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Collector Kalistyles private msg quote post Address this user
Just curious. I have an autographed Todd McFarlane Spiderman #1 comic(black cover) that I got from a friend for a payment for the movies a few years back. I was doing some research on the signature to see if it matches. It looks really close with the exception of the c. Which Todd seems to put this line in for his. Mine he actually uses the c. Now is there a way to verify if it's real? Also, if I submitted it for grading and it's not his authentic signature does it degrade the comic value? Any help is appreciated.
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Collector richgarc private msg quote post Address this user
Todd’s signature was different back then. The best way to figure out if it’s real is to look for a little spiderweb stamp somewhere in the book. Usually placed on the back cover. This was “proof” of the signature as it was stamped when he did any signings
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Collector Kalistyles private msg quote post Address this user
Huh. Ok good to know. I'll have to take a look and see. Thanks for you quick response.
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Collector LB_Buddha private msg quote post Address this user
Post a picture if you can. Many of us can tell if his sig is legit or not. It has changed from back then but easy to verify imo as he doesn’t deviate that much.
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Collector Kalistyles private msg quote post Address this user

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Collector MR_SigS private msg quote post Address this user
Spider Sense isn't tingling, fwiw.
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Collector Kalistyles private msg quote post Address this user
Sigh. I was afraid I was going to hear something like this. But thanks for your response. So if it's not, what does it do to the value of the book?
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
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Just curious. I have an autographed Todd McFarlane Spiderman #1 comic(black cover) that I got from a friend for a payment for the movies a few years back. I was doing some research on the signature to see if it matches. It looks really close with the exception of the c. Which Todd seems to put this line in for his. Mine he actually uses the c. Now is there a way to verify if it's real? Also, if I submitted it for grading and it's not his authentic signature does it degrade the comic value? Any help is appreciated.


What did the friend say about it? Where it came from? Traceability back to TM?
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Collector LB_Buddha private msg quote post Address this user
I would DM this pic over to Todd. He’s verified many time before for people in a Facebook group I’m in. But yeah...not looking to legit compared to ones I’ve seen and have. Again, message him to make sure.
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Collector Kalistyles private msg quote post Address this user
I asked him. He said he got it from a comic book store back in the early 90s after it came out. It was a pretty popular comic book store in our area back then. It's not around anymore though. Like most stores in the area.
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Collector Kalistyles private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks. I'll send it on his page and see if he responds.
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Collector Kalistyles private msg quote post Address this user
By the way. Which Facebook group should I send it too?
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Collector LB_Buddha private msg quote post Address this user
Not the group. Todd directly. He’s present on all platforms Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc...
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Collector Kalistyles private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks Buddha!
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Collector Wraith private msg quote post Address this user
Average forgery imo

First tm signature I've seen with a ballpoint pen
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
I do not believe it's legitimate, either.
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
I knew someone who would sign Todd's name on any comic you wanted right there in front of you. Then he'd laugh because he knew how many forgeries were being passed as real. He usually signed some worthless store copy and threw it away.
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Collector IronMan private msg quote post Address this user
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Sigh. I was afraid I was going to hear something like this. But thanks for your response. So if it's not, what does it do to the value of the book?


Grade wise, an unverified signature on the inside of a comic book typically doesn't have much effect on the assigned grade. At least not until you get to the better than NM (9.4) range. I should caution that my statement here is only for sure accurate with CGC. Every signed book I've ever sent into CBCS was sent in for signature verification and passed except one. That books graded didn't seem to be hammered. So I only know 100% for certain that CGC doesn't hit the grade hard for unwitnessed signatures on the interior. I've sent in dozens of TMNT 1-4 with unwitnessed interior signatures to CGC and have had a number of 9.6's (no 9.8's). So the hit on grade must be very, very small - with CGC. I just don't know 100% for certain that CBCS grades the same way. They tend to be very similar - since Steve B "wrote the book" for both companies so to speak.

As for value - it is not an expensive book anyway. I think your signature has little affect on the value of the book. Left unverified and raw it's probably worth a bit more.
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Collector Kalistyles private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks for the help and responses everyone.
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