Rom everything I've heard about the intersection of CGC Signature Series and creator Sam Kieth, it is incredibly tough to get yourself a Sam Kieth SS book... From what I have heard from other collectors, the story goes like this: the first time he signed for Signature Series was in 2010 but it was a private signing and he signed his name on all those copies like he'd sign paperwork. This looks to be one example from that signing. This looks to be another., where you can see how it looks like he signed a check or something. Of the "artwork signature" that fans had come to know and love on his art.
Three years after that, he defied the expectations of many and actually attended a comic con... And some lucky collectors got Signature Series copies created there that were signed with his famous artwork signature.
But from what some fans overheard, it would have appeared this seemingly-fluke comic con appearance was also going to be his last. So it was to the amazement of many that his name showed up on the Boston Comic Con guest list last year, and the con even put out a press release where Kieth's attendance was touted in the release as an incredibly rare appearance.That Boston appearance is where Kieth signed this copy with his famous artwork signature! , making it 3x signed by all three of the superstar creators who teamed up to create it! Book very well packed, could have survived nuclear attack! If you have any questions just let me know. The item "DARKER IMAGE #1 B&W PLATINUM VARIANT CGC 9.6 SS 3X LIEFELD, LEE, KIETH! 1ST MAXX" is in sale since Wednesday, April 05, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Modern Age (1992-Now)\Superhero\Spawn". The seller is "solarcomic" and is located in Oyster Bay, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.