Steve Borock
Currently, Steve is the Senior Consignment Director and Buyer for MycomicShop.com. Steve created CBCS comic certification company, he worked as the Consignment Director at Heritage Auction Galleries for comic books and original comic book art. He has been involved with the comic book hobby from a young age, starting as an avid reader, he began buying and selling while setting up at the Phil Sueling comic con in New York City to help pay for his comic book collecting.

Eventually, Steve emerged as one of the top collectors of Silver and Golden age comics, and he became known for having examined millions of dollars worth of high-grade comics during his collecting days. He has helped many hobbyists detect restoration before purchasing comics from other hobbyists and sellers. He has owned many of the best comics in the world including two copies of Action Comics #1, every Silver Age Marvel, and most DC Silver Age comics in high grade. Some of the key highlights in Steve’s comic collection were the Edgar Church/Mile High pedigree copy of Flash Comics #1, The Allentown pedigree copy of Planet Comics #, the Nova Scotia pedigree copy of Detective Comics #38, and the Edgar Church/Mile High pedigree copy of More Fun Comics #52. At the time Steve purchased the Mile High copy of More Fun Comics #52 it was the highest all-cash transaction for a comic book ever at $115,000. Before CGC was established, he graded for Sotheby’s and Christie’s comic auctions. He is a grading adviser to ComicsPriceGuide.com and many of our industry publications and websites.

With over 30 years of grading experience, Steve has now graded more comics than just about anyone in our hobby. Steve has always been widely respected for his knowledge, ability, and integrity by collectors and sellers alike. This made him an ideal candidate to become the President and Primary Grader as well as to organize the CGC grading standards survey, which put him in touch with the grading opinions of a wide variety of dealers and collectors nationwide.

His oversight was, and remains, essential in creating and establishing the CGC grading standard, now accepted worldwide. Steve remains an active reader of comics and, as his position at CGC precluded him from vintage comic book collecting, he turned his collecting eye to original comic art. He loves that he gets to work in our hobby and prides himself in that he is able to protect it today and for future generations. Steve is also proud to be on the board of one of our hobby’s most important charities, The Hero Initiative where he helps past and present comic creators in need of our assistance.

John Chruscinski

Gary Colabuono
Golden Age Ashcans
Gary Colabuono started a small back issue comics business in his home in 1975 and opened the first comics shop in suburban Chicago in 1978. It never occurred to him at that time that Moondog’s would grow from a tiny storefront into a business that would eventually become the nation's largest chain of comic book/pop culture stores.

"I was hoping to attract suburban collectors with the same mind set that I had - now you don't have to drive to the city to find new comics and back issues," he said. "I never thought it would be acquired by a public company and grow into a 21-store national chain."

In 1981, in response to a huge void in the marketplace, Gary created the ComiCare line of collecting supplies. ComiCovers became the most popular plastic bag in collecting history with over 800 million units sold.

Besides dealing in comics and supplies, Gary is also the foremost expert on "ashcan" comics in the country. Recently he completed the Super Family of ashcans and is now the proud owner of the Superman, Superwoman, Superboy and Supergirl ashcans. It is the only set in existence.

Gary is a senior advisor to the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide and was the first recipient of the prestigious Will Eisner “Spirit of Comics” Retailing Award in 1993. Gary was also honored by Krause Publications with the Comics Ambassador award in 1994.

Gary was the CEO of the former Chicago Comicon (now Wizard World). He and his partners sold the show to Wizard in 1997.

Gary and his wife of 35 years, Patty, still live in suburban Chicago. Currently he’s the director of marketing for Incredible Technologies, the largest U.S. manufacturer of coin-operated video games.

Michael De Lepine
Lightning Rod Collectibles - LA California

Todd Faulkner
Attorney. Has been a collector for over 40 years.Managed a Collector's World location and has helped with several shows thru the years

Michael Fazzini
Collector - Live auctioneer

Dan Fogel
Dan Fogel was born in San Francisco in 1965, and having spent his formative years throughout that fabled city's Psychedelic Era, was destined to become recognized worldwide as his generation's leading authority and historian of Counter-Culture, Underground, Alternative, and Adult comic books.

Fogel's been a creative force in Comix since 1989, as writer, editor, and eventually publisher of the best-selling Adult/Underground Comix line of the 1980s and 1990s: Larry Welz's Cherry Poptart and its successful spin-off titles. His credits for the publishers Last Gasp, Slave Labor, Kitchen Sink, Tundra, Yendie Boox, and Cherry Comics include multiple printings and foreign translations of: Cherry #'s 1-3, 5, 10, 12-15, 19, 20, Cherry's Jubilee #'s 1-4, the Cherry Collection trade paperbacks Vols. 3-4, Cherry Mini #'s 1-2, One-Fisted Tales #3, Hot Works, and Cherry Deluxe #1 with Neil Gaiman and Marc Hempel.

Since 1998 he's co-created and/or published through his companies Fogelcomix and Hippy Comix, Inc.: UG!3K, an Underground Comix history and anthology featuring work by R. Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, Vaughn Bode, and two dozen other top creators, the Underground classics S. Clay Wilson's Pork, Spain's Zodiac Mindwarp, and the Snatch Comics Treasury, the cutting-edge, controversial and satirical Kieron Dwyer's Lowest Comic Denominator #'s 0-3 and Fink!, the hardcore XXX Adult Star Stories: Felecia #1, Demi the Demoness #6, and Demi's Strange Bedfellows #2, and exclusive limited-edition prints by the legendary creator of Josie and the Pussycats and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Dan DeCarlo.

