No Love: Femme Forgotten Marvel Edition

agents-shield-season-2-cobie-smulders-maria-hill Women in comics are all the rage and rightfully so - they are great characters, powerful figures, and leaders in their own right. (keep reading)

Human Torch Comics 70th Anniversary #1 Variant – Marcos Martin July 2009

human-torch-timely-comics-70th-anniversary-variant-310761562806 Welcome back to Covers from the Unknown and thank for checking back on this Happy Friday! (keep reading)

The Day After Wednesday for 9/29/16

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #12 Cosplay Variant 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)

Image First Issues

Lazarus #1 Issue 1's are always collectible, or so we are told when the company marks on the book All New #1 Collecter's item in big letters. (keep reading)

The Unpressable Defects 21

ninjak-pic In this issue .... Wade's back as a guest, Valiant, new(ish) comics, Civil War and a lot more for over 2 hours and 40 minutes. (keep reading)


Black Cat Mystery #50 20 Weird Tales of the Future #8 Another Bernard Bailey cover. (keep reading)

Subject #15 Crossovers, Team-Up’s and Books Nobody Wants

cbsi_amalgam I despise the practice of "Crossover Events", aka the not so Secret War on your wallet...which is funny because I love when characters team up for a few issues. Last year we had Secret Wars. (keep reading)

The Waiting for Marvel One

Teen Titans Rebirth Some good stuff from DC and a few more comics with possibilities, but more good reads than investments probably ... (keep reading)

Vintage Top 5 for 9/28/16

detective_comics_69 NOT MUCH IN THE WAY OF NEWS THIS WEEK SO WE WILL TAKE A LOOK AT SOME RECENT AUCTION RESULTS 1 Detective Comics #69 No one can deny this is a great cover. (keep reading)

Jason Pearson Cover Checklist

jsc1h 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)

Jason Pearson

ashcan Jason Pearson is one of the greatest artists of his, or any other, generation. (keep reading)

Catwoman Vol.3 #51

catwoman_51_nm Hello fellow CBSI’ers! First, let me explain the purpose of what you’re about to read, you’ll see it’s pretty simple. (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 9/27/16

287943_20131113230744_large Venom #13 1:100 Simonson Sketch variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: Venom team up with X-23, Ghost Rider and Red Hulk. Sounds better than any Fantastic Four movie that Fox could ever produce. (keep reading)

Classic Cover of the Week 9/26/2016

dynamic-comics-11 New Week, New Covers!!   DYNAMIC COMICS #11 No idea who did this cover, but what a strange ass one it is. (keep reading)

Ugly as Sin: An Updated Top 10 of Ugly Covers

fgzii So here I am, peacefully minding my own business, listening to the best comics podcast *insert shameless plug here* and reading about people complaining about how awesome we are at my favorite G+ ... (keep reading)

Dr Who Goes Pop!

4891295-01-re-forbidden-jetpack Apparently Dr. Who likes to swipe album covers as well. But since he is a Doctor he doesn’t swipe hip hop covers or something like that. Dr. (keep reading)

Bill Sienkiewicz Variants

Daredevil: End of Days #8 Bill Sienkiewicz is a legend and, honestly speaking, if the guy never picked up another pencil is a shoe in for the comic book cover art hall of fame (if only there were such a thing!). (keep reading)

COMICO RIDICULOSO – Batman’s Detective Comics #475

tec-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

batmanadventuresblindbox 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)

NOVEMBER ’16 (2/2)

stl022418 New Indies – Where the Sleepers Lie 451 Media Group Red Dog #1 (of 4) – This is being re-solicited. (keep reading)

Hush, Alien Nation, New Warriors, Ken Landgraf & Crazy Jane!

254149-18692-110476-3-wizard-the-comics Wizard 0 Wizard is the comic gift that keeps on giving. I continually find little nuggets of gold within it’s pages and I don’t just mean stuff to speculate on! (keep reading)

The Beginning of a Collection: T-Shirts!!!

img_3587 User Merlin tells us about his first steps into a branch of collecting we don't hear that much about: comic t-shirts!!! I started collecting comic book t-shirts relatively recently. (keep reading)

How to Properly Pack a Comic for Shipping

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


New_Teen_Titans_Vol_1_2 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

Art by Philippe Cazamayou 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)

Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention August 21, 2016

These were the non-bulge cosplay variants. This time, Chris Hernandez takes us on a trip to the LACBSFC ... Took me a while to upload it, but thanks a lot Chris (and Khoi for editing it)! (keep reading)

FAN EXPO CANADA: Second Set Contest

COMIC-BATMAN-ADVENTURES-FE-12 Time to give away the 2nd Fan Expo Canada variant set offered by the very kind Fan Expo organizers. (keep reading)

Fan Expo Canada

COMIC-BATMAN-ADVENTURES-FE-12 We must be doing something right because after the feature and contest we run on the Fan Expo Texas / Orlando Megacon variants, they decided to come back to us to do the same for their Fan Expo ... (keep reading)

Batman: Harley Quinn

Batman_-_Harley_Quinn_1 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

GalleryComics_1900x900_20140122_KATAN_1_52c745149232e5.00086618 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

Store_Victus1 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)

Breaking News. Thor: Ragnarok (Hulk #92)

16 - 1 My son found this earlier this morning on a SDCC feed on Instagram (@thesuperherocrew). (keep reading)

Deadly Class Keys

#12 Opena Variant Classy! Deadly Keys ... The Deadly Class Key Issues! (keep reading)

Marvel Divided

Deadpool #1 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

PointOneVariant04 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……

spoiler_alert_300_w2[1] 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)

CBCS vs CGC Gap Analysis

Walking-Dead-1-CGC-9.8-Black-Label-Front-Cover Data Provided by: Scott Robertson There has been an ongoing controversy at CGC for the last 5 weeks. (keep reading)

Silver vs Modern

Black Widow #1 J. Scott Campbel 1:100 Variant 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)


1st App Alana, Marko, The Will, and The Lying Cat 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)

Black Widow, Alex Maleev, Artgerm & Juan Doe

Punisher #3 Alex Maleev 1:50 Variant Thanks everyone for the positive feedback! Keep it coming (negative is ok too!). Black Widow (Vol. 6) #3 J.G. Jones 1:50 Variant Print Run: Appx. 562 I like Jones for the most part. (keep reading)

Sirens, Superwomen and Snow Bikini Blondes!

hqorigin Did that headline get your attention? :D What’s up guys. Been a while since I did a brain dump… Let’s get right to what you all came for then! (keep reading)

The Pandora’s Box of the Watchmen’s Rebirths

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

Batman, Superman and the Justice League Turn 100 in Brazil

liga-100-panini Hi everyone,this week we’ll head to Brazil and go back to March 2011 for some exclusive covers published by Panini Brazil. (keep reading)

The J. Scott Campbell Interview

Psylocke sketch finished 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

uncannyx-men168 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

image 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

967857 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)

Arthur Adams’ Cover Recreations

Captain America Annual #8 I have been trying to stay away from sketchbooks lately ... They are not cheap and they don't have a story, but I find them fascinating: process, commissions, black and white covers, ... (keep reading)