X-Men #117 (1979) First Print CGC 9.6 Signature Series comic book, from Marvel Comics, which has been signed by Chris Claremont, the series writer and co-creator of the new X-Men!!
Art Comments - Chris Claremont & John Byrne story. John Byrne & Terry Austin art. Dave Cockrum & Terry Austin cover
Key Comments - 1st appearance of the Shadow King (Amahl Farouk). Origin of Professor Xavier. Lilandra & Misty Knight appearance.
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+) with White Pages 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.
You can check the validity of this item and the signature by entering the 10 digit number on the label at the CGC comics web-site.
There are no cracks on the case. Any glare is just the scanner on the CGC case, which causes reflection.