CGC Hosts Largest Private Signing Event Yet!

Posted on 9/10/2020

Lookout comic fans because CGC is hosting a huge Private Signing event that brings together 17 history-making creators for one signing opportunity! This collective list represents some of the greatest-greats in the comic industry from yesterday and today, making this event the ultimate way to secure some of those hard-to-get (especially this year) signatures. In addition, comic fans will be thrilled to know that some creators are even offering Duo Signing and Remarque options to further enhance your collectibles.

“This event is going to be incredible!” exclaimed Brittany McManus, CGC Signature Series Director. “We have never hosted an event like this, so we are very excited to see what books come in for this huge variety of artists and writers!”

Checkout the full list of talented superstars and their signing options below:

Jim Starlin
Comic Book Artist & Writer

Renowned for revamping Marvel Comics characters Captain Marvel and Adam Warlock; co-creating Thanos, Drax the Detroyer, Gamora and Shang-Chi; and creating his own character Deadstar for Epic Illustrator.

Jim Starlin Signature fee: $75
Jim Starlin & Al Milgrom Duo Signing fee: $100

Al Milgrom
Comic Book Writer, Penciller, Inker & Editor

Well-known for being a longtime writer, penciller and editor for Marvel Fanfare; his in-depth involvement as writer, penciler and inker for Peter Parker in The Spectacular Spider-Man; and his run with West Coast Avengers and X-Factor.

Al Milgrom Signature fee: $75
Al Milgrom Signature & Remarque fee: $105
Al Milgrom & Jim Starlin Duo Signing fee: $100

John Romita Jr.
Comic Book Artist

Award-winning comic book artist known for his extensive catalog with Marvel Comics, working on titles like Daredevil, Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Punisher: War Zone; he co-created characters such as Typhoid Mary, Hobgoblin and Forge.

John Romita Jr. Signature fee: $75
John Romita Jr. Signature & Remarque fee: $125
John Romita Jr. & Scott Hanna Duo Signing fee: $100
John Romita Jr. & Scott Hanna Duo Signature & Remarque fee: $170

Scott Hanna
Comic Book Inker, Painter & Penciller

Acclaimed inker with more than 23,000 pages to his name; his 30+ year career includes titles for DC and Marvel Comics such as Spider-Man, The Hulk, X-Men, Green Lantern Corps, Detective Comics Starring Batman, The Avengers and much more.

Scott Hanna Signature fee: $75
Scott Hanna Signature & Remarque fee: $105
Scott Hanna & John Romita Jr. Duo Signing fee: $100
Scott Hanna & John Romita Jr. Duo Signature & Remarque fee: $170

Walt Simonson
Comic Book Writer & Artist

Best known for his Marvel Comics’ Thor run, where he created the character Beta Ray Bill; illustrator of many Marvel and DC Comic titles like Fantastic Four, Metal Men, Detective Comics, Manhunter, Star Wars, Alien and Robocop vs. Terminator as well as his popular creator owned title Thor : Ragnarok. He is married to comics writer Louise Simonson whom he collaborated with on X-Factor.

Walt Simonson Signature fee: $75
Walt & Louise Simonson Duo Signature fee: $100

Louise Simonson
Comic Book Writer & Editor

Esteemed for her work on comics like Power Pack, X-Factor, New Mutants, Superman: The Man of Steel and Steel; she co-created the characters Cable, Power Pack, Rictor Doomsday and the X-Men villain Apocalypse.

Louise Simonson Signature fee: $75
Louise & Walt Simonson Duo Signature fee: $100

Ron Garney
Comic Book Artist & Writer

Garney has worked on titles such as JLS, The Amazing Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Hulk, Daredevil, Wolverine: Weapon X and Captain America; he was also the costume illustrator for the 2007 film I Am Legend and the 2010 fantasy film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

Ron Garney Signature fee: $75
Ron Garney Signature & Remarque fee: $105 

Howard Porter
Comic Book Penciller & Artist

Marvel and DC Comics artist known for titles like The Flash, Fantastic Four, JLA, Titans, Justice League 3000, Superman and Scooby-Doo; Porter was also the first artist to work on the Doc Savage series.

Howard Porter Signature fee: $75
Howard Porter Signature & Remarque fee: $105 (only 150 available)

Fabian Nicieza
Comic Book Writer & Editor

Best known as the co-creator of Deadpool as well as his Marvel titles like X-Men, X-Force, New Warriors, Cable and Thunderbolts; Nicieza also worked on Marvel’s most popular crossover story arcs: X-Cutioner’s Song, Phalanx Covenant and Age of Apocalypse; he has also worked on DC titles, including Justice League: Midsummer Nightmare, Red Robin and Legion Lost.

Fabian Nicieza Signature fee: $75
Fabian Nicieza Signature & Remarque fee: $100 

Peter David
Comic Book Writer

A celebrated writer with several notable works, including Aquaman, Young Justice, Supergirl, Fallen Angel, Spider-Man 2099 (the first 44 issues), X-Factor and an award-winning 12-year run on The Incredible Hulk.

