Comic Book Collectors Resources

Regardless of how long you’ve been collecting comic books, one of the best ways to experience the depth and richness of the hobby is to learn more about it. CGC has compiled numerous resources for you to further your exploration and expand your education.


The CGC Gallery contains large digital images of thousands of CGC-certified comics available for viewing. Many Signature Series and pedigree copies are included. New books are added frequently.
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The specialized jargon of comic book certification is explained in our comprehensive glossary.
View the Glossary

Pedigree Comic Book Collections

CGC recognizes the pedigree of important original owner collections. Learn more about what requirements must be fulfilled for a pedigree to be recognized and view a list of the collections recognized by CGC.
View Pedigree Comic Book Collections


Learn more about the companies that print and distribute your favorite comic books, including independent publishers. In this section, you can find out more about the hot up-and-coming presses.
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Learn about the history of comic book restoration and some tips for spotting restoration on comic books.
View Restoration Information

The Hero Initiative

Learn more about The Hero Initiative, a not-for-profit agency that provides a financial safety net for yesterday's comic book creators in need. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
View the Hero Initiative

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