More than a dozen comic book collectors and dealers have come together to
form the Network of Disclosure (http://www.networkofdisclosure.com
a new advocacy group for which its members issued the following mission
statement:The Network of Disclosure is a group of comic book dealers
and collectors, who have pledged to disclose any form of restoration or
enhancement, to include Intact Pressing, known to exist, on a comic book in
their possession or placed by them for sale. Our objective is to create a safer
and more open environment for those buying and selling comic books. By publicly
sharing this type of history of each of these books with our fellow collectors
and prospective customers, we seek to foster both a greater level of confidence
and sense of security within the marketplace.
The group has issued an
invitation for new members to join.
All NOD members will be required to
display appropriate logos on their websites and in other advertising to
distinguish their involvement with and adherence to the NOD's principles,
according to the group's Governing Committee, which is comprised of Brent
Moeshlin of QualityComix.com, Jim Wilkerson and Mark S. Zaid of
Other members include comic book restoration expert
Susan Ciccioni and George Pantela of GPAnalysis.com.
in joining can do so by filling out an application online at http://www.networkofdisclosure.com/application.php
Prospective members must be recommended by two existing members. Membership for
one year is $50, which will go toward support of operations, according to a
press release. Additionally, the group is in the process of pursuing 501(c)(3)
non-profit status from the Internal Revenue Service.
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