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CGC’s Ex-President Launches New Comics Grading Service, CBCS

Steve Borock was the President of comics slabbing and grading company CGC. He was also their primary grader He left CGC to work for Heritage Auctions in 2008, specialising in their handling of valuable comic books including those of Don …

Batman #1 Embezzler Sentenced To Forty Years

Last year, Bleeding Cool reported on the story behind a Batman #1 selling for over half a million. The previous owner was alleged embezzler Anthony Chiofalo, who stands accused of appropriating some $9 million dollars from Tadano America Corp.  He allegedly used …

The Pot Luck Of Dynamic Forces’ $88.88 Spider-Man Daily Special

A few years ago, I appeared on QVC in the UK on behalf of Dynamic Forces. Its boss man Nick Barrucci asked, so I did it, partly for the narcissm, but mostly for the experience, as it wasn’t like I was …

When A CGC’d Comic Goes From Unrestored To Restored… And Back Again

CGC has become an integral part of the comic collecting business today. A service that gives numerical values to the condition of a comic book from .5 to 10.0, then encases them in a transparent slab, preserving their condition as …

World’s Worst Copy Of Walking Dead #1 Sells For $754

Well, yes, that is kinda incredible. A copy of The Walking Dead, slabbed in the worst condition possible, a 0.5 grading from CG, has sold on eBay for $754 after 47 bids. In comparison, an unslabbed copy of Walking Dead …

The World’s Worst Condition Copy Of The Walking Dead #1 Already At $191 On eBay

Some people really really want a copy of The Walking Dead #1 and the condition is immaterial. Checking the CGC census, there is only one copy at a 0.5 grade that has been slabbed. And nothing else below a 2.5. …

The Man Who Started A Comic Store. By Stealing From A Comic Store?

A comic store employee writes; I work at a comic book store in Missisauga. A few weeks ago, a few books were stolen from the store only to end up on eBay. We have video tape of a guy stealing …

Rob Liefeld’s Policy On Signing New Mutants And X-Force

    From Rob Liefeld’s table in Artist’s Alley at New York Comic Con, he’s charging $10 to sign copies of New Mutants and X-Force, $20 for the first appearance of Cable and Deadpool, and $20 for CGC’s copies. Of …

Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns #2 Cover Goes To Auction, As Does A Near Mint Batman #1

Heritage Auctions are to put up for auction the original Frank Miller inked artwork for the cover to second issue of The Dark Knight Returns. A previous splash page from the series went for just shy of half a million …

Beyond The Slab

For when slabbing is just not enough… ComicLock® displays comics, slabbed or otherwise, in a display case with mounted brackets, with a lock system and UV-resistant glass, so that you can display your most valuable comics without fear that anyone …

CGC Buys Classics Incorporated In A 9.8 Graded Conflict Of Interests

There’s nothing I like more than a good conflict of interest. I usually run towards them with my arms wide open. Bleeding Cool being published by Avatar, me writing myself into the Top 100 Power List, I just blaze straight …

The Walking Dead CGC From Richmond To Sarasota

Frazer Brown writes for Bleeding Cool; “Walking Dead is hot right now, I’ll flip some issue ones and make a killing” So spoke I, to my patient Fiancée Cassie, and an epic journey began that would take me from my …

So… Who Wants To Buy An 8.5 CGC Action Comics #1 On eBay From A Zero Rated Buyer?

Here’s the listing. Action Comics #1 rated 8.5 by CGC, linked to a recorded, rated version. Located in Germany but only selling to Americans. A zero rating on eBay for the seller. And not being sold through a professional specialist …

Joseph Linsner’s 1-100 CGC Covers For Steed And Mrs Peel

For those of you who may have enjoyed a certain Emma Peel-alike as M in the new League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic, you might want to check out the Steed And Mrs Peel comic Boom. Which has that all-important official …

Bill Sienkiewicz’s Hypernaturals #1 Cover. You Won’t See Many Of Them.

This is the Bill Sienkiewicz cover for Hypernaturals #1 from Boom! Studios. It is available, slabbed at CGC 9.8, to all retailers who ordered a very large quantity of the standard comic. There are, as a result, only fifty copies, …

Michael Golden’s CGC 9.8 Cover For Sam Humphries’ Higher Earth

This is the latest in a series of promotional covers created by Boom! to encourage retailers to experiment by ordering large on certain titles, in return for a very rare variant by a high end artist. To follow up on …

Two Million Dollars Worth Of Comics Found In A Closet

An amazing find. 345 comics found, neatly stacked in a closet, discovered by the late owner’s great nephew, in Virginia. And they include Action Comics #1. Decective Comics #27. Captain America #2. All American Comics #16. Batman #1. Marvel Comics …

The Fanboys Vs Zombies 9.8 CGC Retailer Variants

Boom’s 9.8 CGC Joe Jusko retailer variants for Valen The Outcast have seemed to pay off for the company. Retailers had to order a stack of copies, but then could sell off the variants for $200 a pop. And now …