Get Ready for a CGC In-House Private Signing with Award-winning Inker Joe Rubinstein

Posted on 11/11/2020

Signatures, Remarques and sketches are available for Mr. Rubinstein's signing!

CGC is excited to welcome the legendary comic book artist and inker Joe Rubinstein to the In-House Private Signing lineup! Rubinstein began his career in comics as a teenager working alongside comic industry giants like Neal Adams and Dick Giordano. In fact, Rubinstein has credited Giordano many times as being his mentor and giving him his start as an inker.

Throughout the following decades, Rubinstein has worked with many great publishers like Marvel, DC and Dark Horse Comics, inking over 2,500 comic books. One of Rubinstein’s most prolific works is Marvel’s The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, which he inked for over 20 years and for which he holds a Guinness World Record of inking more pencilers than any other inker in history. Rubinstein has also worked on titles like Micronauts, Warlock, Aquaman, Archenemies, DC Comics’ mini-series Ion along with the ongoing series Green Arrow and Black Canary. In 1982, Rubinstein inked the fan-favorite Wolverine limited series which he worked with legendary comics creator Frank Miller on.

Rubinstein was inducted into the Joe Sinnott Inkwell Hall of Fame in 2016.

Fans will be delighted to know that during his CGC In-House Private Signing, Rubinstein will be offering Remarques and sketches in addition to his signature. Below are some examples of his Remarques (shown on left) and sketch artwork (shown on right).

“Having legendary comic book artists join our CGC In-House Private Signings is such an honor,” said Brittany McManus, CGC Signature Series Director. “And adding Joe to that list of comic superstars is incredible! I think our fans will be just as excited as we are to welcome him, and we cannot wait to see what books get sent in!”

For Rubinstein’s CGC In-House Private Signing, both free and paid CGC members can submit collectibles directly to CGC headquarters in Florida. CGC will coordinate with Rubinstein for the collectibles to be signed in late January 2021.

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

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

The CGC In-House Private Signing fee of $75 per item includes:

  • Joe Rubinstein’s 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 Joe Rubinstein Remarque is $105 per item and includes:

  • Joe Rubinstein’s illustrated Remarque (submitter can request image drawn, but artist reserves the right to choose a different character)
  • Joe Rubinstein’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 press)

The fee for a Joe Rubinstein Sketch is $200 per item and includes:

  • Joe Rubinstein’s sketch (submitter can request image drawn, but artist reserves the right to choose a different character)
  • Joe Rubinstein’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 press)
  • 50 spots available, first come first serve basis; when the option is gone, all spots have been taken.

CGC must receive all submissions for this event at its Florida headquarters by Friday, January 15, 2021.

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 CGCcomics.com/join.

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 JOE RUBINSTEIN, IN-HOUSE SIGNING; JOE RUBINSTEIN, REMARQUE or JOE RUBINSTEIN, SKETCH 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 JOE RUBINSTEIN 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 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 JR 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.

PLEASE NOTE:

All submissions must be received by CGC no later than Friday, January 15, 2021, to qualify for this private signing event. No change requests will be accepted after Friday, January 15, 2021.

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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