate America who has been there and done that. I blame the marketing department!
GPA Request Wilbur #5 6.0 Studley_Dudley 4 2 monthsxkonk (17679): If I found the right issue, there's a 5.5 sitting on MCS from (I believe) our own DrChaos . He has it at $1360.
How identifiable are back covers by themselves? dielinfinite Jump to first page32Jump to last page 2 monthsSidTheSquid (1438): The grading company could receive other pages or a front cover along with the back cover in question, all to be slabbed separately. Comparing staple holes along with page quality could prove that the back cover came from the same book as the other pieces. I've heard of back covers being rejected when this wasn't the case and they couldn't determine which book it was from.
Do they grade down on distributor ink on cover desslocktx 13 3 monthssborock_ComicLink (3204): 🤣🤣🤣
Any Personal Experience with Hero Restoration? Part II GTS_Comics 18 3 monthsroadhawk84 (1): For those affected or simply curious... 👀
Best type of marker for sig lenticular TheShocker 18 3 monthsTheShocker (252):
Value of Ratio Comics Caffeine_Kid 10 3 monthsx860x (26): I can't wait until the day I get to cash in my 300 copies of Adventures of Superman #500!
Rusty Staples/ Storage Question mattness 9 3 monthsmattness (1514): Thanks for everyone’s response. Your experience and time is much appreciated!
I'm A Little Confused on Shaolin Cowboy Issue 1 Dealiod 2 4 monthsHerkzy (286):
Football/Soccer comics? kaituber99 12 4 monthskaituber99 (11): Thanks @southerncross @DWeeB1967 @RRO 🙏 🙏 🙏
Any Advice on Selling Comics in a Garage Sale? Dealiod 18 4 monthsMutantMania (5673): @Dealiod no worries....yeah I got the info from mcs as well.
CBCS Pulp Grading? NowGrade 1 4 monthsNowGrade (12): Could not find a Platinum tab for this inquiry. What are CBCS's plans, if any, to begin grading Pulps?
Any luck getting a customer service response? IRFauthentics 11 4 monthsBrashLimburg (130): This is disheartening to hear. How hard can it be to get a functioning customer service department up and running in 2024?
Sendin in slabbed books Zorro 9 4 monthsmakahuka (3133): Welcome!
Tracking a CBCS invoice firestorm35 4 4 monthsmakahuka (3133): What HulkSmash said.
Invalid Comic/Magazine xabbott 6 4 monthsmakahuka (3133): @SteveRicketts super help!
Why do you get books graded? Wade_Story Jump to first page51Jump to last page 4 monthschefcomics (159): i graded to sell period........
3M Command Strips stanley_1883 13 4 monthsmakahuka (3133): 🤣
Is this a printing error? jaysonslade 7 5 monthsmakahuka (3133): In the first image posted, some interesting things going on in the shape of Spaceghost and his cape, or maybe it's the slab.
What does cbcs consider to be the first full appearance of the following: comicnoob69 5 5 monthsmakahuka (3133): Good question about appearances.
Madde - what is this? MrNotSoNice 9 5 monthsmakahuka (3133): 🤣
2024 list your top 3 titles in your pull. TheShocker 16 5 monthsmakahuka (3133): Great books.
Shipping with USPS n01sycricket 9 5 monthsmakahuka (3133): Nice info.
Where can I see an accurate price guide for each of my Green Lantern comics Comicscollection 10 5 monthsNDS (134): Thanks @Nearmint67! That was very informative. I am primarily using GoCollect for slabbed books and that seems to be on par with his analysis. Haha... I did love his initial answer, though. Use all of them! I see why if he's playing raw and slabbed and buying selling on large volumes. Makes sense. I appreciate the input. NDS..
CBCS imaging for all books? uncannyjames 9 5 monthsNuffsaid111 (18852): 100% I waffle from Mickey Mouse company to pure Dog Manure. Depends on my level of ire towards them on that particular day. They'd be out of business in any other business environment with real competition
Need help identifying comic professionals signature RedDawnRocker 10 5 monthsRedDawnRocker (6): I believe Chris Ulm was the only editor for Malibu before Marvel took over in the early 00s. It doesn't appear to be Dave Ohlbririch (the company head)or Tom Mason (I believe he was a VP at the time) either. The signature doesn't seem to come close to any of those three though.
A Blast From The Past, With A Side Of Confusion (Sonic #25) 00slim 4 6 monthsmakahuka (3133): Very cool.
Does cbcs do this? chrisml 3 6 monthsmakahuka (3133): Good to know.
WTB Wonder Woman 177 stanley_1883 8 6 monthsstanley_1883 (1998): 1968
WHAT REFERENCES ARE THERE FOR LISTS OF INTERNATIONAL COMICS? RareComics 12 6 monthsSGT_Comics (250): I'm the same SGT Comics as is an admin for the SICC, I drifted away after posting as many references and topics as I could think of and not getting much traction, but that was about 4-6 years ago.
It Never Hurts To Ask... DWeeB1967 20 6 monthsDWeeB1967 (11144): @EbayMafia Still a very cool book!!
Help identifying signsture drchaos 4 6 monthsdrchaos (27647): Mark Farmer was at Terrificon in 2019. It is entirely possible that he signed the book for me there. Thanks for the quick response. down? GTS_Comics 18 6 monthsmakahuka (3133): Error page, probably maintenance.
Can I add pressing to an order that has already been mailed in? Boba 5 7 monthscesidio (2116): I would suggest pm to SteveRicketts. He'd be able to give you best opinion I suspect
Time Travel stanley_1883 28 7 monthsOldfuzznts (356): Getting rolled up on in the chat be like:
Gaming the system Oldfuzznts 30 7 monthsNeutrons (262): nuff said. @Nuffsaid111
Chimney vs comicbooks TheShocker 12 7 monthsTheShocker (252): I'll defenetly will be reading by the fire thanks everyone for all.your input on this. I feel at ease now.
Covers inspired by Action Comics #1 CWill2021 29 7 monthsCWill2021 (923):
Manga Grading supreme_comics 4 7 monthsmakahuka (3133): Definitely have some books that aren't conventional sizes.
What am I seeing #2? sportshort 19 7 monthsCerebus3000 (631): All of the CPV I have seen have a UPC as if they were a newsstand in addition to the price difference. Being Canadian and of that era I have a bunch. However, I’m not sure if they actually were newsstand.
Rare variant of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #29 issue Roxainer 10 7 monthsRoxainer (19): @Sigur_Ros @docsantos51 @Nuffsaid111 @makahuka Thank you all for the very kind and detailed answers, you are helping me a lot!
How do I perform a split transaction on an invoice? Can I call CBCS? Wond3rWom4n 7 8 monthsIronMan (6203): CBCS does not list a customer service phone number. However, the email response time is quick. My last email got an answer just a few hours later. Usually it's just one or two days. As other's have mentioned, calling the bank first is probably the fast and simple solution.
It's spelled HEATH BAR.. not HEALTH BARS! CWill2021 9 8 monthsmakahuka (3133): A bomb bar!
Help possible water damage???:( TheShocker 21 8 monthsmakahuka (3133): Dang, what a bummer, and welcome to the forum.
Very Old CBCS IDs - want to re-slab but system won't accept ID Corben 6 8 monthsmakahuka (3133): Nice info.
Direct VS newsstand Stonecollector 10 8 monthsmakahuka (3133): Forum dropping knowledge.👍
Should SHAZAM be included in the new DCEU James Gunn movies? CWill2021 9 9 monthssportshort (15383): Ditto! Holly mackerel! what a dumpster fire that move was. I had such high hopes for it.
MCS Consignment Payments chester15 16 9 monthschester15 (1881): Thanks for all the input and good advice!
Little Rock Comic Con Zombie_Head 1 10 monthsZombie_Head (3472): Just wondering if anyone going to Little Rock Arkansas comic Con next weekend?
Natural disasters MrNotSoNice 11 10 monthsRafel (3832): I would think the percentage is low. I know all of us in the FORUM have some rare and expensive comic books $2,000.00 on up and I'm willing to bet those books slabbed or raw are in a safe place a very safe place. The only comic books lost would be the ones that people have forgotten about or not even known what they were in an attic somewhere.
Blacking out serial numbers jaysonslade 20 10 monthsNuffsaid111 (18852): I figure it's to create illusion and mystery that ultimately spawns new forum threads ;)
Express Promo Code? BroughtB 3 10 monthsBroughtB (1): Promo is working on the site now!
Miracle Mile comic shops jaysonslade 4 10 monthsjaysonslade (198): @KMiracleman thank you!
CBCS Forum Spam?? DWeeB1967 21 10 monthsDrogio (7726): “DoggyKyle”…that’s pretty funny.
International Customs Delay Kbskomics 3 10 monthsKbskomics (3): I did send them an email yesterday as soon as I was aware of the situation. Presumably because of the weekend I should expect a reply early next week. I don't even know what most of those abbreviations are, only familiar with VAT. Based on previous submissions, they include a note to customs that says that they are returning the books to their original owner, but on their way to the US I can only mark them as "temporary export" /...
Magazine Slab Storage MrNotSoNice 14 10 monthsHulkSmash (9787): EGerber may your best bet. You may not need 5 but you will more than likely pay the same price for 1 if you find it elsewhere like any other EG product.
Grade it or not? James42 9 11 monthsEbayMafia (36876): Is she bowling in that drawing?
Does the authorized witness program still exist? chirock 3 11 monthsdielinfinite (26547): Yes it does. You have to email Matt Edwards at to request authorization. They are resistant to authorize witnesses at shows CBCS will be attending, which I appreciate, so expect some push back. I had to push a bit to get authorized for SDCC, a massive show that is difficult for even CGC to cover, much less CBCS’ three-man team. I don’t think that ingratiated me to them so we’ll see if they authorize me again...
Grade Opinions: ASM 129 dielinfinite 8 11 monthsjaysonslade (198): I’d just pay the $100 more and go with the 3.0. Too many variables on a 1.8 that actually presents very closely to what a 1.5 would. But… that being said, I’m not much of a fan of signed comics, verified or not.
Where to shop near the Las Vegas strip?? jaysonslade 5 11 monthscyrano0521 (1303): Cosmic Comics
Sending CGC to CBCS SpiderStrange99 19 11 monthsInstant_Subtitles (1323): @SpiderStrange99 Two questions, both answered. - Is it for your long-term/permanent collection? If yes, then do it if you like how CBCS slabs their comics. There are risks, and there are no guarantees that you will see a grade bump. But in the end, it is more about your collection than how others collect. If no, see my response below. - Is this for a profit flip or a trade? If yes, then I say the risk outweighs the reward. You are better...
Galaxy Con in Columbus Oh. Will CBCS be there? Zombie_Head 6 11 monthsZombie_Head (3472): @mpweigl I hope so.
Wanted Boards? ratwoodster 6 11 monthsratwoodster (35): Thanks everyone I will definitely post it here!
Looking for advice in selling *to* MCS. James42 4 1 yearHulkSmash (9787): They do collection buys. I do not know if they have a minimum quantity requirement, but I would ask them and it would be much easier than going through the 500 to see what they are currently buying let alone shipping 100s of books. I’d imagine it would be worthwhile for them to purchase the entire lot even if it includes books they are not currently interested in on an individual basis.
WTB Ruins stanley_1883 9 1 yearSpiderTim (3290): It's written by Warren Ellis so how can it not be good? this book lately has risen in price and rightfully so.
CBCS Rejection Retired_11B 15 1 yearSteveRicketts (18461): Oooh! I can give a second opinion! CBCS doesn't grade or encapsulate "Jay Company" issued books. There's no need for a third opinion.
Is higher grade worth a missing corner of the cover?? jaysonslade 8 1 yearsoutherncross (29409): Depends how both books look. I'm less worried about a piece missing out of the back cover of a book then the front cover. If the lower grade book only has spine creases and doesn't have large diagonal creases then maybe the lower grade book. You can have two different technical grades, sometimes the lower grade book has better eye appeal at first glance so it all depends what you think, what defects and are they on the front or back cover. And...
Questions About Pressing StonewallAT 22 1 yearDrWatson (50097): @cesidio No, not really. It can lift some paint pens.
Will Low E Windows Protect My Slabs? Oracle_of_Hope 12 1 yearDavethebrave (15755): It’s where I keep all my wonderful toys.
Does anyone collect 2000AD? Judge Dredd? Post your comics! BartAllen 7 1 yearrapturestar (9): Man... I wish I had the signature from Brian along with Stallone & Karl Urban!
Miracleman #1 "Gold Variant" Club BartAllen 28 1 yearBartAllen (49): My second Miracleman Eclipse badge:
OT: Be$t Grading Company for Sports Cards DWeeB1967 7 1 yearflanders (25113): Maybe here: But I don't know from personal experience and I'm not a big fan of reddit.
Which Scanner Can Scan CGC, CBCS and Magazine Size Slabs? Vboi 13 1 yearDrWatson (50097): Scanned with our new Plustek scanner and VueScan:
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #1 BAGGED DrJohnDisco 4 1 yearBigRedOne1944 (11512): Im in the @HulkSmash camp with the bag deterioration. I don't believe the bag adds any kind of premium at all, In fact I think it detracts from the book. If Im a buyer of a Key book like GI Joe #1, My interest would be in the actual condition of the book itself without the bag. If I owned bagged copies I would remove them from those dirty old bags and have them cleaned, pressed and Graded.
SELL or HOLD? Scifinator Jump to first page34Jump to last page 1 yearPolarisNuclearSS2020 (1124): Thanks for the suggestion. I only have 2 books for sig verification, a Spider Man 1 signed by McFarlane with his Spiders Web store stamp on the BC and the IG 1. Shipping and insurance to CBCS for those 2 books would cost me about the same as what I’d save on those 2 books. There’s nothing time sensitive WRT either of those books; no movies coming out etc. I will sub them at Baltimore in October, it’ll cut out the risk of shipping...
What are the smallest size comics CBCS grades? RareComics 18 1 yearSpaceguy (37): What are the smallest size comics CBCS grades? I think I have the answer you're looking for- 1). The Atom 2). Ant-Man 3). Dollman 4). The Atom- Golden Age
Promo Question Retired_11B 13 1 yearRetired_11B (812): I actually stopped collecting in 2004, and my boxes were placed in the attic and forgotten until recently. My neighbor is a collector and got me back into it. So currently I am on the look out for variant covers, art work covers, and signatures. I just got the email that my books that I turned in at Galaxy Con here in Richmond were getting ready to ship. These will be my first with CBCS. I do have some getting ready with a presser to head...
Manhattan Shops? Themaxx35 2 1 yearpower_struggle55 (6432): only one I know of is one you mentioned (Midtown). just google comic shops in manhattan
Out of curiosity, what book do you find yourself stumbling upon most often? 00slim 12 1 yearNuffsaid111 (18852): I've honestly been to garage sales where there are stacks and stacks being offered for a $0.25 each. Not an exaggeration. I just leave them there as I don't even want to bother putting them in my car and having the grief of having to get rid of them while occupying space in a box.
My comic shop autions 4-17-2023 cesidio 4 1 yearRareComics (1283): The auction is online now.
Which one is accurately graded??? Scifinator 25 1 yearBigRedOne1944 (11512): This
We need lettered “tier levels” for green labels and .5 grades jaysonslade 29 1 yearEbayMafia (36876): @jaysonslade do you ever scan the QR code on the back of the CBCS labels to see the grader notes? In my opinion that's a much better way than trying to put the actual notes on the labels. I agree with you that more information is better, that's why I think the qualified label is important. The ".5 Incomplete" grade is pointless. I don't just want a professional opinion of what's missing...I could do that myself. I want to get a...
covrprice website down? Cdantiks 3 1 yearCdantiks (67): it's back. just logged on. thanks
Should I Go Back Tomorrow? 00slim Jump to first page49Jump to last page 1 year00slim (17696): Well, I never received an e-mail update about the Bernie signature, so, I signed into my Beckett account to make sure my order was received. Not only was it received, it was complete. A couple clicks later and I got some good news!
Help with Grade: FF48 Eclipse9665 14 1 yearPolarisNuclearSS2020 (1124): The book looks trimmed and there is a lot of edge oxidation, I’d pass.
Anyone know who’s signature this is? Josh7945 20 1 yearHeinzDad (30638):
Any Locking UV Protected Display Options For High End Books? 00slim 13 1 year00slim (17696): We have cameras on the outside of the house and an alarm system in place. And my collection is insured. The UV protection is certainly the main thing keeping me from just putting my AF 15 on a shelf. I’m not really expecting anyone to grab it and walk out with it. This is more like, “hey kids, look, don’t touch. Oh, but even if you wanted to, you can’t”. 😌
Proof someone is monitoring my posts... Scifinator 5 1 yearEbayMafia (36876):
Doom Patrol Scratch Off Covers Josh7945 6 1 yearSigur_Ros (4045): Like 80-81 Topps Hockey cards. Leave it alone. If it's scratched off or even marked up a bit it'll grade lower.
ASM 361 (2nd Print) Question? 00slim 8 1 year00slim (17696): Nice. 361 (2nd print) is on my list for the near future.
Guide to Grading Comics jaysonslade 3 1 yearcodychunn (134): Highly recommend the Overstreet Guide to Grading Comics. Lots of photo references and a section with the same issue number of a title pictured from High grade to low grade, pointing out the key reasons. Overstreet's been at this a while, so I trust them.
Dealer Account / Witness Geekme 8 1 yearGeekme (17): Is Matt the one to contact for a dealer account as well?
Website error Abyss919 21 1 yearByrdibyrd (24736): @HulkSmash I've had a browser populate things for me that it thought I wanted and it was wrong. Clearing the browser history couldn't hurt at all.
Grading Opinion? DWeeB1967 18 1 yearDWeeB1967 (11144): For now, I've kind of done nothing with this one. I'm still interested in the book at the right price but I have not yet made what I consider to be a fair offer. I may reach out to the dealer in the next few days and see what they say.
CBCS Payment unkownmikevictor 6 1 yearByrdibyrd (24736): That happened to me one time a while back with a submission that had both pre-screen and non-pre-screen books in it. I received a credit for the book(s) that didn't pass pre-screen (I don't remember how many books).
Am I seeing DOUBLE? 1942 Action Comics/ Detective Comics/ Whiz Comics cool! CWill2021 3 1 yearCWill2021 (923): Yes I love the Golden Age historical stories, lot of them!
HELP Yoosh5492 15 1 yearGAC (69585):
Do we still have regional reps? codychunn 1 1 yearcodychunn (134): Just checking as I tried to email the "southeast" rep and it bounced. Haven't heard back from customer support in a couple of days...
I Have Some Questions About The Form Bryce 7 1 yearThelastpearce (164): One thing not covered by the above advisors who did a spectacular job by the way, is when using E-bay, click on the advanced tab and check sold listing so that you what the book actually sold for not what someone has it listed at. Also you can use other sites that sell comics regularly and probably have more reliable values than Ebay. clickable text clickable text clickable text
Determining worth and how to store? WndrWmn74 6 1 yearDavethebrave (15755): First draft original? Copy of first draft? Huge difference in value. What did Beckett authenticate? I assume just the signature. Provenance will matter to determine value if it’s an original draft (and also if a limited but authorized copy). Storage of paper docs is similar (comics or other paper). I think others covered it already. Sorry to hear how you came into possession but it is quite an interesting piece of history. Edit:...
Darkman 1 1990 Marvel FMV? Briten 8 1 yearPolarisNuclearSS2020 (1124): If it ever gets a reboot, directs will hit around $450 IMHO. This movie does have a cult following but yeah, currently it’s not much to swoon over as far as profiting from pressing/slabbing. Still worth it, if you press your own books and prescreen for 9.8’s. That’s what I love about coppers, you can buy books like this out of $1 boxes - but you have to know how to predict grades and press them yourself- Otherwise if you sink...
ASM #179 Whitman variant MrNotSoNice 9 1 yearFads89 (4409):
Long Beach Antique Market esaravo 15 1 yearesaravo (93452): Met up with the legendary @flanders today in Santa Monica at Geoffrey’s Hi De Ho Comics. Can you believe this guy took the time to meet me on his birthday? Such a humble and gracious person. Once again I am blown away by how great everyone is on this forum. We were able to chat for a while at the comic store and then over coffees and donuts. My trip to California might not have been the greatest for finding comics, but it could not have been...
Japanese Comics? Bryce 13 1 yearByrdibyrd (24736): @power_struggle55 I'd be interested in seeing those!
How Do I Verify Old Autographs? Bryce 11 1 yearmulti007 (3938): This ^^ I used the wrong form and they emailed me a with the correction. you don’t have to worry about making a mistake because they will fix it for you.
What If.. I don’t know the date of the signature M1ster_E 8 1 yearByrdibyrd (24736): If the signature is already on the book, you need to ask for a VERIFIED signature and not an authentic one. 'Authentic' is for a witnessed signature and you need the date it was witnessed. For verified you don't need a date. If you're seeing a request for a date, you need to cancel and ask for the other type of signature.
Thanks Cynthia Zombie_Head 14 1 yearfigment (18245): On my previous visit to CBCS/Beckett I asked about the GIANT empty room behind reception and was told it's reserved for Customer Service. Now they just need to get people in there! And yes, Cynthia is the best!
Unable to select 'Press Screen' MrNotSoNice 6 1 yearByrdibyrd (24736): @MrNotSoNice My pleasure! :)
Jim Shooter Chronology Scifinator 16 1 yearmulti007 (3938): Sometimes you just gotta bid on auctions... I messaged a few people selling this book. I offered $550 to one guy (who is selling sneakers mostly). He's selling this for $950. His counter offer was $850. I declined and decided to bid on the auction. Just won the book for $410. Will be cracked and heading to CGC for the shooter signing. :) ...
Grade Help Please Abcjniq 15 1 yearlawguy1977 (5831): @esaravo I agree as well. As for the actual book you want to submit, I agree with the others, it's likely going to get knocked down from a 9.8. Welcome to the forum!
Order says SHIPPED, but no movement… WndrWmn74 6 1 yearmulti007 (3938): Shipping from Texas has been delayed for about 2 weeks due to the ice storms. My Steve Rickets sketch cover said "shipped" starting on Jan 25. But fedex JUST picked it up yesterday from cbcs. Even My Comic Shop has been shut down for about 2 weeks now. (I missed out on a private signing because they didnt ship the order in time before the deadline). It is what it is...
Fantastic Four 252 NEWSSTAND w/Lakeside Tattooz? jaysonslade 5 1 yearjaysonslade (198): Thanks for all the great info!! Much appreciated.
Processing PikesComics 10 1 yearScifinator (15447): @PikesComics - The “Tracker” is a fairly new addition and obviously has kinks to be worked out. I am guessing the other two trackers you are referring to may be the Dashboard and the Invoice hyperlink. If so, that is actually really 1 tracker in that the dashboard will give the general description, but the Print Invoice tends to give a further sub-level of the multiple stages of the “Grading” category which are the grading, labels,...
1st Appearances/ cameo Scifinator Jump to first page46Jump to last page 1 yearJustThatGuy (5004): @EbayMafia Does it affect the story?
Cosmic Mashup! Vote for who wins! CWill2021 12 1 yearDrWatson (50097): Magic. Magic trumps everything, even Superman.
authentication services donho Jump to first page39Jump to last page 1 yearNuffsaid111 (18852): How about "CGC is incompetent". Now THAT would be cool!
Grade help please Zombie_Head 6 1 yearZombie_Head (3472): Thanks everyone. Appreciate the answers.
Todd McFarlane tierney1997 Jump to first page33Jump to last page 1 yearEbayMafia (36876): Darwin didn't anticipate the internet. Survival of the fittest became survival of the loudest.
Selling on ebay sylcarlin 23 2 yearsMutantMania (5673): Basic ebay store $21.95 per month for annual subscription. Zero Insertion fee listings: Up to 1,000 fixed price + up to 250 auction-style + an additional 10,000 fixed pricing listings in select categories** There is also a starter ebay store which is $4.95 per month for annual subscription. Zero Insertion fee listings: up to 250 listings The managed payments is mandatory for any ebay sellers account
Batman and Martian Manhunter VS Iron Man and Silver Surfer! Who wins? CWill2021 23 2 yearsGAC (69585):
Marvel Comic Recommendations for 8-11 year kids DWeeB1967 25 2 yearsDrogio (7726): Reminds me of an old garbage pail kid card.
Baltimore Comic Con Sebastsk8 Jump to first page138Jump to last page 2 yearsSpiderTim (3290): [quote=MyComicShop]Some pics I took at the show: Steve working with an art collector that's Steve working with me on my consignments!
Should i Consider this a loss? Image Zero signed by original Image creators Adler28 15 2 yearsAdler28 (13): Thank you Steve, I haven't heard any information yet and i will be vigilant and be as patient as possible. Thank you again for reaching out to them. (Sorry i missed the email on the reply)
Slabbed heroes can you cancel orders actionnerdtoys 16 2 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): No argument here. I won't be buying from that seller either.
Tracker vs Dashboard status PikesComics 6 2 yearsNuffsaid111 (18852): Does anyone know why my order is still in Processing? :) :)
Comic not listed on submission form Lothran 10 2 yearsEbayMafia (36876): @Lothran You should be aware of the information above before you ship it off. It won't be in a case, and the declared value needs to be low enough to qualify for Raw Grade (I believe $250 is still max).
Tmnt #51 grade? Flip1987 6 2 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): I agree that without that corner bend, it could potentially be a 9.6 candidate. Any success in pressing at all would bring up the grade, and the book presents so nicely because the bend only affects the back cover. If it were mine, I'd seriously consider getting it pressed. There will always be buyers for good-looking TMNT books.
Comic Press Screening Questions ratwoodster 9 2 yearsratwoodster (35): Thank you everyone for the responses! Glad to hear pressing is ramping up @SteveRicketts. I had figured that might be the case, since it wouldn't be good for CBCS's business for it to always be so far out compared to CGC's TAT at the moment. Since I am not in a rush to get my books back, it wasn't a big concern to me as much.
Updating Shipping Address BooksOfRage 9 2 yearsBooksOfRage (236): No dice. When my future shipments are rejected and returned to sender, perhaps that will trigger a review on their end.
Transporting a large quantity of comics drchaos Jump to first page101Jump to last page 2 yearsdrchaos (27647): Sales have varied from week to week but have been pretty good since the lockdown started in 2020. When I completed an inventory on my ebay books I found that I had about 2,000 slabs that were not listed. When the inventory I took down from ebay comes online with the additional books along with the books coming back from CBCS and the McFarlane signing 2023 should be ly best year yet.
Thoughts on blank cover for specific sketch idea? Sebastsk8 4 2 yearsSebastsk8 (2354): @James42 very good point - may have to limit it to the more well known symbiotes. @dielinfinite awesome, yeah I'm actually thinking more along the lines of remarques than sketches probably for the border as there wouldn't be much room for detail, just hopefully enough to get the point across which symbiotes they are. If I limit it to like 8 that would give a good portion of the center for a more detailed version of either venom or knull - and I...
First time submitting, and there are errors… lukkychukky 26 2 yearsScifinator (15447): @lukkychukky - I have had occasions to send back items to CBCS (old style clip cracks and swapped labels). At first I waited for CS response, but realized that I could just send in with explanation and contact info like @Sigur_Ros mentioned, along with a request for credit to reimburse for the shipping coat back to them. Make sure to be point out what you want insured at for the shipping back, in case a Samsonite gorilla gets hold of your...
Question on FedEx Delivery from CBCS KaptainKia 7 2 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): Oh, yeah. This happens all the time, and the real fun is they do it at my place even when I'm home! I've seen the driver run up to my door, drop off the parcel, and say 'UPS/FedEx' before running off, and this is for parcels that are supposed to 'signature required.' Dude doesn't even knock.
Advice on a new run to collect Studley_Dudley Jump to first page79Jump to last page 2 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): Simonson's Thor is excellent. Great art, great storytelling. Love it.
Production & Processing Archived84 8 2 yearsxkonk (17679): I personally wouldn't bother with the tracker (and I only pay some attention to what it says on the invoice online). Read the TAT threads or "books I got back" threads to see what orders are coming back and when they're from, and use that as a comparison for your order.
Customer Service Request camkelly 17 2 yearsZombie_Head (3472): 2 1/2 months no contact back yet still waiting.
Help with TMNT 1986 Cdantiks 10 2 yearsCdantiks (67): Thanks to all for the great responce.
Shipment cancelled? lukkychukky 2 2 yearsSigur_Ros (4045): Could be that CBCS cancelled the label they first created. May have been an error on it. They'll probably send another email with a new tracking number. At least you'd hope so. Could always contact customer service about it. Lol...
Finding out what grade your books got... lukkychukky 15 2 yearslukkychukky (48): Well, I accidentally saw the grade, but that’s okay. They authenticated the signatures and that’s all that matters!
Could I get some insight on why my book got the grade it did? SoulReaverDan 27 2 yearsJoosh (4163): The question has been answered thoroughly so all I want to say is this forum is the best. A valid question was asked. Valid answers were given; not a keyboard warrior in site. 😎
Todd McFarlane cover I didn’t know existed Zombie_Head 12 2 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): @cyrano0521 Very cool! Love the foreign variant covers.
Thoughts on the book I bought Zombie_Head 12 2 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): @ComicHoarder You make some good points, but you also have to do some research sometimes. This baby, for example, may not have any signatures on it (no way am I opening up that slab), but... Folks will drop $500+ for one of these because high-grade newsstand editions of this book are extremely ( Extremely) rare. We're in...
How “Key” is a “Key issue”? Your opinion? HulkSmash Jump to first page37Jump to last page 2 yearsdoog (8368): If “Bullet, the Gun Boy” winds up in Peacemaker, it will be a key, otherwise just another comical character.
Comic Con Stu 7 2 yearsmakahuka (3133): Comic-Con Front Page Comic-Con will return on July 20-23, 2023! Information on upcoming badge sales is coming soon. Bookmark this page for our latest updates as we head towards Comic-Con 2023! We encourage you to stay on top of all exciting announcements by following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Toucan – the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon.
New York Comic Con 2022 Thread drchaos Jump to first page144Jump to last page 2 yearsNuffsaid111 (18852): There's was one year in baltimore - I think the one prior to pandemic,, that vendors were sent to back of line at walt simonsons table. I know this for sure because I was there on the line watching folks in front of me, end up in back of me
Todd McFarlane, best books for his signature? Madman Jump to first page70Jump to last page 2 yearsMadman (92): Thanks all. I did get pressing added. Fingers crossed, it all goes well with my books. I might send a couple more in a few weeks after my deployment (AD military)
Issue with Express Grading TheComicVault 11 2 yearsTowmater (10537): Sorry to read about your issues. Yukon Cornelius Reminds me that commenting further would not be prudent.
Grading advice sylcarlin 5 2 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): Here's my Batman #181 with the centerspread missing and the green label from CGC: I have a marked preference for CBCS, but for a book with a piece missing, see if you can get a green label from CGC. It looks better, it'll fetch a higher price if you're selling, and the defect is clearly stated so it's not like you're trying...
Grades...thoughts? khanwolfen 3 2 yearsKatKomics (28843): wasn't aware of new tiers, just thought it was prices - isn't the grading the same? should be yes? Has been a few months since I got anything back but they came back in the range I was expecting. I always find it hard to guess since more often than not they get a press - so I take a guess on after press grades!!
Love and Thunder stanley_1883 7 2 yearsJustThatGuy (5004): Acting was meh. CGI was meh. Many scenes felt rushed. Ragnarok was better. A lot of the jokes were forced.
Comicless for almost 300 days Juicecomics 14 2 yearsJuicecomics (12): I have an update! Literally the day after posting the original post I got an email saying my books are graded and on their way!!!!! I think they heard me bitching and gave it to me faster lol, but I appreciate everyone’s input so thank you!
Question re Status Updates ATComicCollector 2 2 yearsdielinfinite (26547): Close. The date you see on the order is the date the invoice was created, not when the books were received. The statuses are per tier so if one tier is in grading those books are in the grading stage and another tier is still “Received” then yes they are still waiting. Be sure to check out the Newbie’s Guide for more information. It’s a little out of date since CBCS revamped their tier structure but a lot of the i formation is still...
What would you do? stanley_1883 Jump to first page33Jump to last page 2 yearsKatKomics (28843): 100% I would mention it to the staff/owner. Now I also accept it's their store and they can do what they like!! Used to (key word there) have a store around here that every book was priced as NM no matter the condition...probably lasted 5 years? There have been a few through the years...but my lcs I have been going to on and off since before I was almost 40 years...on their 3rd owner but they remain while others come and go
Ultimate Fallout 4 - spare a grade James42 11 2 yearsHulkSmash (9787): It’s worth pressing and grading. From what I can see a 9.4 after a press is realistic.
Stuck in "Billing " Batcave05 5 2 yearsBatcave05 (4): We will see,I payed for express,so I keeping my fingers crossed.
Newton Ring Help Sundog 23 2 yearsKatKomics (28843): they tried a while ago but then created the creep engine problem! basically the front and back of the case would flex in and out and cause the book inside to slowly ripple like an accordion!!!! but few CBCS slabs pull them apart - measure everything and duplicate!!
WTB Marvel Hip Hip Variants stanley_1883 2 2 yearsHulkSmash (9787): I may have 1 or 2. I’ll be going through reorganizing and clearing out from my over buying. I’ll let you if I still those.
Reholder Witness Signature Bandwell Jump to first page32Jump to last page 2 yearsGAC (69585): @Byrdibyrd exactly! 🍻
Missing Comics after being graded...? jdante Jump to first page42Jump to last page 2 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): Yeah... He seems like a nice enough guy but he really Really needs to take a course in public speaking. It wasn't an audition, dude. When making a speech/presentation, you need to look into the camera in order to engage your audience. That 100 yard stare off-camera... Like maybe he was just saying what the little voices were telling him to say... :O:eek:
Has anyone tried Overstreet Access for collection management? Paint_Monk 18 2 yearsCaptainCanuck (6120): Saw this on the CLZ FAQ. “ Q: Can I just pay for a 1 month subscription and then cancel and keep the values? Then maybe after a year subscribe for 1 month again to get updated values? A: No, I am afraid that won’t work. To have access to the CovrPrice values in your CLZ app/software, you always need an active subscription to CovrPrice. As soon as your subscription expires, the values will disappear from the app.”
But is it a comic? Element_Lad 22 2 yearsElement_Lad (2281): I'm sorry @WMorse but you failed to answer in the form of a question. - Alex Trebek from the great beyond
Oversized comics and Grading/boarding Lobofan 6 2 yearsesaravo (93452): I have submitted a few Treasuries to CBCS for Raw Grading. They use Life magazine-sized mylar bags, and they are a little roomy. There are two tamper-resistant stickers on the back flap. ...
CBCS Customer Service Automated response... Scifinator 23 2 yearsScifinator (15447): Update - Received a response with both ticket number and actual non-automated response to the email that I sent to CBCS CS on 8/18. This Thread / Ticket can be closed. ;)
Batman Adventures 12 Staple Question mini_tb Jump to first page31Jump to last page 2 yearsticktocktyler (1381): Funny thing, that. The additional value seems to be the cost of grading that keeps getting passed from seller to buyer ad infinitum. But that's just polemics, I suppose. I am in the unfortunate position of admiring the book(s) itself and firstly. So, that's where I come from when I see this sort of thing. Just adding what EYE would do since the owner asked what HE should do. It's hard for me to treat a hobby I love as the NY Stock Exchange.
Newsstand Label Applied Nuffsaid111 9 2 yearsDrWatson (50097): That's my thought. A sticker is a sticker. Kind of like an all sins are equal in the eyes of God sort of thing.
Facilitator Question Drogio Jump to first page170Jump to last page 2 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): I'll take a discount code...
Mjolnir vs Stormbreaker stanley_1883 Jump to first page39Jump to last page 2 yearstheCapraAegagrus (2603): No, Stormbreaker doesn't have the "worthy" spell.
Superman 75 Platinum Manufacturer's Error Eclipse9665 1 2 yearsEclipse9665 (208): Hi all, I came across this book in a collection I bought. It is a platinum copy of Superman #75 without the serial number on the back cover. Any insight to the value of this book? After doing some research I have only found one other example of a platinum book with this error which is signed by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding graded CBCS 9.6 (old CBCS label). ...
How will these defects effect the grade? Skcatch 12 2 yearsetapi65 (4060): This could be an example of color lift instead of color rub...but still doesn't quite look right. It's just as likely some sort of chemical splattered on the cover and the ink came off.
Comic Swap Sites? Brash 4 2 yearsGAC (69585): Trades definitely happen on this forum...let everyone know you're actively in search of a trade and what you're looking to trade for. You might get some takers.
CBCS at Baltimore Comic Con Skcatch 17 2 yearsantoniofett (2104): See you all in Baltimore!
Help to identify TMNT toys HulkSmash 12 2 yearspower_struggle55 (6432): those arent teenage mutant ninja turtles they are Adolescent Freaky Warrior Tortoises
And so, it begins… Scifinator 10 2 yearsScifinator (15447): FYI, 6 of the 9 submissions that were delivered on Friday 19th were "Received/Processing" throughout the day on Monday the 22nd and the final 3 were "Received/Processing" early this morning, Tuesday the 23rd. We are all Kosh
Comics sent back ungraded but charged Grayson2020 Jump to first page106Jump to last page 2 yearsSigur_Ros (4045): Yea, while he'll probably get nowhere with them, I do find it incredibly ridiculous to charge for grading then just wedge the raw books between some slabs for shipping, then regrade them based on their new CBCS-created condition.
