Carl Potts Joins CGC for an Exclusive In-House Private Signing

Posted on 7/10/2024

CGC welcomes Carl Potts!

CGC Signature Series is excited to announce an exclusive In-House Private Signing with comic book artist, writer and editor Carl Potts! Potts spent 13 years at Marvel Comics where he worked as Executive Editor, overseeing 1/3 of Marvel's publications. During his time he also worked as an artist and writer for the publisher. Additionally, Potts wrote The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling, published by Random House.

Early in his career, Potts worked at Neal Adams & Dick Giordano’s Continuity Studios where we produced B&W magazine-sized comics based on TV shows: “The Six Million Dollar Man”, “Emergency!” and “Space: 1999.” Among Potts’ other projects was a celebrated run as writer/layout artist on Punisher War Journal and authoring Venom, Prowler, Spellbound, and Shadowmasters. He created Alien Legion for Epic, Marvel’s imprint for creator-owned titles which was recently optioned by Warner Bros. for a feature film with Tim Miller attached to direct. Potts was also creator/artist on the Last of the Dragons graphic novel. 

Potts has given his seminar on the principles and techniques of sequential visual storytelling at numerous major universities, corporations, conventions and studios. He currently teaches undergraduate and continuing ed courses in NYC at the School of Visual Arts and has taught courses at the Academy of Art University, Pace University and Manhattanville College.

Potts has teamed up with Bill Reinhold on his current graphic novel project, The Flying Column based in part on the experiences of his relatives in the Philippines during WWII. It will be published by the Naval Institute Press.

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, September 13, 2024. 

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 Potts 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 Carl Potts is $85 per item and includes: 

  • Carl Potts' 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 In-House Private Signing, 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 CARL POTTS 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. 
  • IMPORTANT: Please write CP 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, September 13, 2024, to qualify for this private signing event. No change requests will be accepted after Friday, September 13, 2024.

Membership credits cannot be applied to CGC Private Signings.

*Cannot be combined with other CGC Private Signing events.

**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.

***Paid membership discounts do not apply to In-House Private Signings.

****Marker color requests are welcome, but not guaranteed. Marker color choice and signature placement is at the final discretion of the signer. 

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