Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 Blank Sketch Edition CGC 9.8 Signature Series comic book from Marvel Comics which is signed by artist John Romita Jr. (co-creator of Kick-Ass, artist on Amazing Spider-man, Iron Man, Superman, etc.) who has added a great piece of original artwork to the front cover featuring a large Captain America head sketch!
This is original artwork that we commissioned from this A-lister professional comics artist at a charity event in 2013 - it is NOT a pre-printed cover.
It has been professionally graded by CGC, the largest independent comic grading company in the world, and slabbed in a sealed protective case.
The grade is guaranteed to be high investment grade 9.8 (NEAR MINT/MINT) and this is a yellow label CGC Signature Series, which means that an authorised CGC representative witnessed the signing & artwork being created and this also acts as a Certificate Of Authenticity. As soon as the comic is signed, it is removed by a CGC authorised party and submitted straight to CGC for grading and encapsulation, guaranteeing the authenticity of the signature and the artwork.
You can check the validity of this item and the signature & artwork by entering the 10 digit number on the label at the CGC comics web-site.
There are no cracks on the case. Any glare in the image is just the scanner on the CGC case, which can cause reflection.