Books Received? Anyone answer the phones? FirestormFury 4 2 yearspower_struggle55 (6432): odd. they expedited a comic that you didnt?
Canada Location Sundog 6 2 yearsKatKomics (28843): yup - Canada location is closed - have to send to the new CBCS US location - double check the main page - I wouldn't trust any downloadable forms to have been updated...
Flash movie…will it ever be seen? WndrWmn74 Jump to first page50Jump to last page 2 yearsDavethebrave (15755): I really enjoy some DC movies, certainly (lately) much more than MCU. The Batman makes every MCU movie since 2019 seem like amateur Fan Fiction. The latest Suicide Squad movie was lightyears better than Black Widow, The Eternals or Doctor Indifferent. Never mind Joker or the older Nolan Batman movies, which were actual films with plots rather than delivery channels for CGI wankery. Snyder’s films got hacked by WB and the DC universe as a...
E-bay Return: What Will USPS Cover? 00slim Jump to first page50Jump to last page 2 years00slim (17696): Update: I filed a claim with USPS for the cost of a Re-Holder. Received my check yesterday. No questions asked.
Help Identifying Signatures On Artwork markacz 8 2 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): I spotted the similarities right away (the same, just one has the extra bit), so I looked at A Lot of her signatures and sure enough, she'll sign both ways, though is the only time I saw both signatures on the same piece.
Express Option TAT Sundog 7 2 yearsthe420bandito (11262): You want your books back fast??
What the heck did I just buy? sportshort Jump to first page51Jump to last page 2 yearsDrWatson (50097): You can't be logged into your dealer account and post on the cgc forums. You can only be logged into one or the other but not both at the same time. I don't know why.
Am i able to ask for it upside down? CollectingOhio Jump to first page38Jump to last page 2 yearsHulkSmash (9787): I get where you are coming from and I can see the appeal, but we are talking about “industry standards”. I prefer CBCS slabs, they are far better and I trust their grading more. To do something that drastically different wouldn’t be out of line, but goes against the mass market appeal which would not be good for business (on top of other things that are hurting them a bit). It would also be counter intuitive since book info is readily...
How do you decide what comics to have slabbed? James42 18 2 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): @EbayMafia My strategy is a bit similar to yours except for the part where my books are a total mess right now. ;)
Show Your Favorite Cover!! DWeeB1967 Jump to first page41Jump to last page 2 yearsDanno (1414): Rom is one of my all-time favorites. When the first issue came out in the late '70s, I had zero interest in it because it was based on a terrible action figure. But every month, I'd see the newest issue on the rack, and I finally decided to pick up one, which was issue 14. I enjoyed it so much that I convinced my mom to let me get a subscription, which started with issue 16. I had the subscription almost through the entire run of the series. One...
Where do I send my books for grading? Drahcir 26 2 yearsNearmint67 (10343): Woop Woop Woop..... Steve..... the press man. Makin' pressings.. Pressa-tessa-tolla... Presso-Chango...8.0 to 10.0 Steeeeve..... :)
CBCS Canada ArcherC Jump to first page35Jump to last page 2 yearsPaul_G (55): For what it's worth: it took more than a week, but I did get a response to my email asking what was going on with the Canadian Location and the books there.
Change Shipping Address/Rerouting MrESauce 4 2 yearsMrESauce (2): Hey I just wanna make sure I'm doing this right, for fedex account you put in the account # not the username right? I'm still pretty new to this
WHO WINS THIS BATTLE! Are they equally matched!!?? CWill2021 29 2 yearsrobo (350): dunno sh*t but even i know surfer.
Dr. Strange VS Dr. Doom VS Dr. Fate VS Dr. Manhattan VS Dr. Phil CWill2021 Jump to first page31Jump to last page 2 yearsmakahuka (3133): Who is writing the scenarios, all have an ability to be winners. 😂😂😂
Distributor ink overspray confusion leelewis17 19 2 yearsEbayMafia (36876): Having been caught in the same situation, I was very understanding and supportive initially. But in my company we quickly adjusted our communication to customers. And we didn't allow a perpetual flow of new higher priced work to take precedent over the early jobs that had been given wrong TAT's. We did everything in our power to come as close as possible to the estimates we had given customers.
Raw Grades stanley_1883 12 2 yearsEbayMafia (36876): In that case, just get them slabbed. The money you save in using it as a prescreen couldn't possibly make up for the money and time you would spend on the service.
The Boys stanley_1883 5 2 yearsmakahuka (3133): No contest and not similar. One of many videos out there. HAHAHAH!
Imaging SP Issue Josh7945 9 2 yearsJosh7945 (413): That makes sense. Thanks for the responses, everyone. I think I have a better idea of what’s going on now.
Convention Signature Services - Recommendation Request Themaxx35 4 2 yearsdielinfinite (26547): I believe Matt is strictly CGC now, unfortunately. Clan McDonald is a pretty large facilitator but they don’t allow to submit under your own account and grading through them is pricy. I’ve used Justin Foose but he’s really cut back on his convention presence and I don’t think he’s doing more shows this year
What happened to 2-day modern? KidMiracleman 3 2 yearsdielinfinite (26547): @KidMiracleman The entire tier system was overhauled back in April.
Best Places to Sell Slabs? desslocktx 22 2 yearsfigment (18245): As an NTX local MCS is no-brainer for stuff like that. It's SO much easier than doing it all yourself!
when will the QR codes show me the notes? Tattedcoyboy 3 2 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): @Tattedcoyboy I've been pretty lucky, but one time I had a submission that didn't update on my dashboard, and that meant I couldn't access the grader's notes. I sent an email to CS and they got on it right away. My dashboard was updated less than 24 hours after I sent the email. Now if I could just get them to reply when I have a return...
NOT A COMIC Topic - BASEBALL TICKET dfoster43 8 2 yearsTom74152 (2458): You will probably do better if you get it authenticated. I would see what Beckett has to offer.
Reholder and press Dave 3 2 yearsesaravo (93452): If you have the book pressed, it’s not a re-holder situation anymore. Pressing could improve the grade (have no effect on the grade, or even lower the grade) so the book would have to go through the grading process again. A re-holder only replaces the slab.
Grade dropped-What to do? Supertom 22 2 yearsNuffsaid111 (18852): Yep! I will always be appreciative that grading companies can verify restoration. That is very important. But somewhere along the way the hobby was stolen from the hobbyists and we all allowed it to happen due to the big money being tossed around when the comic is placed in plastic and a dopey number assigned. That number is only accurate on that day by that "professional"(s). In the end, I don't care. I just sell the stuff...
2021 Bob Layton signing TAT's TigerRose1981 14 2 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): @TigerRose1981 I have a few books from my dad, too, but I'll get forum detention if I show them off. No smut on the forum!! I did send two of them to CGC to get graded (1st printings of a couple of higher end adult comics in nice shape). We'll see how that goes... My SIKTC #21 has shipped out of Tampa and I'm hoping to get it next week. Fingers crossed. I have a couple other Tiny Onion gold foils (Dept. of Truth #18 & Sandman Universe:...
Scheduling Pickup Mighty_Mattman 9 2 yearsmulti007 (3938): id be patient. i submitted a few books for sig authentication, press and grading... sent them in jan 2022. one day next year i'll be pleasantly surprised and my books will show up at my door.
GalaxyCon signing question Madman 4 2 yearsMadman (92):
WTB hip hop variants stanley_1883 4 2 yearsHeinzDad (30638): I have a raw copy of Carnage 1 if that’s anything of interest.
CBCS submit order is down? Zombie_Head Jump to first page32Jump to last page 2 yearsconsumetheliving (881): CBCS sub in the mail. Tomorrow I will drop off the CGC sub, took advantage of the upgrade special. Pretty sure CGC is going to win this one.
Did Spawn 1 have a 2nd printing? jaysonslade 24 2 yearsEl_Dub13 (1473): Yes. I am quite aware of that. I am pointing out the fact that they "rename" it so that they don't have to re-press it.
Still getting the run around SCG 13 2 yearsFoggysPal (14): Yes, I paid for mine when I turned them in at C2E2 in December. Based on all of these threads, I don't expect mine for another year:(
CBCS Dealer Account? Bignickk 6 2 yearsBignickk (1): Thanks fellas better help than customer service so far.
Type o or does this mean something? Kasperb991 Jump to first page34Jump to last page 2 yearschester15 (1881): "my bosses wife" Now we have to wonder again here in this post....did Auto-Correct insert "bosses" for the correct word, boss's? Or was that just a legitimate error? And it could be spelled boss'. From - Boss’s and Boss’ are both acceptable as the singular possessive form of Boss. But in any case, it is not bosses.
“I wanted to create a comic book an adult could read on an airplane.” jaysonslade 3 2 yearsjaysonslade (198): @OGJackster Thank you for your reply, however, I updated the post to clarify the timeframe and context.
Help with Cgc grader notes restoration. Zombie_Head 11 2 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): It could just as easily be a bit of dirt that can't be cleaned out because it's in the colour break(s). If it were a restoration - even amateur hour - surely whoever did it would at least try to match colour. This isn't even close.
How much you’d think this is Cosmic_Surfer 15 2 yearsCosmic_Surfer (13):
W quick question on VSP vs. ASP WndrWmn74 3 2 yearsWndrWmn74 (791): Exactly my thought. Thank you for the fast response my friend.
Shipping insurance? Hoarding_Comics 13 2 yearsNearmint67 (10343): Definitely.... I submitted a batch last Saturday and I could only add books with "Express" tier. The online form wouldn't let me not use Express. Had to print it that way and send to Darryl Hayden to get him to change the tier to Standard. Quite the fiasco....
GPA NOT UPDATING CORRECTLY? jaysonslade 4 2 yearsJMSComics (109): I am also seeing prices on lots of books that are far above current FMV on GoCollect
How do I disperse my Packing Slips? JMSComics 23 2 yearsflanders (25113): Why don't you create a submission for the same books with CBCS and see what the price difference is?
Express grading question sylcarlin Jump to first page33Jump to last page 2 yearsJtkist (9): Finally received an update, books are marked as received and showing on dashboard. To give a time-line for anyone who submitted at a convention 9 books were submitted at a convention in northern Virginia on May 14th. Representative filled out invoice by hand with all books on express tier. Received update today on June 7th.
Any info on this? Production cel? Sebastsk8 8 2 yearsmulti007 (3938): Ive done business with this company before. Not sure if they still have them, but they had a large group (about 100) signed Back to the Future cartoon production cells signed by Christopher Lloyd and Michael J Fox for $150 each. Production cells are hit or miss when it comes to value. But like all art, buy what you like and you'll never go wrong.
What would you rather have/pay more for? Scifinator 19 2 yearsBigRedOne1944 (11512): Ditto
Check this video out do you agree with grade? Zombie_Head 24 2 yearsZombie_Head (3472): @Nuffsaid111 happy birthday buddy
Recording your sales data?? jaysonslade 6 2 yearsNuffsaid111 (18852): My traceable online ledger stands at $67. I forgot to take an ebay item down on Jan 1. I'll be doing my 4th small convention this weekend as well as 2 yard sales this year. Can't imagine why I'm back to the dark ages
Missing Staple Londonman454 9 2 yearsPuckster (3001): I have a Hulk 181 like this. Unfortunately, it's missing the Value Stamp. It's also missing the bottom staple. You can see where there is one puncture but the other post did not go through. Broken staple as it was being stapled maybe? Don't know. Either way, the partial staple has been removed. Other than that, the outside cover looks really good and I think it would press to a fairly high grade for presentation. Of course, as mentioned,...
Featured Comics?? Josh7945 11 2 yearsHAmistoso (24326): clickable text
Is this cover a fake ? Boiron 18 2 yearsBoiron (48): @Byrdibyrd thanks i wish that it will work
CGC sub, harsh or on point? consumetheliving Jump to first page44Jump to last page 2 years50AE_DE (6464): @consumetheliving I think it's already been mentioned, but just an FYI. Discussing Alteration Techniques: Users may not share or otherwise discuss techniques for altering comics; including, but not limited to, restoration, pressing, cleaning, taping, or any other techniques that could result in temporary or permanent damage to a comic book. CBCS is in no way liable for any damage resulting from a user performing any technique they read or saw...
Big news from MCS, CBCS & Borock sborock Jump to first page149Jump to last page 2 yearsNearmint67 (10343): Hippies unite. Diggit..... Although West needs to grow some hair, at least shoulder length... lol...
Membership Type Dealer SLAbLover 2 2 yearsdielinfinite (26547): First, be sure to read through this thread carefully To request to become a witness you must email your request to the Signature Series program manager, Matthew Edwards ( he will instruct you from there And no, a dealer is not automatically an authorized witness
Technical issue - Invoice PDF not opening. Scifinator Jump to first page57Jump to last page 2 yearsComicNinja0215 (4384): Working for me
Symbiote Spider-Man #1 hogan36 9 2 yearshogan36 (198): @HulkSmash The 9.0 grader notes: light bend right bottom of front cover moderate bend left bottom of back cover The 9.4 grader notes: light bend left bottom of back cover I inspected my books before and took a video of me holding my comics before/during the signing and submitting. There was no bends in them.
Trade Percentage? DWeeB1967 16 2 years00slim (17696): I’ve traded high-end books at 75% with dealers.
Horrible books that hit my pressing desk... SteveRicketts Jump to first page121Jump to last page 2 yearsSteveRicketts (18461): The back cover has a sun shadow and a little light foxing.
Question about grading missing value stamp Tattedcoyboy 19 2 yearscesidio (2116): Years ago I bought a hulk 181 missing stamp. Gorgeous book otherwise. At the time there was no cgc or cbcs. Learned my lesson. According to Overstreet was basically a 1.5. Why I don't buy manipulated or restoration book
Can anyone answer me??? ehustle327 22 2 yearsticktocktyler (1381): When 1st unto the internets, I began buying comics again. I learned to read EBay seller feedback. No one HAS to be 100% to be in my show. It's more WHAT specific customers are having an issue with concerning a given seller. Same here when I joined CGC and CBCS. Wouldn't MIND sending some books. What are customers saying about the process? Oh. Ohhhh. No, I had better not. Sucks. This book would look nice in a holder with a big, fat 9.2 on...
Technical Issue with Online Grading Form drchaos 10 2 yearsScifinator (15447): @drchaos creating havoc with monster size submissions!
CBCS and Other Comic Books and Comic Magazines themelodyman 10 2 yearsthemelodyman (4): Thank you so much for that link. I will definitely look into it and see if it can help.
Bedrock City Comic Con - Houston DWeeB1967 6 2 yearsDWeeB1967 (11144): I'm sure it will be. 😄
Buy the GRADE? Or buy the PAGE QUALITY?? jaysonslade Jump to first page31Jump to last page 2 yearsticktocktyler (1381):
Phoenix Fan Fusion Gabriel85301 3 2 yearsSpideyAZ (1): Collector's Choice Comics is advertising CBCS witnessing.
HELP: Order stuck under "billing" for a month Jacobin64 13 2 yearsNoblebeast315 (2194): That would be ridiculous considering I am sure they are well aware how frustrated their customers are and it ain’t going to stop us from voicing our frustrations. If there was a means for us, their customers to get our questions answered then we wouldn’t be here in the forum consoling all the new customers for finding out how bad the customer service has been recently. Sorry for being so blunt. I’m just frustrated 🤣🤣🤣
Is a Signature considered "Damage"?? KaptainKia 22 2 yearsCaffeine_Kid (1443): I think you meant blackmail, 😉
WonderCon 2022 Drop Offs Rush_is_a_band 12 2 yearsScifinator (15447): @Rush_is_a_band - Welcome to the Forum! From what I have seen from others, looks like Wondercon submissions have been getting entered over the past several days to week, so yours will probably show up on your dashboard soon. Also, CBCS had been signaling a price increase for April prior to Wondercon, so they probably got deluged, once again, with submissions in March and through the first week or so of April. You may want to email customer...
How can you tell if a slab is a fake/scam or not? JMSComics 5 2 yearsJoosh (4163): For someone who hasn’t had the experience of holding various versions of CGC and CBCS slabs it can be difficult to know what’s normal and what’s a red flag. Generally it’s best to look for signs of tampering, both of the hard case and especially cut lines in the inner well.
Missing Books from CBCS - Please Help drchaos 11 2 yearsKatKomics (28843): @Scifinator cool...message sent to Darryl (Darrrrrryyyylllll....Darrrryyyylllll) Hope he responds!!
Current Discount Codes drchaos Jump to first page32Jump to last page 2 yearstheCapraAegagrus (2603): Yes and no. Yes, CGC hired someone to mark packages as "Delivered" for their site's portal. No, this does not mean that the invoice has been "Received".
Converting Old Tiers For ETA? 00slim 2 2 yearsxkonk (17679): @00slim I'm a little surprised your quickstream isn't back yet. I had some in with a 2-Day order from February and got them back. The quickstream part of the order wasn't pressed although it should have at least been screened; maybe I messed up and forgot it. From memory I think quickstream pressing was like two or three months though, so you must be close especially if you had quick press. Consumer was on the same schedule as the slow...
Grading Question -FF 67 drchaos 20 2 yearsBigRedOne1944 (11512): I think you made the right call by not taping
Checkmark Value PikesComics 11 2 yearsPolarisNuclearSS2020 (1124): Yes, rho I'd say this applies to non-mega keys as well. But either way, it's still a book by book evaluation process and how you market the explanation of the checkmark is 90% of possibly getting more money. One book I can think if offhand that tge checkmark had no effect on was a superman #74 (or #73, the 1st doomsday cameo app with a white cover background)...the 3rd or 4th print (not a DCU logo, just a later print as no DCU's were made...
Oakville location Greenshields 7 2 yearsGAC (69585):
Express Question PikesComics 2 2 yearsWhammykablam (344): You'll always see the guaranteed TAT under the prices on the right, as you move along with the submission, so you'll notice if it goes over two weeks.
Should I get this coverless Hulk 2 graded or sell raw? JMSComics 16 2 yearsGAC (69585): @JMSComics For re-sale purposes, keep raw. For the PC...consider a reproduction cover as @ComicHoarder stated. For bigger type books, in my opinion, reproduction covers can be acceptable.
A few more newbie questions BillinCanada 5 2 yearsSigur_Ros (4045): Don't be fooled, most of us "supporters" are pretty disappointed in their customer service.
Express and tat 14 days sylcarlin 19 2 yearsKatKomics (28843): we'll see if my luck holds out with CS - depending if they know where my order is I might leave things as is..but if it's not too much then I might also pay the extra - need this book at MCS before December 2022!
First time submitting to cbcs sylcarlin 18 2 yearsNearmint67 (10343): @sylcarlin welcome :) Confucius says patience is a virtue.... Breath in.....Breath out..... You have come to the best grading company. Go to TAT thread for more accurate updates. CS may/or man not reply to your inquiries. Don't believe what your dashboard says, its going to be way behind where your books truly are in the system. Example: I have a submission that was received in Dallas back in the 1st week of September. My dashboard says it's...
Spare a Grade? Batman #63 Eclipse9665 10 2 yearsPolarisNuclearSS2020 (1124): Dunno, I think 1.0 or 1.5 is reasonable for that FF. But it does pose the question of whether books like it should be taped (neatly along the length of the interior FC and BC along spine)....maybe it would've hit 2.0 with "tape on interior" on the universal label? For this Batman, I'd have to think that given the chance of getting slammed with a .5 vs the likely odds of getting a 1.8-2.0 if the BC was raped along the length of...
FREE copy of Overstreet’s Lost Universes…sort of Scifinator 8 2 yearsScifinator (15447): @donho - Howdy. Have you had an opportunity to crack open the Lost Universes yet? I couldn't put it down.
Are eCoupons going away? misguidedknight 4 2 yearsHulkSmash (9787): If you’re planning on using them I’d create a sub and take advantage of current pricing before April 1st. My $0.02
Spider-men #1 store variants print run? Peterm12772 8 2 yearsPeterm12772 (7): One thing I'm happy about (years back) is I purchased the set of store variants ungraded minus Italy version and the Mile High Comics variant was a CGC 9.8. This lot also included 2nd print and Newsstand editions of #1. Before the hype. I'm in search of the Italy variant now to finish the set. Then onto the other variants to complete the #1 set.
Tom Cruise joins MCU stanley_1883 Jump to first page41Jump to last page 2 yearsOGJackster (49075):
Your voice mail box if full TheEbner Jump to first page32Jump to last page 2 yearsDrWatson (50097): This gave rise to the old expression, "There's no customer like a shit head."
Refund or credit for grading if failed VSP? chrispcola 5 2 yearschrispcola (25): Thanks!
only one in census donho 24 2 yearsBigRedOne1944 (11512): I cringe whenever I see scribbling or writing on a book....... Im out
Comic book data base donho 11 2 yearsSiggy (25509): It's all about using the right combo of filters when searching. Once you've figured out the best way to search for something specific, it's invaluable. And you can contribute by adding or correcting info. Sometimes a credited writer/artist has a (?) next to his/her name, meaning it isn't a 100% sure thing. I've seen many credited work for Mike Royer, and I'd ask him if he did indeed work on them. If he didn't, I would then inform GCD that the...
Newbie Questions Skywatching 16 2 yearsSiggy (25509): Does anyone still use WatchCount to track eBay sales?
Thanos Quest (1990) How to tell??? jaysonslade 7 2 yearsSiggy (25509): I believe once the answer is offered, the unwritten rule states the thread becomes an appreciation thread. :beer::D No pics of the indicia.
Vampire Batman allizdogslc61 11 2 yearsOteemorse (322): Yes that’s it. That YouTube video is excellent
NEWBIE FRUSTRATION - Membership, submission and customer service! JERGO Jump to first page60Jump to last page 2 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): I need one of those, too... :D:heart:
Tyler Kirkham & Rafael Grassetti hogan36 3 2 yearshogan36 (198): @Cowabunga_Kyle Thank you!
Tynion Signing Dayzzgoby24 19 2 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): Yes, it will. Still waiting on my books in pressing, but I know it'll work out once I get them back.
Canadian Submission Grade Screening? Eclipse9665 3 2 yearsKatKomics (28843): ahem....not that I've done this...if delivery time is not a concern for could use the CBCS US form but ship it to the CBCS Canada location (much cheaper for me - really depends where you are) - you would still have to pay full price for return from Dallas to Canada but potentially save a few bucks on the shipping there
Metal Covers hogan36 2 2 yearssleeperbat (186): I like that red whit and blue one
SAMURAI OF OZ #1 LEIRIX KILL OZ hogan36 1 2 yearshogan36 (198): Here's another cover that I love by the artist Leirix. Limited to 15.
CURRENT TAT Alamo_City 13 2 yearspoka (24183): Just FYI CGC’s pressing TAT is currently 13 months without fast pass and 9 months with fast pass. And then grading is up to 11 months added on. Currently it insane :)
Is Spider-Woman happening? stanley_1883 25 2 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): @KatKomics Dang! Now I need a Spidey Super Stories #11.
Batman 500, what's the difference? sportshort Jump to first page44Jump to last page 2 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): Hadn't even bothered looking at the label. Oops. From what I'm seeing, there is the Collector's cover (Quesada) and that one has some signed DF editions but is otherwise the same cover. Then there's the non-Collector's cover (Kelley) that had a Direct Sales edition, a Newsstand edition, a 2nd printing, and polybagged versions of some or all of those. The Direct & Newsstand editions have the white Batman title that I'm seeing in the picture,...
Variant to Mark Jewelers jaysonslade 5 2 yearsOGJackster (49075): This may help... go collect article: clickable text Previous thread: clickable text
Store comics in MyLites but regular backing boards (not acid-free),is fine? persianninja 14 2 yearsBrianGreensnips (14650): Good article! Thanks for sharing.
What's in my profile? Comicskablooey 5 2 yearsSigur_Ros (4045): I think I misunderstood your first post. I thought you just wanted to see what coupons you had remaining. If your intent was to use the coupons with the current submission, just keep trying customer support and let them know. That's really all you can do unless someone from CBCS responds in this thread.
When to Press and Clean? Brash 27 2 yearsSidTheSquid (1438): I clean and press everything I submit for grading. Only exceptions are if it's so brittle that it might fall apart- or if it already looks like a 9.8 and I don't see anything to fix.
Guidance Needed - Grader's Notes Won't Show Up for my Books Eclipse9665 23 2 yearsScifinator (15447): The graders notes are there for -001 Notes: crease left edge back cover breaks color small spine stress front & back cover most does not break color -002, 003, & 004 are 9.8’s with no notes.
How bad is this corner damage? Brash 17 2 yearsBrash (25): On its way back. Thanks for all the feedback everyone.
Mylar Suppliers AWES10 Jump to first page32Jump to last page 2 yearsetapi65 (4060): I don't trust the BCW boards. As much as they tout them being acid free, I have found them to damage books. And in relatively short periods of time. They're presumably designed to absorb the acids that might come out of books...but then they become acidic, lose their buffering ability and begin to damage the cover in contact spots. Even BCW suggests you have to replace their boards every 3-5 years to avoid this issue. Any longer and the...
You judge Scifinator Jump to first page32Jump to last page 2 yearsScifinator (15447):
What books would you buy? Sebastsk8 25 2 yearsSebastsk8 (2354): @southerncross just wish I had more I'd be comfortable spending, my pull box would be huge lmao
Spec Question Jprez111 8 2 yearsHulkSmash (9787): @poka alcohol induced rant. I’m not in this for money nor do I have the attention span to speculate much.
To Grade or Not to Grade - Wolverine 8 Jprez111 28 2 yearsJprez111 (78): Thanks all. Right now, I think I’ll keep it raw for the time being. Although this is for the personal collection, I do agree with cost-value analysis some of you mentioned. But that could change in the future. It’s always nice to have a comic slabbed, but not a necessity. Good luck to the others!
Which Would You Recommend Higher? Paper Girls, or SIKTC? 00slim 11 2 yearsflanders (25113): @00slim the storyline was all over the place and too many random things that didn't seem to connect kept happening. I enjoyed reading Saga and Y: The Last Man but Paper Girls seems to have inferior writing compared to those.
Will CBCS Verify My Kids' Signatures? geistca 8 2 yearsgeistca (1): Awesome, this is great. Thanks all for the help!
Which Hero for Hire 1 to buy? DocCop 15 2 yearscrystalphoto (1602): I say buy them both...
Hannigan signing: Delivery Exception, Local Weather Delay Hoarding_Comics 2 2 yearsBronte (37302): I would contact whomever is in charge of the signing. That's going to be the best source of information.
Forum Assistance - Color Touch? Nuffsaid111 18 2 yearsNuffsaid111 (18852): Well... book is sold (not me). So I'll just keep looking. It's ashame - book was extra special nice and extra special inexpensive. That blotch/potential CT was a no go for me ultimately
Digital Code Sticker hogan36 3 2 yearshogan36 (198): Good morning Thanks
USPS Changing 1095 Boxes drchaos Jump to first page51Jump to last page 2 yearsdrchaos (27647): If you have a 1092 box just try to put it inside the 1095. If fists easily into the old ones. The new ones are too narrow for the 1092 to get close to fitting.
Have You Read Neonomicon, and Providence? theCapraAegagrus 2 2 yearsStudley_Dudley (48847): I've read Providence. Having a little familiarity with Lovecraft's work, I thought it was very cool. Unfortunately I don't know much of modern horror but it was very psychological and well paced.
Looking To Add Punisher TPB & HC To My Library. Wanna Trade? 00slim 16 2 years00slim (17696): @BigRedOne1944 Cool. I either have, or had Big Nothing. Anything above interest you in trade for Intruder & Assassin’s Guild?
Marvel Eternals stanley_1883 Jump to first page101Jump to last page 2 yearstheCapraAegagrus (2603): I honestly hate Ragnarok up until the title animation. After that, it's nearly an A+ CBM.
Grading Process Question hapaknack 3 2 yearshapaknack (4): Thanks, I called and talked to someone. I got my billing issue resolved with only 1 call. So CBCS is definitely improving their customer service on the phone side.
Thoughts on this ‘soiling’ on cover? Venomous72 19 2 yearsPolarisNuclearSS2020 (1124): Thanks, @Flanders. I edited a bit out of my post above, I think the rest of that post doesnt violate those CBCS terms but if it does, a mod can edit or zap the post.
Fake date stamps? jaysonslade 8 2 yearsIronMan (6203): While it is very close, I suspect overall a clean book with nothing - including a date stamp - probably has the potential to sell for more. So no, I don't believe people are adding fake date stamps. At least not to clean books. Be no reason. For every collector that believes date stamps are cool there are 2 collectors that would rather have a clean cover. There might e occasions where someone tries to make stray markings LOOK like a...
What’s my “cost”? jaysonslade 22 2 yearsflanders (25113): @EbayMafia it takes seconds to copy and paste to google. I wasn't sure if it would work, but I was easily able to see how much I've pissed away over the last 3 years. I've done a half assed job of keeping track of sales and net income since then, but this will be my first year I'll be keeping accurate records. So far this year, my income before any business expenses are deducted is a measly $175.
Amazing spider-man 678 inquiry? And other venomized books TigerRose1981 18 2 yearsWhammykablam (344): @TigerRose1981 I just saw an unsigned one on eBay for just $55.
Forgive me Father #2 - Dekal Variant: Any leads Irodnyc 15 2 yearsIrodnyc (2): Thank you so much for the tip! Wish me luck!
War Machine 1 Error Comic? Eclipse9665 12 2 yearsZombie_Head (3472): That’s awesome love errors
Test Your Online Grading Skills - Hulk 1 Newsstand Red Hulk - Sent to CBCS Eclipse9665 22 2 yearsPre_Coder (19029): I'm also in the 9.0-9.2 club.
Spare a grade? ASM 50 Sebastsk8 27 2 yearsPolarisNuclearSS2020 (1124): ASM 50 , if wear on BC and interior is consistent w/wear on FC, looks Did you do this trade? I see 1 spine tick which barely breaks color on your MK 1 (between the cover artists' signature and MW's cape). Possibly a non color breaking fold top right corner of FC but that may be shade/lighting in the shot. Very light edge frayoing/wear at right side of the bottom FC. No loss to cover inks. Basically, your MK 1 looks ike it could hit a 9.8...
Curious Secret Wars Autographs - To Verify or Not oldcitybass 10 2 yearsTerry88 (1276): Great book!
Any German speakers/readers out there? Rafel 21 2 yearsRafel (3832): I'd like to know myself.
How long does it currently take for an order to be marked as "Received"? PhantomStranger271 14 2 yearsgotham44 (246): I submitted reholders in the beginning of August. Still doesn't show as received, only submitted. Is this normal? its been around 6 months now
Newly Slabbed Comics’ Grading Notes Not Working Eclipse9665 9 2 yearsKatKomics (28843): Yep...took 3 weeks? but now all my books are showing
Ink on my comic boards FrankE224 18 2 yearsHuntergreene2 (1163): Wasn't "Ink On My Comic Boards" a song by fictional rap group CB4?
Legit McFarlane signature? OrionPax 25 2 yearsDavethebrave (15755): Yeah, given it is probably the most common slabbed book in existence and one of the most common sigs too… you should be selective.
CBCS - Anyone Else Experience Horrible Customer Service? JoshuaFilm27 19 2 yearsSigur_Ros (4045): Received in August... CS finally answered the phone in November... Then failed to follow through with their solution. It's quite unfortunate the only help you can get is from randoms on an internet forum. I'd like to think CBCS isn't ok with this, but we read it all the time.
modification of my order to be processed faster ? AldoG 6 2 yearsAldoG (1): I use the Canadian option ! Will try to email to change press for Fastpress. thanks for the tip
Super new to all this just need some guidance on what to do ehustle327 7 2 yearsFuneralBill5150 (87): HIRE MORE GRADERS, PLEASE.
2 months since sent book in MrESauce Jump to first page33Jump to last page 2 yearsxkonk (17679): @Sebastsk8 I don't know that it's so much being "completely fine with the process" as some people have been using CBCS for a while and trust that their books will get back to them. Plenty of those same people have suggestions for how things could be better, but the number of new(er) customers winging complaints into the forum is larger, or at least louder. As to this particular problem, I doubt they're going back to old orders and...
Storing comics in Gemini cardboard mailers persianninja 20 2 yearsPolarisNuclearSS2020 (1124): Yeah, I can see there isn't excessive pressure on the book but even so, it is pressure and over time, it can add up and cause spine stress. The "Fortress" was a 1980's era comic display case that CGC (more or less) used a similiar premise in their "creep engine" cases in 4/2016. SCS could happen with fortress cases, as well. Ditch Farenheit detailed these "creep engine" cases very well on his board, here's a...
How would you price a newly trending book, like Sleepwalker #1? Collectionary_FTW 24 2 yearsHexView (521): You can't beat The GCD!
Question: Can CBCS Original Art Program Verify famous Japanese Artists? DJJK 3 2 yearsDJJK (13): Thank you! I see that was a witnessed Amano signing by CBCS, so hopefully they have the ability to verify the signatures on my 2 Amano sketches.
Max grade for books with loose pages? Schumy2 8 2 yearsSchumy2 (9): Thank you all for the valued feedback. I’m definitely going to have the book pressed before sending it into CBCS for grading/slabbing. I look forward to sharing the results when I get the book back.
Where will it sell? Scifinator Jump to first page33Jump to last page 2 yearsGAC (69585): The signature being graded? Are you really confused or are you just looking for a reaction? Come on man, I'm pretty sure you're not confused.
Customer service sucks ass! myxzeus70 21 2 yearsDrWatson (50097): They are closed today and Monday for Christmas, the holidays, and any other festive celebrations.
Missing ASP Signature on Dashboard on a Comic Nuffsaid111 20 2 yearsteacha777 (1180): it's fixed thank you sir
Sign above the grade Jeremysitb 15 2 yearsScifinator (15447): @CatCovers - with that, I waive the white flag, you win. @esaravo - Boxerbriefs.
OT: Just For Fun, What’s Your Favorite Sitcom of All-Time? 00slim Jump to first page42Jump to last page 2 yearsDavethebrave (15755): I will add another that I don’t think was mentioned above: Peep Show (not well known in the U.S.)
Listed in Census nancyraygun 4 2 yearsGridwalker (346): I have had the same with my submission from Canada. Received it a while back (read couple of months) and they just never showed up in the census. I DM @sborock yesterday and he was able to help.
CBCS grading damaged books Randomdoge 7 2 yearsHulkSmash (9787): Without damage to the package They have no way of knowing if damages are done enroute to them or were pre existing. People submit books in varying conditions including impact damages. these posts make it seem like CBCS is at fault when all they did was provide the service that was paid for when proper insurance should’ve been purchased by the sender to hold the carrier accountable for damages. If you have $500 worth of comics you should...
Signature or higher grade? stanley_1883 19 3 yearspower_struggle55 (6432): depends on the signature and/or comic. some comics are so old its hard to find anything great....but if its signed by a holy grail like stan lee or Jack kirby....who cares
Does anyone have this or know where it's from? dfoster43 11 3 yearsdfoster43 (1634): Jack Kirby would gag at that art ..
First time uk CBCS submission postage! Rich87 13 3 yearsRich87 (5): We live in hope lol
Is there a preferred or superior comic holder in terms of warping? MRmintastic 20 3 yearsDavethebrave (15755): Thanks. Just checked and mine are really shallow (8 was max) with higher priced books higher. I suspect they can take much more without issue except the risk is if they slip… if not all edge-on-edge.
CBCS Collections/Pedigrees - "Newsstand Mint" Brash Jump to first page71Jump to last page 3 yearsDrWatson (50097): Well, then I don't know and ultimately it isn't worth the argument to me. It was a pedigree, then it was discovered to be a warehouse find. Therefore, it is no longer a recognized pedigree. Regardless, they are still nice books.
Tamper Evident Sir_Psycho_Sexy 3 3 yearspower_struggle55 (6432): ive seen videos explaining this. usually theyll be a crack where it was basically pried open. another sign is hints of super glues. they leave a mark.
Need a value RonMob 7 3 yearsRonMob (122): Absolutely, I press everything before sending for grading. Always improves its chances! If anyone needs anything pressed fast and inexpensively, please reach out! I have references.
confused from graders notes to grade give 2rideli8 23 3 yearsFuneralBill5150 (87): I guess you forgot how McFarlane used to draw MJ!
Can I submit my comics to CBCS with Microchamber paper inside? DJJK 6 3 yearsDJJK (13): Thank you, everyone!
x-men #1 a legend reborn tipper 17 3 yearsKatKomics (28843): i don't know - I have 1 of each in my 'promise' collection (actually did by these new off the shelf and I promise my other comics would never qualify as a pedigree but!) Pretty sure there are many others with boxes of these (should ask my LCS - I know they have about 80 Wolverine #1 from the ongoing series)
Blacklight comic covers Mikeykon 8 3 yearsRafel (3832): Hahahahahaha!!!
best way to sell some minor/non-keys, readers? is there a thread here? ERB_in_CLT 6 3 yearsBigRedOne1944 (11512): Weather here, on Ebay, Faceboomk... whatever platform..... I always find good pictures and detail grading info are required first and foremost. Welcome aboard!
SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL #5 hogan36 5 3 yearsOxbladder (1287): I don't think they always announce a sellout. Most of the ones I hear about are usually ones that happen before or on release day. Since this issue is part of the whole bisexual reveal they have likely seen something in the numbers or market that provoked the second printing.
WTB RAWs Hellblazer 1-12 dfoster43 10 3 yearsdfoster43 (1634): @HeinzDad Yeah I see what you mean! OK so don't tell the wife ... I may have to break out the Amex and plan for a month in the comfy chair! I had no idea there were so many Constantine books. Where'd they all come from ? LOL! Now I have to figure out where to start. The article I read made is sound like he was brought back from nowhere for those 12 issues. I thought he'd just been gone those last 20-odd years. Time to make a spreadsheet I...
Absolute Carnage #1 Skan Srisuwan hogan36 5 3 yearsJesse_O (39247): @hogan36 the only thing I can think of is that TCM DID have a Skan signing event at the 2019 NYCC where he signed these. Perhaps the signed ones were from that event. That's the only thing that would make sense to me. TCM told people that got one with their orders that Skan would be signing them there.
Onsite Grading - Online Submission Form dc19dc 6 3 yearsxkonk (17679): @dc19dc unless you specifically know that CBCS is doing onsite grading (and they very rarely do), they will not have onsite grading. You can still give them an order at the booth that they'll take as a regular submission, though. If you choose pickup, that means you'll schedule a time to go to their office in Dallas to pick up your order.
Shortboxed? tonnage71 5 3 yearsDWeeB1967 (11144): That.
What do you Grade? stanley_1883 17 3 yearsCaptainTim (14): I love Golden Age comics.
Question about Billing Skcatch 4 3 yearsxkonk (17679): @Skcatch I don't think they split orders, although from the forum it sounds like they might occasionally these days. I would assume it's just that they can't charge you for the prescreened books until they know what they're slabbing and what they aren't.
Legit Website? hogan36 19 3 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): @hogan36 So sorry about your uncle getting scammed! We're lucky we have a community that helps us look out for each other. :heart:
TMNT #98 Mike Vasquez Jennika Action Figure Variant Limited to 800 hogan36 6 3 yearsHeinzDad (30638): Oh no, I totally hear you. Ive been there before and learned. Not at the cost you’re in though I’m sure.
Thoughts on this? Sebastsk8 30 3 yearsSiggy (25509): I certainly see that for high grades- I do it as a deterrent to stealing my image for a scam. No one in their right mind would buy a slab with a blocked serial number. On eBay someone twice tried using the image of my AF15 used by the person who sold it to me on the CGC forum. That's when I started blurring them.
Comic book questions Scuzzel 6 3 yearsScuzzel (14): Thank you
Question about screening and press screening. WalkinWillie 3 3 yearsBobashek (991): Good to know.
Question on Metal book back cover pressing WalkinWillie 3 3 yearsHulkSmash (9787): I would %100 trust Steve’s pressing team on this. They are top notch and if they can press those Valiant Chromium covers without melting them then I’d say your safe. Your books won’t be pancaked, they’ll be at the spa👍🏻
Looking for something specific.. Sebastsk8 22 3 yearsBelarak (995): RedWolfzCollectibles on Etsy makes some real nice custom frames. Here's an example with Captain Marvel printed on the bottom. He also makes some nice desktop slab holders with custom names.
GoCollect Value Updates zdoes10 29 3 yearsBPaxson002 (709): So who is there CLZ can work with? go collect can go screw themselves now.
Income tax question jaysonslade Jump to first page80Jump to last page 3 yearsNuffsaid111 (18852): This exactly. What a load of %^&*
Would you consider him a creator? Sebastsk8 16 3 yearsKYDU (890): That’s a great story I had the same thing happen when I first met Herb Trimpe and I couldn’t believe there was no lineup for him. He was amazing and drew me a sketch with two of his most famous characters fighting,(I still have it. I met Julius when I went to DC comics in NY. (I was friends with one of the longtime editors). I met him through a coworker at his job so different vibe than a con.I didn’t ask him for anything as that would...
Printing error or just my imagination? Byrdibyrd 16 3 yearsSiggy (25509): Edit: wrong defect thread.
Trade or Hold? stanley_1883 11 3 yearsRafel (3832): I'd trade it for some key AMAZING SPIDER-MAN that I need.
Turn around time for a newbie Aikanou18 3 3 yearsesaravo (93452): @Aikanou18 - And you do include a copy of your invoice with your order.
Trading Card Question jgzachary13 4 3 yearsRyan4421 (353): You are correct that is an industry standard on card grading. Once it is encapsulated it presses the card flat and the bow is no longer visible and as long as there is no creasing or color break it has no impact on grade. As mentioned it is produced but humidity in the air and nobody keeps their cards in a vacuum so it is viewed as a commonality and accepted.
Still wondering about my lost Megacon submission asapa8 9 3 yearsasapa8 (23): @sborock THANK YOU AGAIN SO MUCH🙏🏻
Predator “detested”? Scifinator Jump to first page36Jump to last page 3 years50AE_DE (6464): Open thread to view post.
Who were the creators? Sebastsk8 7 3 yearsBPaxson002 (709): Big John hated doing superheroes. However, he liked making money. Thus what he would do is do the breakdowns on a page and then pass it off to and inker or group of inkers to do the detail work. With this being a intercompany thing, and they wanted to avoid the problems with the first spiderman/superman team up, they passed the inking duties to just about everyone around.
ebay complaint tipper 9 3 yearstipper (4): thanks fur your views tipper
The best scanner for graded comics part 2 outlawmonster 10 3 yearsoutlawmonster (113): @CatmanAmerica I will try to do that A/B test, next opportunity I get, at least with HP, unfortunately the MICROTEK is long gone… Maybe I’ll add the “keys” in case someone finds a different model.
Advice Needed Eclipse9665 15 3 yearsDrWatson (50097): I thought some of the cgc cases were sealed all the way around. As a result, this gave rise to the myriad of slabs with Newton rings since the universal fix of sliding a piece of paper between the case and inner sleeve was no longer an option. That being said, it was quite common for the older slabs from the cgc to have gaps around the edges. Some of them would be large enough to slip a thin bladed knife in between the two pieces of plastic....
Recommend Modern Horror Titles theCapraAegagrus 11 3 yearsDalkiel (2037): Eibon Press is pretty cool.
When will I hear about any confirmation from convention drop off books? AKilgour 16 3 yearsetapi65 (4060): I just had my Orlando Megacon pop-up (last two days) as "submitted".
Any Upstate NY / Great Northeasters out there remember FantaCon? dfoster43 1 3 yearsdfoster43 (1634): It was 1980 and my first 'big' comic convention was in my back yard. What a day. I'm sure I don't have to go into detail, it was probably exactly like everyone's first convention. But what memories this brings back of those days. I can almost smell the fall Albany air. Albany was my stomping ground and FantaCo was my LCS as John S Iavarone was incredibly rude to anyone under 21 that dared enter his place I never went there much....
Is this a distributor's "stripe"? WrighteousDude 3 3 yearsCaptainCanuck (6120): @WrighteousDude It’s your ink now.
CBCS Detached Cover Slab Notation flanders 16 3 yearsDrWatson (50097): And if anyone is considering a purchase of a CBCS book that looks nicer than the given grade, they can always check the grader's notes to discover the cause... for free.
Display cabinet? Sebastsk8 5 3 yearsBobashek (991): There is this one too.
Star Wars quotes Scifinator Jump to first page54Jump to last page 3 yearsnaftixe (190): Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design. Your friends, up there on the sanctuary moon, are walking into a trap, as is your Rebel fleet. It was *I* who allowed the Alliance to know the location of the shield generator. It is quite safe from your pitiful little band. An entire legion of my best troops awaits them. Oh, I'm afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive. - Emperor...
Circle City Comics hogan36 3 3 yearsEmporiumCo (1): They are my local LCS, completely legit and great service / quality.
MCS Code Word This Week?? DWeeB1967 4 3 yearsGAC (69585): 👍
From a Purist perspective Scifinator Jump to first page34Jump to last page 3 yearsKatKomics (28843): I think PGX has it right...once they are slabbed who cares if it's missing coupons or pages or has colour touch - no one will ever know - give grades to all comics..and generous ones at that!!! Overstreet is just a guideline that the grading companies use but have come up with their we can't really say coupon cut is max 1.0 because that isn't how they grade or what the market is accepting of. ...
Day 21 on my 2 day modern order phonautograph Jump to first page44Jump to last page 3 yearsphonautograph (7): ***UPDATE*** My "2 day modern" order was marked as received and my bank account was charged today. Today is exactly 5 calendar weeks since the books were delivered to their facility. I'm not sure that I will be using CBCS again after this experience due to their poor customer service framework. However, I do want to give them credit for only charging me for normal "non fast pass' grading fees, as I had been expecting to still be...
Watch this shoe, and see if it DROPS. Scifinator 24 3 yearsHulkSmash (9787): You ever open a box brah? Shiiii…paper cuts for days.
Pressing and cleaning before grading? does it effect? should i do it? asapa8 8 3 yearsteacha777 (1180): If it’s a key the the price difference of a 9.8 and 9.6 will almost always justify the 12$ pressing cost
magazines cases finally donho 25 3 yearscesidio (2116): I was at Monroe pop fest last week. Cody said last he heard was late this year. I hope so. Great lakes is in February. Maybe the few extra months will give cbcs a chance to work any bugs out. The magazine size cases from the other company... tried it once never again
spare a grade? MMPR 1 glow 5 3 yearsDrWatson (50097): The goal of a good presser isn't to make the spine completely flat. It should still have some roundness to it.
Spare a grade? Supermole 10 3 yearslawguy1977 (5831): I agree as well on the 6.5.
Grading, Spine Ticks, Color Break Jprez111 9 3 yearsHulkSmash (9787): they’ve been in conflict for a while now. Lots of collateral damages left in the wake.
Help Needed: Woven spine repair on GA books? jokioo 14 3 yearsDavethebrave (15755): Personally, given the damage was already inflicted on the book, I would leave as is. A label is just a label in the end, regardless of current “trends”… It adds some likely “period-correct” charm. As for restored and conserved, I have mentioned this before but I have my doubts that those terms will be thrown around so interchangeably. Conservation is distinct from restoration in most cases. Where they overlap tends to be on the high...
Lead time from delivered by Carrier to "Recieved" by CBCS ComicBlend 10 3 yearsVrishnak (865): So far by me labeling the outside of the box 2-day mod or 2-day modern they get received pretty quickly. I'd say 1-2 days after showing delivered by my carrier of choice. Grant it the service I am choosing is 2-day modern, so not fibbing it to get my stuff in quicker.
Has anyone else encountered this problem with CGC? Byrdibyrd 4 3 yearsByrdibyrd (24736): Holy Cow! I hadn't thought of that! If I don't recognise the books, they'll be going back right away, and I'll post them all here in case someone knows who they belong to. Yes, it does. Shipped out on the 14th and will be arriving very late at night tonight, which means Monday because my P.O. box can only hold so much. I'll have to wait until then.
Did my book get pressed? MrShanon 18 3 yearsComicNinja0215 (4384): I'm pretty sure both of my books were pressed.. 👍
CBCS Signature verification and original certificates RUBYROB 14 3 yearsrAd_1 (1): Convention programs would be in the same boat, and "Tour Books"...cough Deathmate cough
Order Shipped and Lost - Overseas Customer Service Has no Answers - HELP!! MarcPatten 19 3 yearsMpucine (4): If there is a CBCS monitor on here help me too. My books have been lost for 3 months my order is 21-1CCFEE6-2D . Please any reply would be great .
Seller did me dirty? What to do? calisto6 19 3 yearsScorpion (993): Call your CC Visa, have them do a charge back, and that will take care of.
EDIT : Issue Resolved asapa8 4 3 yearsasapa8 (23): @Darryl_H My apologies, I had no idea and I hope all is well. Thank you so much. Just hadnt heard anything and wanted to make sure! Thanks again Daryl :) You guys on here are awesome.
Raw Grade TAT Helric1 3 3 yearsEbayMafia (36876): It was about 4-5 weeks quicker for my April submissions.
Any WINE experts out there? Rafel 7 3 yearsRafel (3832): The cellar was built by my dad, a friend and myself back in 72'. It's 90 percent underground, it is dry, no windows, over head lights and has a drainage system which no water has ever been gotten in. When the bottle was inspected everything was intact. Cork looked good. No cracking or mold. A cork screw was used which was the wrong thing to use. About 80% of the cork was removed and the remainder pushed into the bottle. The wine was...
When you get the runaround from customer service, who do you call? eloreto Jump to first page43Jump to last page 3 yearsZombie_Head (3472): Problem is they are not. Who are you to bold anything I type like you want to pick a fight. Trust me you will lose. Go back to ur bridge troll.
Spare a grade? (Uncanny 266) Sebastsk8 12 3 yearsGanaSoth (9401): I'm gonna go with 9.4 - 9.6 with a clean and press (pressable back cover bend). It has a few very tiny small color breaking spine ticks. I really couldn't see any damage to the corners or any thumb/flip damage, or oils from hands/foods. It's a really nice comic! ...
What happened to CBCS Support? honukai92 16 3 yearshonukai92 (1): @dielinfinite @HulkSmash thanks for the advice, I'll contact the shipper and USPS to see if I can get an update customs or tracking number.
New tab on CBCS home page Scifinator 16 3 yearsNamrepus28 (165): I too have experienced frustration with CBCS customer service, but I found this thread to comment on the fact that the cases only showed up as number 19. That's the best thing about CBCS in my opinion. Lol. I kept scrolling thinking, "Where do they mention the cases that manage to never have any Newton Rings?"
Current Receiving Time BPaxson002 13 3 yearsComicbookzach (1020): I sent in a new order on Tuesday, and was Received and charged for yesterday.
What's your favorite? Scifinator 30 3 yearsbrysb (12491): STAR TREK
Tracking submission at conventiob VicFavero 5 3 yearsZombie_Head (3472): I was told at Megacon it would be roughly 4 weeks before I would see them on my dashboard. Just an FYI
Determine Profit Margin When Deciding to Slab & Sell MurrayC 8 3 yearsSebastsk8 (2354): It depends on the book, if it's something that's an easy sale for worst case $50 profit, I'd do that. If it's something I'm look at more long term I'd go at least 100.
CANCELLING AN ORDER tonyz58 5 3 yearstonyz58 (219): thanks again
CBCS Charged Me More Than I Thought They Would? Eclipse9665 9 3 yearsEclipse9665 (208): @comixfan59 Sorry to hear about your situation but for me anyway it seems to be just a currency conversion which I am ok with.
Hurricane Problems drchaos Jump to first page34Jump to last page 3 yearsDavethebrave (15755): “That sinking feeling” in a water damage comment. Well done. I am confident that water damage is by category the single biggest “grade reducer/collection destroyer” right after mom threw out “those worthless books.” At least post WW2… I mean that the degree of damage and permanence in combination, ouch… I guess comics in attics/sheds with literally crumbling paper too… Happy the OP avoided catastrophe. I mentioned in...
GRADING10 promo Stardust_Memories 12 3 yearsIronMan (6203): This morning it still wasn't working for me and I really wanted to get the books shipped, otherwise it would be Tuesday. So I did the "add in large letters to the invoice" Meanwhile, I'll get some 2 day moderns ready to ship Tuesday. :)
QUESTION! Delivery on Closed Days asapa8 26 3 yearsHeinzDad (30638): well done, well done.......
what am I missing with these prices? (Mile High Comics) ERB_in_CLT 27 3 yearsStudley_Dudley (48847): Listed as a NM by MHC and came back an honest NM. It was FMV with a Chuck code word.
Pressing Question (no pun intended) dfoster43 17 3 yearsdfoster43 (1634): Hey I sincerely enjoy your posts and appreciate the input and the last thing I would want to do is rub anyone's fur the wrong way on the forum but man LOL thanks for Mansplaining. So I'm sorry I prompted your eye-roll and triggered a sigh and the need to create a teaching metaphor using outrageously sarcastic examples but seriously? You felt I needed it broken down like "... My neighbor said his cousin's brother's next door neighbor's...
Paying your bill>>> from Canada Tyler 1 3 yearsTyler (577): I see my status has changed TODAY to processing :) :) :) :) on my May 1st submission I clicked on the "pay now" button and i received a message saying>> ACH transactions are not accepted by this merchant>?? I have it set up as so it takes direct from my bank account ( as per instructed as i read ) ...>>>now what ?? I am set up to de E-transfers also, if this helps at all. PLEASE HELP,,,i am going...
Journey into mystery annual 1 spine feathering giantsizecoms 1 3 yearsgiantsizecoms (1): Hey everyone, just recently purchased this journey into mystery annual #1 and I was wondering how the spine would effect the grade on this book. I don’t know much about square bound spine grading issues. Thanks!
Comic Book storage TigerRose1981 25 3 yearsdfoster43 (1634): Excellent! This link worked perfectly. :D
Tranzor Z Comics hogan36 20 3 yearsBuzbe (158): Just for taking them to school where they where band.
WTB - The Devils Rejects #1 & or Rob Zombie's Spook Show International #1 GanaSoth 1 3 yearsGanaSoth (9401): Looking to buy: The Devils Rejects #1 and or Rob Zombie's Spook Show International #1 Looking for those comics to be SIGNED by SID HAIG. Sid Haig was one of my favorite horror actors. Sadly he passed away back in 2019. PM me. If you know anyone that has them, please redirect them to this thread if they want to sell. Thank you. ...
Marvel = Go Woke Go Broke GanaSoth Jump to first page249Jump to last page 3 yearsGanaSoth (9401): But I digress. I'll stop my ranting now before I get banned, even though all I said above is history and written down as truth. We just have to connect the dots.
Ebay selling/taxes HOGLEG Jump to first page46Jump to last page 3 yearsMurm (2619): @moodswing Will do thanks!!
Absolute Carnage #1 1:500 Virgin General Question hogan36 Jump to first page36Jump to last page 3 yearsSebastsk8 (2354): @HulkSmash I grabbed a couple of those already 😂
Silver Age Collection for sale Ladygirl Jump to first page74Jump to last page 3 yearsLadygirl (45): Thanks for the tips
Slabbed heros legit? Jetsetfive 5 3 yearsKeepItClunky (1495): His instagram went off the rails with politics, but I've always received my orders in the past.
Assistnace Identifying Signature on comic book Pabs29 12 3 yearsHulkSmash (9787): Best I can figure is Zigler, but have not been able to find a sig. best case for zigler is that large squiggle is a cursive Z. No one on the con list I could find has a sig remotely close to what you have.
Is it really Jim Lee signature? manouro Jump to first page43Jump to last page 3 yearsteacha777 (1180): Anybody willing to try and forge a signature to see if it gets verified? Don’t answer on the thread of course
New into grading need help please manouro 6 3 yearsmanouro (5): Perfect thank you 👍
Educate me. Scifinator 13 3 yearsEbayMafia (36876): @Nuffsaid111 I agree, the seller is fully culpable. But it's just an interesting con where a buyer with a lack in knowledge believes that they are taking advantage of a seller with a lack of knowledge. I've got to imagine 75% of those sales result in returns or dispute.
A dilemma. What to do? comixcited Jump to first page44Jump to last page 3 yearscomixfan59 (171): That doesn’t even make sense.
Becoming a CBCS dealer Bige 7 3 yearsKYDU (890): @sborock I’m extremely interested in this as well if you could DM me the info. Thanks in advance!
quick question about direct edition vs newstands/barcodes on x-men vol 1 persianninja 6 3 yearsHulkSmash (9787): 122 was the earliest I could find
Are These Date Stamps? mattness 9 3 yearsGalen130 (5782): Learned something new…thanks for that. 👍😀
What to do?? steel12 11 3 yearssteel12 (1): Thanks for the info.. I think I have a decision to make. Leaning towards the grading idea
Comic con submissions Comjon 2 3 yearsDrWatson (50097): Similar discussion with answers found here.
Question: Stray Dogs #1 tonnage71 7 3 yearsDrogio (7726): I was thinking expect 9.4. None of my cover As have that.
Pressing question about Megacon Belarak 4 3 yearsBelarak (995): Thanks I kinda felt the same way but I had some other books I was going to get signed that have the card stock covers and they don't need pressing. I guess I'll send in two different orders.
CGC 2.5 TTA 44 SS Stan Lee (Just Need Your Two Cents) 00slim 5 3 years00slim (17696): This has bitten me more than once. The, “well, I already have one . . .” mentality.
Sell now or wait? Jetsetfive 27 3 yearstimberghost (269): sell
Cgc to cbcs slab swap R0gu31 9 3 yearsNuffsaid111 (18852): This brings back memories - getting a return request from an ebay buyer who was livid that I sent him oil-ridden slab. After a no questions asked immediate return, he blocked me... lol. P.S: Newton Rings on the sale were not that bad at all. Low to moderate
Has anyone been seeing the latest Batman art on some of the covers?? timberghost 14 3 yearslawguy1977 (5831): Loved that Killer Smile series! As for that Mattina cover, it's amazing. I go back and forth when it comes to Mattina, but I'm definitely picking up that Fear State Alpha cover. Also, if you're a Jock fan, I feel like a couple of his recent covers has been some of the best he's done.
Submitting CGC Qualified Grade Autographed Comic Book Comicbookfanboy 5 3 yearsScifinator (15447): @Batman66 - i have never been charged such a fee. I suspect that CBCS secretly considers it an honored dury to do so.
question about rivet labels timberghost 23 3 yearssborock (48457): Yep! Lesson learned! :O
Anybody get the "shipment cancelled by sender" status on fedex? grademystuff 2 3 yearsScifinator (15447): Yes, eventually, there was another label created.
Images Jetsetfive 4 3 yearsJetsetfive (8): Thanks I'll try it out.
Regarding sending in books at a con (TorpedoCon) AKilgour 5 3 yearsAKilgour (15): Awesome, appreciate the reply and help! Thank you!
Newbie here, advice on my only comic ralpheal1 16 3 yearsJustThatGuy (5004): Welcome to the hobby.
Issues upgrading my membership sgthompsonjr 2 3 yearsComicbookfanboy (1): What’s the error message that you’re getting?
Newbie questions Jetsetfive 10 3 yearsradd76 (549): @theCapraAegagrus you should have an artist sign in invisible ink and we test this theory bahahahahahahaha
Any AWs attending Comic Con Prague? dielinfinite 3 3 yearsdielinfinite (26547): I sent an email to the convention’s contact asking if they are aware of any CBCS witnesses at the show. Another long shot but I have to try
How Do You Rank The MCU? 00slim 12 3 yearsStudley_Dudley (48847): The ones that have multiple rematch value to me are (no particular order): Winter Soldier Avengers Infinity War Endgame Iron Man Ant Man Homecoming Cap First Avenger The rest were enjoyable when I first saw them but never felt a need to rewatch on a regular basis.
Dry Clean Only? (ASM 129) 00slim 11 3 yearsCaptainCanuck (6120): . If it’s too delicate for a press, maybe use a tacking iron.
Grading 101: Help me Learn (Tomb of Dracula 16) bennyb86 6 3 yearsBrianGreensnips (14650): I think a 6.0 sounds possible.
First Appearance of Tony Stark A.I. Discrepancy Josh7945 15 3 yearsJosh7945 (413): I think we’ve found the A.I. Everyone.
Submission Status AtlanteanAlliance 3 3 yearsdielinfinite (26547): The information should be on the “Tracking Your Order 101” post on the Newbie’s Guide
eBay insurance not enough jaysonslade 11 3 yearsPuckster (3001): If it's a $7k item and it's in country, just hand deliver it. :D
TAT on raw grade? Dawnstar 10 3 yearsdielinfinite (26547): @Dawnstar No they don’t
Anyone Out There Collect Baseball/Sports Cards? tonnage71 22 3 yearsbennyb86 (792): This might be an apples to oranges situation as I don't collect cards but as far as Garbage Pail Kids I know uncut sheets tend to be more valuable that a whole set depending on the condition. I've seen about a 3 to 4 times multiplier depending on the condition.
Books signed on the first page instead of cover goalcam 21 3 yearsDarkseid_of_town (14297): You might find this article interesting.....notice the image of him signing the copy in the picture.....he is signing the book precisely where yours appears to have the signature as well, rather than the first page as he often did.To me that is suggestive at least....... My only confirmed Kirby signature to compare.. ...
Curious if anyone is watching Loki/ has figured out who the "Variant" is Darkseid_of_town Jump to first page40Jump to last page 3 yearsGAC (69585): Kang is the variant, but he’s also not technically Immortus," the filmmaker explained. "It’s a bit like Sylvie, right? She’s a unique character in relation to our story. He Who Remains is in the comics, but the version in our show was very different. He’s closer to Immortus, but he’s a unique character for our story. But Kang is a variant of that character." He Who Remains mentioned that he was once a scientist in the...
My shopping cart submissions were deleted..again PopCultureGuy 10 3 yearsPopCultureGuy (10): Shipping if i remember lol
Submission list: saving/time out PopCultureGuy 11 3 yearsPopCultureGuy (10): I betcha that's it...
"Insured Value" Changes "Grade Screening False" to "None" AWES10 14 3 yearsAWES10 (9): @TigerRose1981 what I was able to figure out and what @dielinfinite also explained is that when you put an insured value greater than $400 the tier dropdown option (on the right hand side, has options like "consumer", "quickstream" & "rapid") automatically changes to "quickstream" and the lesser options, like "consumer" (which allow for the grade screening) disappear. Basically as long...
Status of Geoff Johns signing (STILL?!) FearTheManThing 8 3 yearswaynemel (213): FB=Facebook Here is the CBCS signature page,
When will comic collecting “catch up” Davethebrave 23 3 yearsDavethebrave (15755): I am going to be watching a Showcase 4 closely that is a conserved 5.0 and is up for auction. I currently own a Showcase 4 that is a universal cgc 4.0 and if these conserved trade at 50-60% of fair value I *may just pick up a second book. *I dislike so much $ going to the auction house like HA … the knowledge of such high trxn costs makes me cringe at clicking the bid button there so odds are lower for that irrational reason alone :-)
Submitting CGC for CBCS reholder/regrading xvipah 12 3 yearsStardust_Memories (370): I had that same request with sending in slabbed books from other companies and got a vague response in an email that didn't really give an answer. I sent them in as normal so I'll have to wait and see. Oh, and they didn't mention anything about a July 4th discount. Not very customer friendly.
Grading Fee Discounts dfoster43 6 3 yearsMrbryceman (283): There was a couple different live sales from a few places I buy from that had the artist/writers there and was signing a certain amount of the books you bought so I dropped a lot of money (wife doesn't know true amount) and got a ton of cool stuff. Signed white Widow books batman/Catwoman and some of the books I have that are signed are metal covers.
How do you prepare for cons? Sebastsk8 24 3 yearsbennyb86 (792): For smaller prints and if i'm doing a Photo Op with a Celebrity I tend to bring along archival safe top loaders for photos. Learned my lesson many times over (and yet I still forget half the time) of paying over the top for supplies at the show. Oh and don't forget cash. Cash is king at Cons.
ISO Help: verified signature ERB_in_CLT 2 3 yearssborock (48457): Send in the original CGC label and we will accept that. You will need to get the new signature verified by us. Hope that helps a bit!
Strangest non-comic for comic trades? Davethebrave 7 3 yearsesaravo (93452): It wasn’t comics, but I once traded away some Topps baseball card sets and some cash for a 7.5 hp outboard motor.
Shipping won’t generate TheEbner 3 3 yearsComicNinja0215 (4384): Welcome aboard! Please enjoy your stay at the world renowned CBCS hotel👍
Newbie(ish) question re signatures and forms ERB_in_CLT 2 3 yearsHulkSmash (9787): If they are CBCS authentic sig; then CBCS will adjust the dates accordingly. You would only need to put the invoice date.
Normal delivery time for your books to make it from Canada to CBCS? Ramage23 13 3 yearsKatKomics (28843): Dallas is currently 4-6 week behind on entering things into the system - add another 6-8 for our books to get there. Reallllllly hoping that things clear up this fall as the border starts to slowly open again
Paying My Invoice doozerdoo1 7 3 yearsdoozerdoo1 (23): Thanks Again!!! I've chilled about this, just didn't want to leave a bill unpaid. I need to be on TIME!!!
UNKNOWN Comics Excuse Belarak 4 3 yearsBronte (37302): @dielinfinite Agreed.
Another newbie question timberghost 3 3 yearsBigRedOne1944 (11512): @Bronte is correct This is what should be done when submitting books. It doesn’t change the cost of submitting the book. So there is no reason to not max out the insured value
Fedex daver 3 3 yearsKatKomics (28843): okey dokey......@daver Did you have your books sent back through CBCS Canada? I use the CanPar option as it's cheaper for me but I was certain the FedEx was FedEx Canada (i.e. sent back to Oakville then by FedEx to you so should never have had these charges) ....anyway I have an out for you!! Check the paperwork attached to your box from CBCS - if they sent it straight from Dallas to you they recently have been including the correct paper...
Foxing or Dirty? shawn_t 23 3 yearsdoog (8368): I removed an old crusty something from one of my golden age today. Fingernail! High tech.
What do you use to track your collection and give an idea of value? Tolen 22 3 yearsBronte (37302): In terms of tracking the books for insurance purposes, I signed up for a free Dropbox account and use dropsync, an app on android platform. Once I take a picture on my phone it automatically uploads to the cloud. I take 2 pics, one of whole book, 1 of serial numbers. If I sell a book the app automatically deletes the book from cloud once I delete or move book to an archive folder.
Cover stains (maybe fruit juice!?) shawn_t 8 3 yearsBriten (1743): @shawn_t so technically speaking, they are juice stains.
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha error? Belarak 2 3 yearsBelarak (995): I thought I would post a follow-up here. I did some digging and found out that this was a printing error. It was suppose to be the Trade cover. I contacted Izzy Comics and Collectibles and this is what they said: It was a misprint. Marvel is actually recalling the book. They just haven’t told me if I need to destroy or return them. They will not be replacing it either, so there will not be a full trade dress, but the print run is going to be...
question about moderns timberghost 7 3 yearstimberghost (269): Thank you.
Verified REJECT DMC 14 3 yearsDarkseid_of_town (14297): Al alternate solution might be to attend a con where both the signer and CBCS are present and have him provide testimony to them he did sign said book, and that is his signature. It might not be enough even then but it sure would be some good persuasion for your viewpoint
Membership Drive and Tag Cleanup EbayMafia 8 3 yearsEbayMafia (36876): So, anyone got ideas on recruiting new members? Anyone open to reaching out to buyers and sellers from Ebay? I mentioned the forum a few times both before and after transactions. My messages never got blocked by Ebay. CBCS could consider putting a forum invite into packages they are sending back to customers. Or they could add a forum invite to the emails when submissions are recieved. I was using them for about 5 years before I even...
What if it's blue and not green? jaysonslade 12 3 yearschester15 (1881): I think the question is: Why doesn't it have a GREEN LABEL???
Turnaround times ; I’m in Canada Cmoores Jump to first page57Jump to last page 3 yearsCmoores (5): UPDATE****. My comics arrived today. I’m happy. Upset it took 8 months but I’ve learned from this experience. Thanks everyone!
AC 1000 Massafera Reholder jgzachary13 2 3 yearsdielinfinite (26547): There were minimal changes to the label design with the new labels and as a rule the new label on a reholder maintains all the information from the original. I don’t see any reason why that would change for this book
Newbie question: PGX to CBCS Bigw00ddaddy 9 3 yearsBigw00ddaddy (3): Thanks everyone! I appreciate the input :)
Using Membership coupons… how do I? dmoloth 3 3 yearsdmoloth (24): Thanks! I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to enter a code or whatever.
Comic shops in Seattle/Tacoma area jaysonslade 4 3 yearsjaysonslade (198): Thanks! Great info! That's exactly the things I need to know. Awesome!
Help with new eBay payments received mattness 14 3 yearschester15 (1881): To my knowledge, yes. Maybe someone else has more information on that. The bright thing for them to do is to let you use the funds in your MP account to buy things on eBay. But they are too dumb to see it. As it is now, if someone purchases something on eBay using any of the accepted payment methods, eBay will get charged a fee by those companies. EBay then passes that cost on to the seller in their FVF as part of the processing fee. ...
Artist pseudonyms and variant names on CBCS labels nightsnotover 4 3 yearsdielinfinite (26547): @nightsnotover I definitely recommend checking out the Newbie’s Guide since it explains a lot about submitting to CBCS and the services they offer
Tax efficient profits? jaysonslade Jump to first page36Jump to last page 3 yearsEbayMafia (36876): Hopefully everyone understands this clearly. There is no change in the tax obligations, what's changing is the reporting requirements. Previously you could sell up to $20,000 in a year on platforms such as Ebay and it was up to you to report that information to the IRS. Now Ebay and other platforms are required to provide the IRS with information on anyone who sold over $600 on their platform in a year. So it's not like money will be...
Memorial Day Promo Qustion Puckster 6 3 yearsPuckster (3001): @Scifinator That makes sense. Looking at the promo a little better I can see that.
first time ever submissions >> Tyler 15 3 yearsTyler (577): I wonder if there is a mech in place to track them once they get to Toronto, and throughout their journey south? If not>>>> I know it is a bit more work BUT..if Canadian submissions are given a "Canadian Submitting number" and they put THAT on the bottom (side) of the package. When the person picking up the packages get there...they can take a pic the "number" on the box and mark it as in system or forward the...
CBCS Customer Service Status WalkinWillie 17 3 yearsMmanick (288): So true. When I called to get information they couldn't give me any. Didnt even know the difference between silver age and golden age.
Comic ID not being Found arktech 6 3 yearsStudley_Dudley (48847): @arktech I ran into this issue recently with a reholder. When I emailed customer service about it, the instructions were to basically put it in as a new grading submission but note on the invoice that it is for a reholder. I would write in nice big, Sharpie with highlighter. The invoice should be adjusted when CBCS receives it. If not, then just email customer service about it and it will be adjusted. That's what I did. Just to show that...
Suncoast Comic-Con jgzachary13 1 3 yearsjgzachary13 (187): Anyone planning on attending this con? I presume the bigger grading companies won’t be there (CBCS, CGC, etc.) even though this is in CGC’s backyard.
Experience with Investment Grade Key Comics? DWeeB1967 1 3 yearsDWeeB1967 (11144): Has anyone had experience purchasing from Investment Grade Key Comics? I'm considering buying a book from them and would appreciate any feedback about good experiences, bad experiences, etc. Thanks!
Travelers Scifinator 9 3 yearsScifinator (15447): @Joosh - How the spread was enabled through primarily three people in different settings and Designed to have a 10 day incubation (too similar)and cull about 30% of the population. It was an oh wow moment for me. I had no idea that this was part of the story line and for it to have aired before our pandemic
How to see eBay Best Offer Accepted? jaysonslade 11 3 yearschester15 (1881): I just re-checked, still not working on several attempts. I figured it might be just slow to find newly ended listings, so I tried a week-old listing. Still no luck. Just an animation of a guy with an overcoat draped on his arm, looking around like he is lost. Maybe it's hit and miss.
Got any Modok covers? to share. robo 6 3 yearsrobo (350): I’m thinking Modok is Kirby’s avatar. Facially - they’re a match and both are attached to a chair from which they are trapped yet have their power. Like Mordor, Jack is basically just a diabolical head with arms with legs cause they were easier to keep than explain what happened to them. I can’t not see him as Kirby now but like it.
Signature & Grading Questions hogan36 3 3 yearshogan36 (198): @dielinfinite Thank you!
Immortal hulk Reelgee 2 3 yearsHeinzDad (30638): This isn’t factual, more like an opinion, not likely. The run is over period at 50 from what I heard and I’m butt hurt by that.
Potential grade... Iron Man Security Measures? BuffJake09 6 3 yearsBuffJake09 (420): I went ahead and purchased the book, it will be a birthday present for my brother who is a huge Agents of Shield and Phil Coulson fan... my next step will be sending it off to be graded once it arrives. I'd like to know if anyone can share what the rough estimates that I should expect as far as a timeframe currently? Thanks in advance!
Star Wars VLIX Oncard and BOBA FETT Prototype are coming! Scifinator 3 3 yearsScifinator (15447): @Briten - There are 15 "L" slots and 4 "J" slots that have been graded by AFA.
Label Corrections Bobsaget 6 3 yearsBobsaget (14): @dielinfinite thanks I may do that but I'm not worried about this book I have multiple to eventually send I just wanted to make sure next time that it was on it correctly
Wisdom on Selling Most of My Collection jgzachary13 20 3 yearsjgzachary13 (187): @xkonk Thank you. I believe I will work with the CGCs on EBay first and then break up raws into lots and follow the steps you mention. I’ll determine MCS v. EBay then and hopefully have more time. Thank you (and everyone) again.
Ebay New Listing Format Help & Questions Thread drchaos 12 3 yearsEbayMafia (36876): lol, I wonder if he was short-selling their stock at the time. Sorry, this is how it read in summary view.
