Connecting Wars

No new Hip Hop covers this week so I’ll go back to connecting covers. (keep reading)

Batman Rebirth #1 – Forbidden Planet Variant by Guillem March

Welcome back Ladies and Gentlemen! It is another episode of Covers from the Unknown! (keep reading)

Affordable Art – January 2017

Welcome back everyone, this week we’ll focus on OA that can be purchased for $250 or less! (keep reading)

The Unpressable Defects 37

In this issue ..... One per store variants: WWE #1, Curse Words #1 and Mighty Captain Marvel #1, Gary Busey and much more!!! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

Whitman DC Variants (part 2)

I wanted to follow-up on last weeks DC Whitman Variants, as there are some other hard to find books during this time other than the Big 8. (keep reading)


After our last contest went south we needed to take a break and go back to a store we know and trust: JJ's Comics. (keep reading)

The Extra Variantey One

Lots of awesome variants this week, so if you are a collector or a flipper, it will be busy. (keep reading)

Bizarro’s One for 1/18/17

Bizarro am not back to end new year. So few cover Bizarro love so am telling people not to buy this week. (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 1/18/17

Ms Marvel #2 Molina Variant Ms. Marvel #2 1:50 Molina Variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: This book nearly broke a G raw!!! That’s quite amazing, and worthy of the number one spot this week. (keep reading)

Classic Cover of the Week 1/16/2016

So for this MLK day, instead of the usual lay out, I am going to spotlight some of the art of Matt Baker. Baker was the first African American Comic Book Artist. (keep reading)

Weekly Picks For Comic Books Releasing January 18, 2017

Brian takes a look at this week's picks and it looks like a great week for Marvel's incentive variant collectors. Alex Ross, J. Scott Campbell, Francesco Mattina and lots more ... (keep reading)

Of Darksabers, Supernovas, Marches & Monster Hunters

There’s no rhyme or reason this week, speculators. (keep reading)

Subject #26 Birds of Prey

Originally I had planned to do a write-up on Oracle but it turned into more a rant on the Batman Animated Killing Joke. Instead I thought something slightly less confrontational  was in order. (keep reading)

Pantalena’s JL/SS #1 Variants: The Facts

We ran a promo contest for these variants a while ago but they haven't been released yet (even though they were supposed to come out 3 weeks ago) so we started wondering why. (keep reading)

New Mutants Movie Speculation: A Franchise Begins

The New Mutants were always a bit of an odd bunch. They fell somewhere between the Power Pack and the X-Men for most Marvel fans, but had a damn good run thanks to Claremont, Sienkiewicz and Simonson. (keep reading)

Panini Comics France’s 20th Anniversary’s Exclusive Covers

During 2017, Panini Comics France will release not one, not two, but 20 (yes, 20 !) exclusive covers to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. (keep reading)

Batman and Robin Adventures #21

Welcome back to our weekly article! (keep reading)

Top 5 Opeña Variants with the Lowest Print Run

Jerome Opeña is getting everybody's attention with his work on Seven to Eternity and while we all hope he stays on the series forever, it's always fun to see artists doing Big Two characters. (keep reading)

Dave Johnson

Here's our first guest writer on Creator Spotlight and it's none other than accustomfigures who takes a step forward and tells us about Rev. (keep reading)

2016: A year in sketchbooks

Artists seem to have abandoned the sketchbook format lately in favor of squarebound artbooks and that's kind of sad. (keep reading)

Christmas / Holiday Themed Comics

As promised, canadiancomicguy takes us on a journey through his Christmas comic collection ... and just in time to get all of us in the holidays spirit! Thanks CCG and Happy Holidays everyone!!! (keep reading)

Superman Adventures #66

Critics and fans laude DC for their animated movies and TV shows. When successful properties cross back over into comics, investors and collectors notice (i.e. Batman Adventures #12). (keep reading)

Lee Bermejo Variant Covers

Lee Bermejo has been an active comic book artist since the late 90s. Bermejo’s style immediately made an impact on the industry which has led to his continued and increasing workload in 2016. (keep reading)

February 2017: Marvel

After taking on the DC section, Brian takes a look at the Marvel part of Previews. (keep reading)

Sad Junk went into a comic shop, you won’t believe what happened next!

