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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. The CBCA is a not-for-profit corporation registered in the State of California.
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. 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.
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.
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.
On June 2, 2010, Chris A. Tsuda of San Francisco, California was the Grand Prize winner of the first CBCA Amateur Art Contest.
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.