Sales slowdown or anomoly? Scifinator Jump to first page56Jump to last page 3 yearsTowmater (10537): Seeing how long TAT's have become in the industry, if I ran a large convention I would offer free space to a grading company if they came and graded at my show. I think it would entice people to the show in big numbers and get people through the doors that might be hesitant to venture out. On a side note, I think that the grading companies might want to freeze new submissions until TAT's get beck to a more reasonable amount of time. Maybe...
who got information on this book? Reelgee 9 3 yearsReelgee (980):
Ebay - WTF is Gallery Plus Fee drchaos 11 3 yearsScifinator (15447): @drchaos - Maybe you were hacked by @ebaymafia
Question about Grading comics that were never opened. Nemlack 26 3 yearsCatCovers (10880): ASM 300 wasn't polybagged.
A couple of turnaround questions dmoloth 3 3 yearsdmoloth (24): Thanks. I was expecting that but I wanted to confirm it due to some funny verbiage in the submission process.
She hulk collection >> to be graded or not >? Tyler 18 3 yearsHulkSmash (9787): @Tyler so it’s for sale now 😉
Superman Keys Checklist? 00slim 12 3 yearssoutherncross (29409): @DWeeB1967 exactly, a lot of information and data has been collected over the decades of their publishing.
Which would you choose?? jaysonslade 18 3 yearsandy49 (3108): I'm ok with offwhite or higher, so the higher graded book wins provided that it looks like the grade given
tax consequences 2022 tonyz58 Jump to first page44Jump to last page 3 yearsScifinator (15447): @Puckster - If your parents are still alive, disregard the following. If your parents are deceased, not to worry...At least NOT YET. There is what's known as date of death step up in basis. Essentially, the collectibles get a bump up in basis (cost wise for taxes) to ones date of death. As such if I bought my Alpha Flight #1 in 1983 for 0.75 and I die in 2033 the year after that Alpha Flight starred in their own title Movie which wins...
Board Rules about Political Posts: Please Read SteveRicketts Jump to first page108Jump to last page 3 yearsOGJackster (49075):
Semi Rigid Bags for Raw Books Ryan4421 3 3 yearsDonnied (1504): I've been using the 4 mil mylar bags for almost 40 years. They are the preferred method for protecting unslabbed comics. Combined with a good quality acid-free backing board, and a stable storage environment, your comics will be good to go.
Help with first submission please Pjl 9 3 yearsComicNinja0215 (4384): @Pjl You have made a wise and informed decision
Press and grade question Sebastsk8 6 3 yearsComicNinja0215 (4384): @GAC :D:beer:
Shipping on the submission form >>> Tyler 6 3 yearsdielinfinite (26547): Yes, the pricing is in CAD. I’m not sure if it is still the case but the price on the dashboard might change to the equivalent in USD
First submission questions jef 5 3 yearsdielinfinite (26547): @jef It sounds like you selected a Grade Screen option. Grade screening is when you provide a minimum grade you want the book to achieve before committing to full grading. When Grade screening is selected the book shows a cost of $0 because it is unknown whether you will be paying for grading, a rejection fee, or have the rejection fee waived. Once the books are screened, books that meet the minimum threshold you set move on to full grading...
Will GoCollect blog move the needle on this comic? Scifinator 12 3 yearsJesse_O (39247): CBSI (Comic Book Speculation and Investing) has mentioned Exile comics frequently the last 2 years or so.
How to become an Authorized Witness Belarak 10 3 yearsEbayMafia (36876): I think you just go down to the Kingdom Hall, learn about Jehovah, get the pamphlets and start ringing doorbells. Maybe there's a baptism involved...I'm not really sure.
Sent in the wrong book for grading Jprince256 4 3 yearscomixcited (1337): normally the big title fixes come when the comix hit grading. they will catch it.
Ebay Payment Dispute drchaos Jump to first page93Jump to last page 3 yearspoka (24183): Under paypal you would be protected if you meet the requirement for seller's protection. Paypal would absorb. Under ebay managed payment I have seen both sides. In reality, whether ebay or paypal they charge a fee to the seller. Part of that fee should go to cover situations like this
Submitting new comic returnofmo 2 3 yearsScifinator (15447): Welcome aboard. You can type in as a Spawn 230, but then bring up the Variant drop down. If you don’t see your exact match, you can type in the variant for each item.
Books delivery how long to show received? ukdavid68 22 3 yearsukdavid68 (9): My books have been received in today and are now processing. That's a little relief now that I know it has officially been received. I understand now the real waiting starts.
Fraudulent CBCS Case?? buildingsbreeding 21 3 yearsbuildingsbreeding (7): awesome, that is exactly what is happening with this book. Thanks everyone. I can now feel good about my purchase.
Stain on the cover. Flip1987 12 3 yearsHulkSmash (9787):
Question about raw grading/screening xvipah 7 3 yearsxvipah (4870): @SidTheSquid Ah, there it is, thanks for that.
First Pressing Submission. Help Please RareComics 8 3 yearsSteveRicketts (18461): Send it go CBCS in Dallas. We're all under the same roof now. There shouldn't be any mention of the old Florida address remaining anywhere. If you see it, let me know and I'll have it removed.
Ladies roll call! we locked it! no women found :( robo Jump to first page31Jump to last page 3 yearsEbayMafia (36876): @robo quite often I have to stare at your writing for several minutes and add my own syntax and punctuation before I can fully understand what you are trying to convey. But once I put in the work, it's usually worth it. Ciao Ladies...IBTL!
Revisiting RAW Grading ReCollecting 21 3 yearsReCollecting (41): One of the best advantages of RAW grading is that it provides a third option. The biggest question when purchasing a comic virtually is grading. You won't know the condition of the issue until it's in your hands whether RAW or slabbed. Yes, slabbed offers a higher level of physical protection, but not grading. And I've seen my fair share of damaged comic books inside slabs. In addition, there is a group of collectors who also include the...
Jenny Zero #1 tonnage71 10 3 yearsOGJackster (49075): I broke down and got one for $20 on ebay.
WTB: Venom: Lethal Protector TPB 00slim 4 3 yearsdielinfinite (26547): Congrats! I actually have a lot of overlapping trades in Venom’s pre-solo appearances but aside from a couple of trades I mostly just have the mini-series in the Venom Omnibus
Insurance Herkzy 11 3 yearscyrano0521 (1303): Jerry Siegel signature only adds about 100-150 to book value for most collectors; Dan Jerguns can actually detract from the value, to some people. I would leave them in the $200 tier. If you want faster turnaround, use fast pass/fast press which cuts wait time in half.
Help with Grade and price please Oteemorse Jump to first page32Jump to last page 3 yearsOteemorse (322): Yup you’ve got GOLD in dem dar Hills !!
Hybrid Grading - HGA Supertom Jump to first page43Jump to last page 3 yearsGAC (69585): My point with this is AI is going to takeover the world and I for one welcome our robot overlords. lol!
How to value 0.3 and 0.1? dielinfinite 16 3 yearsdielinfinite (26547): ahh, the mistake I made was misreading your original comment and thinking you were referring to GoCollect
What happened to Goldballs? Wasn't he suddenly important? Joosh 3 3 yearsxkonk (17679): I personally liked that series but I don't think I'm in the majority (not that people disliked it, it's just kind of there). And while Goldballs (now Egg) is the key to reviving mutants, it isn't like he pops up a whole lot or is any more popular than he was before. He isn't the focus of any storylines or going on cool adventures. He hangs out on Krakoa and brings people back to life, which means he's with Hope, Proteus, Tempus (also...
Guess the comic Scifinator 13 3 yearsNoblebeast315 (2194): Going out on a limb here. Is it Deathmate Orange?
Venom 26 Variant Covers jgzachary13 14 3 yearsSebastsk8 (2354): This was the first book I did some actual speculative purchases on and bought 10 copies of the trade dress kirkham A covers, they have since dropped in price but I made a few hundred off of them from that gamble. Since then I havent done that really, just bought covers that I liked or were harder to find. The peach venom 30 sketch cover is one of my more favorite recent covers though, the knull/venom cover is a nice one.
all the sudden trouble signing in to home page timberghost 13 3 yearstimberghost (269): me too now
Update on Johns, Fabok, Finch, etc. Private Signing Event FearTheManThing 3 3 yearsFearTheManThing (5): Great, thanks for the update!
Magazine sized submissions danmalek466 9 3 yearskaptainmyke (27076): it was #soon 3 years ago lol
Previous Owners Signature on Cover zombiederek 7 3 yearsMurrayC (2710): You can turn that "Dale Hopkins" into "To Dale Hopkins, from your pal, Stan Lee! Excelsior!" kidding.... KIDDING.... I'm kidding...
Packing How-To's for USPS Priority/Insurance (~4.5k book). robo 11 3 yearsCatCovers (10880): Double-boxing is important. Here's a package I got last week. It was NOT double-boxed.
Press screen charge if pressed? RonMob 15 3 yearsBronte (37302): I've submitted press screen and been rejected on a few books. If it was a money grab they would have pressed in my opinion.
Comic subscriptions timberghost 9 3 yearsJesse_O (39247): This is my shipment from MCS that I got today. I didn't think to take pictures before I opened it. It held 9 books. ...
Can You Tear A Slabbed Comic? ReCollecting 17 3 yearsReCollecting (41): The item arrived in a USPS Priority box with lots of rolled-up newspapers. By the way, the local dealer estimated the worth at far, far below the original price. No surprise there.
Giuseppe Camuncoli Signature Event lalste 4 3 yearsNuffsaid111 (18852): I've learned with these signing events to modify my mindset that once they're sent in, it could be upwards of double digit months. I send in and don't even think about them anymore otherwise I'll go bananas if I do think
Please help.. KyleeRenew6209 12 3 yearsHulkSmash (9787): 2nd.. Looks like a Bagley sig
X-men ashcan inquiry Scifinator 4 3 yearsHulkSmash (9787): I Would have assumed the no price variant would be least common since it required effort on your part to fill out a survey, mail it, and actually receive the book in a condition worth keeping.
General Time Frame Question laanxx99 10 3 yearsxkonk (17679): Speaking of the trade-off, you can increase speed by increasing price - pay for fast press/fast pass (or a higher tier of grading).
Photo Quality - Or lack thereof Scifinator 17 3 yearsScifinator (15447): LOL somehow I knew some were gonna have fun with the 9.9 /9.8. Honestly, I wanted to illustrate how different lighting affects The photo. With the same camera. Home is LED whhile office is fluorescent. And no, nothing stays displayed at the office. Those are to be sold and boxed up, so no chance of damage from the fluorescent lighting. Home is obviously for my permanent (force ghost) collection. If you haven’t done so before, if you...
ok need help as to submitting timberghost 22 3 yearsComicNinja0215 (4384): @timberghost bother us all you want! this is a great group and like Brian said, lots of folks here are willing to help.
Help with figuring insure value for submit timberghost 11 3 yearsGAC (69585): Your return shipping cost is based partially on your chosen insurance limit. So, if you insure a $10 book at the highest dollar limit of the tier, your return shipping costs more than if you just insured the book for $10.
The perfect 10? Herkzy 25 3 yearsSiggy (25509): I'll always wonder, "What kept this from 10.0?" Bad cup of morning coffee? Dust mite droppings? Of course that's not nearly as frustrating of a question as, "Why did this get a 9.8 after a CPR??" Don't forget to add that possible plot-twist to the tale.
Buy the Numbers - which would you purchase? sportshort 21 3 yearsDarkseid_of_town (14297): Either book is a decent purchase...For myself I say go with the key that is likely to rise....given that Darkseid has a role in the upcoming Synder cut that isnt going to hurt the value of FP 1 for sure....and one has to think that sooner or later Darkseid will get his due in a series or Theater movie. Conversely Swamp thing just had a series that was done well, and should have been continued but wasnt for whatever dismal reason. I dont see...
Action Comics #9 rgreenson 3 3 yearsflanders (25113): Maybe that's the combo.
Best Place to Sell Slabs? MurrayC Jump to first page32Jump to last page 3 yearsSpiderTim (3290): so if I sell over $600 on ebay and get paid through Paypal which one would send me the 1099 form? I have a US account bbut receive my funds in another countries Paypal account which is were I actual do live.
If you could go back in time... Jabberwookie Jump to first page46Jump to last page 3 yearsScifinator (15447): I would tell myself to put off buying those SA that called to me, Silver Surfer #1, Captain Marvel #1, Captain America #100, and Sub-Mariner #1. Instead, embrace the X-Men and instead of buying a case of Alpha Flight #1, buy a case of Hulk 181. Non-comic advice - While I was correct in not investing clients in dot com this and dot com that in the late 90's, and thus avoiding the dot com crash of 2000-2003 and actually making clients money in...
Keep ‘My Comics’ on CBCS dashboard? MrNotSoNice 2 3 yearsdielinfinite (26547): There is currently no option to remove books from the My Comics list
Valuing ungraded comics RonMob 11 3 yearsBrianGreensnips (14650): @RonMob Welcome aboard. There is a lot of solid advice given here so far. Educate yourself as much as you can before jumping in too quickly. I spec on books a little bit but for the most part, I buy what I like and I sell what I won't miss.
If you send in a Red Label to be pressed, do you pay again for Sig Verify? Comix_Toronto 4 3 yearsGAC (69585): @Scifinator @lawguy1977 are correct...send the books back still encapsulated. You'll pay for pressing and grading only. There are no longer Red labels, you will receive a Yellow label. TATs are long...pressing I believe is around 10 weeks and grading is 6-8 weeks.
Grading thoughts jfry20002000 9 3 yearsJoosh (4163): 8.5 as is 9.4 after press Nice copy regardless.
1st Invincible Preview?? jaysonslade 7 3 yearsjake (2461): Be careful. The cover should look like this. Should say Museum Edition / Special Preview on front cover and hologram of Skeletor on the back cover. Good luck with the search!
Anyone Use the Canadian Distribution Centre? MurrayC 26 3 yearsMurrayC (2710): Just got notified that my books have arrived at CBCS. Literally a month has passed since dropping the books off at Canada Post (Feb 4th) to when they got into CBCS's hands for processing (Mar 4th)
Death of Superman & Reign of the Supermen Questions RonMob 9 3 yearsKatKomics (28843): it really depends...if it's just for your personal collection you get one answer, if it's with the intent to sell then you have to do the math. Grading is $18, press is $ potentially $30 per book..then shipping to and from CBCS then what do you think it will sell for...that Superman 75 in 9.8 is $120 but! ebay fees, paypal fees you're now closer to $100..and you will have say $40 in for grading and profit of $60?? Then have...
Newbie would like an opinion on grades and pressing RonMob 15 3 yearsHaljordanfan (2320): 6.5 on the GL 8 on the DD
Is Printing Identified on Slabs? (Viz & TokyoPop) Nuffsaid111 13 3 yearsbennyb86 (792): I should clarify I haven’t had it for first prints as I think it’s generally assumed that a copy is a first print unless otherwise specified but I have two instances where I have a second print and 5th printing notation.
Monthly (Comic) Book Club - February - Watchmen dielinfinite Jump to first page111Jump to last page 3 yearsxkonk (17679): I didn't think about the time aspect of it until you mentioned it in your last recap, but I did think of it spatially. Why did they teleport to that particular place in New York, as opposed to Dan's apartment or something? But missing maybe two days of time on top of it, that's a heck of a mix-up.
Press Grade Time & Web Specials bluemeenie 10 3 yearsxkonk (17679): @bluemeenie you will sometimes see status changes along the way, especially if you're looking at the invoice. It just isn't consistent.
Let's talk music thread... Jabberwookie Jump to first page91Jump to last page 3 yearsCatmanAmerica (30281): Joe, Kenny Kramme and Eric Czar. Back when Joe Bonamassa was getting a lot of attention on the club circuit my late wife and I followed his tours and tried to catch him whenever they performed within a radius of a couple of hundred miles. We must've seen JB's power trio live 20 or 30 times over a seven year period. Joe knew us quite well at that time. My wife would give them copies of her latest novels to read on the road whenever we ran...
Good comic shops in Ok and Kansas Jabberwookie 15 3 yearsHcanes (5197): I vouch for Praire Dog comics. I have family in Wichita and I have visited their store on the West side. Great people
Do these count as vintage? (Feb Promo) Darthmauler 9 3 yearsCaptainCanuck (6120): . It do.
Competion slabs ComicNinja0215 3 3 yearsComicNinja0215 (4384): @RexMuff thanks for your response!! I appreciate it a lot and tjats what I thought. I unfortunately have a brain tumor so sometimes typing is rough lol I get a kick out of some tje words it makes for me though hahahaha
Crack and press? Jabberwookie 22 3 yearsJabberwookie (5694): @OGJackster Whoa! I hope you’ll share when/ if you get it done. Great books!
re: CBCS February Special (15% off Vintage Grading) MurrayC 6 3 yearsrgreenson (786): Yeah sorry my mistake. 1974 and earlier
Hardcovers / Thick Trades / Any Books Nuffsaid111 27 3 yearsDarkseid_of_town (14297): Sure thing and good luck with your chase, I have over a million signatures on everything from T shirts to trading cards, centerfolds to books, and it is never easy deciding what to frame, what to authenticate, and what to file in a sliding drawer cabinet. As time passes some signatures that were rather "middle of the road" gain importance with someones passing or another event...and that then alters all your previous priorities as...
What is going on with this? peterc777 30 3 yearsJabberwookie (5694): Agree completely. And to your point, GameStop happened in a regulated industry. Imagine what happens when it’s not. That’s what concerns me, but you’re right. If you’re going to swim in the ocean, you’d better be aware of sharks.
Question: AF 15 00slim Jump to first page91Jump to last page 3 years00slim (17696): Given how sparingly the tape was used on the spine, my instinct is that they’re very small pieces to cover tears. And since the two pieces are noted as being on “interior cover”, I don’t think they’re on the staples. But it is a bit unnerving. I’m considering waiting for a crossover grading promotion at CBCS & have them look at the tape & see if it’s safe to remove it. Plus a Press screening.
Prioritizing: Input Appreciated 00slim 28 3 yearstheCapraAegagrus (2603): HOS 92
PayPal question Rinova 17 3 yearsRedmisty4me (773): ^Important info.^
Silver Age Replica Comics JustACollector 15 3 yearsFuneralBill5150 (87): Haha, CBCS and CGC is probably the people making these, that way every book has to be graded, lol
Your Undervalued Comic Jeremysitb Jump to first page73Jump to last page 3 yearsMatterEaterLad (2462): I've always loved the Legion. Some great stories, but forever under the radar. If someone can create a film based on groups that are basically unknown to most moviegoers, like the Eternals or the New Gods, why not the Legion?
Just Curious What Everyone Thinks DWeeB1967 30 3 yearsEbayMafia (36876): In general I’m opposed to taking to social media to gain leverage in a dispute or customer service issue. It should be the last choice and the accuser should have a very strong case. As we’ve seen, those who are too casual about it often end up hanging from their own rope.
Grade Screen/Raw Grade ggovel 2 3 yearsdielinfinite (26547): Just the raw grade fee
Basementcomics on eBay?? DWeeB1967 5 3 yearsRedmisty4me (773): Seconded.
Why no new newsstands? comixcited 6 3 yearsxkonk (17679): My memory is that @Joosh has looked into it. I don't know, personally.
Need Information from early-1990s Overstreet Guide DWeeB1967 12 3 yearsKCBatmanFan (2522): Yeah, wow. There were probably very few NMs off the newsstand with that back cover.
Suggestions on framing original comic page with published pages mattness 16 3 yearsTowmater (10537): +1 You can use Hobby Lobby too. Like Michaels they run specials all the time. Hobby Lobby has done some wonderful work for me. Our local store has cut some of the characters names at the bottom of the mats for me they have done. Also, they have cut out the artist name too.
mystery art! is this by Mike Wieringo? comixcited 2 3 yearsjake (2461): Tough one. Peter Parker does not seem right to be Ringo's. A big guess is that it would be more of a collaboration with Scott Hanna...
Online Auction websites that pay the highest prices to seller Defunct 14 3 yearsNelsconey (211): Slowly phasing people over. I assumed if one was just starting to sell. They will be enrolled. I cannot stand this new system.
Ebay question - military and diplomatic mail drchaos 15 3 yearschester15 (1881): Thanks for your help![/quote] You're welcome. If you don't mind me asking, how much is the shipment for, roughly? Is it a lot at risk?
Submission Payment question... Trespa68 5 3 yearsGAC (69585): @Trespa68 my pleasure!! and welcome!!!
Are these promotional prints? ajdmagick 9 3 yearsajdmagick (4): Thank you all for the replies.
Pressing Question mscheel15 9 3 yearskaptainmyke (27076): The newspaper type of paper used is very pliable and malleable. You have to watch for fingerprints and scratches on issue #1 with that black cover. Issue #3 can be a little tougher to get dents and creases out. Issues 2 and 4 are the easiest to deal with, in my experience.
Ultimate Spiderman #1 Signed by STAN LEE? WHAT?? REALLY? Gabriel85301 12 3 yearsflanders (25113): Im assuming no sig since you have not uploaded a video. That's too bad.
Newbie! WebofCW 23 3 yearsGAC (69585): @WebofCW Happy Holidays and welcome to the forum!!!! I hope you hang around here and post comments, questions and some pictures.
E Gerber for Black Label jaysonslade 1 3 yearsjaysonslade (198): I'm a big fan of EGerber products. I mainly use (700FB) Full Backs with (725M2) Mylites2 for most everything. I prefer the edge protection these give over the "current size" ones. But without a costly and timely bunch of trial and error, I'm hoping some of you could point me in the right direction for which Mylites2 and Full Backs actually fit the DC Black Label books? I don't want the loose, slippery, sliding that comes with just...
Newb question badgrandpa 7 4 yearsHulkSmash (9787): @dielinfinite you are correct. I made the assumption grading was being done regardless.
The Walking Dead Deluxe WheatThiNZ 23 4 yearsWheatThiNZ (37): Yeah it just spiders out from there man. I bought 8 used comics today and they have a couple boxes of them and next time I get paid I'm just thinking of grabbing them all up to 100 of them and just see what's good. I'm like an addict in real life so anything I get into and like my dopamine releases to much of itself and I just want more COMICS!
Error book???? Zombie_Head 7 4 yearsHulkSmash (9787): Slight bits of red on front and can see the fade to back cover. My landfill copy. Rinova 5 4 yearsRinova (262): I just tried it now and had no problems. Thank you for the info about the slow speeds at certain times of the day, I never had a problem until now.
Return Shipping Question... Trespa68 9 4 yearsKatKomics (28843): @Trespa68 yep! any way you can get the books to them they will accept...well...maybe not pony express or carrier pigeon!! I've sent from FedEx (Canada), USPS (when the boarder was open) and CANPAR with no issues!
Signed Comics with Pressing Success? Erudito 5 4 yearskaptainmyke (27076): The only comics that cannot be pressed would be textured comic covers, jeweled or bedazzled comics, and paint markers, like the ones Mike Mayhew and others use.
Opinion: Additional Cost for Kirby Signature? DWeeB1967 17 4 yearsDWeeB1967 (11144): Thanks for the thoughtful comments and the birthday wishes, @Darkseid_of_town. Your comments are in line with those of the other folks who commented: no one thinks that the $800 bump in price is justified for a verified Kirby sig on this particular book (it happens to be a copy of Weird Mystery Tales #1, btw). I didn't either and still don't so I'll pass.
Spectacular Spider-Man 64 mark jewler variant Wontizzl 7 4 yearsHulkSmash (9787): I look for them; just different. I’m always impressed to see a high grade MJ. They were typically sold near military bases and at a PX. My spidey 141 is a MJ. One of these days I will compile a list of MJ issues. It is unknown which issues of any particular series included MJ inserts.
Who is the artist animator for Batman Ninja and Sound & Fury? robo 10 4 yearsrobo (350): Duh... sorry but really I'm good. Art director makes sure there is continuity - lol. Really goes without saying... But appreciate the film and his worklist. But let's stop this back and forth. Cheers
Blue label? Green label? Or a .5 label? jaysonslade 10 4 yearssoutherncross (29409): I don't mind minor keys with major flaws as the price is cheap and in my wheel house. Why I dropped off my flash 105 to cbcs. New the flaws when I bought and prefer the label color to match my other books and the flaws are clearly printed on the label. As it should be. Looks great. I'd hate to send it somewhere else for...
Missing package shipped via USPS to CBCS RareComics 9 4 yearsRareComics (1283): Thanks to everyone who replied, I really appreciate it.
membership tonyz58 8 4 yearsDWeeB1967 (11144): Welcome to the forums, @tonyz58. Hopefully, we have you the info you were looking for.
noob question I couldn't find the answer to about VSP Rezolution 4 4 yearsEbayMafia (36876): I know the feeling, I spent about 5 weeks hoping that "in grading" meant the signature had passed verification. It turned out in that case it did, and I think it probably does in general. Wait until you get the grade before you throw up though.
Trouble Finding Toploaders? 00slim 14 4 years00slim (17696): Mylite 2s scare me. For low grade keys I don’t think are worth slabbing, I like to bag and board them in their proper size, then put it in the next size up Mylite 4.
Inker/Colorist Commission Recommendations? dielinfinite 8 4 yearsdielinfinite (26547): Oh! her coloring looks pretty awesome and Some of her original ink illustrations might be the perfect fir for another commission I was looking to have done!
What Qualifies as a "News Stand" Variant? mscheel15 10 4 yearsJoosh (4163): After around 1995 or so, both djrect editions and newsstand editions had barcodes, actually 2 barcodes next to each other. They are identifiable by looking at the barcode area itself. The easiest identifier that works 99% of the time is the smaller barcode for newsstand editions is 2 digits; direct editions are more. Sometimes “DIRECT EDITION” is printed by the barcode, but not always. Marvel newsstand editions from about 2011 thru 2013...
CRYSTALCLEAR Promo jgoldenthal 5 4 years50AE_DE (6464): Wow, I'm actually considering getting some books regraded just to take advantage of this promotion. Why is it that they can't get the checkout portion on their website working? It's a poor reflection on the company if they're going to run the promotion, but not let you use the promo code on their own site.
I did another podcast- Comics with Bueller sborock 10 4 yearsJoosh (4163): It helps, thanks! I’d like to clarify that there is an obvious difference between a redeemed digital code and a book that didn’t have one in error. Below is an example of a redeemed digital code with sticker removed. It retains a base sicker with printed code that does not come off. Below is an example of an error, the...
New To CBCS And I Have Questions brand_em 22 4 yearsbrand_em (2): fedex is brutal... i purchased art at $75 USD from the US... seller charged me $35 usd for shipping and then fedex will charge me $25 CAD for shipping too.
Instagram Newbie - Help Doc_Cop 10 4 yearsDoc_Cop (3100): Thanks Masochism! Great advice!
Magazine Size Slab Update Noblebeast315 7 4 yearskaptainmyke (27076): #SOON lmaooooooooooooooooo
Collecting software for non-sports trading cards? dielinfinite 3 4 yearsdielinfinite (26547): Currently going to take a look at Zistle and Kronocard
CBCS - magazine sized slabs??? Patrickjones2549 16 4 yearsScifinator (15447): @SteveRicketts & @SBorock - when you guys are ready, I have close to a hundred mags for you to practice your crafts on.
Grading Question hogan36 10 4 yearshogan36 (198): @Tedsaid I really don't know if that is the case with just mine or other people's as well. I'll just have to wait to see. I'm watching out for another one to see if it will have the same issue as mine. Thanks!
New Carnage Movie hogan36 12 4 yearsdielinfinite (26547): Yes
Original Owners Name on Cover Nuffsaid111 14 4 yearssborock (48457): @Nuffsaid111 The TTA is a pedigree, so the name does not count much against the grade.
Charges for verifying signature (Reject / Grade Screening / Other)? waynemel 9 4 yearsEbayMafia (36876): @waynemel Maybe you are talking about two different books, but I can't imagine using Grade Screen in combination with Signature Verification. If the signature verifies, get it slabbed. If it does not verify, don't get it slabbed. I can't think of any other choice that would make sense.
Help!! zdoes10 12 4 yearszdoes10 (9587): @HulkSmash the page looks like all the other pages and to me they are not that glossy. @dielinfinite I did not count the two outside pages (that I took for the front and back) so there is 30 pages. If the front cover was a fold out page, then that is the other 6 pages that I don't have. Thanks again for all of the help.
VSP success for Action Comics #1 (reprint) signed Jerry Siegel? Darkga 7 4 yearsDarkga (4787): @dielinfinite Thanks for your help. Yep, mine is from the run of 2000 (it's not the exact one pictured though). I'll give it a try. :D
one MAJOR flaw comixcited 20 4 yearssayntin (3): Some kid thought, The Red Guardian? Nope, not red enough.
Cover Reinforced bottom staple? mgm05e 9 4 yearsSidTheSquid (1438): CBCS denotes Glue as Conservation, rather than restoration.
ebay seller just checking Rinova 6 4 yearsRinova (262): Good to know who I'm dealing with. With all the sellers on eBay never thought I would pick someone from CBCS Forum. Small World.
I will be on Comic Art Fans Youtube live tonight 9pmEST sborock 6 4 yearsSpiderTim (3290): @sborock I'll be listening then!
Why I became slab obsessed... Scifinator 13 4 yearsScifinator (15447): Which is one of the additional reasons I chose to use CBCS for the certification of all of my comics. Sure, I could have had some false higher grades for the portion of my collection that I was selling off, but I did not want to reward and perpetuate degradation and mediocrity. And, in the meantime, I am very confident in the grades of my permanent collection.
Signature book grading-smudged signature Enelson 8 4 yearsEnelson (6289): @Nuffsaid111 yes this was a midtown book
Interior Tears mgm05e 4 4 yearscyrano0521 (1303): 3 inch TEAR is a major deduction; 1 inch tear maxes grade at 9.0 if otherwise perfect, so appears to be 1 point per inch. If otherwise 9.2, then should make it 6.0 with a checkmark for appearing better than grade.
Does Anyone Collect Coins / Bullion? mattness 2 4 yearsmattness (1514): Set has been claimed. Thank you!
Doing Instagram live today 10/2 5pm EST sborock 2 4 yearssborock (48457): BUMP
Pricing for Raw Issues? DWeeB1967 20 4 yearsEbayMafia (36876): Since we're on the subject, here's a couple of cool uses I've found for GoCollect: GoCollect allow you to create multiple "lists" and will give a value report if you assign a CGC Universal grade (grade can be real or estimated): 1) A separate List for all slabbed books that I own (input as CGC, even if they are CBCS). 2) A separate List for all books that I currently have at MCS for sale. (requires weekly updating). 3) A...
X-Men X of Swords Creation #1 Comic hogan36 6 4 yearsxkonk (17679): I don't have personal experience with it, but my understanding is that if pretty much every copy has that damage it will be considered a manufacturing defect and won't hurt the grade that much. A lot of the recent larger Marvel books have those corner issues.
Politically who ya like? robo Jump to first page178Jump to last page 4 yearsrobo (350): Seattle?! lost the reins on this question. Gonna change my vote to 'early income for a teacher in Seatle' from Captain America. Final answer. Haha. just reminded gotta send book in...
Thoughts on Submisson - Pressing mscheel15 6 4 years00slim (17696): Here’s my two cents: Personally, I look at the cost of Pressing as just part of the expense. If I value a book enough to slab it, be it sentimentally, or monetarily, I want the best possible grade/results. Especially with moderns, since they don’t cost nearly as much to Press or Grade as Vintage books. If I’m on the fence about Pressing a book, it’s because it seems too fragile. In that case, I’ll typically add a Grade...
getting if off my chest chefcomics 10 4 yearschefcomics (159): I see what you are saying. I am happy with the standard grading service. (Few hundred books in). This signing experience waste of my time and final concern. Will this effect the quality of the books moving all around the country? Just getting it off my chest. 👌 over it
tiny collection finally posted for review, please. rick13336 16 4 yearsdoog (8368): Maybe worth $50? Don’t do moderns so hard to tell. You mentioned some months ago you split up your collection, and your son got a number of books. Were they similar, moderns? Hopefully he got the best of the pile.
Local DFW guy wanting to get comics graded DANtheSoonerfan1 9 4 yearsDANtheSoonerfan1 (1): Thanks guys, have an awesome weekend!
to press OR not to press.... ComicNinja0215 Jump to first page41Jump to last page 4 yearsCFP_Comics (3850): You picked that out of the under $100 box from Metropolis Comics, at a New York or Chicago show.
What is this and will dry clean portion of Press help? Scifinator 14 4 yearsCFP_Comics (3850): CGC
Cover Weirdness - Thoughts? DWeeB1967 8 4 yearsDWeeB1967 (11144): @GAC Thanks, GAC. Kirby absolutely had his "A" game going for his FF stuff.
Customer Service Turnaround WalkinWillie 4 4 yearsdielinfinite (26547): @flanders Yeah they are not consistent. I’ve had times where I’ve sent them an email and got a response the same day but that is unfortunately the exception and not the rule
Crazy fluctuations Jabberwookie Jump to first page34Jump to last page 4 yearsJabberwookie (5694): @Tedsaid Ah, I didn’t make the connection. I need to check out blackkklansman. I heard good things.
How can I find out the restorer Rafel 17 4 yearsMatterEaterLad (2462): Ah, that makes sense. The books I'd sent to CCS with Matt have had far better results and attention than post Matt. Hence, I don't send to CCS anymore. I do think it's a conflict of interest for CGC to have CCS under the same management. It definitely puts CGC in a position to determine what is or isn't good restoration, with their company, CCS, as the standard-bearer.
Reholder for Verified Signature BeardedOne 5 4 yearsBeardedOne (10): Thanks for all the help. Really appreciate it
turn around times TheSickness 4 4 yearsdielinfinite (26547): ”Processing” is the order status the entire time a book is at CBCS. Check the Newbie’s Guide for more information on tracking your order
Need help deciding Cwiper 21 4 yearsNuffsaid111 (18852): I'm a bit jaded in that I only send in books for grading that intend to sell. (I don't keep graded books for my personal collection - don't really like them). So if it were for me - I'd be grading the duplicates with the intention of always having 1 key
When slabbing doesn't add MrNotSoNice 18 4 yearsjaysonslade (198): @Bronte I’m actually the opposite. I don’t mind the lowball offers because I see an awful lot of sellers trying to highball buyers by putting outrageous prices on their books with Buy It Now or Best Offer. These sellers are the ones conditioning the buyers into using a legit bid and it coming across as a lowball. Unfortunately there’s no way to expect that the buyers are gonna research the sellers independently of the books before they...
Most likely a dumb question... Tahpsfan 11 4 yearsBronte (37302): Although a registry would be awesome, To be honest there are other things I'm hoping they address before a registry.
Shipping to CBCS from the UK BeardedOne 7 4 yearsIronwill75 (427): No worries glad to help. Cheers
Spine roll dwilton27 12 4 yearsHulkSmash (9787): since stacking curl is not clearly defined; when I see it I tell myself spine roll. Both are fixed with a press and I can give myself a grade estimate without guessing on the curl.
CovrPrice vs. GoCollect vs. ComicsPriceGuide MrNotSoNice 17 4 yearslawguy1977 (5831): I've been using CLZ and GoCollect. I've tried CovrPrice and Nostomania. In my opinion, both CovrPrice and Nostomania are extremely slow when trying to upload a new collection. I prefer the app through CLZ, and I like GoCollect's monitoring of slabbed sales. I think CovrPrice is reasonably accurate with raw prices, and I like how it tracks raw and slabbed data. Nostomania, in the little bit that I've used it, is way off in value, at least when...
Beckett Grading Services...for comics? Supertom Jump to first page69Jump to last page 4 yearsGAC (69585): And you came to the forum?! I hope you're wearing a mask atleast?! All kidding aside...I sincerely hope you get better soon.
Fantastic Four #5, to slab or not... MrNotSoNice 29 4 yearsMrNotSoNice (3433): Thank you gentlemen, book is on its way to CBCS with pressing requested (worth it to me if they just cleaned it a bit.) Will post the 'after' when I get it back. For those interested, I would consider a trade. Cheers.
Vintage2020 promo not working MrNotSoNice 2 4 yearsKatKomics (28843): Yeahhhhh.....about that....the promo codes never work on the site - in this the first time it is available to enter it on the order?? When you print a copy to send in with your books just write in VINTAGE2020 a couple of times - eventually your invoice will be adjusted!
Quarentine read Stopher999 3 4 yearsFirehawk2069 (712): I read The Walking Dead Omnibus #7 and the original Kree/Skrull war.
Another mint GSX1 wrecked!!! agamoto Jump to first page57Jump to last page 4 yearsagamoto (292): Bottom line is, if the design of the case cannot reliably accomodate these squarebounds, then they either need to not encapsulate them at all and raw grade them, or they need to put them inside the larger cases they use for magazines. They are wrecking these books and they KNOW it. How they haven't had a class action laid against them already is puzzling to me. Not enough lawyer collectors out there with damaged GSX1's I guess!
Grading Staples issues on Something Is Killing The Children absavior 6 4 yearsabsavior (5): I suppose it's worth sending then. But since I have multiple copies will probably send the copies that do not have this issue first.
Differences between variants absavior 7 4 yearssteveinthecity (624): I can’t imagine any ads are specific to a variant, but rather consistent with other books printed at the same time(as the variant). To me any differences in ads of the same basic comic(exclusive of cover) would equate to a later printing.
