Special Signings

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!
PARADISE COMICS
IS FORTUNATE FOR THE FOLLOWING EXCLUSIVE SIGNINGS

Special CGC Signature Series Signing At
San Diego Comic-Con International!
SUBMIT YOUR BOOKS TO
PARADISE COMICS
AND GET THEM SIGNED BY
STAN "THE MAN" LEE!

Coinciding with the 2017 SAN DIEGO COMICON, 
Paradise Comics is proud to announce a special signing with Stan Lee. We are happy to offer our customers another limited opportunity to have their comics signed by comics legend Stan "the Man" Lee and graded and authenticated by Certified Guaranty Company, LLC for the prestigious Signature Series label.

Mr. Lee has agreed to sign a reasonable number of comic books for Paradise Comics. Paradise would again like to allow collectors the opportunity to include their books as part of that number. 
WE ALSO HAVE SIGNINGS SET UP WITH 
JIM LEE
NEAL ADAMS
JIM STERANKO
and hundreds of others.

https://www.comic-con.org/cci/2017/special-guests

The comic books will be signed in the presence authorized CGC witnesses and will be sent directly to CGC for Grading. The books will receive the prestigious CGC Signature Series yellow label with a notation. Comics will be returned to you in a timely manner (see CGC for turnaround times for the specific tiers).

Process:
Contact Paradise Comics directly by e-mail info@paradisecomics.com / 416-487-9807 to arrange to have your comics sent directly to:

All books must arrive at
Paradise Comics
3278 Yonge Street
Toronto,Ontario
M4N 2L6
Canada
by Friday July 14th, 2017
Prices are determined by tier:

Books that aren't prepped will be subject to a $3.00 fee

Please check the link below on how to prep your books.
www.paradisecomics.com

+ CGC return shipping costs.

Checks should be made out to: Peter Dixon

Credit card payments will be converted to the equivalent in Canadian funds (based on the exchange rate on the day submitted) before being submitted to the credit card company for billing. May result in a card statement value slightly higher or lower than the exact US dollar total.

Please submit your comic in a Silver Age comic bag with backing board and a label affixed to the bag with your FULL NAME, COMIC BOOK TITLE & ISSUE #. Before the signing each comic will be placed in a special "window pane" mylar to allow for the signature and avoid any damage to the spine or corners.

Due to the number of books signed we cannot guarantee the color of marker or placement of signature.
ALTHOUGH WE TAKE GREAT PRECAUTIONS WITH YOUR BOOKS, ANY PREVIOUS GRADE CAN NOT BE GUARANTEED.

PARADISE COMICS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO COMICS RESULTING FROM CREATORS HANDLING THE BOOKS.

PARADISE COMICS IS PROUD TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
HERO INITIATIVE SIGNING!

 

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!