The Umbrella Academy: An Honest Review

Passable, very enjoyable at times, but still not my Academy. So I start my morning at 5:35AM in the Dunkin Donuts drive through. (keep reading)

The Usual Suspects #35

Welcome back for another edition of The Usual Suspects. (keep reading)

Dollar Bin Digging 24

      Catwoman #83 If you follow my Instagram, this one will not come as a surprise as I just found this one this past weekend. (keep reading)

Beautiful Disaster

    Beautiful Disaster   Greetings from the desert fellow CBSI members. (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 2/20/19

Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #1 1:10 Way Variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: Looks like the show on Netflix is receiving good reviews, and the sales have reflected that. (keep reading)


Our friends at GOLDEN APPLE COMICS have a special for the highly anticipate release of Detective Comics #1000 this March. (keep reading)

#CBSIBOLO List For NCBD 2/20/19

  What Is The #CBSIBOLO List?   The Bolo List was created, initially, as an Instagram exclusive piece of content I dubbed comics cliff notes. (keep reading)

Covering The Spread 42: The Other Guys

Welcome back comic book investors to another Covering The Spread. (keep reading)

ISSUE #43: For the Love of Crom

  Welcome back, CBSI, to another fresh issue of Cover Tunes. I’m especially excited about this week and I hope you agree. (keep reading)

The Wednesday One 02/20/19

Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 02/20/19 This is a big week with some good hunting to be had. Tons of reads. (keep reading)

Beard Hunter, Kill them All, Aliens, Interceptor and More!

     Brendan Fraiser might be a little long in the tooth but I sure was wrong on his casting as Cliff Steele, Robotman.  What a refreshing first episode for an ensemble Superhero show.  Mr. (keep reading)

Tales from the Flipside #56

In this issue .... A GIVEAWAY, special guest host, pickups that will make you cry, Z on Twitter and more! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)


I want to take a second and thank everyone who purchased a copy of our Knights of the Golden Sun Variant. As most of you know, 2.00 from each book went to the St. Jude Children's Hospital. (keep reading)

Aristocrats of War #18 – When Grey-Tones Came to Town

  Well, after a 1 week hiatus I am glad to be back. (aka The real job sent me traveling with my seabag.) So let’s get on with this weeks article. (keep reading)

Indie Spotlight Series 18

  Hello everyone and welcome back to Indie Spotlight Series. This week there is a ton of good stuff releasing, so let's waste no time and jump right in. (keep reading)

The Walker Report Feb 17

  Happy Monday!     Wars upon the Stars! Star Wars #42 1980 Lots of reasons to love this book, including the first comic book appearance of Boba Fett. (keep reading)

Weekly Picks for New Comic Books Releasing February 20, 2019

In new comic books hitting shelves this week, the Legion of Doom returns as the history of the Legionnaires Club is revealed in Justice League #18. (keep reading)

Half the Battle in Disguise!

  A couple of weeks ago I brought up a particular G.I.Joe TPB that sold well on eBay. Mentioning it got me thinking about the toys and cartoons of my childhood, particularly G.I. (keep reading)

The Reading Pile #23

Want to know why I think reading The Walking Dead, these days, is like listening to a lot of Rolling Stones’ albums? (keep reading)

CBSI HOT 10 BREAKDOWN : 2/17/2019

Welcome to another CBSI HOT 10 Breakdown. Here we will aim to bring you video accompaniment for CBSI’s most popular feature : THE HOT 10. (keep reading)

CBSI Knights of the Golden Sun #1 Variant MeWe Giveaway

Want to win a free Knights of the Golden Sun #1 CBSI Variant?? (keep reading)


Thanks to everyone who got in on the SLAB CITY COMICS Rejected Variants Giveaway contest! (keep reading)

Winter Lessons Learned

  Greetings and jamutations Tin Hatters! The bi-weekly Tin Foil Spec returns for it’s monthly self audit. What’s scarier? Tin Foil audit or an IRS audit? (keep reading)

The Weekend After Wednesday for 2/16/19

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

First You May Have Missed: Dash Rendar

This article is one I have been trying to write for months now. (keep reading)


CBSI Comics is proud to announce our KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN SUN #1 Variant with stunning cover art by Mauricio Villarreal SOLD OUT! Thank you so much for your interest in our exclusive variant. (keep reading)

