Real vs Counterfeit

Back in 1982 counterfeit Cerebus #1s were sold to a bunch of comic stores. You can read about one such instance at Roger Owen's blog. He lists the ways to tell a counterfeit from a real, but only has one picture. There was another site that had hi-res pictures, but the hi-res pictures are no longer accessible. So here are some pictures to go along with the descriptions - I've used my two real #1s, both signed by Dave Sim, and the counterfeit #1, also signed by Dave, but as someone else. You can click on the pictures below to see a larger verson of it for close up detail.