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    • dena

      CGC Registry Data Streamlined   03/10/2017

      We have some exciting changes taking place right now here at CGC! The Registry has been streamlined and updated! You may have noticed that scores on some of your books have changed. In some cases, your score may have gone up, on others, you may have seen your score has gone down. We have been cleaning up the Registry and omitting information that is no longer valid. It was brought to our attention that there were inconsistencies with the scoring and this is just us repairing the errors. If you should see your score go down on certain books, please know that this change was across the board. Every member’s score will be adjusted. The same is true if your books should go up.  The most notable change that you will see is that new Modern books should be scored a “24” for a 9.8. Some books, due to a glitch, were scored “25” at a 9.8. Those books that were scored a “25” will now be a “24.” This change will adjust points on Modern Books between 9.0-9.8.
       
      If you should have questions concerning the Registry update, please feel free to contact me at mdavis@cgccomics.com.
       
      We are sorry for this inconvenience, but know that it is all for the greater good for building and stronger more responsive Registry experience.
       
      Best-
      Mollie Davis
      “TheGirlHasNoName”
    • dena

      Try the new CGC Journals!   03/22/2017

      CGC has launched a new and improved CGC Journals! Available on CGCcomics.com, the new CGC Journals improves upon the popular platform to write blogs and discuss them with other members. The new CGC Journals has an improved design that makes it significantly easier to post and read journals from any device, including smartphones and tablets. Adding images has been made much simpler, and the CGC Journals now give users the ability to create polls and "like" other entries. A popular feature of the old CGC Journals was the ability to open an entry to comments from other users. This feature has been retained and enhanced — users can now comment on the same page as the original Journal entry, creating a seamless experience. Best of all, the same login can be used to post Journals, make comments and access the other features of the CGC website. Old CGC Journals entries will be migrated to the new CGC Journals soon. In the meantime, users can make posts to the new CGC Journals. To get started, create a Journal and make an entry. Unlike the old NGC Journals, you create a single Journal and then add new entries to it. Your Journal can be customized with a cover photo, and you can choose to make it available to all users or only to the users that you select. You can also choose to receive notifications whenever people comment on one of your entries. Scroll below for helpful tips on using the new CGC Journals or go to the new CGC Journals now >   Instructions / Tips To get started, you must first create your Journal and then you can add entries to that Journal. Choose Journals from the Browse menu if you are not already on the Journals page

        Click Create a Journal

        Name your journal, add a description, add a photo, and choose if you want all users to see your journal or if you would like it available to a specific audience only. Click Continue to move on to the next step where you can add you first entry!  

        Click Add Journal Entry to add a post to your journal

        Commenting on another user's Journal is easy. After selecting a journal to read, scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find the field where you may enter your comments and see the comments others have posted.

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  1. Krydel4

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    Background : I originally started collecting when I was about 5 years old. I used to go to a used bookstore with my mother and they sold direct market comics (the only place in town). I saw GI JOE #39 on the rack the comics were kept and as I was a big fan (I had the toys) my mother bought it for me. And so began my comic collecting life. Every month I would get a two comics (GI Joe and Transformers) and a DC or Marvel reprint collection from the store. Pretty soon I was more fascinated with superheroes in the reprinted Silver Age stories than the Giant robots or Ninja in the two other titles. I started to collect Superman, GL and The Flash from DC along with X-Men and the Avengers from Marvel. I collected all the way up until I finished College and got a job overseas. I figured it was better to go cold turkey and just stop collecting than try to get someone to pick up my books and ship then to me etc. I sold off most of my collection keeping the books that were key or sentimental value. This was around 2000 and I didn't return back to my home country (other than for a short visit once a year) until 2011. My reintroduction to the comic book collecting world was a bit jolting. They had cancelled Action Comics. And it was rebooting at #1.Back issues and new Comics were encased in plastic never to be read and were being bought and sold for insane prices. I heard the term Investment books for the first time.  I had collected all through the 80s and 90s so I was around for the speculator boom (then bust) and chromium / metallic / 10 different variant covers Era. But this is something different. This is the Reboot Era. The Corporate era. They used to have 1 volume of Action and Detective, now there are 3 since 2011 (the newest incarnations of both are continuing the numbering but not the universe so they are separate for me). Which led me to make my decision. I would not be buying the new issues from the publishers of my youth DC and Marvel. Instead I decided to buy the characters and stories of my youth. Which for me happen to be the Silver Age as they were the characters and stories in the reprints. 