What is this? And can I remove it? Cheese 17 4 yearsjaysonslade (198): For clarity... I never said I agree with keeping a comic covered up in tissue paper and not enjoying it. I also never said to not display and enjoy your sketch covers. I did say that I thought it had a logo printed on it, but I see now that was clearly the logo on the cover showing through the tissue paper. I'm totally into collector doing whatever they want... because I do whatever I want. And I would never ever ever ever under any circumstance...
Fantastic Four 222 error print Beeda 3 4 yearsBeeda (59): Thanks
GRADE THE BLADE comixcited 14 4 yearsBrianGreensnips (14650): 5.5 to 6.0 here too.
My first time... robo 26 4 yearsTedsaid (7340): Yes, it's very good! "Keys" is just a term of art for "key books" ... new character first appearances or significant events. These are all great keys: the first Deathstroke, the first Iron Fist, the first Sabretooth, the all-new X-Men team (I think Giant Size X-Men #1 is generally considered to come before this one, but this is still highly desired), and the first Phoenix. Just a quick glance, I'd say they are all...
Can’t decide on which 2 more Suicide Squad members to put on my sketch cov Cheese 9 4 yearsCardzguy (49): Oh I didn't take it as an insult. Honestly, I'm a Marvel guy. I went to Wikipedia and looked at all the members in history and picked 2 i thought would be cool headshots
Wavy new comics Firehawk2069 5 4 yearsHulkSmash (9787): I believe 90% of Marvel comics I’ve picked up in the last year or 2 are wavy.
Simple Question for Cost of Multiple VSP's enaz13 6 4 yearsenaz13 (1876): Thank you guys!
reholder ComicNinja0215 5 4 yearsComicNinja0215 (4384): @Bronte that was my plan lol sorry I'm still new to all of this but everyone here has been beyond helpful
Would ya recommend another series like "SCALPED"? robo 9 4 yearssborock (48457): @dpiercy Yep, can't go wrong there! Great stuff!
Lee Excelsior hologram sticker - Graded? Patrickjones2549 9 4 yearsPatrickjones2549 (25): @theCapraAegagrus Hahaha!!! Damn, you’re so hilarious! Has anyone ever told you that? You should have your own show. Haha! So damn funny!
When are grades shown? JosephSMASH 8 4 yearsPuckster (3001): I want the whole "unboxing" experience.
Sent stuff on in February. Still no update. Andr00 6 4 yearsKatKomics (28843): Once graded your books will be direct shipped back to you rather than to the Canadian office (can't remember what thread that was reported on) as there are no staff at that office (staff is from US and border is closed). Status changes are not really updated in a timely manner on your dash. Also, have you clicked to download the invoice - sometimes updates are on the invoice before they show on the dash. Also,also...sometimes since updates are...
Wants to trade for slabbed comics jaysonslade 1 4 yearsjaysonslade (198): Hello all! I realize this is not a typical post, but it seems like a logical place to start looking. I'm hoping to find someone interested in trading a few high end silver age comic books for an incredibly nice collection of Alcoholics Anonymous books. Most of my books show only normal wear as to be expected. 99% have no defects or writing. And all are tight clean copies. I've got a very large collection of AA Big Books. Near complete first...
Question about mylite Alvingo 10 4 yearsAlvingo (5): Yes I was looking for a binder with mylar but couldn't find them in 11 x 14.
1993 Superman 75 signed by Siegel and Jurgens Herkzy 2 4 yearsdielinfinite (26547): The books can certainly be verified. I think they are likely to pass but there is always the slim chance that they won’t. Whether it is worth slabbing might depend on how much you paid for it but a Siegel autograph on a Superman book (on a modern key, overprinted it may be) is certainly not undesirable. Be sure to check out the Newbie’s Guide to get an idea of the various options available. If you’re getting the book graded,...
CBCS Canada Update? nancyraygun Jump to first page61Jump to last page 4 yearsKatKomics (28843): yeah....was reading an article and they said it could be at least that long...possibly mid to late 2021!! I live and work close to the border, used to go over at lunch or after work sometimes to get groceries and of course comics at my mail service. Now however, friends/family and co workers are more than happy to leave the border closed - everyone sees the covid numbers and are just need open anything up!!
strange variant.... comixcited 11 4 yearscomixcited (1337): ok, good lead. anyone have any OTHER comix from around this time (April 1984) with the blank box on the cover?
Grade-Screening at CBCS Sat 6/27 sborock 19 4 yearssborock (48457): @drbreaux Yeah, not sure when the next one will be held. Bummer!
Fear of sending my books to CBCS Qillabee 29 4 yearsGAC (69585): @dielinfinite Great book!! Fantastic sketch! Love the Harley character..she's a modern classic...very versatile and I bet artists like drawing her because of it. That's a very impressive 1st sketch for a collection.
Absolute Carnage #1 Set hogan36 8 4 yearshogan36 (198): @HulkSmash Thank you!
How and or can you change the title under your profile picture? Cheese 21 4 yearstheCapraAegagrus (2603):
Absolute Carnage #1 Maximum Carnage Bundle Set hogan36 1 4 yearshogan36 (198):
Comic Wall Mounts/Frame hogan36 7 4 yearsHulkSmash (9787): @lawguy1977 there are different depths as well. this one has a 1.5” ledge. clickable text
What if I’m the sketch artist? Cheese 10 4 yearsCheese (61): @RexMuff Sure! and Thanks! I like to draw goofy and silly things though sometimes I like to draw serious things as well. I also sometimes make webcomics. I’m not done with my first sketch cover yet so I’ll post some of my digital art if that’s ok.
Pressing Signed Comics Balidoosti 12 4 yearsPuckster (3001): I has this exact same question. Thanks for asking and thanks for all the responses.
Metal COA hogan36 7 4 yearshogan36 (198): Thank you all!
Promotion Codes zdoes10 3 4 yearszdoes10 (9587): @zdoes10 Thanks, I'll check them out.
Grading hogan36 18 4 yearshogan36 (198): Thanks, that sounds good . Least I know if the signatures can be verified and won't count against me.
Absolute Carnage #1 Stanley Artgerm hogan36 16 4 yearshogan36 (198): @crystalphoto Thank you!
What do you all recommend from your pull lists CarsonG 19 4 yearsmonjoody (1080): I never read the DH run. I'll look into that, thanks!
Punchline vs Batman Who Laughs vs Designer vs Joker Huntet groovy31 3 4 yearsNoblebeast315 (2194): I agree. People already love the Batman that laughs because of his dark nature and that he is a combination of both Batman and the Joker. Punchline is going to stick around for a long time because she is an attractive female with deadly skill and lots of character to rival many of the other popular female characters ( Harley, Catwoman, etc)
Comic Submission Issue/Inusred Value & Grade Screening? IllogicalSpore 23 4 yearsdielinfinite (26547): Okay, so the official word from CBCS is that grade screen is not available with their signature services. The more I think about it the more it makes sense that it would not be compatible with Signature Verification because if the book passes screening but fails verification then the signature would count against the grade, bringing it below the grade it was screened for. Do it the other way and they would have to charge for and complete...
Advice needed Firehawk2069 Jump to first page34Jump to last page 4 yearsBronte (37302): @BrianGreensnips Education I dont think is the issue. When folks are cheaping out with free USPS packing tools and using media mail they want to maximize profit. My question is how do they ship their own comics to grading companies? Same half ass way or other? Personally I ship my raw books to CBCS in those Gemini cardboard mailers, then put in a secondary box. I want my stuff to make it unscathed even if it drops from 2nd story building.
Value of first cover apperance groovy31 Jump to first page33Jump to last page 4 yearsPuckster (3001): Exactly. Don't forget the Superman vs. Lobo Do-It-Yourself with Colorforms cover.
finally getting my cgc book donho 3 4 yearsdonho (665): some credit for future use so i got mollified
Mail Call! One of my grails Doc_Cop 21 4 yearsComicbookzach (1020): The colors on that are amazing!
Should I be concerned? r_kruss 11 4 yearsDWeeB1967 (11144): Welcome to the forum, @r_kruss. That cover is one of my favorites of all time. I have a couple of copies myself. 🙂
Opinions please. Scifinator 27 4 yearscyrano0521 (1303): Definitely Red label for the SS 1
Earth 616 Collectibles hogan36 3 4 yearshogan36 (198): @crystalphoto Okay. Thanks so much!
Should I Purchase Hobby Insurance? Rinova 5 4 yearsStudley_Dudley (48847): I talked to some friends who work in the insurance industry and they tell me the to just find an insurance agent who specializes in it. They (friends in insurance) said they would need pictures/scans, details of condition to go along with pictures, serial numbers, appraisals from established dealers, etc to be able to craft an appropriate coverage plan.
Slab problem Randomdoge 10 4 yearsInstant_Subtitles (1323): @Randomdoge My experience with CBCS slabs, with me cracking one open because of reasons, is that you (and others) have nothing to worry about. The inner well they use is pretty tough to the point that dropping it did not put the comic at risk. As for having it re-cased (or "re-slabbed") you will find said option here. Their "CBCS Re-folder" option is $10 and is 2-3 weeks. (Godspeed if you also need to have any comics...
Signature Verification Este_Stark 4 4 yearsZombie_Head (3472): Good luck getting stans verified even if you got it in person. Lol
Puddling PSA Jesse_O Jump to first page31Jump to last page 4 yearsZombie_Head (3472): I don’t think anyone said it was a new issue Jesse was just bringing it up to inform people here. I already knew about it because I have one and my buddy had one. CGC sucks all the way around.
Newbie Question on Grade Evil Ernie Eternity 1 hotrod1376 10 4 yearsflanders (25113): It's a great one! Too bad I'm an idiot and sold a 9.4 copy about a year ago.
Did I do ok today at my LCS??? Zombie_Head 17 4 yearsJesse_O (39247): Aftershock also has a benefit book out. It is 48 pages long. It seems to be selling for about $10 online.
Where can I get the plastic sleeves CBCS uses? Rafel 13 4 yearsbrysb (12491): I just ordered the Bags from the BCW site, my first time order for CGC/CBCS related bags (total with shipping $23.24). I watched this video first and it convinced me theses would be fine for my needs...
Label variations jedijohnson 7 4 yearsjedijohnson (36): Another interesting find while looking up both CBCS and CGC labels on eBay. All have Ahsoka misspelled. Ashoka vice Ahsoka. hahaha
Is this common? Rinova 6 4 yearsRinova (262): Hi everyone, UPDATE: So appears that @willieCPA4646 and @Oxbladder are correct, delayed release. Thanks everyone!
Help with grade: Iron Man and Sub-Mariner 1 sportshort 9 4 yearssportshort (15383): Thank you sir
In search the perfect Silver/Gold Long Box...? PaulyC 12 4 yearsBrianGreensnips (14650): I have been using graded boxes for my Silver/Gold size Mylites. Works pretty good.
Could Be A Temporary Glitch, But . . 00slim 11 4 yearsGAC (69585): It's back now.
Marvel Unlimited Recommendations? tonnage71 4 4 yearsdielinfinite (26547): If you don’t mind more mature content, I highly recommend any of Garth Ennis’ MAX titles, particularly Fury: My War Gone By and Punisher: Born, though all of Ennis’ Punisher MAX run was great. Ennis did have a Punisher run on Marvel’s Marvel Knights line which was really good, starting with the Wlcome Back, Frank storyline, but that one is a bit more fun, almost a black comedy. ...
Batman 89 is my curse. Need input. HulkSmash 22 4 yearsTedsaid (7340): What the hell is that? Looks like it came out in Feb, but I've never seen it before. "MSRP" sounds like marketing bullshit ... the "manufacturer" is DC, and they don't care what the hell you sell it for. I'd give it a miss.
ebay's partner network drchaos 6 4 yearschester15 (1881): I clicked on it, checked it out briefly. Yeah, looks like the affiliate program type thing. Saw that if I got someone to come to eBay through my efforts (links in blogs, emails, website, etc.), my Final Value Fee would be offset by my "earnings". If I directed them to eBay and they bought another seller's goods, I got a few %. I don't have the "goods" to try it - blog, website, etc., so I bailed before even applying. I...
Doing a podcast tonight 6/15 9pm EST sborock 15 4 yearsKatKomics (28843): Thanks!! I joined late :(
ASM #361 Tampered with? Chris977s 11 4 yearsChris977s (18): @dielinfinite Hahah, That's an awesome book!
Where is your email. I owe you guys money organic 19 4 yearsDarkseid_of_town (14297): My money hasn't arrived yet....should I be concerned?
5 Random Questions...... Noblebeast315 Jump to first page51Jump to last page 4 yearsJustThatGuy (5004): 1 Saw this at 10 in a different country and I can't say I didn't have to change my undies. 2 1st comic I ever bought at a gas station after coming back on a fishing trip in Minnesota 3 ...
How are the slabs made?? TheJokersWild87 20 4 yearsSiggy (25509): Birds & the Bees; Insertion, hot goo shot into cavity, wait (relative), and you have a baby slab ready to be stuffed and sold.
Has this been tampered with? And does it look like a 9.6? 1975 14 4 yearspoka (24183): Old slab before heat seals were done for all slabs
Cost benefit of slabing mid & low grade books Schumy2 7 4 yearsdoog (8368): $100 sale. Meets my criteria. Sometimes I will chase trying to get a 9.8 Common Comic for fun, dangerous game As if I get a 9.6, the value is not worth doing. It’s an eye test. Having an excellent grading eye is key to the decision.
Preserving Treasury Editions Noblebeast315 30 4 yearsNoblebeast315 (2194): @sborock that’s an incredibly valid point to make. I don’t see myself having a collection of Treasury Editions, but honestly I don’t know a whole lot about them to begin with. I see Steve’s stake in this as checking the pulse of this kind of demand, before taking a trip down that road. I can say this though, I am still interested in having my Treasury edition book graded raw. Probably will not make it to your grading desk post though!
Protocol for promotions Addict13 3 4 yearsdielinfinite (26547): Right. The postmark on an order alone doesn’t qualify an order for an active promotion. You have to write the promo code on the invoice you include with your submission. As for the emails, yeah you basically have to just wait. Typically about a week or so. You can also try using the Customer Service portal to see if you get a response quicker through there
PLEASE HELP: WTB ASM ANNUAL 21 9.8 00slim 8 4 yearsStudley_Dudley (48847): MCS is usually pretty quick with the processing and shipping, but shipping times are in the toilet right now. At least for me, I sent two priority packages to MCS on 5/30 and they are still working their way there. Receiving is no big deal, but I will have first class and priority packages sit in Dayton for two days before sitting in Cincinnati for two more days before going out.
Submussion return shipping cost groovy31 18 4 yearsMarvelousComics (2067): Insured value is a big part. So mine are all st 1 dollar value. When the total value goes over 500 is when the insurance cost begins to rise.(If I am remembering right) Also, 30 is the max in a box. I alway send in multiples of 30 so I get a fu)l box worth. By sending 30 my shipping averages to 2 dollars or less per book to North Carolina. I am fine with that. Hope this helps someone.
Grading Thoughts- ASM 300 (Venom Italian Version) Thaiboxer 3 4 yearsIronwill75 (427): 7.0 it’ll be harshly graded and all that black is a killer 🤦‍♂️
Help id Todd's signature Madman 10 4 yearskaptainmyke (27076): After seeing examples from @eee91, I would consider the original poster's signatures to be early 1990s rushed signatures possibly. But, it is strange one says "Todd" and the other 2 are "T. McFarlane".
Numbers on the back of my slabs?? TheJokersWild87 10 4 yearsScifinator (15447): “WELL”,that explains it! I had been wondering the same thing, but never thought to ask.
Questions about submissions from a 3rd party bige31 3 4 yearsbige31 (2452): @dielinfinite yeah that’s what I was afraid of. I submitted it for the mignola signing at SDCC last year and they still haven’t gotten it back. I asked the 3rd party about it on April 21st and they still haven’t heard anything from CBCS.
Distribution Mark? Nuffsaid111 12 4 yearsDoc_Cop (3100): Touche Gaard on that first Romita Spider-man issue. And OGJackster thanks for sharing the knowledge! This community rocks! Nuff said, I say go for it...
ASM 300 ink running? Madman 27 4 yearschester15 (1881): Come to think of it, wouldn't you EXPECT to see black blotches? Venom is all OVER that book!
Opinions on grading modern books JosephSMASH 18 4 yearsJabberwookie (5694): I’m way more of a casual collector than many on these boards. There’s some amazing collections on here and mine barely registers on the radar. With that said, I slab keys and books that have value to me. I do research to see if I end up on the plus side or even with the cost of slabbing. The books are still an investment and I prefer to have a certain amount of liquidity when it comes to selling in a pinch. So, basically, slab what you...
What to do with slabs? HulkSmash 17 4 yearscyrano0521 (1303): I crack slabs if low grade and i paid overstreet or lower AND there are no reprints.
Canadian Shipping Location. Huntergreene 4 4 yearsGAC (69585): First or second week of June is possible opening timeframe.
grade difference by .2 Madman 15 4 years00slim (17696): The real contrast is 9.6 VS 9.8. Typically a 50% difference. One extreme example I’ve seen recently: Marvel Spotlight 32 (1st Spider-Woman). 9.6s sell at $400 all day long. 9.8s are demanding $1400-$1500. Of course, scarcity in grade is the factor. Still, that’s drastic. If I was in the market for an ASM 300, I’d definitely go for the 9.6 if it were a $200 difference.
First appearance opinions JosephSMASH 10 4 yearsEbayMafia (36876): If you think about actually reading vs just owning comic books, the market from that perspective seems more rational and consistent. The book with the higher value is typically the one that more people feel compelled to read because of that new character. The one that is likely to get reprinted over and over again because of demand to read it, that's the one that has higher value. While Wolverine appears in the final page of Hulk 180, it's...
Regarding Grading price increases JosephSMASH 5 4 yearsJosephSMASH (35): Thanks everyone! I’ve been posting on the forum a lot today. All of you—especially if we talked on my previous posts today—have been a great help! I look forward to making more posts and conversing with you all in the future!!!👍
Deadpool #5 misprint JosephSMASH 8 4 yearsSiggy (25509): Agree. I like error books IF I discover them in the wild myself, but I'd at least want the story there, upside down, backwards, or mixed. And Copper Age or earlier. No interest in 'new' but that's me.
Job link Batman121762 1 4 yearsBatman121762 (5): Checking to see if there is a link to submit a resume? I, like many others, have recently been laid off. I live about a mile from the Dallas location.
double covers willlewis78 3 4 yearsSiggy (25509): Several others, but not that issue. I wouldn't mind finding one, though. I always liked that story, even when it came in the form of a Star Trek: TNG episode (The Child).
ASM 300 SHATTERED VARIANT? Madman 8 4 yearsDrogio (7726): I bought 2 when they first came out....sold one for double what I paid....basically paid for my second copy. I like free comics. I have a few ASM 300s, this one was my favorite. Didn’t care for the Ross cover, surprisingly, because I love his other covers in that run.
What is the 15% discount code for May's submissions Rafel 4 4 yearsRafel (3832): Thank you Zombie_Head and dielinfinite.
Hey, can we do the ebay seller name thing again? Enelson 19 4 yearsGotlift (4795):
Another podcast I did is now live sborock 5 4 yearssborock (48457): @Ambush_Bug Glad you are happy and I think you will like the many changes and programs to come!
Discoloration or Foxing? Supertom 8 4 yearsSpiderTim (3290): According to the Overstreet Comic Book Grading Guide it is defined as a sun shadow. The exact definition is: "Darker, usually linear area at the edge of some comics stored in stacks. Some portion of the corner was not covered by the comic immediately above it, and it suffered prolonged exposure to light." Also known as dust shadow or oxidation shadow. I believe this damage could happen in more ways than described in the guide.
Invoices JosephSMASH 4 4 yearsmaynard23692 (21): good question and great answers
Help confirm Todd McFarlane signature + Price? jotaro238 12 4 yearsGAC (69585): Yes, I would not be requesting any sort of refund.
Barnes and Noble Newsstand Variants New_Format 11 4 yearsHcanes (5197): @Joosh I got an extensive list as well I can send your way if it helps.
Absolute Carnage #1 Murder O's hogan36 6 4 yearshogan36 (198): Thank you all for your responses. I just ordered 4 copies the other day. The post office just delivered them today. All 4 of them have the same exact damage to them. I just didn't want to spend money to have them graded to receive a low grade. I'm shooting for a 9.6 or 9.8 on them.
Over 6 months turn around & still waiting. Morewhit 17 4 yearsMorewhit (1): @dielinfinite I was told they had left Florida Pressing in March and am under the impression that my issues are sitting in Texas. IDK Thanks for the reply!
90s animation Jabberwookie Jump to first page33Jump to last page 4 yearsJabberwookie (5694): Yes! I’d forgotten all about that. It was pretty out there from what I recall. My girlfriend at the time had kids so it was lucky I dug cartoons and watched with them.
Signature identification Magellan 5 4 yearsMagellan (332): Been trying, man, but yeah it’s tough. Image was blowing up back then, so all the coverage seems to be about their guys. Hard to find artist rosters for anyone else.
Free comic book day comics rick13336 3 4 yearsxkonk (17679): I would echo what @esaravo said. If you aren't used to searching mycomicshop, be sure to try some different combos like 'FCBD', 'free', etc. They aren't consistent in how they name some different issues.
Decisions, Decision: Input Requested 00slim 23 4 yearsxkonk (17679): If you're going to get them all and the only question is timing, I would think about movie/shows and avoiding those potential bumps. Punisher is evergreen but doesn't have a show or movie to hype around right now. Harley was in a movie that already came out, but I'm sure they'll be talking about her being in something for DC again soon. Hawkeye is supposed to be on a Disney+ show with Kate Bishop, but I think the timing there is all thrown...
Silver Age Top Loaders hogan36 3 4 yearshogan36 (198): Thank you so much
Top Loaders From Amazon hogan36 6 4 yearshogan36 (198): Thank you for all of your responses everyone! I'm unable to file a complaint with Amazon via phone or chat because no one is there to take calls due to the Coronavirus/COVID 19. I was reading his feedback and 3 people as of today's date put that they are having the same exact issue as me.
1,000th vote Scifinator 11 4 yearscomic_book_man (1978): .
New Customer Service Portal? dielinfinite 11 4 yearsdielinfinite (26547): @Jesse_O Thanks for the heads up! I’ll try it next time I have to contact customer service! I don’t think you need to do that. I’d first try going to the sign in page and click the “Forgot Your Password” and on the following page enter the email address on your CBCS account, which is presumably the same email address you typically use to contact customer service
Mutant Beaver Comics hogan36 3 4 yearshogan36 (198): @Studley_Dudley Thanks!!
Anyone want to give me some suggestions? Gabriel85301 10 4 yearsGabriel85301 (1764): Thank you everyone! I had ordered an 8x JL #12 lot on ebay, the guy claimed average grade was NM.. far from it..In the back of all the comics had huge creases, lots of bents, no bags and boards when shipped (but that one is on me because he never mentioned that in his description) His shipping was pathetic. Oh well, you lose some you gain some. At least I got the items. I'll have to check out GAC's...
High grade key, or multiple lower grade keys? Cli4dR3D0g Jump to first page33Jump to last page 4 yearsDWeeB1967 (11144): I can't argue with that.
First appearance question Jabberwookie 16 4 yearsJabberwookie (5694): I guess characters changing isn’t as rare as I thought. Seems like the X-Men are responsible for a few of them, too! I might need to get X-men 160 and 161 now.
Part 2: something really cool for charity (Hero Initiative) sborock 3 4 yearssborock (48457): Charity BUMP!
Opinion: Iron Fist 14 blemish Despain 11 4 yearsHulkSmash (9787): Damnit “Comic Book Guy”! Ya sweaty paws at work Ooohhh... like that CGC video with the Superman...
Is this worth getting graded , even with the defect ? Eikkichi 12 4 yearsHulkSmash (9787): Just curious. That would be interesting if the whole book was misprinted. I like some errors. I like the color code on the top and the more I look at it; the more I’m like; damn! How’d that get missed? Or was it caught and corrected immediately? Is it the only one? Why did it print with the color code? (I have no idea what goes on in printing) I’ve seen A lot of mis cut/printed Covers, but never to this extreme.
Black and white adds in comics error or not Zombie_Head 6 4 yearsStudley_Dudley (48847): The Dazzler #1 has color ads on those pages but from what I've seen, the issues with the color ads are harder to come by. I have two copies and both are black and white.
Heads Up - Two new DC Villains GanaSoth Jump to first page166Jump to last page 4 yearscyrano0521 (1303): No way to determine what is hot or not except golden age and hard to find silver age, right now. Must wait for society to open back up and decide. Hopefully movie hype is a thing of the past.
Legends Yoosh5492 21 4 yearsdrchaos (27647): Going by the amounts they charge (and their availability) I would say Todd McFalane, Frank Miller, and John Romita. Of course, their fees pale in comparison to the celebrities that play their creations on the silver screen.
Error: Iron Fist 14 ! Thaiboxer 16 4 yearsxkonk (17679): I would say that it potentially increases the value while shrinking the market. Most people wouldn't care to buy an error book, but those that would might be willing to pay more than the non-error equivalent.
How long to wait for Graders Notes? Deadman 6 4 yearsDeadman (10): @Darryl_H I sent you the invoice. It was 11 books, submitted at the Irving show and picked up in person.
Something really cool for charity (HERO INITIATIVE)......... sborock 4 4 yearssborock (48457): BUMP! Because it's for charity
Credentialed book reviewer wanted Khovard 6 4 yearsTimBildhauser (2237): Ditto
First time submission question bladefox 5 4 yearssportshort (15383): Also and this is an important "also", you need to write the promo code on the order form after you print it or it will not be applied. the last time i submitted I wrote the code in a couple of places, in notes and below the last entry in the order form, so that it would not be missed (it happens).
Novice question about possible tampered slab TexasNoob 20 4 yearsSiggy (25509): I admit I do NOT like the fact that this can be done to their slab. Way too easy for someone to damage an edge, making it a 9.4 and then trying to sell it as a 9.8
Bernie Wrightson last signing event? Cli4dR3D0g 8 4 yearsCli4dR3D0g (4777): Thank you etapi65!
Burned Covers Legalburning Jump to first page32Jump to last page 4 yearsLegalburning (63): Thank you. I'll be submitting my first piece to you guys shortly. Appreciate it.
Question for Community Nuffsaid111 Jump to first page37Jump to last page 4 yearsNuffsaid111 (18852): Maybe next time I'll ask if anyone would purchase a Luke Cage #2. Maybe I'll get a response about about a different comic. :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
Should I press/slab? DD #7 1st red costume KMiracleman 11 4 years00slim (17696): I doubt it’ll get a 4.0 with those spine issues. I’d say 3.0 range. Personally, I wouldn’t slab it.
Do we have any comic shop owners on the board? Jabberwookie 11 4 yearsJabberwookie (5694): @doog The dream isn’t dead, yet. I’ve got a larger plan of getting debt free. I work for a good company, make good money and get some really nice perks. The nice thing is that it’s not too challenging and lets me pursue some other more pressing dreams. But, once the kids are out and the house is paid off, that might be my next leap. Thanks for the encouragement, though. Always good to hear success stories!
Grade ASM 361 Flip1987 8 4 yearsHulkSmash (9787): LMK if/when you want to sell
Trolling comic Tom and cgc Zombie_Head 10 4 yearsZombie_Head (3472): Lol
Question on 4 "Batman: Death in the Family" comics JerrySS 15 4 yearsJerrySS (80): Nice find, MM!!
question on pressing timberghost 13 4 yearsDarkseid_of_town (14297): I remember when the company split between Dallas and Florida and the move was touted as likely to decrease pressing times and increase efficiency. I at the time questioned that concept, in that just moving the books back and forth from the one state to another seems to add more steps and time.. If the original assessment was correct that would suggest the business flow has either increased so radically that pressing is stil going to follow...
Comic Book Market CaptainCanuck Jump to first page33Jump to last page 4 yearsTommyJasmin (490): Noticed the same @EbaySeller - steady flow, down a bit overall. Most likely a bit of both your thoughts. I also note the average grade of recent sales for a given item - VF 8.0 right now for Incredible Hulk 181.
By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth! Jabberwookie Jump to first page39Jump to last page 4 yearsJabberwookie (5694): Give me sight beyond sight! I was just wondering where you'd run off to! All is well, I hope?
Strange Academy Jabberwookie 18 4 yearswillieCPA4646 (591): I ordered from Westfield Comics and I'm waiting for my copy to arrive (probably with the March 2020 shipment.)
Cbcs question Zombie_Head 7 4 yearsHeinzDad (30638): My last batch (3) of books took 3 weeks from drop off to at my door. With that being said it still took a week and a half of that to show on my account.
Absolute Carnage Lethal Protectors Guaranteed 9.8 & Signed by Ryan Brown hogan36 9 4 yearskaptainmyke (27076): That's how he signs his name. :)
Value stanley_1883 26 4 yearsdoog (8368): On (fortunately) rare occasions I might sell a book for less than I paid for it. It used to bug me, but my brother taught me; “Consider mentally everything book you own as if it was free, the money you spent is flushed, just like a burger you ate, so it is all gravy when you sell.” I find it interesting different peoples collecting philosophies. I started collecting 12 years ago and my philosophy to start was to only buy lower grade keys...
Which Artists do you prefer to collect? Jabberwookie Jump to first page32Jump to last page 4 yearsCatmanAmerica (30281): George Rozen... Jack Cole... Jack Kirby... ...
Doing a live interview tonight 3/5 sborock 11 4 yearssborock (48457): Thanks to everyone who tuned in! Hope ya enjoyed it!
What's up with all the #1's? sportshort 18 4 yearsDarkseid_of_town (14297): I agree that the 1 thing is vastly overdone …..I think you have to vote with your not buy what is a reach for you or appears to be a cash grab and stick to the things you truly want and need. They wouldnt publish so many number 1's if there were not people grubbing those up in particular often as spec......
CGC Charges for everything dang. Zombie_Head 16 4 yearsEbayMafia (36876): I heard they instituted a Soul-Screen as part of the hiring process. There's probably a YouTube video about it.
First appearances discussion: Character on the cover VS not on the cover 00slim Jump to first page95Jump to last page 4 yearsWraith (2115): Going to be even more confusing in the future with all these commissioned variants that sometimes have first appearances on covers before the character has a cameo or appearance in the book.
Conventional wisdom on convention travel CatmanAmerica Jump to first page36Jump to last page 4 yearsNuffsaid111 (18852): I find this whole thing to be excessive in comparison to other stuff. But that's just my opinion. What I am however very worried about is cancellation of major cons this year. If this pandemic (I call it panic) increases - it may well happen. That would really stink. Just boot this headline around "San Diego cancels SDCC due to fears of Coronavirus". It's not impossible when panic ensues
Pressing signed comic books? Madman 13 4 yearsGanaSoth (9401): Yep.
Cleaning and grading Silver Surfer #4 daywalker 15 4 yearsSiggy (25509): #1 Besides, "6" & "9" are usually very happy numbers, especially together.
Star Wars Celebration 2020 Scifinator 1 4 yearsScifinator (15447): So, just wondering, since Star Wars Celebration is in my neck of the woods this August, any other CBCS Forum members gonna be there?
Signature Identications AzureZenorag13 2 4 yearsEikkichi (167): Looks like early Mark & Eric Silvestri sigs
do some people prefer low-grade GA books because they have a vintage look? Beney117 18 4 yearsMutantMania (5673): I guess I am just an old school comic collector. I started collecting when I was a kid waaaay before grading was even a thing. So I am not grade obsessed and am happy to just have a comic in my collection. I have quite a few that are not in great condition but I still have them and that is cool for me. If I get a chance to pick up a better condition book that is awesome as well but if not no big deal.
EBay vacay ONLINE_209 11 4 yearsdrchaos (27647):
Married and detached cover + tape. How bad is it? Beney117 9 4 yearsTowmater (10537): I'd buy it if I had a gap to fill in a run. I have 0.5 graded copies of books that used to be blanks in runs. I'd buy them to fill the blanks when I didn't want to spend huge dollars on those keys.
CBCS Hiring Chino24 2 4 yearssborock (48457): @Chino24 Please PM me.........
One of the worse covers. GanaSoth Jump to first page55Jump to last page 4 yearsdrchaos (27647): Did one of the artists let their pre-schooler take a stab at the cover art?
WTB Claw the Unconquered #1 GanaSoth 1 4 yearsGanaSoth (9401): Guys. I'm looking to buy "Claw the Unconquered" #1 - DC Comics 1975. I'm wanting to buy a 9.8 candidate. PM me if you have one for sale. Thanks.
Given Grade Question Nuffsaid111 Jump to first page62Jump to last page 4 years00slim (17696): The flaw could be on the exterior, but hard to see. So, it doesn’t qualify for a higher grade, it simply looks better than you’d expect for the grade.
How powerful is Doctor Doom? GanaSoth 16 4 yearsEbayMafia (36876): Speaking of absurd powers, didn't Sue Richards start out just turning invisible? Over time she morphed into Green Lantern without the green.
Cracking "The Case"... danmalek466 26 4 yearsdielinfinite (26547): I think generally people have more confidence in a witnessed signature over one that has been verified to a degree of certainty. We have heard many people come to these boards to complain that a signature that they saw happen themselves not get verified and we have to assume that at least some less than authentic signatures may have slipped past (not to say that the witnessing system is infallible, of course). I think that’s the main...
How Star Wars should have ended. GanaSoth 8 4 yearschester15 (1881): 20 Years Later, George Lucas Still Names Jar Jar Binks His Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Character[/quote] I hadn't noticed before, but I am beginning to see the resemblance....
This looks fun! GanaSoth 6 4 yearskaptainmyke (27076): I'd rather drop and turbocharge a go-kart like back in the day
Anyone here going Saturday to.... sborock Jump to first page39Jump to last page 4 yearsKinsella5 (728): Yes they are, and yes this year marks my 16th year I believe as an exhibitor so if you find yourself walking around the show floor, my booth is pretty close to where Steve and Stacey have their booth. Just look for my booth as it has the wall of movie posters next to the tower of shirts. :-)
Best Price Guide Suggestions mscheel15 14 4 yearsmscheel15 (10): Thanks to all for the input. Dreckcheck and are new to me but I will check them out. I am familiar with Gocollect and Mycomicshop. I'll start digging deeper. Looking forward to posting some books on the "grading help" forums here. I've been "lurking" CBCS for awhile & find their members quite engaged and informed. Have also been stalking the other sites (CGC etc) but have always liked this one best.
Sticker on Cover Help wareure 17 4 yearsHero_Restoration_ (3): Shoot, that's too bad. I was hoping to share tape removal videos. Hehe
00slim Forum Feedback Request: Please Reply If We’ve Done Business Together 00slim 9 4 yearsWatcher (4166): Sold Ryan some silver age raw ASm' was flawless and communication was exceptional. Zero worries when dealing with him...great to work with!
Grading/Pressing Question - Color-breaking Spine Ticks Darkga 12 4 yearskaptainmyke (27076): A crease is a color break most of the time. Just another form of grader notes shorthand. Not only that, but often times not all defects are listed on a graded book. If there are many other defects, they typically highlight the most obvious defects to save time and space on notes.
Help me make a choice! FF-67, FP-1, JO-134 sportshort 21 4 yearssportshort (15383): @sborock, you don't have on opinion as to which is the best book for the money? I understand if you don't answer my questions because if you do it is possible you will be badgered for advice form every forum member (including me, lol) or maybe you can't answer because you probably don't delve into such low cost, low grade comics. whatever the reason I understand, but still hold out hope for your sage advice.
Let's talk grades Jabberwookie Jump to first page79Jump to last page 4 yearsDrWatson (50097):
Anyone here play EOS GanaSoth 6 4 yearsArak (1000): I use to play it quite a bit . own some of the top properties and we had our regular friday night trial runs with Arak. In fact I taught quiet a bit. But when I broke up with my girl I stayed away for a while.. I wanted to give her time to get her stuff out of my places ;) Ironically I just reloaded the NON steam version ( I have both) 5 days ago
The Rise of Skywalker - Leak ? GanaSoth Jump to first page46Jump to last page 4 yearsxkonk (17679): We could tell any time there was a cameo even if we didn't recognize the person because the camera very obviously hung out an extra beat. Using the credits we figured out Wedge was there, and the bartender in one scene was John Williams.
CBCS Grading Expo, Donny Cates signing Birdman22770 4 4 yearsDarryl_H (1704): did you make it to the signing?
Hulk 181 Thearrow Jump to first page37Jump to last page 4 years00slim (17696): Nevermind, the 3rd pic you originally posted doesn’t look like there’s bleed through.
Help confirm Todd McFarlane signature sportshort 22 4 yearsBrashSmurf (980): No congrats on the back. Glad to hear it looks legit
Miss cut error Zombie_Head 2 4 yearskaptainmyke (27076): definitely an error copy. Leave it
Too Much Pressure.. A Top Loader Question mattness Jump to first page37Jump to last page 4 years50AE_DE (6464): I completely agree. Like you mentioned, 1 mil or 2 mil mylar inside a 4 mil mylar is the way to do it, not poly bag in mylar.