Livestream Recapping the Week’s Hottest New Comic Books for 2/13/19

Join Jack (AKA Mr. Bolo) and Brian each Thursday night as they discuss the week's hottest comic book releases and recap the BOLO (Be on the Lookout) List for new comic books. (keep reading)

CBSI Flashback: The Umbrella Academy

  *** ORIGINALLY POSTED JULY 8, 2017 ***   The Umbrella Academy     Normally you only get to stop by the great city once a week, but with the news that dropped ... (keep reading)

Subterranean by Design: A look into the future of grading…

  Greetings from the desert fellow CBSI members. Roughly once a quarter, I am going to bring you a new segment titled Clint’s Corner. (keep reading)

CBSI GOES TO MeWe : A Simple How To Guide for MeWe

If you have not already heard, the rumors are true. G+ and all affiliated CBSI Pages on G+ are going away April 2nd, 2019. (keep reading)


The buzz of the day is the announcement that Hulu has ordered 4 animated series including Dazzler & Tigra, Howard the Duck, M.O.D.O.K. and Hit Monkey. (keep reading)

50 Is The Magic Number For Darkhawk, Ms. Marvel

      Ah, Darkhawk. The Marvel character certainly has his fans…and his detractors. (keep reading)


  There are two types of speculators: those who lead and those who follow. (keep reading)


1 Gamora #2 Francesco Mattina 1:25 Variant WRITER: Nicole Perlman ARTIST: Marco Checchetto This book kept rising and rising, all the way up to $900 back in December for ... (keep reading)

Collector Conversation – Steven Morger

  Hi everyone, today we’re proud to present the following conversation that my buddy Alex and I had with Steven Morger at STGCC 2018! (keep reading)

OYL FLASHBACK: Chess and Checchetto

  *** ORIGINALLY POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2017 ***   "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anyone? (keep reading)

Con Recon Dealer Summary

    As a dealer, my aim is to give you all unbiased raw data and observations for each show I attend as a dealer. (keep reading)

Marvel 50th Anniversary Variants

Deadpool v3 #45 Variant Welcome back to another Run Recap!  This week we take a look at Marvel's 2011 50th Anniversary Run.  Not the highest point in Marvel print runs, most of these books simply do not exist right now. (keep reading)

overlooked and EVAPORATING harley Quinn comics

As we wrap up another year of comic speculation and investing I wanted to squeeze out a final commentary on our hobby... unfortunately I'm just not up for that. (keep reading)

Prejudice Breeds Emptiness

  *** Warning, this comic is for mature audiences! *** Prejudice Breeds Emptiness…   Happy 2019 fellow CBSI members! I trust your Holiday Seasons were memorable. (keep reading)

Top 25 Golden Age Christmas Covers

Check out the Top 25 Golden Age Christmas covers and this awesome video from Simpleman's comics:   https://youtu. (keep reading)

Flashback Friday: The Batman Who Laughs 

  *** ORIGINALLY POSTED DECEMBER 6, 2017 ***   Sigh... Let's do this Batman Who Laughs thing and get it over with... (keep reading)

Week 55

  This week instead of Batwoman, because I'm sure you're all sick to death of that by now, I thought I'd reward folks with a genuine fan favorite character... Power Girl! (keep reading)

SPEC ALERT : Blue Beetle film!

DC has announced they are developing a new Latino superhero film starring the Blue Beetle(Jaime Reyes) . (keep reading)

ISSUE #2 – Who Are You?


Donny Cates

  *** Strong Language Advisory ***   It’s hard to believe that over the short span of only five or six years, Donny Cates has become such a writing juggernaut in comics, but ... (keep reading)


1 Captain America's Weird Tales # 74 Classic Red Skull cover. 2 of these have come to market this week alone.  As I write this, a 4.5 is just shy of $7,000.00 on Ebay. (keep reading)


** ORIGINALLY POSTED: DECEMBER 7, 2016 **   With Kate Bishop's All New (again) Hawkeye series getting ready to drop.... What? You didn’t know there was a new Hawkeye series? (keep reading)


Voting has officially ended for the 2nd round of the CBSI WRITER WARS. On behalf of the entire Comicbookinvest. (keep reading)


Congratulations to the top 4 from this round of the CBSI WRITER WARS!! (keep reading)

Who’s Afraid of Ghosts?