In 2006 Fogel wrote and published Fogel's Underground Comix Price Guide, the first new Underground comic book price guide in a quarter century. In 2007 Heritage Auctions licensed and released an updated digital edition. Fogel's Guide and 2010's Supplement are the industry standard and the indispensable resource for collectors, retailers, auctioneers, historians, investors, and fans.

Beyond the Independent and Small Press, Fogel's areas of expertise include the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze Ages to the present, Original Art, and Toys. A retailer for 34 years, he's personally graded, priced, and sold over 50,000 comics, and wholesaled at least as many. An Overstreet's Comic Book Price Guide Special Advisor since 1987, Fogel contributed to Comic Book Marketplace and the Official Overstreet Comic Book Grading Guide, and is currently an Advisor/Consultant for Comicspriceguide.com and GPAnalysis.

Since 2007 Fogel has provided collectibles investment, PR/marketing and management consultation for such clients as Neat Stuff Collectibles, Nostalgic Investments, the Big Apple Comic-Con, and Big Wow! ComicFest. In 2009 he become the exclusive art agent for Dan O'Neill, Ted Richards, and Larry Todd of the notorious Air Pirates Studios, and in 2011 the literary and licensing agent for Dana Crumb Associates.

Rick Frogge
Rick has been an avid collector , dealer and fan of Comic Books, Original art and movie posters for some 45 years.He first started his love for comics buying comic books from a local drug store in the 1960's and raiding his cousins cedar chest every time they paid the family a visit.

During HS in the 70's Rick found he loved Golden Age and books made before his time. It was like going back thru time. He spent many long hours going thru Robert Bell , Passaic Comics and Phil Seuling sale sheet s and catalogs saving his money to buy books he had only dreamed existed. He remembers fondly the first book he bought mail order was an Action #101 from Robert Bell in VG condition for $8. The post office was so slow back then , the daily waits killed melol

In the 80's Rick found himself working for first a video Distributor then a film studio but always kept his love for comics alive. He was frequently seen at the Local Flea Market as a dealer and at conventions mostly in the South East. I remember the first time I went to Atlanta Fantasy Fair in 1978 so eager to meet Marshal Rogers that I flew past Jack Kirby saying hello to everyone (I was 19 sorry)

Over the years he became friends with Jon Warren , then Editor of the Overstreet Price guide and became a Senior Advisor while growing a small store he started (Collector's World) into a multi store chain. Not long afterwards he became the pricing Editor for Overstreet but resigned a few years later due to his friendship with Harry Thomas and the personal problems that lead the Overstreet collection and guide to be sold to Steve Geppi(Diamond Comics)

Over the years Rick has bought and sold many large collections including one of the largest GA Collections to have surfaced actually from Tn.He sold his stores in 2001 and went back to working for a film studio and after traveling became too much and a car wreck that almost killed him (But left the drunk Teenager ok) he became the Marketing and Promotions Director for ComicsPriceGuide.com,

He still collects comics and original art as well as always looking for unique toys from his child hood and older Movie Memoribilia

Chris Gugliotti
Co-owner Gammabase23

Mark Haspel
Mark Haspel serves as the President, Primary Grader, and Pedigree Expert. He is one of the world’s leading comic book experts. Mark is considered an expert in the areas of Golden Age comics, Silver Age comics, restoration detection, and pedigree comic books.

At age 11, Mark started working at Tropic Comics in south Florida where he grew up around collectors who bought and sold Golden Age comics for many thousands of dollars. Mark became quite the collector, buying many incredible vintage comic books. Dealing in Golden and Silver Age comics helped Mark support himself through college at the University of Florida, where he received a dual degree in Finance and Business Management. After college, Mark held numerous auctions under the company name Comics on Parade, Inc. and became an active buyer at most national conventions to help his client base fill in their want list of Golden Age comics, with an emphasis on pre-code horror. Selling Golden Age and Silver Age material in a retail setting put Mark in touch with many grading opinions of respected dealers and collectors. As a dealer, he was involved in the discovery of the famous Spokane pedigree collection.

He has consulted on grading for Sotheby's. Mark joined CGC at its inception. As CGC’S top pedigree expert, Mark has reviewed every book submitted to CGC as a pedigree and has seen more predigreed comic books (such as the Edgar Church/Mile High, San Francisco, Pacific Coast, Curators, Gaines File Copy, Allentown, etc.) than almost any other professional. His experience, ranging from restoration detection to pedigree comics to Golden and Silver Age and all the way to Modern books gives him the type of in-depth knowledge perfectly suited for the CGC grading team.

Nathan Liberty
A 30 year collector. Born in the Adirondacks in Upstate NY, he became very interested in collecting at a young age and has pursued that passion ever since. He am very active in the on line comic book communities, having done some reviews for outrightgeekery.com and creating discussion and Buy sell trade groups on Facebook. He is currently pursuing/creating a online store and is a trusted seller in the comic community.

Brent Moeshlin

Al Stoltz

Scott Tuckey
Owns Gammabase 23 in Conn. Considered to be one of the pioneers on Facebeoook with Live Auctions. He and his partner (Googs) are known throughout the hobby for the knowledge , experience and the way they care for the future of our hobby as well as all collectors. Can be found every Tuesday and Thursday nights holding Live Auctions on Facebook with their famous Gavalactus!