Consolidation Of Several Keys For One Mega Key. Thoughts? 00slim 15 4 yearsDarkseid_of_town (14297): well you are in luck...he chose differently and now the comics are offered for you can go buy them all
Grade help please Zombie_Head 1 4 yearsZombie_Head (3472): How much Of a grade hit would this cause on a 9.4 grade book? Thx in advanced.
Opinions On How To Sell This Daredevil Lot MutantMania 15 4 yearsMutantMania (5673): @KYDU sorry u.s. shipping only. @Stantheman thanks for the post. I have gotten my fair share of good deals over the years so I don't mind giving a few deals to others if I can 😁 They are still up for grabs 😀
Next $ 0.01 starting bid auction Vote. Scifinator 1 4 yearsScifinator (15447): Tomorrow I will be listing another 1 cent start auction. I thought why not have some fun with it and let the CBCS forum decide which one I put up from the list of CBCS Certified & Encapsulated comics below: 9.6 - Guardians of the Galaxy #25 (has not been pressed) 9.6 - Justice League Europe #34 (has not been pressed) 9.0 - L.E.G.I.O.N. 92 #38 (has not been pressed) 9.6 - Marvels #4 (has not been pressed) 9.6 - Secret Weapons #2 (has...
Error book anyone seen this before? Zombie_Head 19 4 yearsobiwan1971 (243): I had a new book printed the same way without pages attached, the book which was nearly perfect got at 6.5 and note on label saying “wraps 8,9,10 not attached”
WW II Pocket Comic? Enelson 3 4 yearsEnelson (6289): Awesome...thanks for the info...I never even heard of these...thanks!
hey can someone explain whatever this like sunbleached effect happening is? Shanthark 14 4 yearssborock (48457): @Shanthark Does not affect the grade in 9.8, but it will not get a 9.9 or 10
Need Help Please Tom74152 8 4 yearsrobertofredrico (738):
Comic Shop Recommendations Near Kent, Washington? 00slim 4 4 yearskaptainmyke (27076):
Spot the Difference ONLINE_209 19 4 years00slim (17696): I was under the impression that the Spidey 1 Gold newsstand edition was a Wal-Mart Exclusive. I’d heard that somewhere, anyway.
Is ASM 239 A Swipe/Homage To A Classic Green Goblin Cover? 00slim 11 4 yearsDuece411 (562):
AMAZING MARY JANE 1 ARTGERM 1:500 VIRGIN Rinova 17 4 yearsRinova (262): Thanks everyone. I’m going to wait it out and see if I can get it at FMV. I don’t want to have that buyer remorse feeling after purchasing it. The eBay seller is willing to sell it for $158 includes shipping but if I can buy it around $76 I need to wait. I’m going to ask my local shop next. Thanks again you guys are great.
Trimmed book Thearrow 4 4 yearsTimBildhauser (2237): That's a good place to start but not always true, especially if someone has only trimmed the edge of the cover partially or the whole edge.
What grade would you give to this Hulk 180 BatCatMan 7 4 yearsBatCatMan (12): I think 4.0 - 4.5.
CBCS slabs side scratches WalkinWillie 26 4 yearsBigRedOne1944 (11512): at least the cgc mold marks are smooth and fairly uniform
Should I get it graded Topsykrets 6 4 yearsDrWatson (50097): No.
US government lists fictional nation Wakanda as trade partner... GanaSoth 5 4 yearsJabberwookie (5694): He was quoted as saying, "Richards!!!"
What is QES? SpiderTim 10 4 yearsDrWatson (50097): QES is the same service as CVA. They are both money grabs. The only difference is that QES is Metropolis/Comic Connect and CVA is more of a Comic Link thing.
Planet Comics #51 tonnage71 6 5 yearstonnage71 (730): Thanks for the feedback so far. I thought it might be a fading issue. Probably not all that uncommon for a 70+ year old comic. Does this have a drastic impact on grading? If it had brighter colors could it have been a 9.0, for instance?
RIP Marie Fredriksson GanaSoth 4 5 yearsDrWatson (50097): Too bad.
Doctor Doom #3 - is about to get interesting GanaSoth 1 5 yearsGanaSoth (9401): Doom is about to be Super Doom. This could be a "sleeper" series much how Immortal Hulk was. Click or Touch here for the story.
Credit Card Payment - When Charged? Nuffsaid111 5 5 yearsDarryl_H (1704): What show? PM me your info and I will check!
Printing error & help on autograph Zombie_Head 5 5 yearsZombie_Head (3472): Thanks guys.
EBay Auction Funny Business esaravo Jump to first page37Jump to last page 5 yearsHomer (1010): It gets better, the house only has to pay the consignor which can be as low as just 70% of the final hammer price. That could potentially knock off another $1,000.00 on that particular book. There is no indication of who the actual winner was, but the potential is there.
Complete runs of a series Jabberwookie 19 5 yearsseanw (1760): For me...I always seem to subconsciously gravitate towards X-Men titles since I was young and have complete runs of some titles. Its just the story that draws me in and I keep sticking to that title till they stop it. I did not start buying them with the thought of having a complete run but just ended up that way. However I look out to upgrade keys in the runs just to give it some oomph. I think that a complete run of story arc crossovers...
How to identify a real signature (Bernie Wrightson) Beney117 24 5 yearsesaravo (93452): @Gregojira - Here’s the only one I can contribute, and since my name is not Hannah, I didn’t witness the signature.
The Comic Mint - Customer Service = EXCEPTIONAL GanaSoth 19 5 yearsArak (1000): That , Is some above and beyond the call of duty customer service, Perhaps now with the backlash to outsourcing and dropped profits due to extremely bad customer service...we will see more businesses return to GOOD.... these guys are great letting you keep the other book - GREAT
What to slab? TommyJasmin 1 5 yearsTommyJasmin (490): Hi all - Just wanted to mention a new service we provide at Nostomania, which flags any books in your collection we think would benefit from sending to CBCS, if you decide to sell. Nostomania is uniquely qualified to provide this service, since we are the only online pricing provider who computes uncertified...
Are any CBCS facilitators attending California Comic Con in Orange Ca? sportshort 12 5 yearssportshort (15383): How much would you charge in handling? since you're going to a NY con you must be back east, so I would need to send them to you there, correct?
CBCS Re-holder Process/Potential Grade Change flanders 15 5 yearsDrWatson (50097): I would reholder before I did it again. It wasn't a permanent solution.
Need opinions on which comic to have signed Jabberwookie 8 5 yearsJabberwookie (5694): Well, I'm hoping that people can discern from my question that I didn't ask IF I should get them signed. Ha! And, believe it or not, I actually do understand their point, but, I kind of like having a few signed books.
Sears Marvel Collectors Kit 1990 beauschoen 11 5 yearsZombie_Head (3472): Yes that’s the kit I got one year for Christmas and it had a x-men 266 in it. Wonder if this one does too?
eBay is weird Drogio 22 5 yearsTowmater (10537): I got a 10% in eBay Bucks on every qualifying item of $50 or more today.
Terminator: Dark Fate Flops GanaSoth 23 5 yearsTowmater (10537): Doctor Sleep didn't open very well either. Looks like you are spot-on.
Idea for CBCS Jabberwookie Jump to first page50Jump to last page 5 yearsJabberwookie (5694): Thanks! You're a good guy, and I was being a jerk. Anyway, I may have to get with Mountie on that set up. That might accomplish what I'm looking for. I swear display of your favorite books seems to be the million dollar question sometimes.
Tips for selling off a 100 slab collection? Darkga 15 5 yearsDarkga (4787): Thanks for all the input! I'm leaning more on the "sell the bigger books at retail" and then that would allow me to be more flexible on the rest. Also the MCS idea sounds good too. However the right offer on the entire lot would be easiest to ship them all to the same place and be done. Here is the list of 85 books I could let go. I started at 100, but then nostalgia got the best of me on 15 of them,...
Signature question Jabberwookie Jump to first page35Jump to last page 5 yearsSiggy (25509): That's what I think makes my Royer collection special- That each one I obtained personally, signed in his Studio. If we fall on hard times, I'll sell my Amazing Fantasy #15-ASM #375 and Avengers #1-#300 runs first. But I do have several I haven't obtained personally. It's becoming increasingly unlikely that I'll meet George Perez, so I'm very happy to have several of his- One was a surprise found in a $3 book. Another $3 surprise sig AND...
Todd McFarlane Zombie_Head Jump to first page190Jump to last page 5 yearsSiggy (25509): Every grading company that wants to improve and be taken seriously should have learned from the mistake made when that/those comics with simulated cover wear was dinged for actual cover wear. That should have been the reddest flag imaginable. and a warning for future mistakes IF MEASURES AREN'T TAKEN. Obviously measures weren't taken to prevent the grader from being oblivious of the gimmick. If a decision was made that such a thing couldn't...
Jim Carrey does The Shining ! GanaSoth 12 5 yearsDarkseid_of_town (14297): Didn't he go through some kind of divorce or breakup where the girl got a ton of his money ? Seems to me I remember reading that at some point.
Help on my order status and a balance Randomdoge 13 5 yearsRandomdoge (21): alright so I saw the option to email them a confirmation of adding a payment method , I think , hopefully it goes a smooth from now
Masters of the Universe Name Generator GanaSoth 25 5 yearsDrogio (7726): My wife’s name is “TRI-Man”....and that’s all I got to say about that...
CBCS Events? drchaos 19 5 yearsdrchaos (27647): Thanks for the quick response.
Danger Will Robinson! or why I wont buy from Comic link again Arak Jump to first page32Jump to last page 5 yearsWatcher (4166): Agree with BigRed..hate the stickers...why should everyone know where I bought it which gives insight as to when and for how much....and then I have to worry about getting it off without scratching the slab unless I want to patiently keep reapplying an oil to soften it up. Why? I own the book not the auction house..they get their PR with the auction itself. put a flyer in the box and call it a day.
Rob Liefeld to Sue Marvel? GanaSoth Jump to first page107Jump to last page 5 yearsHcanes (5197): @Towmater Agreed!
To Have Graded with VSP OR Just Frame? hitmantyler 23 5 yearshitmantyler (90): They are inside a Mylar Sleeve and the behind 98% UV Blocking Rated Museum Glass. It was a extra charge for that type of glass but always pay for it as feel it makes the books always look shine more than regular.
On Site Grading and VSP Later hitmantyler 5 5 yearshitmantyler (90): Well thats sad, but will still bring books for send in grading. Thanks for responding.
White Pages on a slabbed book Enelson Jump to first page41Jump to last page 5 yearsDrWatson (50097): What I associated with the new designation:
Venom 2 movie adds new Villain! GanaSoth Jump to first page31Jump to last page 5 yearsdielinfinite (26547): On reprints the credits are included on the back of the label
Captain Britain comics jmckenna43082 5 5 yearsRRO (1695): I am sure that CBCS and "others" would not grade ones that have premiums taped to the cover.
Star Wars ONLINE_209 3 5 yearsBronte (37302): I envy you folks that can have patience to deal with cell phones. Texting, and talking. I have given up going to theaters unless I'm accompanied by a lady.they are like an emotional support pet, they help keep me sane....
Help, I have con questions and I can't get up sportshort Jump to first page47Jump to last page 5 yearsTurbo (10): It's quite possible that some do - but there are a lot of different kinds of paint markers (oil vs. acrylic, etc.)... Did they provide any other specifics? I've been using them for a few years now with no ill effects, but some of these things like deterioration take more time so I'm curious.
Deadpool vs X-Men and The Avengers - Movie GanaSoth 9 5 yearsBigRedOne1944 (11512): Ryan Reynolds is the whole reason the Deadpool movies are so entertaining in the first place. He really nails the Deadpool role for me.
How do you keep track of your comics? Jabberwookie Jump to first page51Jump to last page 5 yearsBronte (37302): If the drive still spins, there is a relatively low cost software made by runtime. I have salvaged stuff off of horrible sounding drives with bad sectors etc.... best investment EVER for computer support.
eBay - options for unpaid item xkonk 11 5 yearsBuckets (252): Ebay will usually open unpaid item case in 3-4 days without you having to do anything. After that is takes a few days for either the customer to pay or the case is closed by Ebay. The customer receives a strike on their account for non-pay. You will not be held responsible for anything and can then relist the item. I have found when Ebay gets involved the parties tend to wait until the very last minute to pay but 90% of the time do...
Doctor Doom comes out tomorrow! GanaSoth 3 5 yearsDrWatson (50097): Simone Bianchi :eek:
Mylites 2 ComicNinja0215 Jump to first page45Jump to last page 5 yearssoutherncross (29409): I was in pest control for over 20 years back in Australia. Rodents front teeth continue to grow so they have to grind them down. That's why they can and will chew thru concrete, plastic and other hard surfaces. Baits are very effective but you have to watch where they drop as they will stink up the place. I've had to put a hammer thru the ceiling of a built in cupboard to remove a body. The rat was the size of a full grown domesticated cat....
Hilarious Comic Book Character Names GanaSoth 3 5 yearsKatKomics (28843): Did the Funky Flashman invent the comadena??
Marvel Comics - The End GanaSoth 22 5 yearsDarkseid_of_town (14297): Sure Gana, I am done with it..... Once I was "mocked into the essence of my soul " for holding a contradicting opinion I felt the need to respond but you are right...bad use of precious time, and valuable resources.
Another messed up leg.... Comic... GanaSoth 19 5 yearsDarkseid_of_town (14297): I generaly glance at a comic if I am considering only for the art...if it pulls me in, it goes in the sack. if it puts me off somehow, I leave it sitting, rather than expend valuable time of my own pondering what and why... I keep seeing some of the older JOJO comics with good girl art on the cover, with a girl on a horse or whatever and each time its nice book, wait why are her legs and hips drawn like that..oops...well next item...
If you were introducing comics to someone for the first time... Jabberwookie 15 5 yearsdoog (8368): I have only ever done it one way, a long or short box of coverless comics, generally Golden to Bronze, given as a gift. Don’t know if it ever got anybody hooked though
ComicXposure Closure part #2... kinda GanaSoth 6 5 yearsGAC (69585): @GanaSoth I love it!!!! Good for you!!
Slow shipping from Comic Mint? xkonk 18 5 yearssportshort (15383): still longer than I would've expected. You're right thought, as long as you know what to expect.
Kingdom come Zombie_Head 5 5 yearsWyldchyld (1448): Have the books but didn't get the boxes set. It is a great story and we'll worth reading. The art is great as well.
Pawn shop pick ups for $2 a pop Zombie_Head 5 5 yearsSquack (673): Love those Castlevania comics. Been looking for a set at a good price for a while.
Heads up. New arrivals at Walmart GanaSoth 13 5 yearsGanaSoth (9401): Mike. I just dropped it off at the post office.
What comics from the last 4-5 years is going to be a major collector's item Jabberwookie Jump to first page81Jump to last page 5 yearsBrashSmurf (980): It's cool I just posted this because of multiple sales of over $50 for a reprint
What was the first store variant comic cover? Jesse_O 18 5 yearsJesse_O (39247): Ok. Here's where I am at. Before Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1 (dated March, 2011) there were store variants and exclusives. However, they weren't in the same vein as the ones we see today. I'm 99% positive that the stores had no say in who the artist was or the content of the cover. They may have had suggestions, but they weren't working with the publishers to create a cover like stores are doing now. I also have a feeling that they were...
Incredible Con Trilogycomics 2 5 yearssportshort (15383): are you mad? i am in Southern California, I don't even go to the central or northern California cons. Kidding, I do live in Ca but I hope you have a great time as I usually do at any Con. Enjoy!
Your Favorite Mini Series? 00slim 29 5 yearsbrysb (12491): Same here. I was the winner of the "name the letters page" name is immortalized in issue #3 (I think it was that issue?):) I received a call from Todd M. & he mailed me an original art page. I stupidly traded the original art off early on!:( I named the letters page "Crawl Space"...actually it was a tie between me and another person and names were selected from a hat. :)
Complaints about specific books submitted, graded and returned. agamoto Jump to first page48Jump to last page 5 yearsflanders (25113): No idea if they'd purchase from you. It was just a suggestion.
What was the first comic you bought? Jabberwookie Jump to first page55Jump to last page 5 yearssportshort (15383): cool, thanks.
Disney demands cancellation of Star Wars panel GanaSoth 14 5 yearstheCapraAegagrus (2603): A good one that I hadn't considered.
Comic collector questions ComicNinja0215 28 5 yearsComicNinja0215 (4384): So I have been told lol I just was worried about melting them. At least it isnt a hundred degrees 👍
Sony: Spider-man to join Venom Universe GanaSoth 19 5 yearsTowmater (10537): I think both Disney and Sony will do just fine. I don't see either side rushing to the other for assistance.
tales of suspense 46, need help with a decision sportshort 6 5 yearssportshort (15383): Thanks @Batman66
CBCS SLABS Comicnewbie 4 5 yearssportshort (15383): ha ha.. he said "gas exchange"!
Anyone going or went to Long Beach comic con Batman66 15 5 yearsBatman66 (22219): i don’t have confidence in their consistency of grading, I wanted a #1 anyway, it’s a nice copy and for what I got it for plus with having Matt sign it, I’m happy. I bought a couple of books from Ed Robertson, super nice guy and fair pricing and a couple from harly lee, had to really haggle with him but happy with the deal
Sports signature on comic? Manonfire 6 5 yearsManonfire (63): Thank you all for the great advice
Is this Stan Lee signature genuine? please help. sportshort Jump to first page32Jump to last page 5 yearssportshort (15383): Do you have a pic? how old is the sig (assuming you have that info)? thanks.
Creepshow - New TV Series on Shutter GanaSoth 4 5 yearsGanaSoth (9401): Just got my comic book!
Noob - submitting tiers - value NONO 12 5 yearsBrianGreensnips (14650): @NONO These are beautiful and very desirable. They are all above a 4.0 and maybe up to a 5.5. 28 and 29 are in the $400-$500 eaxh and #25 maybe xlose to $700-800 Range. I would recommend having them pressed. These 3 Batman books would sell very quick. Knowing that it might make sense to look at one of the other books like Whiz Comics that might be in even a higher grade than those and this way you do not sell the 3 most desirable books first...
Weekly Cover Contest #154 - Sea Creatures VS Man GanaSoth Jump to first page52Jump to last page 5 yearsLenovations (866): Finally I was able to grab one of these! Consider it taken. I've had a while to think of my topic so I hope everyone enjoys #155
Speculating on this week's new releases drchaos Jump to first page40Jump to last page 5 yearsxkonk (17679): Echo @the420bandito, their website has had a message about slow shipping for a while. The last order I got from them, which was my last regular pull list with them, took about a week instead of the usual 2-3 days.
Musky Smelling Comics Noblebeast315 Jump to first page31Jump to last page 5 yearsNoblebeast315 (2194): @GanaSoth there is a limit to the smell brother man, and I have met it hahaha.
WTB Mint/NM or 9.8 Superman Red Son #1 GanaSoth 1 5 yearsGanaSoth (9401): PM me if ya have one for sale. Thanks.
eBay Adding OBO w/o Seller Consent Drogio 11 5 yearscomic_book_man (1978): @Drogio Why not just make the Best Offer minimum the price you actually want? Then set the base price 10-30% higher? I'm not going to lie, I often offer 50-90% on key books just to see what happens - even if its overpriced compared to market. Maybe you can beat eBay that way? I dont know - worth a try! :)
Off-Topic: Site for Action Figure Sales/Trades? DWeeB1967 11 5 yearsDarkseid_of_town (14297): Really just the creature for's a hybrid man that is prehistoric. Feeds right into my dinosaur thing I have going on. Always liked Godzilla and Rodan but those aren't so much universal
Amazing Spider-Man 360 Double Cover CamoFisherman 18 5 yearsSiggy (25509): Whether you press and grade, or don't, I think you should hold onto it. If #361 actually increases to nosebleed levels like Hulk #181, people may re-evaluate their opinions on the significance of 1st Appearance Cameos, and start throwing money there, like Hulk #180.
Submitting books for pressing after signature, also submitting for grading Randomdoge 2 5 yearsdielinfinite (26547): CBCS normally lists the shows they will be attending here As for pressing affecting the signatures, the vast majority of the time they will not be affected. Certain inks are affected differently and on different paper stocks. Sharpies are fine most of the time but some pens, like paint pens, which some artists like to use, may not dry properly for a long time which could be affected in pressing.
Golden Age Comic Buying Advice tonnage71 15 5 yearstonnage71 (730): @the420bandito...gorgeous book and very cool story!
Just Placed Midtown Order for This Week drchaos 13 5 yearsdrchaos (27647): Hit two stores so far. First store had one copy (probably not 9.8 but I took it anyway). Second store did not have any.
Beware of Seller lifeiswhatyoumakeit2012 GanaSoth Jump to first page42Jump to last page 5 yearsCaptainCanuck (6120): . This seller does have some negative/neutral feedback accusing him of sending a different and/or lower grade book than what was listed. In your case, @GanaSoth it seems like the book you received was different than the one pictured in the listing.
Fan Expo Boston/Comic Con TheSpawn826 1 5 yearsTheSpawn826 (1): Will CBCS be taking books for submission at the Fan Expo Boston / Comic Con on August 16 to 19? Thanks
Membership coupon. PlayTimeComics 9 5 yearsesaravo (93452): @HammitChris - I split them up so they all essentially act as fast passes, and submit 5 books each time, paying only for the extra books not covered by the coupons (and the shipping of course). I am sure I will use them that way again this year.
Rejected too tall/wide?? merlinflex 16 5 yearsdielinfinite (26547): Press screen it?
Soooo, has fedex ever "lost" your cbcs order? Enelson 27 5 yearsPaulbg2000 (4667): I had a Fedex delivered at work last week it was signed "front desk"
Dark Red #3 Misprint hogan36 4 5 yearsVaComicsGuy (4033): This might help. Some current asking prices: ...
CBCS Customer Service Complaint Noblebeast315 Jump to first page40Jump to last page 5 yearsNoblebeast315 (2194): Hello All, wanted to give an update and hope to end this thread on a high note. First off I want to thank all those who offered support and suggestions. It was much appreciated. I also wanted to say to those who also expressed there frustrations that this thread was valuable because I hope we can learn some things together, and hopefully have better avenues for solving our serious issues with CBCS. Secondly I would like to thank Jake...
Ebay Fun drchaos Jump to first page92Jump to last page 5 yearspoka (24183): Only if you aim to sell way below market
Interesting read from 5 years ago. GanaSoth 3 5 yearsGanaSoth (9401): Sleepwalker too.
Any idea on who signed this? OoklaTheMok 12 5 yearsTerry88 (1276): /sorryforthehijacking=)
God Emperor Doom's First Appearance? GanaSoth 4 5 yearsGanaSoth (9401): @Paulbg2000 thanks!
Captain Marvel #8 Subliminal Message? GanaSoth 12 5 yearskaptainmyke (27076): KaptainMyke approved imo
Farmhand # 1 drchaos 13 5 yearsEnelson (6289): I sold a 1-5 lot for $25 bucks and thought sweet, that's $25...then I saw amc news and thought "aahhh, fiddlesticks" Oh well I let my KCC thing run out...but it was getting exhausting...there 934 "hot" books with new characters I dont care about every week
True first appearance of Deacon Frost sonny4eyez 9 5 yearsKatKomics (28843): I thought #12 was the origin?? Maube just 2nd appearance??
CBCS or AWs at upcoming cons xkonk 10 5 yearsdrchaos (27647): I went to Keystone last year but won't be back this year as Toronto is the same weekend. Now that they added Todd McFarlane and Steve McNiven l, Toronto has a great guest list.
Marvel Comics October Releases GanaSoth 2 5 yearsBatman79 (1227): Better return dr doom to his bad ass former self!
Question about major defect/crease Beney117 22 5 yearsTedsaid (7340): I think that comic is a 6.5, possibly a 7.0. The two examples do, indeed, look better. Especially Batman66's, which seems to have sharp color and gloss. That's what worries me the most about this example: the loss of cover gloss (which may just be the light). But the two graded examples both have quite a lot of staining on the back, which REALLY hurts a grade. Of course we can't see the second one, but I looked up the notes and they say:...
How can this be with only thing on grader notes? Zombie_Head 19 5 yearsX51 (14744): That reminds me that when I finish eating, I need to bag some comics.
ComicXposure issues? GanaSoth Jump to first page35Jump to last page 5 yearsOGJackster (49075): That's why this forum should be promoted. It's one of the most useful sites for comic book collectors on the internet. Lots of insightful people with decades of experience. IMHO :)
Marvel / DC @ San Diego Comic Con 2019 JLS_Comics 4 5 yearsJLS_Comics (5463): lol It is my right leg in fact but I've been able to drive! I have one car that is manual so with clutch, heel, shifting I have to leave her parked. The other car luckily has paddle shifters that help
Chinese counterfeit? Beney117 25 5 yearsJustThatGuy (5004): I mean when the guy listed “Coast to Coast Comics” in his descriptions and he’s from China,(new member 2019 and zero feedback) it’s a pretty good indication that this is a scam.
By how much a movie influence the value of a comic book? Beney117 Jump to first page33Jump to last page 5 yearsX51 (14744): It is done with Delaunay tetrahedralization. Augmented reality with some Modality Specificity in the Somatosensory System (or diminished reality) would make it more interesting. That's my opinion. "Running to the drink machine" is Ludicrous and definitely more than 50 cent.
Codebreaking Hickmans' Image JLS_Comics 20 5 yearsPaulbg2000 (4667): Dawn of X... None of those titles really excite me. I'm still a tad annoyed that they launched and cancelled a bunch of runs again that I was pulling... X-Force, Uncanny X-Men, Deadpool...
WTB The Flash #141 - Mint to NM condition GanaSoth 1 5 yearsGanaSoth (9401): Guys. Im looking to buy a mint to nm+ condition "The Flash #141." Send me a PM or respond here please. Thanks in advance.
Joker Movie Spoliers - Batman's History Forever Changed? GanaSoth 9 5 yearsPre_Coder (19029): @xkonk Thanks! You posted while I was doing the search. "Sins Past" - ASM 509-514
Spider-Man (1990) #1 Silver Cover - Blue Lizard Variant BigRonnie Jump to first page48Jump to last page 5 yearsBigRonnie (124): @XxSpideyxX ASM#50 was certainly homaged often, but it's not in the league of ASM#129, SM#1 or ASM#300, dozens vs. hundreds.
1st Graded Foreign - Spider-Man (1990) #1 (UK) PC/Amiga Video Game BigRonnie 18 5 yearsBigRonnie (124): @kaptainmyke Anything of interest there?
TerrifiCon Signings Bmoney83 4 5 yearsBmoney83 (8): Thanks for the reply, I will message you for more details 👍
Going to Quebec City - Suggestions Anyone? esaravo Jump to first page31Jump to last page 5 yearsX51 (14744): I do not speak Canadian. I do not understand the language in this thread. Cool comics. Foreign comics are cool.
Major-X #1 First Print For Sale GanaSoth 15 5 yearsBigRedOne1944 (11512): I have to admit that Cover #2 is really bad. I think the guy must have gotten lazy with an ego after his early success because Ive always loved a lot of his work.
question about grading from a newbie UrnoJedi 16 5 yearsDarkseid_of_town (14297): Uncanny how closely that resembles the Kirby signature I have...definitely his signature...congrats on an amazing find
VSP question OoklaTheMok 6 5 yearsGAC (69585): you should submit that for sure!
I have a question about grading Robg 17 5 yearsGanaSoth (9401): @Robg nice
Does all golden/silver age comic books gain value over time? Beney117 17 5 yearskaptainmyke (27076): Inflation and cost of living adjustments... probably not caught up.
How much value is lost in that white spot? Beney117 13 5 yearsdoog (8368): I remove scotch tape from bags like a fanatic, and use post it tabs. Before I ever take any book out that I have bought
Why the first apparition of Zsasz is worth 2$? Beney117 4 5 yearsBeney117 (24):
The Joker Movie JLS_Comics 6 5 yearsdaywalker (3708): I agree “It’s a very "un-comic book" movie and I think because of that might be rather divisive. It seems more Scorsese that Russo.” Much like “Logan” was in my eyes. It looks really good!
Signature Verification using AAA COA NaughtaPoet 8 5 yearsesaravo (93452): Yes.
Question about value/keys in final uncanny xmen vol 1 issues Enelson 25 5 yearsesaravo (93452): @Enelson - I figured I would stop my X-Men run at #300, but It actually goes to #320. I have at times wondered if that’s too many issues.
Silver Age Comic Questions? mattness 12 5 yearsMR_SigS (11124):
Does a Raw Grade have grader notes? rgreenson 4 5 yearsVirgincollector (494): Raw graded don’t provide graders notes but they can for an extra charge of course 😉
First submissions but... PlayTimeComics 12 5 yearsesaravo (93452): @PlayTimeComics - Like @xkonk said, don’t bother sending in the COA with the comic. With or without it, the book would only qualify for a Red Label (VSP), not a Yellow Label. If CBCS/Beckett is able to verify the signature and you get the book back with a Red Label, just slide the COA in between the bag and the back side of the slab for future reference.
Help? Captain America #34 2008 infinityG 14 5 yearsJoosh (4163): From what I've gathered, Marvel didn't really kill the newsstand distribution so much as they let it die slowly. That makes sense in explaining why as you get into 2000 and newer, these newsstand books become harder and harder to find in any condition. In 2011 or thereabouts, I read that newsstand distribution was strictly limited to Barnes & Noble and Books A Million. The last Marvel newsstand books had publish dates of 12/2013. These...
Error? Want to buy, but question first... Paint_Monk 16 5 yearsX51 (14744): I'm only a few issues away from having a complete collection of Continuity. #9 had a similar cover.
Amazing Spider-man #24 - Spoilers GanaSoth 5 5 yearsGanaSoth (9401): I figured out who he is: Read this first.... Kindred is amicable but ruthless, torturing Quentin Beck into near-insanity and brutally killing him after giving him permission to say his true name, though he lamented having to do so in order to keep his identity secret. Kindred is fixated on obtaining revenge on Peter Parker for an unspecified thing he'd done, though he is also strangely affectionate towards him -- referring to him as...
CBCS I love you/ I hate you/ I love to hate you or "The Perils of Penelope" sportshort 6 5 yearsTimBildhauser (2237): @sportshort I do what I can. ;)
Help! Is this worth grading? kevinlmillard 5 5 yearsGAC (69585): it depends on why you want it slabbed. is it for resale for profit? if so, probably leave it as is. if it's for your PC and preservation? then maybe you want to.
Submissions Walker1 3 5 yearsVirgincollector (494): Yeah I notice most complaints on the forum are from new members who are not familiar with the grading process or are new collectors that have no patience LOL 🤣🤣🤷‍♂️! I’m glad to here your process went smoothly 👍! @GAC is right it’s nice to hear the positive
Pricing guide Torr102 20 5 yearsJesse_O (39247): I've been fiddling around with Dreck Check since it was announced a few weeks ago. If you are looking for prices for a certain comic in a certain grade, I highly recommend it!!! You can set a grade range, choose which grading company and even how far back to look. It also includes Heritage and eBay sales. The original art lookup is a bit more difficult to wade through. But if you want to invest the time to research and look through the results,...
Is it worth it for me? William 23 5 yearsDrogio (7726): This is true but with an asterisk. I recently retuned two slabbed books, both graded by cgc, that I felt they overgraded. My goal was to replace a few direct editions (cgc 9.6) with newsstand editions (cgc 9.6) but when I got them I compared the books side by side and my direct editions looked like they could be pressed to 9.8s, while the newsstands were littered with spine ticks and AT BEST 9.4s in my opinion. The newsstands were graded...
selling question donho 11 5 yearsdonho (665): Which is why I ask you folks for advice, you know where the bodies are buried and how to unearth them
will cbcs grade Faithless erotic covers? OrangeNemesis Jump to first page44Jump to last page 5 yearsGAC (69585):
Heroes Con Wyldchyld Jump to first page53Jump to last page 5 yearsTedsaid (7340): Was that Robbi Rodriguez? I got his signature on a Edge of Spider-verse #2. Which I was perfectly happy to own, but it sure was a downer seeing 5-6 people in line at the grading company booth, and 3-4 of them ALSO had Edge of Spider-verse #2. (And at least two of those had the limited edition variant!) Anyway, Robbi was a really nice guy. So I can see him being willing to go above and beyond on the really nice "button" sketch you...
The Maxx 1/2 error on foil cover Airmomo 10 5 yearsAirmomo (24): They also put it in its own category in the cgc census labeling it as wizard presents the Maxx. I thought they would have put it with the other variants of this cover. Any idea if that will effect the value good or bad?
Walking dead pick ups Zombie_Head 9 5 yearsvacaboca (1063): Beautiful! I remember the day I got my 1 and 2, as part of a raw run 1-6 I bought blind on eBay... both graded 9.8, and my year (and run!) were made. Congrats!
WTB - Mint Condition "Creepshow" Book GanaSoth 3 5 yearsGanaSoth (9401): @X51 I don't have a Facebook account or I would ask. I appreciate you letting me know about the group though.
What's your eBay site? MarvelousComics 24 5 yearsX51 (14744): I never have animosity towards anyone for over-pricing a comic. I'm not going to buy it, but your taste is just as valid as some person wandering past it on eBay. If it's worth that to you, so be it. If you really want to sell something, you have to settle for what the next guy is willing to pay.
mid-90s comic card error question etapi65 4 5 yearsDarkseid_of_town (14297): Misaligned card backs and fronts are fairly common and do happen as well.....I have shoebox sized bunch somewhere. I even have cards they forgot to gloss, etc.
Grading Question kevinlmillard 12 5 yearskaptainmyke (27076): 2.0-3.0 for all of them: Incomplete. :(
Short box bought today here are the keys Zombie_Head 11 5 yearsDoc_Cop (3100): Floating in the same boat as you Darkseid! Nuff said...
Help with grading X-Men 101 & Marvel Super~Heroes 13 sportshort 14 5 yearssportshort (15383): Will check it out
Real or just to thinking Buzbe Jump to first page426Jump to last page 5 yearsJesse_O (39247): Yeah, this thread has outlived its' usefulness.
MASSIVE Baseball Card Collection Incoming. What Do I Look For? 00slim Jump to first page70Jump to last page 5 years00slim (17696): I can . . . If necessary. 😁
Digital copy stickers televiper75 15 5 yearskaptainmyke (27076): The adhesive comes off and is no longer sticky once removed. But good guess/answer.
Cracking Yellow Label Slab to Press and Resubmit ninjarobert 10 5 yearsninjarobert (104): Thanks for sharing!
In Extended Clip, Captain Marvel Is Revealed To Be A Villain GanaSoth Jump to first page62Jump to last page 5 yearsMR_SigS (11124): Now I want apples and oranges lol "What about when Peter Quill murdered a bunch of dudes mid-mission, just to get his Walkman back? Oh, right, I forgot that Walkmans are imbued with the power of nostalgia and thus far more valuable than the life or safety of a woman." Ummm… Were the death certificates in the dvd Extra Features? Besides, the Walkman was given to him by the most important woman in his life. And did I miss...
Marv Wolfman Zombie_Head 6 5 yearsZombie_Head (3472): He’s going to be in metropolis Il. In two weekends. Taking books for him to sign. Thx everyone.
G.I. Joe #1 bagged from Target daywalker 5 5 yearsdaywalker (3708): The bag is just a clear bag, front and back with the hanger hole at the top. No, I didn’t get it for $1.34...I wish! I had an almost complete run, but sold it a few years of those wish I hadn’t moments! So I’m trying to pick a few keys back up!
Shipping Question chirock 5 5 yearspoka (24183): @chirock refer to this thread
Akira live action has a release date! JLS_Comics 1 5 yearsJLS_Comics (5463): Finally, after a decade long gestation period, the WB life action adaptation of Akira has a release date. Directed by Taika Waititi and will be out in 2021 clickable text
Great Deal on Mylites2 and Fullbacks GanaSoth Jump to first page48Jump to last page 5 yearskaptainmyke (27076): Short boxes will do your back a huge favor @Kinsella5
Mailed or not ONLINE_209 29 5 yearsDrogio (7726): So apparently my shipment from midtown is taking a nice ride around the country, first class. Dropped off at a USPS facility on 5/13 (keep in mind Manhattan is about a 2hr drive from my house). Showed up in San Francisco on 5/20. Decided to hang around for a few days before heading back east. In Springfield MA now....and with the holiday likely won’t be delivered until Tuesday. I expect to see a lot of traveling suitcase stickers on the...
WTB Star Wars Tales #23 - Mint Condition GanaSoth 1 5 yearsGanaSoth (9401): Hello guys. I'm looking to buy a mint copy of "Star Wars Tales #23" (Dark Horse Comics, 1999). Either cover or both. If you have a copy you wouldn't mind selling then PM me.
Bronze membership Bluetapecomics 6 5 yearsDrogio (7726): I like your a avatar and thread name. More people should use blue tape when packaging up comics....
Shipping question sportshort 14 5 yearssportshort (15383): i supose you're right.1 dollar is better than none.
Stan Lee: Ex-manager of comic book legend charged with elder abuse GanaSoth 12 5 yearsgmellos (243): Same here. I overpaid for a Stan signed CGC book but the cool thing is that Walt Simonson is going to be a Comic Con so I can have him sign the book too?
