Comic Book Hall of Fame Inductee, Writer and Editor Roy Thomas Joins CGC for an In-House Private Signing

Posted on 10/6/2020

CGC is beyond thrilled to share the news that the award-winning comic book writer and editor Roy Thomas will be joining us for an In-House Private Signing! Thomas is known for being the late Stan Lee’s first successor as Marvel Comics’ editor-in-chief. He is also the co-creator of several — and we mean several — great comic book characters such as Wolverine, Vision, Doc Samson, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Ultron, Ghost Rider, Banshee and Valkyrie. Beyond character creation, Thomas has had a number of long writing stints on series like Marvel’s X-Men and The Avengers, and DC’s All-Star Squadron.

When the first Star Wars film was released in 1977, Thomas was instrumental in constructing Marvel’s book adaptation of it. Thomas is also famous for introducing the Pulp magazine hero Conan the Barbarian, which has had several spin-off series and adaptations. Fans will also be excited to know that in addition to signatures Thomas will be offering Remarques for an additional fee. You can see some of his examples below. Click here to see a database on all of Roy's creations and contributions to the industry.

“Getting Roy Thomas to come in for a CGC In-House Private Signing is really exciting!” exclaimed Brittany McManus, CGC Signature Series Director. “Our lineup for these events has been consistently incredible, and we continue to bring legend after legend to our comic fans. When we hear the fans cheer and see the excitement expressed in their notes on submissions — it honestly makes me love my job even more!”

For this exclusive event, ALL CGC members — that includes free CGC members — can submit books directly to CGC headquarters in Sarasota, Florida.

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

After Thomas signs the submitted books, CGC will grade and encapsulate them with an expedited turnaround time of only three weeks. If CCS pressing is also requested, the expedited turnaround time will be six weeks. After grading and encapsulation, the collectibles will be shipped back to their owners.

The CGC In-House Private Signing fee for Roy Thomas is $80 per item and includes:

  • Roy Thomas’ signature
  • 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

The fee for a Roy Thomas Remarque is $110 per item and includes:

  • Roy Thomas’ illustrated Remarque (submitter can request image drawn but artist's reserve the right to choose a different character)
  • Roy Thomas’ 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 press)

CGC must receive all submissions for this event at its Florida headquarters by Monday, November 30, 2020.

Submission Instructions

For this CGC In-House 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 ROY THOMAS, IN-HOUSE SIGNING or ROY THOMAS, REMARQUE 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 ROY THOMAS 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 RT on all sides of the 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, November 30, 2020, to qualify for this private signing event. No change requests will be accepted after Monday, November 30, 2020.

Membership credits cannot be applied to CGC In-House 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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