Wednesdays mean new comic day but bi-weekly it means a fresh serving of comic book commentary courtesy of The Variant Issue. The boys pull no punches when it comes to comics so listener discretionis advised!
This episode of the Variant Issue is a collector’s edition as Rich and Jimbo sit down the president and primary grader of CBCS (Comic Book Certification Service) Steve Borock. Steve shared his personal story and also shared insights about grading and the extremely detailed steps required to grade a book. Steve also shared some of the little tricks that are done with older books that collector should look for. If you’re a collector or considering grading your books then this episode is a can’t miss.
In addition to his amazing contributions to the comic book industry Steve is also involved in a lot of charitable initiatives including work with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and the Hero Initiative which provides resources for comic creators including emergency medical aid, financial support and helps struggling comic creators obtain paying work.