Comic Book King

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  1. Thanks for the idea... I was hoping for something in writing from CGC but I will follow up on your idea too. I would have liked to have been able to print out a response directly from CGC and send a copy along with my submission but I guess I'll have to call them and work something out with them directly or to see what my options are in keeping the trading card attached and inside the holder (maybe they'll be so kind as to email me some type of statement that I send with my submission) but thanks for your reply. I very much appreciate it. Regards, [-o-] CBK [-o-]
  2. The comic itself is a personalized one-shot "serially numbered" issue which has a personalized "serially numbered" trading card affixed to the cover by some type of adhesive. The comic arrived in a protective bag so I'm wondering if CGC will remove the comic from the bag and detach the card prior to encapsulating the comic. If so, then I may not want to have it graded. I don't mind the comic being removed from the bag but I like having the personalized numbered trading card on the cover. (I have reason to believe that this is the first of this serially numbered title that had been issued so I am more inclined to have the trading card remain on the cover than to have CGC remove it.) If CGC could assure me that the trading card would remain affixed to the cover "as is" before encapsulation, then I would have it graded and encapsulated. Thanks for the response!
  3. Hey Mjal... I'll see what I can do to help. Can you provide a more precise time-frame of when this story was published? (1985, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010...etc.) Even giving a date within 2 to 5 years of publication would help a great deal. Also, was it published in a newspaper format, or a more modernized comic book format? Was it in color or black & white? Weekly Comic Mags are mostly known to contain serials (an eclectic collection of stories in an anthology format) and a few popular weeklies came to mind so check out these titles below (I omitted weeklies such as The Dandy, The Beano, The Beezer, Topper, etc. as these consist only humor and not action/adventure.) I don't know which (if any) were translated into other languages, but if any of these titles sound like what you used to read, then that will help narrow down the search for the actual story title itself. POSSIBLE TITLES: (not a complete list, but it's a start) 2000 AD (IPC Magazines, Fleetway, Rebellion) published 1977 to present Eagle (Hulton Press / IPC Magazines) published 1950 to 1969, then relaunched 1982 to 1994 Action (IPC Magazines) published 1976 to 1977 [short lived and merged with Battle Picture Weekly] Battle Picture Weekly (IPC Magazines) published 1975 to 1988 Valiant (IPC Magazines) published between 1962 to 1976 The Victor (D.C. Thompson Co.) 1,657 issues published from 1961 to 1992 Scream! (IPC Magazines) Weekly British horror comic anthology ran for 15 issues in 1984 Spirou Magazine (Dupuis) published 1938 to present Pilote (Dargaud) [title changed to 'Pilote et Charlie' then back to Piloute] published 1959 to 1989 There are other weekly titles but many ceased publication in the 1970's and 1960's but if that was when you actually had these books (or newspapers, etc.) then I will reply with those other titles as well. Oddly enough, what you described sounds a lot like a story I read a long time ago about the lost gold of El Dorado which involved conquistadors but I cannot recall what title it was in. Any other additional info will certainly help! Regards, *CBK*
  4. Hello All... I have a few questions regarding the grading of the personalized (and serialized) mail-in comic book, 'X-Men and Captain Universe: Sleeping Giants' that was published in 1994: 1) I am debating whether or not to submit XM-CU:SG for grading but I would like the trading card that is with it to be included in the holder as well (and not just buried inside the comic as one seller commented that they "believed it to be" inside the book.) Is this something CGC is able to do upon request? I want the card visible in the holder if at all possible. (I only see two CGC slabbed 'X-Men Captain Universe: Sleeping Giant' comics on Ebay, and neither have the card in the holder... so is CGC removing the cards prior to encapsulation OR are these books being submitted to CGC without the card?) 2) On the CGC Census Board, the 'XM-CU:SG comic currently only has a Grand Total of NINE submissions of various grades. The Census Board itself is segregated into two sections: The top section does not indicate what the book is being graded for and contains 5 submissions. The bottom section is titled, "Carded Edition" and contains 4 submissions. Does this mean that the top section is the Non-carded Edition and/or books whose cards were not submitted with the comic? (was there a non-carded edition of this book??) 3) Does a lower serial number mean that the book could be potentially worth more on the market? For instance, if someone were to have serial number 00001... would this be worth more than higher serial numbers? BTW... I originally posted these questions in the "Ask CGC" Forum about 2 weeks ago and my post remained available to view for a few hours and then it disappeared (as it said it would in the write-up) but I never received a response nor did it reappear, so I am reposting here in the hope that someone can help answer?? I've visited the CGC message boards a dozen times since 2 weeks ago searching for a reply from the moderator but it always says, "Your first post must be approved by a moderator." (Just as it does now.) Well, I made my first post back then but I guess it got lost in cyberspace somewhere so I hope when I hit send that this makes it to the boards. Hoping GCG and friendly board members can help clarify some of this for me... thanks in advance for any help and answers! THANKS! ---CBK---
  5. Hello All... I have a few questions regarding the grading of the personalized (and serialized) mail-in comic book, 'X-Men and Captain Universe: Sleeping Giants' that was published in 1994: 1) I am debating whether or not to submit XM-CU:SG for grading but I would like the trading card that is with it to be included in the holder as well (and not just buried inside the comic as one seller commented that they "believed it to be" inside the book.) Is this something CGC is able to do upon request? I want the card visible in the holder if at all possible. (I only see two CGC slabbed 'X-Men Captain Universe: Sleeping Giant' comics on Ebay, and neither have the card in the holder... so is CGC removing the cards prior to encapsulation OR are these books being submitted to CGC without the card?) 2) On the CGC Census Board, the 'XM-CU:SG comic currently only has a Grand Total of NINE submissions of various grades. The Census Board itself is segregated into two sections: The top section does not indicate what the book is being graded for and contains 5 submissions. The bottom section is titled, "Carded Edition" and contains 4 submissions. Does this mean that the top section is the Non-carded Edition and/or books whose cards were not submitted with the comic? (was there a non-carded edition of this book??) 3) Does a lower serial number mean that the book could be potentially worth more on the market? For instance, if someone were to have serial number 00001... would this be worth more than higher serial numbers? BTW... I originally posted these questions in the "Ask CGC" Forum about 2 weeks ago and my post remained available to view for a few hours and then it disappeared (as it said it would in the write-up) but I never received a response nor did it reappear, so I am reposting here in the hope that someone can help answer?? I've visited the CGC message boards a dozen times since 2 weeks ago searching for a reply from the moderator but it always says, "Your first post must be approved by a moderator." (Just as it does now.) Well, I made my first post back then but I guess it got lost in cyberspace somewhere so I hope when I hit send that this makes it to the boards. Hoping GCG and friendly board members can help clarify some of this for me... thanks in advance for any help and answers! THANKS! ---CBK---
  6. Hi There... I posted a question to the "Ask CGC" on Sunday and it's now Thursday night so I was wondering how long it takes for a moderator to approve my content? It looks like someone else asked the same question on September 14th and their post apparently disappeared. Is this what happened to me?? Thanks for any help! - TCBK