CGC Announces Private Signing Event with Comic Book Artist Denys Cowan

Posted on 10/26/2023

CGC welcomes back renowned artist Denys Cowan!

CGC Signature Series is excited to announce that we will be hosting another In-House Private Signing with Inkpot Award-winning comic book artist, Denys Cowan! Cowan has worked for both DC and Marvel during his impressive career. In the 1990s, Cowan, along with a handful of comic industry pioneers, formed Milestone Media, whose goal was spotlighting under-represented minorities in comics. In addition to signing, Cowan will be offering Remarques for purchase. See pricing and details below.

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Cowan began his comic industry career at DC Comics, where his first published work was a story in Weird War Tales. He developed and refined his skills during his time with DC and became well known for his work on The Question. Other series Cowan has worked on for DC include Superman, The Flash, Detective Comics, Teen Titans, Green Arrow and Black Lightning. He has also penciled many Marvel Comic series such as Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Black Panther, Deathlok and Moon Knight.

Cowan’s work with Milestone Media pushed boundaries and ultimately led to more minority representation in the comic industry. It also gave birth to the well-known character Static Shock. After his early years in comics, he became Senior Vice President of Animation at BET and then Senior Vice President of Motown Animation and Filmworks. He has been a champion for minority representation both in comics and animation throughout his career, and in 2013, he received an Inkpot Award for the amazing work he has done. Cowan is currently the artist on the series Icon vs. Hardware published by Milestone.

For this exclusive event, ALL CGC members, including free CGC members, can submit books directly to CGC headquarters in Sarasota, Florida. CGC must receive all submissions for this event by Friday, December 22, 2023. 

If the In-House Private Signing needs to be rescheduled, CGC will securely store all submissions in its vault until the event can be rescheduled. 

After Cowan signs the submitted books, CGC will grade and encapsulate them with an estimated turnaround time of six weeks. If CGC pressing is also requested, the turnaround time is estimated at eight weeks. After grading and encapsulation, the collectibles will be shipped back to their owners.

The CGC In-House Private Signing fee for Denys Cowan is $70 per item and includes: 

  • Denys Cowan’s signature 
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading 
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CGC pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CGC pressing)  
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label   

The CGC In-House Private Signing fee for a Denys Cowan Remarque is $150 per item and includes:

  • Denys Cowan’s illustrated Remarque. Submitters may request the desired Remarque. Important: The final design and subject matter of the Remarque is at the artist’s discretion. CGC cannot guarantee Remarque requests. 
  • Denys Cowan’s signature
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CGC pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CGC pressing)
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label 

Submission Instructions 

For this CGC Private Signing event, you can ship submissions directly to CGC with a FREE membership. Paid memberships are also available and include additional benefits. For more information and to join, visit

To submit books for the signing: 

  • Log onto your account or sign up for an account HERE.
  • Click Submit in the CGC website navigation and select Submission Forms. 
  • Next to Comics / Magazines, select Online Form.
  • Select Comic or Magazine from the drop-down menu, then select Private Signing and one of the following from the dropdown menu section:
  • Under Services, select Grading and, if you would like it, Pressing. Then hit Next in the top right section of the form.
  • Enter the information requested for your comic, and make sure to check the box next to DENYS COWAN under Private Signing Details.
  • On the next screen, you can add one of CGC’s custom Marvel labels to your submission for qualifying books.
  • Select Add to Cart, and then repeat if there are additional books in your submission. If there are no additional books in your submission, click on the cart icon and proceed to checkout.
  • Note: If you want to submit magazines, please group them together on their own private signing form separate from comic submissions. The same rule applies for any custom labels. Please group them together on their own private signing form separate from non-custom labels. To see the available labels, click HERE.
  • Put ALL ungraded books in window bags or they will not be accepted. You can purchase window bags HERE.
  • Books that are already certified by CGC, including CGC Signature Series books, can be submitted for this event. CGC will remove a CGC-certified book from its holder for an additional $5 fee.
  • Carefully package books in a box for shipment. If you need a CGC shipping kit, they can be purchased HERE.
  • IMPORTANT: Please write DC on all sides of the outside of the box. You must initial outside of the box or we will not be able to honor the submission for this signing. 
  • Books will be received into the CGC system when they arrive and will be safely stored by CGC until the event. (Please note: Payments are processed as they normally are at the time of the collectibles’ arrival at CGC.)
  • Once books are signed, they will start an expedited CGC grading process. 


All submissions must be received by CGC no later than Friday, December 22, 2023, to qualify for this private signing event. No change requests will be accepted after Friday, December 22, 2023.

*No Multi-Sigs included with other signings.

**If you submit a CGC-graded collectible that needs to be removed from its original holder by CGC, the collectible will need to go through the certification and encapsulation process again, and there is no guarantee that it will receive the same grade.

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