Deathstroke gets Terminated GanaSoth 3 5 yearsDrWatson (50097): He'll be back.
Marvel Spotlight/Hero for Hire benparker 8 5 yearsMR_SigS (11124): Many reasons why; Content, Creative Team, Issue # (1, 50, 100, so on), Scarcity, and even Internet rumors (speculation).
Recreated Star Wars Ben vs Darth Scene GanaSoth 22 5 yearsB3Chandler (140): Now this is the Star Wars that I grew up with and loved! It's amazing how the fans are putting out better content than Disney Lucasfilms, shame on you Disney!
A Thunderbolts MCU film? JLS_Comics 8 5 yearsJLS_Comics (5463): lol what about Thunderbunny?
What grade would you give this? Peanutt 15 5 yearsMR_SigS (11124): Absolutely. Look for some grading guides online or in book form (Overstreet) and make a serious effort to study it. Buy a few inexpensive slabs in varying grades for some visual examples, but keep in mind you could have two 6.0s that look completely different. Mid grade comics can be a pain to grade. If you're more collector than seller/"investor", you can save a lot in grading fees. IMHO
Fishy buyer Yoosh5492 10 5 yearsGabriel85301 (1764): I got a message the other day about buying certain items I had outside of eBay. I told them no because I did it once and got hit with a sold item fee. Two days later I came back and that user was no longer in existence. I'm sure I was someone from eBay testing me.
You guys remember Deaths Head II (Minion) GanaSoth 10 5 yearsGanaSoth (9401): For people that are new to Deaths Head: A little history on the characters multiverse bouncing.
What’s your opinion on this WWBN 32 bige31 22 5 yearsGanaSoth (9401): You think that one above was bad, look at this one... with that price... Click or Touch here.
Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man Topsykrets 3 5 yearsStantheman (1141): one off
Tmnt volume Nelsond0312 3 5 yearsNelsond0312 (4): Thanks, appreciate it
CBCS @Comicpalooza? DWeeB1967 3 5 yearsDWeeB1967 (11144): Bummer! I was hoping to submit some books. Thanks, @Darryl_H.
Immortal Hulk Buy or Sell(Spec/sale question) Enelson Jump to first page124Jump to last page 5 yearsdrchaos (27647): Al Ewing will be signing at Midtown this month. Limit is three items. For me: Immortal Hulk # 1 1:50 RI Immortal Hulk # 1 Regular Cover Immortal Hulk # 2 Regular Cover
Blackcat #1 Mike Mayhew Cover GanaSoth 10 5 years00slim (17696): I was excited to meet Adrienne Barbeau at a small local Con a couple years ago. It was $20 or $25. She signed my Swamp Thing POP & took a pic with me & my wife. She was super sweet. If it were $50+, I wouldn’t have done it. I’d have wanted to, but ultimately wouldn’t. Now, if it were like Joss Whedon? “Take my money”!
Have any of you ever did business with seller "cyberspacecomics" ? GanaSoth Jump to first page40Jump to last page 5 yearspoka (24183): What is o/s?
New Mutants movie moved again! JLS_Comics 7 5 yearsPaulbg2000 (4667): I would completely agree....This to me appears as. Fox - "We can't release this potential piece of crap during the Disney Sale!!! We'll push it until after the sale closes!!!!" Disney - "What did we buy?!...Let's dump it back until we figure this thing out!" I think they'll promote the hell out of it in the new year for Disney+ as an exclusive after the launch. Kinda the same way that Netflix dropped Cloverfield...
Ms. Marvel Yoosh5492 Jump to first page36Jump to last page 5 yearsxkonk (17679): Who wants to set the over/under? The lowest-grossing recent Disney Marvel movie was Ant-Man 2, which cleared about $622.5 million. I would take the over for Captain Marvel 2.
CBCS Turnaround 2.0 TimBildhauser Jump to first page999Jump to last page 5 yearsRaven7of9 (93): My order of 12 books received March 15 shipped yesterday! Great Job CBCS!
Marvel Comics Announces The Death Of Rocket Raccoon GanaSoth 23 5 yearsKrazywan (469): Rockette Raccoune
New to grading Torr102 11 5 yearsRRO (1695): @Torr102 ~ Take the above advise, it comes from experienced members. I would strongly suggest that you look at why you want to slab, what are your alternatives, the (often surprisingly high)cost(s)in doing so and also rushing into a system that may noe work for you. Good luck with whatever you decide.
Muppet Babies Question GanaSoth 12 5 yearsStudley_Dudley (48847): Well, I think I know how it got it's name when you flip him upside down.
CBCS at comic cons CLT 9 5 yearsCLT (59): Thanks for all the info. I'll contact support and either drop it off this weekend or the next comic con.
Too big for their their cases Insomic 10 5 yearsInsomic (1): Thanks for the feedback guys I'll probably get it raw graded and send it into cgc to get actually s ales since it's already worth 300 ps the batawang jokes are killing me
Japanese? Info requested doog 7 5 yearsdoog (8368): Thanks a lot Jesse, love me some mysteries, and some history, and you threw me some meat! Not at all sure it is a print, I know a little about paper, it is the highest quality, but I know little about original art. I’ll be looking at some 90’s comics set in the Genghis era for fun, someday, maybe, there will be that page! As it happens, like a lot of us I bet, I have boxes full of random 90’s comics from independents to start with
Gerber Full-Back / Mylites2 Question tonnage71 25 5 yearsDrogio (7726): BTW, I’ve noticed recently when I store books in regular bags with regular boards (acid free non mylites) color rubs from the comic t9mthe board frequently. To combat this i have started bagging the comic in a regular size bag without a board, then placing that inside of a silver age back with a silver age board. Basically double bagging with a board separated from the comic by a bag. Not sure this will prevent this in the future, but...
Displays for connecting covers Darth_Scooby 5 5 yearsetapi65 (4060): Probably $150ish. The wood displays are cheaper, but the acrylic are pretty sick looking.
Ebay selling nightmare (or par for the course). akiva Jump to first page54Jump to last page 5 yearsStudley_Dudley (48847): @akiva has there been any update on your particular situation?
Help grade these Carnage mind bomb/wonderful life Enelson 7 5 yearsJoosh (4163): The voice in my head was saying same as @kaptainmyke By the way, these are good reads.
I.D. issue Wonderworld comic Roarshack 7 5 yearsRoarshack (78): Here’s some more pictures.
Stan Lee signatures SlabGod69 Jump to first page42Jump to last page 5 yearsWraith (2115): that is cool and what signatures are all about to me :)
Question to those that get sigs inside books Shanthark 21 5 yearsBronte (37302): @Wraith "you don't flick through pages before sending to grading ?" As with all books and "magazines" I ignore the words. All I'm interested in are the pretty "pictures" J/K =)
Major X's first/cameo appearance?? kevinlmillard Jump to first page68Jump to last page 5 yearsJLS_Comics (5463): Thanks! I tried to be as fair as balanced as the situation calls for. Ha! Probably :D
Joker JLS_Comics 21 5 yearsmartymann (47564): OO mm
Pressing Help Question mattness 20 5 yearsmattness (1514): @kaptainmyke Thanks Myke. There isn't much color break on the front, the crease goes through the entire book and there is color break on the back of the book. I took about 17 pictures to try and show the book and crease/indent. It was surprisingly extremely difficult. Below is the best picture I captured. The book is a Punisher War Zone #1 Reprint that came with the Marvels Punisher action figure in a blister pack. The grade is a 9.4 I have...
Ebay combined shipping question...Am I wrong? Buyer/seller question Enelson Jump to first page43Jump to last page 5 yearsEnelson (6289): I feel much better about my decision to abort this transaction(s) continued to go to crazy town into the night And I'm glad to hear someone else do a Gemini mailer in a priority envelope, I've used that myself...and I could see that being 7.95...and a few months ago I put the entire green lantern rebirth run in a...
What are your thoughts on this GSX #1 Sale? KCBatmanFan 12 5 yearsKCBatmanFan (2522): Makes sense with the MCU inclusion I guess. Hadn't really been watching the prices so I was just surprised to see such a rough raw copy going so high. Don't feel too bad about my purchase now :)
CBCS Imaging Option Question mattness 8 5 yearsmattness (1514): @esaravo I forgot about the $300 option. I wonder if you get individual scans with that and I just confused them. @MR_SigS This is a good point. Ironically, the high res scans don’t show the curly white hairs that keep showing up in my recent slabs. @dielinfinite This is a great idea, I’ll check it out. Thanks everyone. 🍻
AOC YAY OR NAY ONLINE_209 Jump to first page109Jump to last page 5 yearsxkonk (17679): Small states Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont (and maybe more depending on what you consider small, and non-state DC) apparently aren't concerned.
Help grade my asm 316 (newsstand) Enelson 22 5 yearsteacha777 (1180): Always press IMO, coming back with a 9.6. That would of been a 9.8 with a press is frustrating to say the least
Silver Age Circulation Info? tonnage71 4 5 yearstonnage71 (730): Interesting. Thanks for providing this info @KCBatmanFan!
Wrong Zip Code ScarletCaptain 4 5 yearsScarletCaptain (1): message sent
Who is the first comic book character with the power of teleportation? major99 7 5 yearsesaravo (93452): How about Doctor Fate?
Any News on the Larger Cases? mightyestmatt 3 5 yearsdonho (665): that is what I was told when I asked this with customer service. Friday. was in development but when beckett bought cbcs they scrapped the project and started over again.
Question about Gene Colan art major99 4 5 yearsxkonk (17679): He did at least 200 books for DC. Hard to say how many of them might have had a Superman appearance.
The Disney / Fox Merger is now a "Done Deal" !! JLS_Comics 13 5 yearsrobertofredrico (738): That's how it was 5 years ago. Now, in 2019 it looks like this:
Would a Clean and Press help the Phantom? crystalphoto 12 5 yearsshrewbeer (13263): Would it help you make money or get a better grade? Probs not. Would it help the book look better? You bet.
Bad EBay Vendor / Bad Restoration Noblebeast315 24 5 yearsJustThatGuy (5004): eBay will only refund the amount you paid. They are not responsible for anything after that. Shitty sellers are scums. Here’s a good good seller. He has a wearhouse out here in Dallas. And he was the one that got the little key book called “Action Comics #1” CGC 9.0. The first one that was sold to Nicholas.
Storage and display etapi65 13 5 yearsetapi65 (4060): Yep, I like the comic cubes, but after you pay for the custom job and the shipping...I could have an X-Men giant sized #1. Edit: Hence, me turning to the experts.
help identifying who signed this print donho 9 5 yearsPaulbg2000 (4667): It's Rodenberry... Prints were apparently given to TV Stations that aired the show...
Newbie Questions Kidvic69 5 5 yearsStantheman (1141): I am not an expert by any means but I agree with the other posters I only think the Thor 165 would benefit from a pressing
2 Day Modern with Verified Sigs Verde 2 5 yearspoka (24183): no - TAT is probably around 3 weeks - maybe 1 week more
Blind unpacking mrelowe Jump to first page56Jump to last page 5 yearsmrelowe (538): Estimated 2.0 Estimated 4.5 Estimated 6.5 (missed that one badly) ...
When does cbcs take the money for grading? Shanthark 10 5 yearsGabriel85301 (1764): I call them. I took my card off back in December because I was a victim of card theft so I had to closely guard my situation for a bit and was taking my card off anything everywhere. I'm sure the site is encrypted, but I did use my computer to enter so you never know.
Comic Book Industry Troubles ? GanaSoth Jump to first page62Jump to last page 5 yearschirock (57): The biggies might fail, but make mine Alterna comics. Inexpensive cover price because newsprint, no variants, and customers aren't taken for granted [or called nazis]. All ages covered, from the Chair to Cyko KO.
Double Bill - What do I do? Sekeeth 10 5 yearsGAC (69585): Awesome!!!! happy it all worked out for you.
change credit card info Shanthark 3 5 yearsGabriel85301 (1764): right now I am having trouble with it.
Store Stamps on Comics Chino24 8 5 yearsChino24 (110): @TellEmSteveDave That's awesome. That's the one thing I like about the stamps - they kind of help tell you the history behind that specific book you have. Who would have thought it would begin in Rochester, New York and wind up in Oklahoma after all of these years? I think that's cool.
Thoughts on Teen Titans 2? Themaxx35 15 5 yearsesaravo (93452): @Themaxx35 - Good luck and hope it all works out for you.
Signing advice for Captain Kirk (Shatner) donho Jump to first page35Jump to last page 5 yearsJustABitEvil (2304): I had him sign the one with the most Shatners on it I could find.
Rob Liefeld at ECCC OoklaTheMok 13 5 yearsKatKomics (28843): Pretty sure that's just how they draw it up in anatomy class....
anyone have a copy to sell me? donho 14 5 yearsesaravo (93452): @Frontier2Xterra - Thanks, Jon.
To restore, or not restore, that's the question roasty 20 5 yearsroasty (23): Lots of interesting comments. The plan is likely to sell most (got bills to pay).
Add authenticate signature of already verified signature CBCS graded book smeninc 6 5 yearsManonfire (63): It cost me $46 to get a graded comic opened, signed, authenticated, and re-graded that is including shipping.
Suggestions for Austin Comic Shop? DWeeB1967 1 5 yearsDWeeB1967 (11144): Any suggestions for a good LCS in the Austin, Texas, area? I'm mainly looking for one that has a good selection of silver and bronze. Thanks!
recommendations in Pittsburgh? xkonk 4 5 yearsFrontier2Xterra (12374): @xkonk phantom of the attic comics
Shwarzenegger signed certified Conan comic.. Ambush_Bug 16 5 yearsDJC_II (1829): I nominate you for best comment of the week award
DC gets revenge on Wendys GanaSoth 1 5 yearsGanaSoth (9401): Click/Touch here for funny details. Also added bonus, a guy talks trash to Wendy's & Wendy's response is hilarious (to me). *Located towards the bottom of the page.
Reused cover art? dielinfinite 11 5 yearsdoog (8368): Finally looked, not a single story duplicated. I just assumed the same stories, now I have some more fine reading, many thanks
Please Help: Scam? 00slim Jump to first page35Jump to last page 5 yearsshrewbeer (13263): My brother did this to someone. Picked a bar in providence and when the guy got there he texted back “I’m not coming but you can sit there with a drink imagining how awesome it would have been if you got to [know me carnally.]”
MCU Wolverine Actor JLS_Comics 12 5 yearsthe420bandito (11262): It's a shame they wasted Huge in so many of those mediocre X-Men movies. He is and always will be Wolverine (even with all the singing and dancing on Broadway).
What did I come across? dartelum 16 5 yearsdartelum (76): I've never come across this before what do you think a fair price for this comic would be?
Will CBCS grade individual panels? Magellan 3 5 yearsMagellan (332): I guess I’m mainly wondering how they would even be able to confirm its authenticity from a single panel.
The Question #17 (1988) Chino24 4 5 yearsChino24 (110): Thanks, everyone!
Restoration Check mrelowe 11 5 yearscomic_book_man (1978): @IronMan Great link!
Address Nelsond0312 5 5 yearsxkonk (17679): Unless you're getting them pressed. That's a different address.
Traveling to Israel GanaSoth 11 5 yearsGanaSoth (9401): @BrianGreensnips Thank ya. I'm gonna try. :)
Kirby Zombie_Head 20 5 yearsBrianGreensnips (14650): The Tom Reilly pedigree has an interesting story behind it. I recommend everyone here to check these stories out.
G.I. Joe #2 & #3 - No Staples GanaSoth 9 5 yearsesaravo (93452): I believe staple mishaps have occurred for years. I have a copy of X-Men #29 that looks normal. But don’t judge this book by its cover. Look inside and you see it was stapled twice. Once without the cover and then again with the cover. ...
Man-Thing in Armor? GanaSoth 8 5 yearsHcanes (5197): The tiny man-thing seems to be a prisoner if you notice the little chain around his wrist. I wonder if the character wielding him is the "Shadow Colonel" who looks like the bad guys from the video game Killzone and various anime/manga villains.
The last Comic Book Stan Lee wrote? Joosh 13 5 yearsdielinfinite (26547): Here’s the credits page for the story. Looks like Stan did provide the updated script
A good source Yoosh5492 12 5 yearsDalkiel (2037): clickable text M&M Comics is great. I've been buying from them for over 10 years.
Superman & other DC comic books abroad Khovard 2 5 yearsBrianGreensnips (14650): @Khovard I would recommend expanding your post title to your more specific needs about Carroll Rhinestrom. I unfortunately know nothing about this person. Just trying to help.
Spider-Man 2099 is hot...why? Joosh Jump to first page33Jump to last page 5 yearsJoosh (4163): I've found this to be true. #46 (Last issue of Spider-Man 2099) is much less available than #1. Relatively hard to find the later Newsstands in NM, but not expensive, which is just my kind of collecting. I like the search. Odd finding is issue 2-10ish have plenty of newsstand books out there. Even MileHigh has them listed for same price as Direct.
Signature Identification help? *SOLVED* UrsusRexCooper 12 5 yearsOGJackster (49075): Looks like Rob Liefeld did those feet LOL!
Paying balance? Dblues 7 5 yearsDblues (7): I assume I got bumped a tier on something, although I've been bumped up once or twice before without having extra charges. I'm not really too concerned about that. It's just that I couldn't seem to find any way at all to pay the extra charges on the website and the email they sent didn't give any info on it. But I dielinfinite's advice and emailed them back last night asking them to charge my card. Here's hoping it works! Still haven't seen...
Amazing Spider-Man #252 Before and After Being Shipped to CBCS. flanders Jump to first page66Jump to last page 5 yearsGanaSoth (9401): @Wraith I agree with ya Wraith. It's a different cut.
Golden age advice Roarshack 27 5 yearsCatmanAmerica (30281): That's a tough call grading wise, but if I were providing a ballpark guess based on appearance it would be around 50% of the value of the same book with similar wear and a fully attached cover. :beer::)
To reslab or not Batman66 27 5 yearsBatman66 (22219): 9.8
ECCC 2019 OoklaTheMok 2 5 yearsOoklaTheMok (43): FYI We will be at Theodore Hotel, 1531 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 for ECCC. So you can drop you books off there with us! Thank you, The CBCS Team
What is your eBay name? Gabriel85301 Jump to first page37Jump to last page 5 yearstjr909 (54): Hey everyone, I just updated my eBay name to match my IG and youtube name: gorilla.todd.comicbooks.4life clickable text
Help with pricing Hulk 180 - Married Murm 11 5 yearsMurm (2619): Thanks everyone for the replies I think $225 is a fair asking price will post for sale shortly.
Manufacturing error... quick question? OoklaTheMok 3 5 yearsOoklaTheMok (43): Thanks! I was more concerned with the validity/rarity of these types of errors (i.e. 1:1M as opposed to 67:1M), similarly to how Canadian price variants are now recognized as a smaller set of the bigger production run, you know what I mean? Do you or anyone know if these errors increase the value, like Venom Lethal Protector - black cover? It's strange a printing error is recognized but isn't that still a 'manufacturing error'? Still, if/when...
Using a legal sz filing cabinet to store books, ran into an issue, help? Joosh 6 5 yearsJoosh (4163): Good call. I did check that; they are...were all the same height. I left the top drawer alone as I will keep slabs in there in the file folders. I think the slabbed books should be fine on their side as long as they are in the slabs securely.
Sense of loss Stu Jump to first page46Jump to last page 5 yearsX51 (14744): You'll have to choose one or the other. You can't afford both.
Cleaning and Pressing cosanostra937 6 5 yearsmoodswing (3040): Didn't know pressing and cleaning was that much. So to get an older X-Men comic graded/pressed by itself you are looking at $80ish. That seems like a lot.
Anyone have Sleepwalker #1 for sale? GanaSoth 1 5 yearsGanaSoth (9401): Hey guys. I'm looking for a graded copy of Sleepwalker #1 or a raw copy that is in 9.8 condition. PM me or reply here. Thanks.
CBCS RAW GRADE/ GRADE SCREENING Mray23 3 5 yearsMray23 (1): Thanks hopefully They make the grade and I don’t get any raw grades. New to comics and grading. Tried to learn as much as I could from looking at EBay listings then searching for the grader notes on CBCS.
What do you guys think of this? (Re: CGC Crossover) RyanHicks Jump to first page39Jump to last page 6 yearsTedsaid (7340): The problem isn't that it is unethical in and of itself ... the problem is the appearance and possibility of unethical behavior. I think CGC has proven that they can be unethical on the margins. And I definitely believe they don't have any controls to watch for unconscious bias. They make lots of money through unconscious bias. For example, I've noticed a small but distinct difference between grades that were pressed by CCS and not pressed...
Anyone know what these are? dartelum 19 6 yearsdartelum (76): Thanks Scorpion but I was referring to the little heads where the CCA usually is.
Best Boxes for Silver/Gold Mylites? Drogio 9 6 yearsX51 (14744): You can go with acid-free boxes, but I wouldn't sweat over the decision. The Mylar bag prevents the book from making contact with the box. Some comics are printed with acidic inks and they are self-destructing regardless off what bag and box you put them in.
Who's signature is this? Enelson 4 6 yearsesaravo (93452): Here’s my Claremont scribble for reference:
Best online comic subscription services? kaptainmyke 20 6 years1243782365 (503): I've never ordered from DCBS. If I have, I can't remember but this week I have heard MULTIPLE stories of a mistake they made with the J. Scott Campbell Daredevil variant. This variant was supposed to be a 1:100 variant but DCBS presold them as a regular variant at cover price when they were doing there preorder sales two months ago. And guess what? They fulfilled EVERY order. That is why I am looking into moving my online subscription to DCBS.
Where is CBCS??? myxzeus70 7 6 yearsDarryl_H (1704): emails unsent? what email address are you using?
Current status of Submissions mrelowe 16 6 yearsDarryl_H (1704): after labels is QC, then they will ship.
Stamps on comics and their affect on the grade Randomdoge 13 6 yearsCatmanAmerica (30281): It doesn't affect the grade, but the CCA stamp usually limits my interest! :beer:;) .
TAT for Heroes Con dropoff's Wyldchyld 6 6 yearsWyldchyld (1448): My books are now listed as shipping. Just got email from cbcs that I will be getting tracking number soon. I can't wait. Looks like Christmas is coming early.
Paper Quality VS Grade 00slim 22 6 yearsGAC (69585): upgrading is always an.option as well.
GoCollect - Worth it? ThorneArt 11 6 yearsCitikill (10): @Zarbongo thanks got all mine on there now!!
Image Dead Rabbit Canceled- anyone know why? Enelson 18 6 yearsX51 (14744): It shows up on eBay periodically. Here's one.
Phoenix comicon 2018 May 24-27 Guy 30 6 yearsPoseidon5421 (21): Received my 17 books today. 25 weeks...good grief.
Best and fastest way to get books to CBCS Batman66 15 6 yearsdrchaos (27647): True but think of it this way: If the book gets damaged on the way to CBCS the loss is all yours to keep and enjoy. If you drop the book off at a con and it gets damaged on the way to CBCS HQ, CBCS is responsible for the loss.
Over-billed...AGAIN! Odins_Raven 12 6 yearsDrogio (7726): Who cracked it? You or the witness? Makes a difference.
ASM 49 grading help KaseyArt 7 6 yearsGAC (69585): 6.5
Insurance Black_Katze 9 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076): yes a regular policy is around $500/yr a dealer policy is around $1400/yr you must do the dealer policy if you buy and sell on ebay or a website or they will not pay out on claims and you must have photographs of everything
San Diego Comic con lottery.. danzies 7 6 yearsdanzies (782): luck this year. Maybe next year..:/
Sig Verification help Citikill 12 6 yearsCitikill (10): @KingNampa I have the entire Dark nights metal run graded, figured I would go ahead and do these too, especially if I can get them verified. That way I can have an entire graded set.
Pressing/Cleaning/Grading Question CatCovers 3 6 yearsGAC (69585): as is, 2.5 - 3.0 range I'd say.
Pre Sreening cosanostra937 4 6 yearsCatmanAmerica (30281): Pre-screening is definitely a service available at CBCS, but I don't think restoration removal is currently one of the services offered. I'm making that assumption based on the books sent with Steve Borock for grading and pre-screening at last month's OAFcon, two came back with discovered restoration, having been graded previously by CGC as a universal grade! If CBCS offered this service for suitable candidates, I'd certainly consider...
Non-witnessed original art Zini 3 6 yearsZini (17): @dielinfinite Wow amazing response. This answers everything I needed. Thanks so much!
inventory marks on 60s books donho 4 6 yearsdonho (665): these are writing with pen and pencil. with date received and percent of order that they received of the books I think. like march 18 1962 and 87 % but none cover artwork on cover and is always in a blank spot of the cover like yellow sand and the sky
Art slab turnaround? Tr3ntOw3ns 4 6 yearsteacha777 (1180): I submitted with no fast past in 8/15 it was received. Still waiting. So yeah fast pass if you can
Storage Question silverage1375 21 6 yearsVaComicsGuy (4033): I was an insurance investigator before I went to Law School so here is my suggestion: If you get collectibles insurance, make sure that you know what kind of coverage you have and what documentation you will need to file a claim. The easiest coverage is usually a stated value policy but there are other policies you can get. You might be surprised at the number of people that don't understand what their policy covers and what proof and /or...
Ebay Pet Peeve drchaos 17 6 yearsdrchaos (27647): I have not had that happen to me yet but that would piss me off. After experimenting with best offer early on I decided I want no part of it.
Detached Cover = What Highest Potential Grade? 00slim 5 6 yearsBatman66 (22219): I've seen higher grades that got a green label, qualified
Low Grade Love mrelowe Jump to first page47Jump to last page 6 yearsMR_SigS (11124): @GAC It's an eBay purchase, 2nd attempt. The first had a photocopy shadow on the interior that made it look homemade. This one from another seller looks VERY nice. If there were an easy way to get this to someone who knows what they're doing, I'd consider marrying the two together, and by "easy" I mean handing it to them and waiting LOL So that's out.
Signature Rates sbarb18 25 6 yearsGAC (69585): very true about not assuming his rate for apologies for that...I wasnt aware of his heart attack...hopefully it was a speedy recovery.
Are CBCS numbers down? Randomdoge 15 6 yearsJustThatGuy (5004): sell em on ebay for grader error variant.
CGC will now allow CBCS slabs to be regraded/retagged with CGC labeling.... ZosoRocks Jump to first page36Jump to last page 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076):
Has this comic, colour touch? BatCatMan 14 6 yearsBatCatMan (12): Ok, I will buy a UV flashlight. I think it's worth to have one, to detect color touch and more things that can't be seen easily.
ASM 47 grading help KaseyArt 8 6 yearsBigRedOne1944 (11512): Rusted Staples don't effect the grade? NOT
CGC Crossover Service (no delete) RyanHicks Jump to first page64Jump to last page 6 yearsBigRedOne1944 (11512): The talk of CBCS "Catching up on their back orders" has been going on for years now and it's hard to believe that will change any time soon. Quality control seems to also be lacking as I see more and more label mistakes etc... customer service is also virtually non-existent. From a company stand point at this time, CBCS is not even in the same league as CGC. Maybe and hopefully that will change. If your going to defeat the champ you...
ASM 111 grading help KaseyArt 3 6 yearsandy49 (3108): 4.5
Storing Comics oginecka 16 6 yearsIronMan (6203): The inner holder is not made of Mylar. Both CBCS and CGC use PETG. Until just a few years ago CGC used Barex. Barex is no longer manufactured. Mylar blocks most UV light below but not all. This according to DuPont, which makes Mylar. For maximum safety and longevity of paper collectibles, limit exposure to light, control temperature and humidity to comfortable levels. If you really feel you want to display your comic books, then manage...
Question about Shown balance Biorobot 6 6 yearsBiorobot (25): @dielinfinite was able to get me some information and I got in contact with a CSR. It seems that the shown balance will not get updated until my comics make it to bar coding. They were also able to tell me that they do see that I do not have a balance. I have been collecting comics since the 70s, but this is my first time getting anything graded, so its an all new process for me. Thanks for all of the suggestions.
OT: File/Camera/Image app??? Savage_Spawn 13 6 yearsSavage_Spawn (1906): My PC is a pile of plastic junk!! It doesn't seem to recognize my phone. Earlier PCs did. I think I could probably add some sort of software to accomplish the task, but not worth my time since I can't stand my PC. Need to upgrade in a bad way. Thanks for the tip anyways. I'll check Dropbox out as it appears the Storage folder is not going to be the answer. Looks like an outside app will be the direction I will have to go.
Borock on Youtube tonight Jesse_O Jump to first page56Jump to last page 6 yearsteacha777 (1180): Hopefully the newer cases are easier to manufacture?
Advice on selling variants KYoung_1974 10 6 yearsKYoung_1974 (741): @Treweldy I expect them in by the end of the week. One of the lots was all Dawn comics, Dawn 1 - 6 with the 3 variant #1's, Crypt of Dawn, and Tears of Dawn. I will post them when I get them in.
Payment? Tr3ntOw3ns 4 6 yearsDarryl_H (1704): You can email CBCS customer service at: You can also Call customer service during business hours, and use option #2 to let them know they can charge the card on file. The number is: 844.870.2227 and use Option #2
Is this comic trimmed? BatCatMan 10 6 yearsBatCatMan (12): ok thanks for your answer and now I have understood that it is not trimmed.
Shipping WTF? drchaos 20 6 yearsdrchaos (27647): The $285 I got back was the amount Fedex charged to insure each of three boxes for up to $9,500 per box. In the past I was not charged for this. Since I have third party insurance I have asked CBCS not to declare any value so I can avoid this charge in the future/ This amount is above and beyond the other shipping charges from Fedex.
LA Comic Con witness? Bankj318 2 6 yearsTimBildhauser (2237): CBCS will be at this show. Just stop by the booth and we'll get you set up.
Help(autographs legit?) Topsykrets 21 6 yearsBronte (37302): I sent them an email to ask various questions such as cost and encapsulation. Below is their response. We do offer a similar oversized holder that can encapsulate most standard sized magazines and then we have a much thinner holder that fits photographs up to the size of 8 x 10. Here’s the size holders we currently offer for autograph encapsulation. · Standard Holder - 2.6" x 3.75" · Tall Boy Holder -...
Batman cover "problem": common or uncommon? sl4wt3r 11 6 yearsTedsaid (7340): No, they are all like this. It's just how this issue / format is printed.
TAT Calculator Question robo_beardo 5 6 yearsrobo_beardo (38): Woof! No. No pressing... Thanks for the info!
She Hulk Numbers Don't Jive ONLINE_209 8 6 yearsONLINE_209 (1867): @Jesse_O She Hulk has always been one of my top favorite characters of all time and thanks for sharing the pictures
New York Comic Con TKD_Tarantino 14 6 yearsUnknown (64): Ugh. The one time I assume something at NYCC. Brought books to submit.
auto-reply customer service Guy 16 6 yearsBabaLament (2961): @Guy I don’t know if this helps, but Walgreens has entered into a partnership with FedEx; so you can arrange to have your books delivered to a convenient Walgreens location & they will hold it until you are able to pick it up. Or arrange to have it held at the nearest available FedEx service location. Hope it helps!
Grade this ASM #299 BatCatMan 18 6 yearsBatCatMan (12): Yes, but I explained to the seller that I had not noticed that the pages were cream on the bottom and that the cover was slightly discolored on the right side. He understood it and told me that there wasn't any problem to cancel my purchase, so he canceled it.
Batman Damned Topsykrets Jump to first page68Jump to last page 6 yearsGAC (69585): Agree 100%! Raw = $5 but Batman Damned raw is a 1000% mark up and CGC is $10 but Batman Damned CGC is a 500% mark up....yup! seems fair.
X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX - 1st Trailer Reactions JLS_Comics 18 6 yearsxkonk (17679): Bizarre. And not an especially great sign that X-Men got pushed back. Maybe they're hoping Avengers 4 will have died down by then instead of only having a couple weeks before Captain Marvel?
Please Answer Phone Keeneland 20 6 yearsDrogio (7726): They’ll probably be like “why are these people getting so high strung about silly comic books?”
Authentication Error Dever924 5 6 yearsDever924 (1): @SteveRicketts Somehow I'm automatically logged in under forums and it is the same account. But still have issues logging into the main page for status updates etc. It's odd. @X51 I'm going to try your suggestion now. Fingers crossed.
[PSA] Publishers: Variant Fatigue Syndrome kaptainmyke Jump to first page419Jump to last page 6 yearsDrogio (7726): That's his shop variants count as first appearances?
Which membership to choose? Kalistyles 2 6 yearsxkonk (17679): The discount is the same unless you're thinking of getting the dealer membership, so it's a question of what coupons you would use. I decided by looking at what books I planned on sending in next and seeing what coupons I would definitely use.
Birds of Prey Movie set for 2/7/2020 JLS_Comics 4 6 yearsStudley_Dudley (48847): I'm curious as to the ceiling of my Suicide Squad 23.
does a mailing label on the book truly lower the grade that much? donho 9 6 yearsdrchaos (27647): Ugh! That is just obnoxious.
Amazing Spiderman organic 5 6 yearsjohnctan (85): Are you selling?
Finding a facilitator/authorized witness KYoung_1974 4 6 yearsKYoung_1974 (741): Thanks for the info guys
How do you grade this? Flip1987 8 6 yearsFlip1987 (52): Mine its Just in The cover... What a disappointment
Book Credits TML_Comics 5 6 yearssteveinthecity (624): As an example. The Grand Comics Database/ info is pretty much lifted verbatim to many other sites. They're always looking for help populating or correcting info.
Authorized dealers OoklaTheMok 8 6 yearsIronMan (6203): CBCS may not see a "locate a dealer" link and database on the website as much of a priority because unlike CGC you do not need to purchase a membership or find a dealer to submit books. One can submit books directly to CBCS without being a member or locating a dealer. All said though, having such a link is probably a good idea. Local Comic Shops are still businesses. They have to make $$ to stay in business. Many, maybe most LCS...
Neal Adams Signature shimabuku 26 6 yearsNuffsaid111 (18852): Neal Adams is a bright, top tier capitalist and artists rights supporter from long ago. He's going to charge maximum what he believes his autograph and sketches is worth. Absolutely nothing wrong with it but let's call it what it is. Charging for photographs and to talk with him will be next. And I'm ok with that too... but he's a capitalist to the max. He's the Gene Simmons of the comic world
Shipping to Canada DadBodRyan 11 6 years1243782365 (503): Set up a US post office box. I use crossborderpickups in Mississauaga - I have my packages sent to there warehouse in Niagara Falls and they drive them across the boarder. Cheaper and faster shipping. They charge you a fee for doing this but its worth it.
Membership Darthwheels 4 6 yearsdielinfinite (26547): You are not charged when you check out on the website. You will be charged once the books are received an in-processed. Unfortunately, as @KYoung_1974 pointed out, the CBCS site isn’t as full-featured as it could/should be so membership coupons aren’t tracked or applied in a convenient way. Your best bet would be to send an email to customer service (, including your name, the invoice number and telling them...
What grade would you give this ASM 15 KaseyArt 11 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076): CBCS: 1.5 CGC: 2.0 PGX: 2.5
COMICONversation Hit 100 Episodes JLS_Comics 3 6 yearsJLS_Comics (5463): Thanks @Tdog13! It's always a work in progress but I hope you enjoy the content
Will CBCS grade this mega rare Wu-Tang book? kaptainmyke 11 6 years00slim (17696): What a cool book. 1 of 50? Very cool. Looking at it, I could see the ornate cut of the outer edges to the cardstock being damaged pretty easily.
Ripped comic cover Laserboy27 6 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076): Anything can happen to a book, at any time. They are frail and fragile like my heart. Could have been shipping method, shipping transport, box could have been dropped at the distribution center. I'm pretty sure nothing happened to the book during grading though. Anything is possible.
What's the best suggestion for keeping 9.8 after a remark Lundon44 19 6 yearsLundon44 (34): So after almost 10 days, multiple emails and probably 20+ calls trying to get someone on the phone I finally received an email response today. Because the ASM #800 was submitted on the 2-Day tier with a 2-Day turnaround time I've been advised it was already graded and ready to ship. I asked if they could confirm the grade. They said it got 9.8 so the pressing would be a waste. I guess I got lucky from the sounds of it!
The Predator JLS_Comics 19 6 yearsMr_adam_R (512): monster squad! I haven't thought about that movie in years! what a classic. now I know my next movie purchase. thank you!
I’m celebrating 5 months today! Madbeez 17 6 yearsBabaLament (2961): @silverage1375 I started selling comics about a year ago, I'm the definition of "small, local guy;" but I was up in the city last week for NCBD, and retailers small & large are refusing to submit books to CBCS until TAT's get under control. The big dog in my area had started crossing over, and was doing a 50/50 split between CGC & CBCS. Talked to her last week, and the management was *not* happy. They submitted a bunch of...
Facilitator Transport TML_Comics 3 6 yearsJesse_O (39247): Here are the actual guidelines for a facilitator taken from a post by Mark Roman and shared on a "stickied" thread here on the forum. I would advise talking to the facilitator ASAP.
