New Avengers #23 Sketch Variant CGC 9.6 Signature Series comic book from Marvel Comics, which has been signed by the issue's creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel. Coipel has also drawn and inked a huge piece of original art in the form of a Spider-man sketch on the back cover. This is original artwork from a professional Marvel Comics artist, not a pre-printed image!
NOTE: the apparent marks on the cover scan are just dirt on the scanner, not on the case.
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 investment grade 9.6 (NEAR MINT+) and this is a yellow label CGC Signature Series, which means that an authorised CGC representative witnessed the signings and the sketch 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 signatures and the sketch.
You can check the validity of this item and the signatures and sketch by entering the 10 digit number on the label at the CGC web-site at www.cgccomics.com
There are no cracks on the case. Any glare is just reflection of the scanner on the CGC plastic outer case.