All right guys, it is time for a super extra-long edition of bargain picks. A number of folks are picking books based on covers. So here's a selection of books using that criteria. (keep reading)

No Love: Venom

This is the week that many have been waiting for: VENOM #1 drops this week!!! (keep reading)

Justice League vs Suicide Squad #1

I was kinda hoping to do one of these for a Marvel series, but they don't seem to be very interesting ... Other than the Dell'Otto covers I am not really feeling the rest. (keep reading)

Rhode Island Comic Con 2016

Adam Cormack continues with his highly glamorous life as CBSI's interstatal convention agent ... Want to know what he thought about Rhode Island Comic Con? Read on!!! (keep reading)

Flash Track – Justice League Movie Series

Justice League Movie Series Part 3 Flash Track 1st Appearance - Flash Comics #1 1st Silver Age Appearance - Showcase #4 Joined Justice League - Brave and the Bold #28 [gallery ... (keep reading)

Superboy (Jonathan Samuel Kent)

As promised and after the warm-up with some good ol' classics, it's time to check and see what you all think about newer characters, starting with the new Superboy: Jonathan Samuel Kent, and not ... (keep reading)


So after the PCH list, I figured I would try a shorter Crime list, then maybe others depending the success. I went with 30 as I do not know nearly enough to do a top 50. (keep reading)


We can finally reveal the colour and B & W cover for what was our 1st joint venture into the variant world as a team. (keep reading)

Selling at a Con

With the addition of the CBSI Local G+ Community, I thought that this article would be prudent to write for anyone else selling books. (keep reading)

Hughes, JSC, Jim Lee, Dell’Otto, Molina … and Doritos?

Here is another round of HTF books! Uncharted #1 Adam Hughes 1:10 Variant Appx. Print Run: 617 Appx. (keep reading)

The Day After Wednesday for 10/6/16

Want to know which books from yesterday’s new deliveries are already heating up and which ones are cooling? Here’s a “Day After Wednesday” list that we hope will help! (keep reading)

Jason Pearson Cover Checklist

Like all top cover artists, Jason Pearson can deliver a great cover that catches your eye. Like all top cover artists, Jason Pearson takes as much times as necessary to get the work done. (keep reading)

COMICO RIDICULOSO – Batman’s Detective Comics #475

How the hell can a comic be overrated and underrated at the same time? Let me try to get there. Without opening the comic. Don’t hate me. (keep reading)

Batman Adventures #12 Comic Con Box

Hello, and welcome back to another One Year later! This week we take a look at a monthly subscription service that offered a reprint of Harley Quinn's very first appearance, Batman Adventures #12. (keep reading)

How to Properly Pack a Comic for Shipping

This week, Mr Brian Wood talks to us about his technique to pack comics. Thanks Brian!!! (keep reading)


We will be looking at what has happened to the market in the week following the announcement of the #1 book. (keep reading)

Monica Ain’t Sorry

Sometimes you’re such a world-owning sassy babe that people can’t help but bite your style. Multiple times, even right down to your name. Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? (keep reading)

Baltimore Comic Con 2016   This Labor Day weekend a large contingent of CBSI members will be converging in Maryland for the 2016 Baltimore Comic Con. (keep reading)

Batman: Harley Quinn

If you haven't seen Suicide Squad then you are lucky because your weekend wasn't ruined. This poorly cut film is the latest from WB/DC and it struggles mightily. (keep reading)

Katana’s Tip of the Sword

Time for another guest-writer, this time it's Tim S with some info nobody's talking about but is really interesting ... Thanks Tim!!! (keep reading)

Victus #1-4 By Tyrell Cannon

I am going to do something a little different this week. I am not going to write about a book being released on Wednesday. (keep reading)

Marvel Divided

This summer has been all about DC Rebirth, prompting many speculators to believe DC had Marvel on the canvas. But then, seemingly out of nowhere, came Riri Williams. (keep reading)

Hot Fiyah Spec: Marvel Champions

There has been a huge resurgence in Marvel speculation the past few weeks thanks to movie rumors and a few new series being announced for the Fall. (keep reading)

Time To Hunt: Walking Dead #156 The Death Of……

Draw your own conclusions on what this means and what kind of bearing it will have on the book's popularity or speculation value. (keep reading)

Silver vs Modern

You never want to start a conversation with, ‘I hope this doesn’t offend you’, so I won’t say that. I will say that what is about to follow WILL offend someone, and I’m ok with that. (keep reading)


One of the most frequent questions by all collectors in this hobby is “What’s the next comic book to shoot up in value? (keep reading)

The Pandora’s Box of the Watchmen’s Rebirths

Some monster news was leaked about Rebirth this past weekend. (keep reading)

The J. Scott Campbell Interview

I know you're probably really bored of talking about it, but how did you get into comics? I was actually quite a big fan of this gentleman right here, Arthur Adams. (keep reading)

Kristen Gudsnuk’s Top 5 Covers

Off the top of my head, I really love the cover to Uncanny X-Men 168: I actually met the inker of this cover, Bob Wiacek, at a convention this year and freaked out at him because I love this run ... (keep reading)

Preaching to the choir: A Review of the Preacher Pilot

Friday night at Wondercon in Downtown Los Angeles I got a chance to slide in to see the Preacher pilot with two good friends. (keep reading)

Meat on the Bone: J.Scott Campbell Edition

J. Scott Campbell and his variant covers are the closest things to gold right now in the comic industry. Nobody commands the prices that his variants are receiving right now. (keep reading)