Every year, hundreds of thousands of comic books and graphic novels are taken by fans to comic book and popular culture conventions around the world. They also tote their books to comic book stores and varied public events with just one goal in mind — to have their comics signed by their favorite creators.
Getting comic books signed by creators has been a part of our hobby since early fandom and are highly-sought collectibles. Unfortunately, they rarely come with a foolproof guarantee of authenticity, so many collectors consider it a risky pursuit.
Collectors can have their comic books, comic magazines, photographs and magazines signed by their favorite
creators in the presence of a CGC representative. These comics can
then be authenticated, graded and certified by CGC under the prestigious CGC Signature
The prestigious CGC Signature Series label (yellow) is applied to comic books that
have been signed by someone of significance to the comic, under the direct observation
of a CGC representative. The signatures are then authenticated
by CGC with the labels indicating who signed the book, the date it was signed,
and in some cases the location of where it was signed.
After the comic book or comic magazine is signed in the presence of a CGC employee
or CGC authorized witness, the book is immediately submitted to CGC for grading
and encapsulation in CGC's patented, tamper-evident holder, to become a treasured
part of your collection. When buying and selling comic books, the prestigious CGC
Signature Series is the hobby's only 100% Authenticated Signature!
Frequently Asked Questions About CGC Signature Series
What if I get the book signed before submitting
the book to CGC?
Unfortunately, if the signing is not witnessed by someone authorized
by CGC, then the signature cannot be authenticated for the Signature
Series label. Testimonials, photographs, and video recordings are not
What information goes on the label?
of the person(s) who signed the comic, the date
it was signed, and in some cases the location, such as the name of the
convention or store.
Are restored comic books eligible for Signature Series?
Yes. Restored comic books are eligible for the CGC Signature Series Restored label, which is yellow with a purple bar across the top. The degree of restoration and details of the work performed are noted on the label. As with all CGC Signature Series books, the signing must be witnessed by a CGC authorized representative.
What signings are approved for Signature Series?
Most signings are prearranged. Any signing where a CGC witness is
in attendance is eligible. This includes comic book conventions and
public signings, such as ones at comic book stores.
How can I set up my own Signature Series signing?
If you are already a CGC Member Dealer, it may be easier then you
think! Call CGC Customer Service at 1-877-NM-COMIC to find out today.
How do I get my book signed if I am not going to
CGC can set you up with a CGC-approved witness! Call CGC Customer
Service at 1-877-NM-COMIC to find out today.