Some more awesome connecting covers!

vader-down-clay-mann I took a little holiday from articles over the Thanksgiving break. I’m finally out of my turkey and stuffing coma to bring you more cool connecting covers! I know I know you all missed me ... (keep reading)

Mighty Avengers #8 – Mark Bagley – February 2008

Mighty Avengers #8 Hi all, and Welcome Back to a Brand New Covers from the Unknown! Sorry about the week hiatus, but I promise we are back on a weekly schedule once again! (keep reading)

February 2017: DC Comics

super_sons_vol_1_1_textless Brian takes over with his crazy moving image and sound technology and starts by showcasing DC books from the February 2017 catalogue. (keep reading)

CBSI Awards 2016

cbsi-logo-gold As we enter December, we all thought it was time to take a look back at the year we are about to leave behind and reflect on the comics of 2016. (keep reading)

The Unpressable Defects 30

db In this issue ... Everybody's back! (keep reading)

An Introduction

3-venom Welcome all, to CBSI’s new column on original comic art (OA) collecting! I'm Dick, comic collector of over 25 years and OA aficionado since 2011. (keep reading)

70’s Magazines

mad-180-jaws When we think of comic book collecting we think of the regular format, and at times forget that there are hundreds of magazine books out there. (keep reading)

Subject #21 Domino AKA: Neena Thurman

X-Force #11 (2nd App Domino, 3rd App Deadpool) So we’ve all probably realized by now there’s some “confusion” When it comes to Domino’s first appearance. This probably won't make it any easier. New Mutants #98. (keep reading)

Bizarro’s One for 11/30/16

1575915_xl Bizarro is not back. Bizarro wife not cut up credit card when she not see how much me buy of Ninjak #20 1:20 variant with Bizarro JR college fund. (keep reading)

The 5th Week One

1575135_xl One of those slow weeks, but with some very nice surprises. It's not going to be an expensive week, so that's good and most of the books below are there mainly because they look like good reads. (keep reading)

Classic Cover of the Week 11/28/2016

red-dragon-3 A DAY LATE...   TALES FROM THE CRYPT #33 This might be a repeat appearance, but none the less...  Jack Davis cover, also features the Origin of the Crypt Keeper. (keep reading)

Bone, cats, bears, hard boiled!

3d15dfef34da0858aa7ce7a84ad0bbd1_l The Walking Dead continues to have its worst ratings in years. To be honest I can’t figure out why it's not that enjoyable. The writing and characters are all pretty solid. (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 11/29/16

b21e9a1949720be0b712bb6ec2200413_xl Star Wars #1 C2E2 Action Figure Variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: This is the lowest printed Star Wars action figure cover, as raw books are becoming impossible to find. (keep reading)

Black Panther

303659_20140710151507_large Marvel hit a homerun bringing Black Panther to the big screen in Captain America: Civil War and since then his fan base hasn’t stopped getting bigger. (keep reading)

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

brightest_day_14 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)


bengal_supergirl2 If you haven’t heard of Bengal yet… Well, that’s ok, It seems he’s pretty recent to the comic scene. At least here in the states. (keep reading)


thunderbolts_7_checchetto_variant Brian is back with his picks for this week, which include DC's New Talent Showcase #1, Thunderbolts #7 and Gun #1, among a few others. Do you agree? Let him know below … https://youtu. (keep reading)

No Love: Venom

ams-346 This is the week that many have been waiting for: VENOM #1 drops this week!!! (keep reading)

Zatanna vol. 2, #16

Zatanna #16 Even Adam Hughes couldn’t save Zatanna’s 2010 ongoing solo series from ending with #16 to make way for the DC’s company wide New 52 relaunch. (keep reading)

Justice League vs Suicide Squad #1

s-l1600-21 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)

The Crow

51192_20060713195808_large Lately, there has been a lot of chatter about the planned remake of The Crow. The most recent news is that filming is scheduled to begin in January 2017. (keep reading)

Rhode Island Comic Con 2016

unknown 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)

Top 5 Smallest Print Run Venom

venom_space_knight_vol_1_13 With a new Venom series coming up this month, I decided to make a list of Venom issues that might be underrated, by looking at the sales numbers. (keep reading)

Fan Expo Contest Results

champions-1-color As promised here are the results for the contests ... Two of them, one for the best (according to me) mashup suggestion and the other to a random winner. The prize? Fan Expo Vancouver's variant set!!! (keep reading)

Flash Track – Justice League Movie Series

flash-31-1-25-allred-variant 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)

Superman #3 Kenneth Rocafort Variant 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)


277847_20130716151143_large 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)


grreveal 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

pasted-image-0-10 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)

Marvel Vampire Variants

213344_20101020080826_large Welcome Back Everyone and this time we will venture into a Halloween-ish theme for Vantage Point in celebration of everyone’s favorite dress up day. (keep reading)

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

239224_20111130221623_large 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

Deadpool: Back in Black #1 Tyler Kirkham KRS Exclusive 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)

The Random Crossover Collection

crossover header It's been a while since we had one of these, so in order to get it going again, I submit for your approval and/or mockery the madness that is my crossover collection!!! (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)