Superman & Bugs Bunny #1 – April 2004

Happy Friday ladies and gentlemen!  Welcome back to Covers from the Unknown!  So, simple question....are we all very excited about the Looney Tunes - DC crossovers?? either. (keep reading)

Collector Spotlight – Dave W

Hi everyone, please join me today in welcoming renown Hulk collector Dave W! (keep reading)

Solar Flare by James Haick & Branko Jovanovic

We live in the age of ever-changing technology. (keep reading)

The Unpressable Defects 42

In this issue .... Rare variants, ASM300, Jenny Frison, Rebirth variants and much more!!! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

Subject #28 TV and Film Speculation 2017

What’s up party people. It’s been a while… Truth is, i haven’t had much in the way of inspiration and even less happening in comics that seemed worth writing about. (keep reading)

The Dell’Otto vs Takeda One

One book to rule the week If you could only choose one comic book to buy from all the new comics being released this Wednesday, what would it be? We ask the staff here at ComicBookInvest. (keep reading)

A look at Batman’s sales

I am hijacking your column this week, Stein, sorry about that, but it's for the greater good (the greater good!). (keep reading)


In the past, my posts have focused on the big two; well, I want to buck that trend and go Indie on you. No, not Image, I’m talking super Indie, Arcana and the title Ant in particular. (keep reading)

Classic Cover of the Week 2/20/17

New Week, New Cover JUNIOR #11 Al Feldstein did the entire or at least most of these covers in the run.  Each being more fantastically good girl than the last. (keep reading)


Marvel and Gabrielle Dell'Otto run away from the rest of the pack this week. Yet, Batman and Lobo refuse to be left out as they make their appearance in JLA #1. (keep reading)

Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2

This time around I don’t see a big jump coming for any character like we saw for Groot, Starlord or Rocket but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t speculate! (keep reading)

Newer Price Variants

Newsstand Price Variants from the 90's and 2000's do exist. These books are much rarer than their direct market counterparts. (keep reading)

Super Sons #1

Seems that most comic shops seem to have gotten tired of their own variants. (keep reading)

Tales from the Flipside #2

In this issue the guys talk about: Watchmen, Paul's problems, Funko Pops (as the audience suggested) and much more!!! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

Panini Comics France’s 20th Anniversary’s Exclusive Covers part 2 (of 3)

Here's the second part of the article about all the exclusive covers published by Panini Comics France for its 20th Anniversary...If you missed the first part, don't worry, you can still read it here. (keep reading)

Street Fighter & A Few Classics

Hey everybody! Time for another set of beautiful cover swipes! Let’s get right to it! (keep reading)

Transformers UK #113 (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Character ?)

  Granted this has been discussed before on BleedingCool and other blogs as a sleeper 1st appearance, the subject of this spec isn't anything new necessarily. (keep reading)

Breaking News: ShaunCon 2017 (A Celebration of Freedom and Comics)

The Unpressable Defects would like to announce that after the success of the Unpressable Defects podcast. (keep reading)

JLI … 30 years later!

Justice League #1 30 years later and still an amazing read. In a time of Watchmen and Dark Knights, this run dared do the unthinkable: be fun and funny at the same time. (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 2/1/17

Poe Dameron #10 Immonen 40th Anniversary Variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: I can honestly say that I thought all these 40th anniversary variants would be garbage, but this one is definitely ... (keep reading)

Dave Stevens Covers

Hadn't done this in a while and I thought it was a nice way of paying tribute to another one of those artists that left us way too early and, unfortunately, with not the biggest body of work. (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)

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)

Batman and Robin Adventures #21

Welcome back to our weekly article! (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)


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)