How to reach customer service? Lundon44 6 6 yearsBabaLament (2961): I called every hour on the hour during business hours for two days straight. I also employed...unconventional get customer service's attention. In the end, I finally got Jake Fleming (CBCS Customer Support Guru) on the phone. He was, as always, extremely polite & was able to resolve the couple of issues I had. As of my conversation w/ him, he is/was the *ONLY* guy handling CBCS customer support (phone) right now. According...
Question -- How are comics shipped back CLT 4 6 yearsBabaLament (2961): My last couple orders have been large (for me), 80-100 books. They come stacked in 20's, with a foam sheet between each slab, wrapped in a giant protective ball of bubble wrap, which comes in a box surrounded by packing peanuts. Its impressive. I do miss the old way, where five or six slabs (depending on thickness) would have a foam divider between each of them, and come in a CBCS-branded box. Usually wrapped in a single layer of bubble wrap...
Capital city comicon next saturday Pacoma7623 14 6 yearsBrianGreensnips (14650): Looks like I am going tomorrow. I am going to load up some Ryan Stegman books to get signed. Who else is attending? I will pay Puhcky comics a visit too.
Should I slab these books? Italcia 11 6 yearsKingNampa (6756): Yes
Re-holder Tirtawm 3 6 yearsTirtawm (5): Noted. Thank you!
Help looking for trustworthy site of original/signed art enaz13 13 6 yearsIronMan (6203): Comicartfans is not really a place to buy art. The vast majority of art there isn't listed for sale. It's collectors showing their stuff off. Perhaps best for comicartfans is their sales links. Search an artist or character and you can look at listings of art for sale. Most of the listings will be by dealers and they are just links to their sites. Several dealers don't list prices and you have to call. Perhaps what is most annoying...
Customer Sevice ? Payment Method Changed? ComicFan 14 6 yearsComicFan (19): Thanks @Catalyst_Comics I figured as much but was hoping to avoid any possible delay in between the billing & shipping phase. Enjoy the holiday everyone. Peace
replacing bags and boards stanley_1883 15 6 yearsBrianGreensnips (14650): You could do Amazon or EBay and not have to buy the minimum of $100 worth, but you will pay a considerable anount more.
Customer Service Issue - Submitted books not in my account SHUHitman 3 6 yearsSHUHitman (10): I appreciate the feedback. Considering the last time I submitted comics books to CBCS was 2014, I don't really have much idea as to what has been going on outside of some of the posts I've been trying to read. Definitely will take up your suggestion of submitting online and just dropping off in person. I'll just accept that things are probably in order for the time being. They definitely need to work on their customer service response times -...
Darth Who? Matt Smith Cast for Star Wars IX JLS_Comics 10 6 yearsBatman79 (1227): Oh...he may have a line then.
Can anyone tell me what this is? Broker1 14 6 yearsBroker1 (763): Shrewbeer, thanks for the tip, I was scared to death as it's a 9.8 bronze age Nova #1. Your tip worked about 90%, but the ones on the bottom still come back. Any other ideas?
Web Of Spider-Man #32 tonnage71 8 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076): Very cool.
Artists that you are surprised they aren't published? RyanHicks 15 6 yearsX51 (14744): It's private for now until she decides what angle to pursue. She's reestablishing herself in a new locale. She's trying different styles and themes and wants to settle into the right options for her before promoting her work. She's thinking about being a tattoo artist.
New CGC vs CBCS Comparison on Youtube - What are CGC turnaround times? TheComicDoJo 28 6 yearsCaptainCanuck (6120): @TheComicDoJo Watched the video with headphones in and realized that the audio was left speaker only. Maybe something to address in future videos. Cheers.
Cover Sketch shimabuku 5 6 yearsOdins_Raven (2389): Looks like he is taking "Remark Commissions taken each day at the Con's." And "All Commissions in my possession are on HOLD as I finish SPIDERGEDDON #0. I'll start back up with full focus August 30."
Tex Avery Character: Droppy Dog. 1st Comic Appearance? 00slim 4 6 yearsOGJackster (49075): I think @Jesse_O called it... this is from Wikipedia... The character first appeared, nameless, in Avery's 1943 cartoon Dumb-Hounded. Though he would not be called "Droopy" onscreen until his fifth cartoon, Señor Droopy (1949), the character was officially first labeled Happy Hound, a name used in the character's appearances in Our Gang Comics (the character was already christened the name "Droopy" in model sheets for his...
Spine Roll shimabuku Jump to first page44Jump to last page 6 yearsSteveRicketts (18461): It was just an issue with Marvel at that time. There may be a few instances of DCs with them, but 99.9% of them are on Marvel comics.
Catalog Collection stanley_1883 9 6 yearsKatKomics (28843): Gonna sound horrible but I'm on excel :( Not sure if there is some way to easily drop my info into another program so I just keep updating the file with the odd backup stored as an attachment in e-mail....
an idiot question, apologizes in advance timberghost 7 6 yearsGAC (69585): Prepare to be Newton Ringed!!
Fox/Disney merger in retrospect stanley_1883 6 6 yearsGAC (69585): Marvel is pretty much hitting it out of the park with every release. Mostly due to the fact that the exec's at the helm are all comic book fans first and foremost. These people know these characters inside and out and better than most fans. When the merger is complete, those characters will join the Marvel stable helmed by the same exec's. In my opinion, as a fan of comic book movies, Disney/Marvel will continue with the high quality releases...
Please grade my Hulk 181 Good Sirs pt 2 kaptainmyke 11 6 yearsstanley_1883 (1998): This makes me so curious regarding the one I have. The spine and edges are a lot cleaner but I have a crease that may or may not press out on the cover, and another defect the size of half a fingernail that won’t.
Change in billing practice? fivestar 19 6 yearsComic_Playhouse (52): I have always paid up front and leave a card on file for extra charges. I submitted books at Heroes Con on June 19 and paid only to receive a bill on August 8th. Anyone ever get billed when they paid at a Convention? I felt something was different when I didn't see the computers.
New comics timberghost 8 6 yearsdpiercy (4787): I was just at the LCS and the guy working was like, “...the damaged books from Diamond weren’t too bad this week.” 😂
Stocktoncon 2018 ONLINE_209 3 6 yearsONLINE_209 (1867): @Themaxx35 in my opinion yes
Should i press and slab? Its a foil cover Jonnyredwood 3 6 yearsJonnyredwood (16): Yeah, I might have to take the hit. That little ding at the bottom is the only thing I can find wrong...bummer
About to send my first submission!!! Jason_hendon 23 6 yearsRedshade (1113): Hi. I have submitted several lots to CBCS ln the last two years without any problems. The usual turn around time was quoted as about 16 weeks and to be fair took about 18/20 weeks with which I have no problem with. One just has to be patient. It is what it is and one just has to chill and be aware that your submissions are going to be returned in about 6 months or more Apparently, they were uprooted by a hurricane from Florida to Texas and...
Art Submission question BrashSmurf 5 6 yearsGAC (69585): heres one for example:
Looking for Stan lee signed book Flip1987 5 6 yearsDrogio (7726): I have an amazing fantasy 15 reprint signed by Stan, cbcs yellow label. It's the 2004 reprint that was inserted into American newspapers weekly up to about issue 13. Pm me if interested. I have a second one I'm waiting for to arrive from cbcs as well...was signed back in April, and sent in fast pass...but I had it pressed so you know...4 month TAT added on...
Looking to buy Amazing Fantasy #15 .5 or 1.0 artymarine123 18 6 yearsSteverogers11 (3605): Traded it
A question on this beauty atrembley 4 6 yearsdielinfinite (26547): @atrembley You can submit it for a red label with a grade. You do not have to submit it for an ART label. The text on the label would read something like “Signed by Jae Lee. Sketch on cover.” Note that they are two different statements. As @SpiderTim said, they will verify the signature but they won’t say that the sketch was done by that person. Something like this book ...
Have a subscription at your LCS? Why? stanley_1883 26 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076): All you gotta do is ask and Rich will make it happen brah
Vin Diesel starts Day 1 of Bloodshot Production kaptainmyke 6 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076):
Question about grading. AzarathComics 2 6 yearsSteverogers11 (3605): Don't think it affects it. Could be wrong 🤷‍♂️
Hulk 181 Grading Help Please stanley1883 12 6 yearsMR_SigS (11124): The spine on my 7.0 doesn't look as nice as yours, so I'd say 7.5
EBAY DISMAY ONLINE_209 10 6 years00slim (17696): Absolutely call e-bay. They should have records of everything. I purchased a statue that was delivered to a some other address in another state. The seller’s account was promptly deleted. E-bay refunded me within an hour.
some dude who bought from me has buyers remorse? PayPal. Gabriel85301 9 6 yearsGabriel85301 (1764): Yeah I am taking it back. It had a small bend that didn't break color. I'll take it back, and get it pressed.
Collecting vs Speculation? Zarbongo Jump to first page47Jump to last page 6 yearsDarkseid_of_town (14297): More than helpful and thanks for the thorough answer !
Any Illustrators, Pencillers and Colorists here? stanley1883 7 6 yearsstanley1883 (46): Thanks all, right now we're looking to hire a colorist specifically, and are looking for someone who is familiar with Chiaroscuro. We have a 1 comic that is all but done, just needs coloring, and a second that is being written currently, and are looking for the artist for that.
Current Pull List stanley1883 21 6 yearsstanley1883 (46): Ok so heres my take so far. Mera: Queen of Atlantis is great, seriously awesome. Well done DC Die! Die! Die!- I'm underwhelmed by the first issue, Kirkman's never let me down before so i may give issue 2 a chance, but issue 1 was meh, felt like the same old thing. New Lieutenants of Metal- super fun and campy book, has a great playlist with it, just a fun comic for those that also like hard rock, as Boy Band Nation are the...
Problems with billing!! Rafel 14 6 yearsteacha777 (1180): Try the email addy
weird myibidder message xkonk 3 6 yearsxkonk (17679): I thought that was a possibility, but I don't know what I would have done to get banned. I pay promptly, leave feedback, don't have any negative feedback myself. Maybe he's unhappy with a deal I got?
Expanded and Modern Shipping? Themaxx35 5 6 yearsnikki666666 (1463): @Themaxx35 when you go to checkout, you can choose from there. either the standard option at the top will be for the whole lot or under each section as an indiviual price.
Condition vc Encapsulation stanley1883 9 6 yearsBroker1 (763): Well said!
Best Frames for Slabbed Books? UV Protection Wanted. 00slim 12 6 yearsHelric1 (6852): I haven't looked at their website for a while but they used to say that they could make pretty much anything you wanted. If you want a double contact them and see if you can get it.
Venom #4 (2018) kaptainmyke 11 6 yearsDrogio (7726): Lots of damaged copies. I did find a couple 9.8 candidates. Thor GOT #6 has taken off. Can't find any in local shops.
Larger cases mightyestmatt 4 6 yearsshrewbeer (13263): New slab Magazine slab Census Registry From what we’ve heard in the past few years from employees, I would say its safe to assume they will come to fruition in the next decade. That’s about as close as I’m willing to assume on that 🤷🏼‍♂️
Gold Label Haunt #1G and Image United #1M signed question(s) ReaderMJ 5 6 yearsReaderMJ (1): Thanks for the input, I appreciate it. I am curious whether the 32/100 affects the book.
Venom Lethal Protector grading? Flip1987 24 6 yearsFlip1987 (52): Dont worry!! Í will not!! Í got a 2 copy from The seller, he will send me one for free since he told me that this one was inmaculate. Second question, do infinity gauntlet be graded if it is 9.0 or above? Note The books that í grade are all for me, since in europe people dont care about comic least not as EUA. And people do not care about
Help Me Decide 00slim 19 6 yearsconditionfreak (11292): There ya go! Great decision.
1st Appearance of RIOT? Venom: LP #4 or #5? kaptainmyke 15 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076): why doesn't venom meet spider-man? why doesn't venom have the spider on his chest because of it? so lame.
Rob Liefeld signature from 1991 smeninc 10 6 yearsX51 (14744): I'm thinking that the one character on the cover is in shock that the cover is drawn so poorly. What is this topic about? Don't bother telling me. It has to do with Liefeld and I'm not interested.
She-Ra first comic appearance ONLINE_209 24 6 yearsGAC (69585): She-ra the character was introduced sometime in the mid 80s. I can't imagine this 2014 book is her 1st appearance. That's almost 30 years to make it to comic book form. Seems strange.
Best Vendors to Visit at SDCC? 00slim 24 6 yearsthelastbard (1282): @CatmanAmerica yes and yes, ha ha... In the however many years I've gone (14? I don't know), I've only stayed in a hotel once, even when I ran a booth. I did live closer until a couple of years ago, though.
I was about to list this Todd signed Spawn 1 Newsie Raw, but . . . 00slim 9 6 yearschameleoncolors (491): I would do it. And the McFarland sig looks legit. Go for it, also love this book!
How much of an impact will pressing have on my comic? mattmurdock 15 6 yearsCaptainCanuck (6120): @Drogio Word is that only 1% of Image Comics distribution in this era were newsstand edition.
How much will this affect the grade? mattmurdock 5 6 yearsmattmurdock (1): That's good to know, I thought it would be more serious given it's a modern book.
Hulk 340 Wiacek Signature? TranthamJ 15 6 yearsKingNampa (6756): @TranthamJ here is the data to prove the point. 1st screen shot shows 9.8 unsigned VS. 9.8 wiacek signed. They sell for the same price on average! 2nd screen shot shows a Todd signature sells for about $200 more than unsigned :beer: Unless you are a huge Wiacek fan, you are wasting your time. ...
Diamond damages... An ongoing epidemic! JLS_Comics 12 6 yearsJLS_Comics (5463): In the video in the OP, he talks about a possible solution. Instead of 2 medium boxes crammed in to a large diamond box at 50-60 lbs (enough that the USPS person doesn't want to carry it) do just one with padding between the medium and large. Shipping costs will go up a little, but the other costs will go down and so will the frequency damages (which means lost sales, storage costs, etc). Most damages on the books come at the corners where...
Ant-man and the Wasp JLS_Comics Jump to first page32Jump to last page 6 yearsxkonk (17679): I liked it. They kept the good tone from the first one.
Complete white cover over Batman 50 VictorCreed 8 6 yearsrobertofredrico (738): Someone asked CGC on Facebook about this "extra paper" thing and this is what they replied: Blank sketch covers and books with foil/acetate covers are usually shipped with an individual piece of wrapping paper attached to the staples for each book to prevent scratches and scuffing. Despite being initially attached to the book, it is not considered an actual “part” of the book, and would be better described as packing material....
Another Comic Bubble Thread JLS_Comics 18 6 yearsJLS_Comics (5463): @BLBComics Here is the direct market video I was talking about. The next one is about corner and UPC code boxes
Update payment NickNack 2 6 yearsDarkga (4787): Contact customer service: Phone: 727.803.6822 Toll Free: 844.870.2227 Email:
Bulk Shipping Help stanley1883 7 6 yearsstanley1883 (46): Thats my current mindset, unless i find a preferable alternative, hence my post.
Grading Notes cawummel 5 6 yearsIronMan (6203): What Homer said. Until books are marked as shipped grader's notes don't show up. Stuff around the time of the move is...inconsistent. I too have some books that have been in hand for a couple of weeks but still show as in shipping - not shipped. So no notes. It's not hugely important to me. Certainly something I can wait on several more weeks while CBCS deals with more important issues. A month from now I might call if still not moved to ship.
Problem to get grading notes BatCatMan 4 6 yearsDrogio (7726): Anyone have a cgc account that gets free/unlimited grading notes? I have a comic that I had them grade, but didn't realize I didn't have rights to my own grading notes after my paid membership run out (BS if you ask me...I paid for it at the time). PM me if you're willing to help me out. No need to disclose your Superpowers publicly here!
Issue with slab that came back, who do I contact? Nick2181 16 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076): Also, for the hairs or plastic fibers... try opening the side of the slab with your thumb and index finger and blow a can of compressed air inside of it. It will shake the loose material out of the case. I've done this twice successfully now.
How bad did i hurt this key FF 48 BeRealBro 23 6 yearsbrysb (12491): Yeah, I NEVER use resealable bags and I NEVER open a taped up bag without ALWAYS removing the tape first. I learned that lesson years ago when I ruined an old early 60's copy of Batman when the tape stuck to and ripped off part of the front cover!! HORRIFIC at the time! :(
LCS Recommendations: New Orleans and Mobile DWeeB1967 1 6 yearsDWeeB1967 (11144): I'll be spending a few days in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama soon. Can anyone recommend any excellent comic shops in either of those two cities (or nearby)? I collect Silver Age and Bronze Age, primarily, so stores with a large back issue selection from those eras - graded or otherwise - would be most appreciated. Thanks!
Stan Lee's "Fat Diamond" Bulletin? JLS_Comics 3 6 yearsJLS_Comics (5463): Yes! That's it - It's been quite a while since I read it; I erroneously recalled it mentioned Whitman. Thanks for posting it, I've been looking for it for a couple days!
Conventions for April-May-June Gabriel85301 Jump to first page47Jump to last page 6 yearsdrchaos (27647): That may be why I do not use GoCollect.
Looking for, Seeking out, Searching, :) Gabriel85301 1 6 yearsGabriel85301 (1764): I jumped up on those True Believers a little too late, I have been buying in lots of 3 or 4 per title. If anyone of you out there got a bargain on any of issues, or can point me to the right direction, let me know. I'm pretty much gonna pick off MidTown at the end of this week (like I did with Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel TB issues), but I still have a list of about 90 more titles too go.
Grading Opinion XMen 94 Please stanley1883 3 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076): 4.5
CBSC Booth at Events shimabuku 8 6 yearsshimabuku (49): Thanks for the info guys! Appreciate it.
Shipping/Mailing Slabs from US of A to Canada? Gabriel85301 10 6 yearsCopperAgeKids (3717): I'd rather pay 10% and sell a book for generally more on eBay, than sell for less on Facebook. I buy from Facebook groups/auctions, I can't see how selling on Facebook groups pays. I do know a couple of dealers who sell cheesy copper/modern hot books on Facebook, for more than the book sells for on eBay. They don't run auctions, they just have dedicated followers who overpay, not knowing any better. I could sell like that, but it'd...
No Luck Selling Comics Looking For Feedback. Wizardrex 23 6 yearsWizardrex (7): Thank You! This is the kind of response I was looking for.
Hulk 181: Why The Sudden Inflation? 00slim 16 6 yearsrobo_beardo (38): But, are you interested in selling one? Haha
Signature Grading Prices CaptainCanuck 7 6 yearsCaptainCanuck (6120): Ya, it was private witness. I think I got gouged because he was my only option.
Westworld tv show (Spoiler-Free!) kaptainmyke 26 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076): The Ghost Nation episode was better than the Shogun World episode. I am loving the show and I hope the finale does not disappoint.
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women stanley1883 6 6 yearsstanley1883 (46): I liked it. I'm not gonna spoil it for those that have plans to watch it, but I though it was certainly interesting. Definitely worth knowing about at the very least, especially for hardcore Wonder Woman fans.
Trading meet-ups in Dallas, TX kash 8 6 yearskash (220): That's the fun with having the trading meet-ups. You don't really know what you want until you see what other people brought. Then you surprise yourself with what you will trade for that book you didn't even know you wanted until you saw it.
Comicpalooza drop off, no notification yet lucaslytle 4 6 yearsBabaLament (2961): I submitted two books under two day w/ pressing. They’ve already come back to me. I also submitted a bunch under modern & I haven’t even gotten a received notice yet. Hoping I can get through to Customer Service at some point in the near future.
Status Updates? robo_beardo 11 6 yearsrobo_beardo (38): How long were you waiting? (And what type of submission was it?)
What grade would you give the GA Batman? kash 7 6 yearsobiwan1971 (243): According to CBCS website highest grade for detached cover is 3.5. I have a Batman 13 with a detached cover a bit worse than yours and mine was graded 2.0. Yours should be 2.5-3.0
ASM 800 Hughes Variant bsh 17 6 yearsLoiselle313 (103): Same thing happened with ASM 700 as well as ASM 1 (vol. 3). I had several copies graded 9.8, be it standard copies or retailer exclusives. They all had binding issues at the corners. It is a manufacturing defect and just a result of Marvel not using a thicker/heavier card stock for the cover. IMO, because it was a $10 book, and should have had a thicker cover. DC is know ln for putting thicker/heavier card stock on their covers of books...
Autograph verification Kalistyles 19 6 yearsKalistyles (22): Thanks for the help and responses everyone.
Keya Morgan Arrested (finally) JLS_Comics 17 6 yearsDrogio (7726): This is crazier than condition freak's story! Poor Stan. Based on the reports it sounds like he's struggling with memory loss amongst other old age issues (sight/hearing). I know it's his life and he should ride it out the way he wants to, but whomever takes care of him from here on out should be encouraging him to consider no more signings and reconnect with those who really care about him. I know Trinity had a personal signing in early...
CBCS Census and/or Registry Update? Round 3 RyanHicks 20 6 yearsRyanHicks (1974): as CGC registry deadline is coming to a close this week, it has reminded me to check in and see how things are going with CBCS Registry? I know the move is finishing up this week so hopefully we will have some news soon (as in actual soon not #soon)
Editing/Canceling an Order robo_beardo 4 6 yearsdielinfinite (26547): Yeah, unfortunately I’ve heard the same thing from others. it might be due to the current move from Florida to Texas. Fortunately, there isn’t much of a rush for you to mail in your books after you’ve submitted an order online.
Valiant/ Bloodshot question Enelson 15 6 yearsX51 (14744): Can't answer. I would guess 25%, but that's just a random guess.
Bulk Purchase stanley1883 19 6 yearsCopperAgeKids (3717): In this scenario, you can usually cherry pick.
Just got Amazing Spider-Man 800 Shattered Variant... Squack 21 6 yearsWraith (2115): now looks like sold out/ or almost sold out- just a few copies left - in all the secondary outlets i found it in . this is a book to have if can get hands on it i think.
Need help with Bloodstrike #2 daywalker 6 6 yearsdaywalker (3708): Cool!
Gamestop to sell comics stanley1883 17 6 yearsJLS_Comics (5463): LOL that sounds about right
Encapsulating Orientation option/suggestion fivestar 13 6 yearsBabaLament (2961): @X51 Under normal circumstances, I agree. However, with flip books & wrap-around covers, I think having the option to request which side face the front of the slab would be useful. Granted, on a wrap-around, I’d have to submit two copies of the same book & have them both slabbed in order to display the entire piece of cover art with them side-by-side, but some people would do it. I love comic art, I’ve used it to decorate my home....
Recent Comic Book Pickups: Showcase Them In A Haul! JLS_Comics 9 6 yearsJLS_Comics (5463): Thanks @BrianGreensnips, much appreciated!
WTB: Looking for TMNT Archie comics 60-70 kaptainmyke 3 6 yearsCopperAgeKids (3717): I also (had) a full run in NM; sold it about 10 years ago on eBay. I got around a $100 for it, give or take $20.
Best option for Grading?? fivestar 10 6 yearsfivestar (62): Well, sounds like the consensus is not to bother with grading. I'll just find another book for Stan to sign and either sell this one or keep it around to admire (the rest of the cover really is in great shape otherwise) Thanks for all the feedback!
Is This The End For The Walking Dead? JLS_Comics 19 6 yearsX51 (14744): I do too. It'll never die. It's like a zombie or something.
Online comic shop to CBCS? Savage_Spawn 12 6 yearsSavage_Spawn (1906): You guys are good!!! It is Graphic Fantasy #1. Tracking shows it should be here by the weekend. I'll post some pics.
Margie Comics ISO AtlasLad67 3 6 yearsAtlasLad67 (52): Now I found it and it's a beauty.
Explainlikeimfive: Stan Lee sig. values Enelson Jump to first page32Jump to last page 6 years3JJr (205): Thanks for that, McCoy!
1st comic appearance of Jango Fett? jedijohnson 5 6 yearsDocBrown (16887): I thought there was a Quentin Tarantino film about a Jango something.... Unlocked? Unharnessed? Unshackled? Something like that...........
Slabbing Low Grade Keys 00slim 22 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076): haha a sliver of a grade mostly
Question for those who sell on ComicLink... Darkga 14 6 yearsHomer (1010): 4-5 years ago I consigned some books to comic connect to be auctioned, they had trouble collecting from the winner. So they diverted the problem to me and I did not get paid, took until September to get a final payment from there March auction. Never again.
Protecting Jeweled Comics fivestar 10 6 yearsfivestar (62): Looks like 25 swarovski crystals
Color Touch Removal anyone? KingNampa 25 6 years3JJr (205): Unfortunately, removal is highly technical, unless you want to throw good money after bad and have a resto-removed book return to PaPa in a purple label anyway. What the amateur who applied the color touch on the DD 1 didn't take into consideration is the feathering in fibrous areas. The ink soaked outward, beyond the perimeter of the fissure the color touch should have been contained within, which resulted in the otherwise well-matched...
On Site Grading questions weavedawg74 7 6 yearsweavedawg74 (1): Thanks for all the replies. Kinda bummed that they won't be doing it this weekend as I have several books I want slabbed, but waiting 3 months to get them back sucks a lot. And I can't really justify dropping 40 a book to get it back within a week. Oh well, I'll have to suck it up at some point i suppose
Do Archie Comics have 3 staples? Effects Gr? kaptainmyke 5 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076): I sent you an invoice for my A-Tax but you never paid me.
grading questions drchaos 13 6 yearsdrchaos (27647): The first book is a comic from the late 60s or early 70s. The second book is a magazine from the 1960s.
Best "keys" to get for under $400 Enelson Jump to first page44Jump to last page 6 yearsCopperAgeKids (3717): That listing is flat out ridiculous. Besides the fact that the seller wants $200 for a raw copy of a BS self appointed "pedigree collection", I really....nah, that's pretty much it. Really just surprised to see a seller in Florida hawking a "pedigree collection" drivel...that "originated" in a town about 4 miles from my home, in Cherry Hill NJ. If anything remotely resembling a pedigree collection magically...
Key Issues CaptainCanuck 8 6 years00slim (17696): I sell a couple things a week & rarely get them. Wish I got more, that’s for sure.
What grade would this go to? Randomdoge 3 6 yearsRandomdoge (21): Yea i was gonna submit it and add a pressing to help it out some more. The small cut its very small the first pic i zoomed in quite a bit the only ways to see it is if you're looking really close into it or touch it a bit and by touch i mean you'll feel a small bump
Anyone hear about this or can verify? RyanHicks Jump to first page69Jump to last page 6 yearsDrogio (7726): I considered them given their prices and turn around when I was first researching where to submit comics for grading. because I'm proficient with eBay, I did some research and noticed their slabs did not fetch the return on investment the others did...also, I believe this forum helped confirm some other issues with their practices, mostly inconsistency in grades. PGX also offered signature verification which cgc didn't. So if I didn't...
Which comics to submit Randomdoge 25 6 yearsRandomdoge (21): @doog yea i really dog skottie youngs art i also have the one shot of her well two of em i was thinking on that one being graded but i feel theres no Point for that one
What'd I miss? Enelson 2 6 years00slim (17696): Odd, I don’t see any movie hype or anything either.
Best Gloves For Handling Vintage Books? 00slim 17 6 yearsdpiercy (4787):
Submitting multiple comics in person Randomdoge 16 6 years00slim (17696): They should definitely be able to take ATM/Credit.
Unknown Comic Books - ASM #800 Exclusive GanaSoth 28 6 yearsDrogio (7726): "And here's the kicker...we'll call it a 'fan appreciation variant' so they think we're doing something for them, even though we are charging them $20 for basically the same comic they just purchased!! It's brilliant, I tell ya!"
Simple misprint or Variant? fivestar 9 6 yearsCopperAgeKids (3717): It is fairly common. I found out about this book a year or so back, have seen quite a few white stripe DD 1's pop up since than.
eBay may start taxing all transactions KingNampa Jump to first page44Jump to last page 6 yearsVCBE (97): It's over 200 "AND" over $20,000 then a tax comes in or else it's considered a Yard Sale. Also, you can see 2 times a year at flea markets with no sellers permit...
Miracleman #1 1:200 Variant GanaSoth 24 6 yearsGanaSoth (9401): @conditionfreak You got a good argument focal piece there. Both came out in 1954...
The Punisher = War Machine GanaSoth 27 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076): clickable text
Anyone have a Locking Mailbox? GanaSoth Jump to first page31Jump to last page 6 yearsIronMan (6203): Steve beat me to it. For most people it's the best choice. If you work the same hours the post office is open that can be a problem, but otherwise a PO Box really is best. If you are concerned about theft, a PO Box greatly reduces the number of potential suspects. As for hating your post office - I can't say what yours is like. But I go out of my way to be charming and nice. Learn their names, find something nice to say. These people are...
Avengers 4 Will Be called? (poss. spoilers) JLS_Comics 28 6 yearsKatKomics (28843): West Coast Avengers....Great Lakes Avengers??
What’s with the lawsuit against CBCS? bige31 17 6 yearsTimBildhauser (2237): This thread is officially locked. I don't think anything posted was in any way meant to be malicious but there were some things implied in posts that have now been removed. I'm highly recommending that no new threads on this topic appear.
Inscriptions and VSP czarnickolas 5 6 yearsczarnickolas (28): @CopperAgeKids You've always got the best advice. The simple market analysis here is enough to keep the book as is and redirect my grading moneys elsewhere.
Infinity War Discussion !!!!SPOILERS!!! stanley1883 Jump to first page162Jump to last page 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076): Awesome they confirmed the soul stone theory and the orange planet sky
The Batman Who Laughs #1 First Print - eBay GanaSoth 5 6 yearsconditionfreak (11292): Naw. I am only attempting to collect 9.8's of this issue. But I admit, the price is right on this one. For now.
Witching Hour - Complete Set - on eBay GanaSoth Jump to first page31Jump to last page 6 yearsDocBrown (16887): Your listing did fine. Your goal was to sell them. Don't think you got less than you might have by CAK mentioning "full OPG." There's a word for those who price everything at full OPG: curators. Curators work at museums. And do not discount the value of not having to spend the time piecing them out to "maximize your potential." The vast, vast majority of the books...#20-85...even in high grade...are $1-$3 books, at best....
Spider-Man 800 - Another Black Costume Cover GanaSoth 9 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076): I paid about $100 for mine too
New Characters & your feelings towards them? GanaSoth Jump to first page40Jump to last page 6 yearsDocBrown (16887): DC did it 60+ years ago...just another in the long line of DC ripoffs by Marvel...
Cobra Kai! The YouTube Red series is up JLS_Comics 3 6 yearsOGJackster (49075): Sounds good. Thanx
Proof We live in Parallel Universe ?!? GanaSoth 1 6 yearsGanaSoth (9401): Stan Lee died in 1980 ! Of course its APRIL FOOLS on the cover ! I never seen this comic before.
Any Ebay codes Thearrow 10 6 yearsJustThatGuy (5004): didnt work on anything but a bunch of junks. no comics to say the least
Return shipping for overseas people Newbie 11 6 yearsCopperAgeKids (3717): There is no reason go use any companies other than CBCS and CGC; all the others are not reputable. As far as subbing books to CBCS, or CGC, for that matter, the most cost effective way to do so is to sub the books through an Australian CBCS Dealer. Shipping is cheaper, and you get their dealer discount.
New Ant-Man And The Wasp Trailer JLS_Comics Jump to first page31Jump to last page 6 yearsCopperAgeKids (3717): Yeah, I may have missed that rumor but I was sure it was only a matter of time in til Black Goliath was introduced into the film or Netflix MCU. I snagged my copy out of a long box sidewalk sale for $2, about 3 years ago. All the boxes were totally raw, not bagged/boarded. Got a few other goodies out of those $2 boxes; including an Action 521 (1st Vixen) that I gave a spit shine and press a 9.6 from CGC. I spent a good hour...
Third Printing Virgin Variant Limited Print kaptainmyke 7 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076):
Ebay Sniping Tools drchaos Jump to first page173Jump to last page 6 yearspoka (24183): Sorry - missed a “if”. Comment edited
You guys remember Old Hulk TV Show? GanaSoth 17 6 yearsgman (673): dual purpose! :-*
Grading and signature verification help Newbie 3 6 yearsBronte (37302): Not sure if this is an option for you, but if the book is for personal collection and you dont get a satisfactory answer to whether they have the signature on file, why not wait a few months and check back? The book will survive a few months in a typical comic bag.....
Retroactive on-site signature verification? czarnickolas 9 6 years1243782365 (503): Interesting
Spider-Man Merging with Venom again ??? GanaSoth 26 6 yearsDJC_II (1829): @thelastbard lol you have a saying for this? that's pretty amazing please explain
Help me Identify a Specific Hulk Comic GanaSoth 10 6 yearsGanaSoth (9401): Yeah I remember it was a strange portal world leading to other adventures/worlds. It was endless possibilities.
Grading help/should I press Enelson Jump to first page43Jump to last page 6 yearsEnelson (6289): @CopperAgeKids called it. Shipped today, I fast passed, because I'm impatient. Got a grade bump from 9.0-9.4. My first pressing experience has been worth it!
Superpowers Question Part II RyanHicks 6 6 yearsconditionfreak (11292): Depends on my age at the time. Today, 50-50. Ten years from now. I go for the glory, 100%. Fifty years ago, 2% chance for random superpower. ANY superpower is a hit on TV and stage.
Let's Talk About Stan Lee JLS_Comics Jump to first page57Jump to last page 6 yearsX51 (14744): At the 6:57 timestamp, Jim Shooter talks about Stan Lee. There's a gap where he talks about Valiant (you can skip ahead), then he talks about Stan some more at the 11:00 timestamp.
Liefeld pop-up witnesses? Zarbongo 14 6 yearsthelastbard (1282): @drchaos Congratulations on the facilitator status! I'm still relatively new to the AW side of things (almost a year now), so I have a road to travel before I'll hit that side of things. No rush! I'm also not getting a HUGE amount done.
Proper Comic Classification Help! Sornom 11 6 yearsGanaSoth (9401): @kaptainmyke Why the ? I was showing him the differences in the two comics and the one he has is limited to 3000 copies.
The Power of Free Shipping? 00slim Jump to first page47Jump to last page 6 yearsCopperAgeKids (3717): Mike is right, screw free shipping. The problem with free shipping is that it is not free. Not free for the seller means the buck will be passed on to the buyer, in turn the BIN price of all of a seller's books is raised by $5 to $15, depending on weight and value. Hell, even on cheap books, free shipping makes no sense. If I sell a raw worth $20, I can't eat $5 to ship the book...even buying bulk cardboard mailers at .50 cents each,...
Ninjak vs The Valiant Universe Series JLS_Comics 10 6 yearsLogan510 (2415): If they ever get made. I got rid of all my Valiant books when the first wave of nuttiness hit.
Birds of Prey movie Enelson 10 6 yearspoka (24183): That book is on my list- just not never bought it
Who is the sketch donho 16 6 yearsdonho (665): given to me as a gift. and I liked it
New with CBCS - Issues with CGC GanaSoth Jump to first page52Jump to last page 6 yearsGanaSoth (9401): @dpiercy The picture you circled here shows the inner well with the tray that holds the comic in place. This what all the CGC books should have inside the slabs but don't. In the pictures I provided for example; just shows poor execution on CGCs slabbing methods...[/quote] This is my CGC comic with no inner well tray......
Recommended Inkers and Colorists? dielinfinite Jump to first page31Jump to last page 6 yearsX51 (14744): This...
Steve Borock interview - move to Dallas Jesse_O Jump to first page141Jump to last page 6 yearsJLS_Comics (5463): @ComicHaulics Drop a comment when you check it out, let us know you stopped by
Tips to keep your Comic safe during signings GanaSoth 13 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076): nice. take that google seo!
Stan Lee Signing book mess up MrBamBam2u 21 6 yearsBabaLament (2961): @Hanginglimbs Yep. Left side, middle of the book; "Authentic Stan Lee's Collectibles, a serial number, and "Excelsior Approved." Any of his pre-signed stuff on the table, or direct orders from Stan Lee's Collectibles, is gonna have the sticker; at which point CBCS takes it to the woodshed when grading.
Let’s see those free Promotional comics! kaptainmyke Jump to first page241Jump to last page 6 yearskaptainmyke (27076): awesome
Submitting to CBCS at Conventions czarnickolas 19 6 yearsCopperAgeKids (3717): Well, can't be SURE of anything. But WRT the bit about them being too tight, you're dead right about that. I use "recycled" mylite2's on all of my submissions and "recycled" full backs. Brand new M2's and full simply cannot fit 3 full backs and a regular (cheapo as in noy not acid free BCW silver age Size board as a space buffer, with the concave side reversed) ....into a standard can...
Reholder into an "Art" Slab Drahcir 5 6 yearsTimBildhauser (2237): IIRC to do it would essentially be considered a re-submission not just a re-holder so it would run $18. Like Jesse said though, double check that with Customer Service.
Y: The Last Man JLS_Comics 10 6 yearsdpiercy (4787): I read it; good series.
East Coast Comic Con Gabriel85301 3 6 yearsGabriel85301 (1764): Sending PM! :)
Fingerprints Enelson 25 6 yearsshrewbeer (13263): @DocBrown has the right idea. Here is the one I use frequently. $18 on amazon prime, and it has both LED and UV light switches on it
Lexington comic Con -- order status question CLT 11 6 yearsCLT (59): I said I would update so ... I had two orders that I dropped o