A special opportunity for
Paradise Comics Customers.
Get a Mike Rooth sketch cover commission -
encapsulated under the
CGC Signatures Series Label.
We have dozens of different sketch covers available in the store or provide your own.
Prices include everything but sketch cover and shipping.
1 character bust (head/shoulders) (b/w or color), 1 side= $65
1 character, 1 side, simple background (b/w or color )= $105
1 character, wrap/both sides (b/w or color)= $130
2 characters, 1 side, simple background= $125
2 characters, both sides/wrap, b/w or color= 185*
*additional full figure characters= +$50 per character*
*additional partial characters= +$25 per
Click the link to see Mike's work
PETER DIXON ON CGC
CGC - Certified Guaranty Company - is one of the most important changes that has occurred in the comic industry over the last decade. With the increase of sales online through websites, Ebay, auction houses, etc, comics that are encapsulated by CGC take the guesswork out of grading and spotting restoration. This allows anyone to be able to realize a better value for their comic book.
One of the most common comments I hear about CGC from people that aren't too familiar with the process is "I don't like buying CGC books because it just makes the comic more expensive". But this isn’t the case. What a CGC graded book does, is allows the seller to get a price closer to its actual value. I have a good clientele that come in regularly to buy collectible or high-end ungraded books. They can hold the book, flip through it, make their own decision, and then we can agree on a value. If a book is online one cannot be as confident the comic is all it is being described as. The centerfold may be loose; there could be some color touch; and if it is high grade, the slightest of dings can greatly reduce the value. In turn, people bid or offer only a percentage of what the comic might actually be worth. When it is CGC'ed, they can be confident of the grade and bid at its full value.
The third-party grading that CGC brings to the hobby has caused an upswing in people willing to invest in comics. Many people, spending much of their time working, obviously don’t have the time to go "bin diving" or to travel to comic conventions. They don't have, or maybe want, to spend the time to learn how to spot restoration. And when purchasing a comic in the thousands of dollars, the slightest bit of restoration can make the book almost worthless. With CGC, they can buy confident that what they are receiving is as described.
CGC has aided the hobby immensely. Helping people insure their comics easier, CGC’ed books are also more "liquid" if someone wishes to start selling their collection. Again, the development of the online market, allows anyone to sell comics without having a bricks and mortar business, and thus, get a higher percentage than at most comic stores. Finally, the encapsulation process offers a higher level of security and protection for the comic book - encased in the mylar and hard plastic container!
For all the above reasons, I appreciate and enjoy what CGC brings to our hobby. A third party grader benefits everyone – from the independent seller, to the customer, and all those who make a professional living in the comic industry, CGC levels the playing field, and that lets everyone enjoy collecting comics that much more!
Not sure how to tell your loved ones which comics you want for the Holidays?
Paradise Comics has your solution. On every product page on our site, you can find a "Wish List" button that will add that item to saved menu list of the books you would like. This Wish List can then either be shared by you via your email contacts, or is available for us to review and help select the perfect gift for you as friends & family browse in store.
Below is a screen capture of the button's placement on each page - just off to the right of the shopping cart buttons! Take a look & start building your "Holiday Hopeful Picks" now!
And if you can't find the Graphic Novel or CGC book that you want, send us an email, and
we'll see if we can't have it uploaded to the site within 24 hrs!
Happy Holidays from Paradise Comics!