Journey Into Mystery #83 (1962) First Print CGC 6.0 AP Signature Series comic book, from Marvel Comics, which has been signed by Stan Lee, Marvel Comics legend, writer and co-creator of the Mighty Thor back in 1962!!
CGC notes - Stan Lee story. Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and Don Heck art. Jack Kirby cover.
This super key issue features the first appearance and origin of Thor (Doctor Don Blake).
The most recent sale of a CGC 6.0 Signature Series Signed by Stan Lee went for $20,000 (£15,742) in October 2023. There are only 12 higher graded CGC Signature Series examples of this book in existence.
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 mid-grade Apparent 6.0 (FINE) and this is a yellow label CGC Signature Series, which means that an authorised CGC representative witnessed the signing 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.
The "Apparent" reference is due to the fact that CGC found elements of Moderate Professional (MP) restoration on the comic, which are described on the label in the front cover scan and at the CGC comics web-site.
You can check the validity of this item and signature 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 causes reflection.