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Tony Isabella January 3 - February 17

CGC Announces In-House Private Signing with Comic Book Writer Tony Isabella

Posted on 1/3/2023

Tony Isabella has been working in comics for half a decade, contributing to major series like Captain America, Daredevil and Spider-Man.



CGC is excited to announce an exclusive In-House Private Signing with award-winning comic book writer Tony Isabella! Over the course of his 50-year career in comics, Isabella was an editor and writer at Marvel Comics, and he also worked at DC, where he created Black Lightning, the company’s first prominent African-American superhero.

Isabella is best known for his work on major series like Captain America, Daredevil, Dracula, Ghost Rider, Hawkman, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Star Trek and the Living Mummy. He is the author of 1000 Comic Books You Must Read and July 1963: A Pivotal Month in the Comic-Book Life of Tony Isabella and also co-wrote the prose novels Captain America: Liberty’s Torch and Star Trek: The Case of the Colonist’s Corpse.

Isabella received an Inkpot Award from Comic-Con International in San Diego and a Pioneer Lifetime Achievement Award from ECBACC. He was the second inductee to the Hall of Heroes Museum’s Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana. Most recently, Isabella worked on an acclaimed six-issue run titled Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands.

“The Signature Series team and I can’t wait to have Tony Isabella join us for this exclusive In-House Private Signing,” said Brittany McManus, CGC Signature Series Director. “His career has spanned decades and his contributions to comics are top notch. We’re so happy to have him join us and offer fans an opportunity to get their favorite books signed by him!” 

For this exclusive signing, ALL CGC members, including free CGC members, can submit books directly to CGC headquarters in Sarasota, Florida. CGC must receive all submissions for this event by Friday, February 17, 2023.

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

After Isabella signs the submitted books, CGC will grade and encapsulate them with an estimated turnaround time of six weeks. If CCS pressing is also requested, the turnaround time is estimated at eight weeks. After grading and encapsulation, the collectibles will be shipped back to their owners.

The CGC In-House Private Signing fee for Tony Isabella is $75 per item and includes:  

  • Tony Isabella’s signature 
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading 
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)  
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label   

Submission Instructions 

For this CGC Private Signing, 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



All submissions must be received by CGC no later than Friday, February 17, 2023, to qualify for this private signing event. No change requests will be accepted after Friday, February 17, 2023.

*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.