The Walking Dead #100 Lucille Retailer Appreciation Variant CGC 9.6 Signature Series comic book from Image Comics, featuring the first appearances of Negan and Lucille, and the death of Glenn. It is signed by Robert Kirkman, the creator of the comic and TV series, and signed by Charlie Adlard, the series artist who has added a sketch of Rick to the cover!
Select comic retailers were given one copy of this signed book as a thank you for their support. A really tough one to find in CGC Signature Series in high grade due to the tendency of black cover books to have stresses and spine wear.
On top of that, CGC issued the following note, once it became apparent that there were some unsigned copies in circulation:
"Due to the unexpected surfacing of unsigned copies of Walking Dead #100 Lucille Variant, and the Signature Series policy conflicts that have arisen due to them, we are putting a time limit on their eligibility for CGCs Signature Series designation. This was supposed to be a good thing for the fans, to add on top of an already cool book given out to retailers as a thank you by Image/Skybound, not to cause problems like it has. Nothing but good intentions were behind this original offer, so were trying to salvage what we can with what was witnessed. We will be making a post-marked deadline of 9/14/12 in order for the copies to still be eligible for Signature Series, they must be received by the mail carrier on or before that date."
So, basically there will be no further CGC Signature Series copies of this book as the deadline for submissions is long gone!
This copy has been professionally graded by CGC 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 & 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 signatures & sketch.
You can check the validity of this item and the signatures 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 the scanner on the CGC case, which can cause reflection.