Mark Hamill Is Helping Fans Spot Fake Signatures

Monday, 28 December 2015 - 7:59PM
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Monday, 28 December 2015 - 7:59PM
Mark Hamill Is Helping Fans Spot Fake Signatures
In case you didn't know already, Mark Hamill is firmly on Team Light Side. The actor best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy (and now The Force Awakens), but also well-known for voicing the Joker for two decades in various Batman cartoons and video games, has taken to his twitter account to aid fans who may be duped into buying false autographs of his. 

It began when a fan tweeted Hamill a photo of an autographed Black Pearl comic, asking if it was real. Hamill responded, "With so many forgeries out there, I'm happy to tell you that this one is REAL. Enjoy!" With that, the floodgates opened, and loads of fans began sending pics of their autographed merch to the actor to authenticate. And since he's a real life hero, he obliged on way more of them than anyone would have expected. 

After answering about a dozen or so inquiries, a fan asked Hamill why he was still responding to fans' requests. "Because I owe it to all true fans to protect them from being victimized by dishonest dealers! #FightFraud #FansRule," he replied. He also issued a series of tips on how to spot his real signature and gave examples, using the hashtag #BeatTheDealers to drive home his point. He also pointed out that he often likes to include what he calls corny jokes on his autographs, adding a personal touch beyond just writing his name.

Below is a selection of some of Hamill's tweets, including his tips on spotting forgeries and some of his best jokes.

















Hamill's last tweet on the subject stated that instead of constantly retweeting everyone, he'll just "like" the real autographs that are sent his way. So if you have a Mark Hamill autograph you're curious about, send it along to him and maybe he'll like it!
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