Week 26

Dan Brereton is an artist/painter that many comic fans might not be aware of. He's worked for the big two as well as publishers that have long gone extinct. (keep reading)

Weekly Picks Video for New Comic Books Releasing May 23, 2018

We reach the Strange Loop story arc finale in Batgirl, Titan Comics brings us a direct tie in to the Dark Souls game re-releasing on Nintendo Switch, and T’Challa discovers Wakanda is much bigger ... (keep reading)

Comic De-SPEC-tive v1.6

Double-Sized Spectacular   So usually when you hear the term scraping the bottom of the barrel, it means that you've hit the mark of desperation, resorting to actually scraping the remnants ... (keep reading)

Wizard World Philadelphia Haul!

Hello CBSI! I do these videos for you! Just got home from Wizard World Philadelphia and figured I would get this haul video out as soon as possible. Hope you enjoy! (keep reading)

The Unpressable Defects 105

In this issue ... Really late with this, so I am just going to assume it's the best episode yet!!!! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

Classic Cover of the Week 5/20/2018

New Week, New Covers!!   Gangsters Can't Win #2 A different take on the classic skull cover.  This one published by DS Publishing seems all but a ghost on the market. (keep reading)


Introducing the CBSI WRITER WARS   What are the CBSI Writer Wars?   A contest for all of #CBSInation to get a chance not only to get published on the ComicBookInvest. (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)

First You May Have Missed Phyla-Vell

Welcome back guys and im pretty excited about todays First You May Have Missed. This one will focus on Captain Marvel!!! No not that captain marvel....no not that one either....ok quasar!!!!! (keep reading)

The Weekend After Wednesday for 5/19/18

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)

Market Report – May 2018 Heritage Signature Auction (Part 1)

  Hi all, let’s go through highlights from HA’s Signature Auction on 10-12 May 2018! (keep reading)


dc-universe-batman On Free Comic Book Day, I had the pleasure of meeting and sitting down with Shawn Crystal at Starbase 1552 Comics in Franklin, Tennessee. (keep reading)

Polychromatic Paragon

nick-fury-cover I don't think people were put here to be happy. I think if you decide to be an artist or a writer, you automatically accept the responsibility of being alone. (keep reading)

Doom Patrol, Kamala Khan, Jessica jones and More!

I am almost done with my special on video game comics I promise!  In the meantime here's a quick one... (keep reading)

Issue #6: Some Staples of Comic-land

saga-18-staples Greeting, again, from Music City, my friends! So… who’s ready for 1000 different Spider-Man #800 covers? What, no hands? (keep reading)

The Wednesday One 05/16/18

Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 05/16/18 Another week and this one is slow. I don't like any of the spec this week, but there are some really great covers. (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 5/15/18

all-new-marvel-now-point-one-1-175-mcniven-variant All-New Marvel Now Point One #1 1:75 McNiven Variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: I had a hard time decided on this book or Captain Marvel #17 2nd print, but Point One is considerably more ... (keep reading)

Checklist updates + Bonus madness!!!

Just a reminder that checklists are now being published directly and without warning on their new home: https://checklists.comicbookinvest. (keep reading)

Amazing Spider-Man #800 Store Exclusives

Crazy times when it comes to variants ... We're nowhere near variant avalanches of the past (DKIII and Harley Quinn Rebirth, I am looking at you! (keep reading)

JUDGE DREDD Mattina Virgin Cover Scott’s Collectables Variant Contest

Alright CBSI Nation, we are back with another awesome offering from SCOTT'S COLLECTABLES !! This time around I am happy to be able to offer up this savage Judge Dredd with art by Francesco Mattina. (keep reading)


Most of you know we recently ran a contest for ASM Dell Otto Variants gifted to CBSI by Scotts Collectables   FIRST PLACE :  longballburrell   SECOND PLACE: ... (keep reading)


  1 BATMAN #121 Tough to find in any grade, from one of the toughest periods in DC's history has this book coming in white hot...or cold??  Either way this book is a scorcher! (keep reading)

Tales from the Flipside #33

In this issue .... The boys talk sports collectibles sales figures, eBay coupons, Batman Ninja (#1 on Deno's Christmas list), and about the new CBSI website and articles Language warning! (keep reading)


We have all been victim to, or heard of bad shipping that results in either a Christmas Miracle, or destroyed comic; and it's often the latter. (keep reading)


This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to be invited up to the OLD SCHOOL COMIC SHOW put on by Little Giant Comics. (keep reading)

RUN RECAP: The Amazing Spider-Man

Welcome to the first issue of Run Recap.  A simple overview of a given run with all the important 1st Appearances and Key issues you should be aware 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)

All Preacher Edition of Foreign Delicacies

preacher-19-virgin-variant Welcome to an all Preacher edition of Foreign Delicacies! (keep reading)

The Not10 Way to Make Money in Comics

cash-grab-plan-a-templates   Not too long ago, I was confronted by a misguided fan with the “facts” that CBSI is a business and that we are making money hand over fist, usually to the tune of exploiting someone. (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)

Not Every Variant Needs a Virgin Cover!

Sorry, but it's true. I don't know about most people, but who wants to pay a premium for a cover that looks worst without the trade dressing it was designed for. (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).....now 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)

Bendis Switches Sides, Goes DC!

After 18 years and having written every character ever at Marvel, it was announced today that Brian Michael Bendis has signed a DC exclusive to start in the near future. (keep reading)

December 2017: Marvel

In this video I provide my picks for Marvel comic books that are releasing in December that you can pre-order now in the month of October. By doing so, you can save 20%-50% off the cover price. (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)


News broke yesterday that Venom’s ex-wife Ann Weying will be appearing in Sony’s Venom film. For fans that don’t know Anne became She-Venom in the Pages of Venom: Sinner takes all #2. (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)


1 Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #5 Joe Quesada 1:250 Sketch Variant WRITER: Dan Slott ARTIST: Adam Kubert Forgot about this one? (keep reading)

Sadjunk went crazy! Look at all these comic books!

Short and sweet folks. For anyone who's confused about the motives of my column: I collect books based on what I like. And what I share here is based on my picks and that's it. (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)


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)

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)

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)

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)

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)


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)

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)


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

http://baltimorecomiccon.com/   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)

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)


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)

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)