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)

Artist Spotlight – Jim Starlin

Hi everyone, today we’re saluting the transcendently-talented Jim Starlin! (keep reading)

The Day After Wednesday for 4/27/17

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 1:25 One

A priori, not the best of weeks if you are looking for a good read ... (keep reading)

C2E2, Chicago, April 21 – 23, 2017

This week, we travel to Chicago and C2E2, courtesy of our resident valiantophile, AC, who seems to have enjoyed it ... Thanks AC!!! Hello CBSI! This is AC, back again like Jason... (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 4/25/17

  Redneck Ashcan Variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: People are paying over $50 for this ashcan!!! (keep reading)

Weekly picks for comic books releasing April 26, 2017

Superman Reborn Aftermath continues in Action Comics #978 this week. The Button story continues in Flash #21. There’s a new Scarlet Spider. (keep reading)

Of Korvac, sneepers, Carmen Sandiego and more …

Giant Sized Defenders Annual 3 First Appearance of Korvac If I’m speculating on who Rosenbaum is playing in GOTG 2 my money is on Korvac. (keep reading)

Media, Spec Sites Identify Appearance of Wrong Character in GoTG

Contains minimal spoilers for GotG, so if you want to go see it without any knowledge, don't continue reading, but there's probably something that needs to be set right and Jason is on the case!!! (keep reading)

Secret Wars #4 – Hastings Variant by Greg Land – September 2015

Welcome back to Covers from the Unknown, this week a Saturday Edition! Today I give you a Hastings variant that I own simply because it is a Planet/World War Hulk variant that is relatively unknown. (keep reading)

Invincible #135 April Fools Variant: Diamond’s explanation

Don't think anybody was losing any sleep over this, but M&M Comics were nice enough to forward us the info and here it is, straight from the Diamond email: Due to a production error, your order ... (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)

Tales from the Flipside #7

Live from Indiana Comic Con the guys talk about how the show is going so far, sales, celebrity appearances, and more! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)


Hey everyone! I’m sorry for the long hiatus but I’m back with a few more Hip Hop cover homages! Hope to do more articles in the coming weeks! (keep reading)

Name that Mohawk! Who won the Solar Flare Contest?

A while ago we run a contest to name the villain who will make his first appearance in Solar Flare #9 and you gave James Haick a LOT of options. (keep reading)

JUNE 2017: DC

It's that time of the month where Brian takes a look at the latest Previews, starting with his picks from DC comics. (keep reading)

Invincible Lowest Print Run Top 5

While people are trying to find a copy of Invincible #1 (and seeing how Topher already gave us an initial take on what else Invincible to get), here are some other alternatives based on numbers ... (keep reading)

Classic Cover of the Week 4/10/2017

New Week, New Covers!!   AIR FIGHTERS #6 Snagged a copy of this bad boy this weekend.  I have never seen it before and the level of hate/WWII propaganda is just fantastic. (keep reading)

Silver Sable with Special Guest… The Black Cat!

Are there any good Silver Sable books? This had come up in discussion way back when the Sony news first leaked. "Good" meaning from a speculation stand point. (keep reading)

Jim Lee Cover Checklist

Jim Lee is a legend. It'd be difficult to find another creator whose work has been out there for 30 years and who's still putting out quality work semi-regularly getting people really excited. (keep reading)

They will be the first to burn: More Ugly Covers To Display Proudly

Since it’s the end of CBSI, I thought I would at least try my hand at one last article as a swan song and final warning to readers out there who face the perils of the comic market. Sure, sure... (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)

Fan Expo Dallas ’17

Fan Expo is back and with it come some great exclusives. They spoiled us last year with their wonderful sets and I don't think they could top themselves, but let's take a look at them, ok? (keep reading)

Before Watchmen Jim Lee Sketch Covers – Urban Comics (France)

So while we patiently wait for Panini France to unveil their last few 20th Anniversary covers (which will be coming out in the second half of the year, don't hold your breath),  let's go back to ... (keep reading)

Solar Flare by James Haick & Branko Jovanovic

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

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)

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)

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)

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)