    Collecting Manifesto: I have settled on 10 Series or Characters I wish to collect. I am going to be collecting the first 25 issues of each series or the first 25 issues of that characters appearance in their own book. So here goes…
    Amazing Spider-Man 1-25   Avengers 1-25  Daredevil 1-25  Fantastic Four 1-25  Journey into Mystery (Thor) 83-107 Tales of Suspense (Iron Man) 39-63   X-Men 1-25  The Flash 105-129  Green Lantern 1-25 Justice League of America 1-25
    (For budgetary reasons I left out Showcase, B&B and AF appearances)
    I am going to be seeking out and buying whenever possible Raw copies of books and I will be cracking out any slabbed books I buy. I know that will be anathema to some but I see no reason to slab any book that is less than Near Mint. I will be reading everything I buy at least once and with completion of each series I will buy the appropriate trade or trades to go with it. 


    My base budget for this endeavour is $25000 USD. Out of that base budget I have also set individual series budgets. I calculated each budget based upon the latest Overstreet price guide, Online sources (ComicLink, mycomicshop, etc) and Ebay listings. As such I will be targeting to buy between 2.0 - 5.0 books. If a higher grade than a 5.0 presents itself for a decent price within the budget I have set for each series then I will buy it. Also if I have the opportunity to buy a book in a grade lower than 2.0 (if it presents nicely) I will buy it but keep looking for a higher grade replacement. Any shipping costs will be rolled into the overall price of the book( ie. $65 book + $5 shipping makes it a $70 book) Any leftover money from a completed series will be split up amongst the other remaining series. I have given myself a timeline of 3 years to complete this personal collecting challenge. I will update this thread with the issue bought, where it was bought (LCBS, Online site, or Convention) and final purchase price. Cheers.

  2. john ivic

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    Picked up this at my LCS. More registry points, anyways. Don't care for this new journal format. As the saying goes - "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" Noticed that there were very few journals lately, due to the comments being abolished, although temporarily. Enjoy the image of my first purchase in four months.

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    On February 10, 1974 Amazing Spider-Man #129 was released, and so was the first appearance of Frank Castle--The Punisher, coincidentally this was also the first comic I would pick off a spinner rack at the local corner store, and purchase. And So began my hobby of collecting comics.

    Here we are 43 years later, and I still have this special issue today.. It has been through a lot, and shows, although I have an upgraded copy of this issue the value of this one is priceless in memories for me. Happy Birthday Frank ... 

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    So I have posted before about my love for Invincible and no not Iron Man. This is about the only comic book that I have been able to read through a few times and still enjoy. And while Kirkman and company deciding to end it at 144 I have made it a personal goal of grabbing up every single issue including 2nd prints and variants. And now with only about 12 issues left in the series I am almost to my goal. I only lack 6 issues to complete the series thus far minus the extras. It's a great feeling actually being able to handle and hold the issues I once thought I would never see. Last time I was this excited I had 1 issue left to completed a full run minus Variants of ASM 200-700. Which I had to sell (financial issues came about). The only thing that will be left to do is start sending these books off to be graded and hoping my eyes are as good as I think and not have anything less than a 9.6. But I like to think being able to say I own every single issue of an amazing series will be worth it and the grades I get back on them not being as important. We shall see. Thanks for reading.


    Phillip 

  3. Dena's Journal

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    And I bet you are wondering where to begin. Each user may create a journal and add multiple entries to it.

    Create your Journal by following these steps:

    Choose Journals from the Browse menu if you are not already on the Journals page

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    Name your journal, add a description, add a photo, and choose if you want all users to see your journal or if you would like it available to a specific audience only. Click Continue to move on to the next step where you can add you first entry!

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    Commenting on another user's Journal is easy. After selecting a journal to read, scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find the field where you may enter your comments and see the comments others have posted.

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