Batman #18 German Blank Sketch Variant CGC 9.8 Signature Series comic book, from DC and Panini Comics, which has been signed and sketched by Sheldon "Shelly" Moldoff, the late legendary Batman artist, who has inked a full cover sketch of Batman onto the blank cover!!
An extremely rare opportunity to obtain original artwork, authenticated by CGC, from a legendary Batman artist, who worked with Bob Kane!
Sheldon Moldoff was one of Bob Kane's primary "ghost artists" (uncredited collaborators) on the early Batman issues. He co-created supervillains Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, the second Clayface, and Bat-Mite, as well as Bat-Girl, Batwoman, and Ace the Bat-Hound. He sadly passed away in 2012.
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 and the sketching 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 original artwork.
You can check the validity of this item and the signature and sketch by entering the 10 digit number on the label at the CGC web-site.
There are no cracks on the case. Any glare is just the scanner on the CGC case, which can cause reflection.