Peter David Signature fee: $75

Neal Adams
Comic Book Artist

Adams is an award-winning comic book artist who is credited with creating some of the most recognizable modern imagery of DC Comics’ characters Batman and Green Arrow; his work stretches far with titles such as Batman, The Brave and the Bold, Detective Comics , Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Superman vs Muhammad Ali and X-Men.

Neal Adams Signature fee: $100
Neal Adams Signature & Remarque fee: $260

Tom Palmer
Comic Book Inker

Palmer is an award-winning comic inker best known for his work with Marvel Comics on titles like The Avengers, Uncanny X-Men, Doctor Strange and Daredevil; he inked the entire run of John Byrne’s X-Men: The Hidden Years.

Tom Palmer Signature fee: $75
Tom Palmer Signature & Remarque fee: $125

Keith Giffen
Comic Book Artist & Writer

Regarded for his work on DC Comics titles like Legion of Super-Heroes and Justice League; Giffen is also the co-creator of the cosmic anti-superhero and bounty hunter character Lobo; other notable works include Annihilation, Ambush Bug, Blue Beetle, Doom Patrol and the Scooby Apocalypse.

Keith Giffen Signature fee: $75
Keith Giffen Signature & Remarque fee: $105 (only 150 available)
Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis Duo Signing fee: $100

J.M. DeMatteis
Comic Book Writer

Widely known for his work within DC Comics’ Justice League series with titles like Formerly Known as the Justice League, I can’t Believe It’s Not the Justice League, Justice League Dark and Justice League 3000; DeMatteis and comic artist/writer Keith Giffen worked side-by-side on several Justice League issues and many others; DeMatteis also wrote titles like Metal Men, Booster Gold and Flash Gordon.

J.M. DeMatteis Signature fee: $75
J.M. DeMatteis & Keith Giffen Duo Signing fee: $100

Mark Texeira
Comic Book Artist

Texeira has contributed to several notable DC and Marvel titles such as Ghosts, Hex, Jonah Hex, Punisher, Cyclops, Marvel Presents (Wolverine/Ghost Rider), Sabertooth and Tomb of Terror; his other published work includes Vampirella, Megalith and Conan and the Daughters of Midora.

Mark Texeira Signature fee: $75
Mark Texeira Signature & Remarque fee: $105

Dan Jurgens
Comic Book Artist & Writer

Well-known for his work on the storyline for The Death of Superman for DC Comics, as well as a lengthy run on The Adventures of Superman and Superman vol. 2; he created the characters Doomsday, Hank Henshaw and Booster Gold; Jurgens has also worked on titles for Marvel, such as Captain America and The Sensational Spider-Man, and was the writer on Thor for six years.

Dan Jurgens Signature fee: $75
Dan Jurgens Signature & Remarque fee: $125 (only 200 available)

Joe Staton
Comic Book Artist & Writer

Lauded for his illustration work for Marvel, DC, Charlton Comics and Warren Publishing on titles like Dick Tracey, E-Man, Green Lantern Corps, DC Challenge and Guy Gardner; Staton also illustrated the solo adventures of the two female JSA members: Power Girl and The Huntress, the daughter of Batman and Catwoman (in an alternate universe).

Joe Staton Signature fee: $75
Joe Staton Signature & Remarque fee: $105 (only 100 available)

Each artist’s Signature fee includes the following:

  • Artist’s signature (if selecting a Duo Signing, your collectible will receive both artists’ signatures)
  • PLEASE NOTE: Requesting specific signature ink color is not guaranteed and it lies completely within the signer's discretion
  • Expedited turnaround time of three weeks for CGC grading
  • Expedited turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)
  • Encapsulation with CGC’s iconic yellow Signature Series label

Each artist’s Remarque fee includes:

  • Illustrated Remarque (submitter can request image drawn but artist's reserve the right to choose a different character)
  • Artist’s signature
  • Encapsulation with CGC’s iconic yellow Signature Series label
  • Expedited turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)
  • If it is noted next to the fee price that there are limited Remarques available, Remarques are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis; when the option is gone, all spots have been taken

For this CGC Private Signing event, both free and paid CGC members can submit collectibles directly to CGC headquarters in Florida. CGC will coordinate for all the collectibles to be signed in November.

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

After the CGC Private Signing event, CGC will grade the collectibles with expedited turnaround times of three weeks for grading or six weeks for grading and pressing. Collectibles are then shipped back to their owners.

CGC must receive all submissions for this event at its Florida headquarters by Monday, October 26, 2020.

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 into 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 [ARTIST’S NAME], PRIVATE SIGNING (i.e. KEITH GIFFEN, PRIVATE SIGNING), [ARTIST’S NAME], REMARQUE (i.e. KEITH GIFFEN, REMARQUE) or [BOTH ARTISTS NAMES], DUO SIGNING (i.e. GIFFEN & DEMATTEIS, DUO SIGNING) from the dropdown menu in that 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 [ARTIST’S NAME] 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.
  • 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 .
  • Please write ARTIST’S INITIALS on all sides of the box. (i.e. for Keith Giffen you would write KG on the outside of your shipping box)
  • Books will be received into CGC’s 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 Monday, October 26, 2020, to qualify for this private signing event. No change requests will be accepted after Monday, October 26, 2020.

Membership credits cannot be applied to CGC Private Signings.

*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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