Comic Book Collecting Association

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The Comic Book Collecting Association, or CBCA, is an organization dedicated to promoting the hobby of comic book collecting. Its membership is composed of collectors, dealers, and other comic book enthusiasts. It is modeled after other hobbyist organizations such as the American Philatelic Society and the Universal Autograph Collectors Club.[1] The CBCA is a not-for-profit corporation registered in the State of California.

History[edit]

The Comic Book Collecting Association was created in December 2009 by the members of another organization, now defunct, the Network of Disclosure (NOD). The Network of Disclosure was a group whose members pledged to disclose any restoration or enhancement on comic books that they sold. The members of NOD voted on December 12, 2009 to change the name and mission statement of the organization to reflect the much broader goal of promoting education, fellowship, and ethics within the hobby. As a result, the Network of Disclosure ceased to exist and the Comic Book Collecting Association was created.[2] The CBCA was publicly announced on February 22, 2010 on several comic book-related websites and publications. The organization has members in the United States and in several other countries.

Aims[edit]

The Comic Book Collecting Association is a non-profit international organization made up of comic book enthusiasts who share an appreciation for the history, artistic merit, and significance of the comic book medium as an important element of popular culture. The aim of the CBCA is to promote the comic book art form and hobby of comic book collecting for people of all ages by encouraging fellowship among comic book enthusiasts, providing information and education to the public, and helping to facilitate the buying, selling, and trading of comic books and related material.[3]

Current and past Directors and Officers[edit]

Directors:

  • Patrick Beam (2009–present)
  • Mike Greenwood (2009–present)
  • Michael McMurray (2009–present)
  • Brent Moeshlin (2009–present)
  • Michael Naiman (2009–2010)
  • Steve Zarelli (2010–present)

President:

  • Marnin Rosenberg (2009–2010)
  • Jeffrey Shanks (2010–present)

Vice President:

  • Jeffrey Shanks (2009–2010)

Secretary:

  • Mitch Jordan (2009–2010)

Treasurer:

  • Rob Kruezer (2009–2010)

Marketing Director

  • Mark Zaid (2010–Present)

Legal Counsel

  • Josh Entin (2009–2010)

Events[edit]

On July 25, 2009, the NOD was one of the sponsors of a presentation made at the San Diego Comic-Con called "From Cave Art To Superheroes: Comic Books & Social Commentary". This presentation was made by Mark Zaid.[4]

On June 2, 2010, Chris A. Tsuda of San Francisco, California was the Grand Prize winner of the first CBCA Amateur Art Contest.[5]

On August 27, 2010, the CBCA coordinated a trip to view the original artwork of Amazing Fantasy #15 and some of the comics housed in the collection of the Library of Congress.[6]

Publications[edit]

The CBCA publishes a newsletter, Comic Book Quarterly, four times a year. It contains updates on the organization, articles, market reports, and material related to the hobby of comic book collecting.[7]

Notes[edit]

On February 22, 2010 Mark Zaid, the Marketing Director of the CBCA, was quoted in an Associated Press article about the sale of a copy of Action Comics #1.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Comic Book Collecting Association Launched", Scoop, February 24, 2010, "[1]", March 24, 2010
  2. ^ "Comic Book Collecting Association Launched", Scoop, February 24, 2010, "[2]", March 24, 2010
  3. ^ Mission Statement, Comic Book Collecting Association, "[3]", March 24, 2010
  4. ^ "From Cave Art To Superheroes: Comic Books & Social Commentary","http://vimeo.com/6690892",September 21, 2009
  5. ^ The CBCA Amateur Art Contest - And the winners are...
  6. ^ "CBCA Visits Library of Congress, Sees Ditko Art","http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/public/default.asp?t=1&m=1&c=34&s=259&ai=99726",September 10, 2010
  7. ^ Comic Book Quarterly, No. 3, Spring 2010"[4]", June 23, 2010
  8. ^ "Copy of 1938's Action Comics No. 1, featuring debut of Superman, sells for record $1 million", www.nydailynews.com, "http://www.nydailynews.com/money/2010/02/22/2010-02-22_copy_of_1938s_action_comics_no_1_featuring_debut_of_superman_sells_for_record_1_.html", February 22, 2010

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