“The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way” Dale Carnegie Who’s Afraid of Ghosts?   Greetings from the desert fellow CBSI members. (keep reading)

Con Recon Dealer Summary

    As a dealer, my aim is to give you all unbiased raw data and observations for each show I attend as a dealer. (keep reading)

All German Edition

Welcome to an all German edition of Foreign Delicacies! It's been too long since the last time I posted something but life just seems to keep getting in the way. (keep reading)

Yasmine Putri Cover Gallery & Checklist

Yasmine Putri has been on and off the radar for a while now. Remember that Carnage #3 variant? (keep reading)

Classic Cover of the Week 9/9/2018

New Week, New Covers!!     Cinderella Love #25 Often over shadowed by the Seven Seas run, this Matt Baker cover stands among the greatest romance covers of all time. (keep reading)

Here come the knock-offs!

Haven't done one of these in a while so bear with me while I struggle to remain coherent ... (keep reading)

After Action Report September 3, 2018

Sit-Rep September 3, 2018I Hope that everyone is having a safe and fun-filled Labor Day weekend. It has been pretty quite on the comic front. (keep reading)


Kevin Eastman grew up in a small town in Maine and discovered comics at a young age on a spinner rack in his local drugstore. (keep reading)

Batman (2016) #50: The Wedding

Four weeks to go and the Batman #50 store exclusives start appearing all over the place. Thought I would get started early as there are probably going to be dozens of these. (keep reading)

Sadjunk’s Bin Dive

It’s been so long since I’ve done one of these comics on a budget columns. That’s on me. (keep reading)

Covers from the Unknown – Guardians of the Galaxy #25 (2008 Series) – 1:15 Skottie Young Variant

It's been a while, but thanks for checking back to Covers from the Unknown!  Today, I jump right into a Thanos, and Guardians of the Galaxy variant you may be unaware of! (keep reading)

Fraser Campbell

You thought I had forgotten about this section, right? It's just a matter of time, but when there's a chance to do it, I will!!! This week (year? (keep reading)


  1 Adam Hughes Current: Vampirella, Batgirl & The Birds of Prey Upcoming: Red Sonja/Tarzan, The Magic Order Hot Cover: Dirty Pair: Run From the Future ... (keep reading)

Getting Ahead of the Variant Market

young-x-men-9 Recently on the G+ board I posted about the practice of getting ahead of the comic market. This means moving on a book priced low before it pops. (keep reading)

Live from Mojoworld — Jessica Jones Season 2 Review

jessica-jones-illustration *Spoilers* I feel like fans of the skeptical sleuth have been let down by the latest Jessica Jones installment. (keep reading)


If you don’t already know who Jeremy Bastian is, do yourself a favor and look up some of his artwork after you read this interview. (keep reading)

There may be “HOPE” for Cable and Deadpool

Greetings CBSI! Deadpool 2 coming fast! Marvel doing things with Hope in the current Cable run about the same time as Deadpool 2 hits theatres? (keep reading)

Black Panther (Vol.4) #35

You’d be surprised to know how many relevant issues and/or covers (even though known by many people) tend to stay hidden in the longboxes and can be had for next to nothing. (keep reading)

Horror, Indy and ‘The Wall’ Books To Try and Find

Thanks again to everyone that reads and comments.  Comments are great.  People who comment sometimes get free stuff (hint, hint) onto the first ghosts of 2018! (keep reading)

Doomsday Clock: Revisiting the Charlton Universe

I have to admit it, I just love when one of you sends out an article out of the blue and this is no exception. Thanks to matthewc72 for this bit of all-new, yet classic, spec info! (keep reading)

No. 1 With a Bullet Advance Review

If you read my Previews Reviews article a couple of weeks ago, you might remember I had No. 1 With a Bullet as a maybe ... (keep reading)

Barbara Gordon vs Cassandra Cain

I'm sure you've read by now "Batgirl" is getting her own film... I mean, how could you not. The big questions at this point is which of the many version of Batgirl we'll see on the big screen. (keep reading)

San Diego 2017: The Sketchbooks

San Diego is coming and it's not only about exclusives, there's also the sketchbooks that you will be able to find at the Artist Alley. (keep reading)

Donny Cates @ HeroesCon 2017

This year marked the 35th Anniversary of HeroesCon in Charlotte North Carolina. This is your favorite creator's favorite convention. (keep reading)


Another week another set of hip hop covers! (keep reading)

A look at Locke & Key’s Numbers …

I was thinking about doing Deadpool today, but curiosity had me looking up some indies and I was really surprised at what I found. (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)

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)

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)