June 17

  Hello comic nation!   Kirkman and his Oblivion Song optioned, huh? This massively printed book was selling for close to $30. That’s excellent for the current status of spec! (keep reading)

Trade Secrets #29

  Greetings my fellow agents. It’s a busy summer, but I still find time to identify some interesting action in the secondary market. (keep reading)

The Reading Pile #30

  Hey gang, been a minute, apologies. Let's get right into it. (keep reading)

First You May Have Missed: Pink Goblin/Thunder Lizard

Welcome, it's about that time for a First You May Have Missed. Today will be a simple and sweet one but being the Moon Girl enthusiast that I am, i can not resist a 1st appearance. (keep reading)

Does Not Compute

Hello again comic book investors and welcome back to Covering The Spread.  Obviously because I write this article I end up paying a lot of attention to the comic book market. (keep reading)


The list continues!  Don't agree, have some of these in your collection?  Let your voice be heard and comment below!! (keep reading)

Archie Covers

      It’s obviously all about Veronica, but let’s do Archie! With sharks! 6 years ago (whoooooooah, it’s already been 6 years! (keep reading)


Slabcitycomics.com is a UK comic shop and was created in 2016 it is based in Godalming, Surrey. (keep reading)


Our friends at SILENT PARTNER COMICS have just launched another awesome store variant, VAMPIRELLA #1 with exclusive cover art by Ken Lim. (keep reading)

Toxic Fandom

Last weekend Deadline posted an interview with a producer on Jordan Peele's Candyman remake. A beloved cult classic film based on the short story by Clive Barker. (keep reading)

Mortal Kombat, Magic the Gathering, Osborn and More!

Welcome back speculators and collectors!  Here's another quick list! Enjoy!     MASK OF THE PHANTASM First appearance: Mask of the Phantasm Deluxe/regular direct comic. (keep reading)

Hot and Cold Comic Book List June 12, 2019

A true collaboration with Simpleman's Comics, AKA Mr. Bolo, and comicbookinvest.com authors. We present the first Hot and Cold list! (keep reading)


Our friends at Slab City Comics are now LIVE with their exclusive Virgin variant for Usagi Yojimbo #1 and CBSI is here to give some away!! (keep reading)

A Look At Older Homage and Cover Swipes

  The root of homage is homo-, the Latin root meaning "man. (keep reading)

Dollar Bin Digging 40

      DC Millennium Editions Once again, looking more at a series of books this week instead of a specific pick, I have found plenty of these DC Millennium ... (keep reading)

Tales from the Flipside #71

In this issue .... Pickups, sports cards, comic-con and more! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

#CBSIBOLO List For NCBD 6/12/19

  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)

ISSUE #60: A-Parent-Ly Hot

  Welcome back to a new Cover Tunes, CBSI. I’m gearing up for HeroesCon in Charlotte, North Carolina, later this week, which takes me down the rabbit hole of many creators and their work. (keep reading)


To no surprise, Kirkman's Oblivion song has been optioned. (keep reading)

Wednesday Warriors 6/12/19

Welcome to the NEW Wednesday Warriors! Each week we will go head to head picking just ONE book in each category in a battle for NCBD supremacy. Best of all... you get to pick the winner! (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 6/11/19

  Detective Comics #1000 Ross Variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: It’s been about a month since the release of this book and prices have predictably come down from the all time ... (keep reading)

Indie Spotlight Series 34

  Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of Indie Spotlight Series. This week is full of great reads, awesome cover art and some potential spec winners, so let's jump right in. (keep reading)


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

Weekly Picks for New Comic Books Releasing June 12, 2019

My weekly picks of the Comic book release schedule for June 12, 2019: DC closes out the Arkham Knight Saga in Detective Comics #1005 and kicks of their new epic with Event Leviathan #1. (keep reading)

The Usual Suspects #48

Welcome back for another edition of The Usual Suspects. This once every two week schedule is an adjustment for me. (keep reading)


THE CBSI FIRST APPEARANCES LIST HAS BEEN UPDATED!!   Have suggestions?  Make sure to leave a comment!!   This is a living list. (keep reading)

Collector Mount Comic Book Display Review

You often hear people ask for suggestions on how they can display their comic collection on their walls. There are multiple ways to include shelves, frames, and even in curio cabinets. (keep reading)

Aristocrats of War #26

War Hot 10 Our Army At War #81 (DC Comics) This one is back on the list after a G/VG raw copy sold for just over $200 bucks, perhaps down a tad but  the market can be a little bit off right now ... (keep reading)

The Last To Know: Batman Beyond #6

With the casting of Robert Pattinson as the next cinematic Batman, some believe that the director Matt Reeves might be leaning toward Terry McGinnis, rather than Bruce Wayne. (keep reading)

The Weekend After Wednesday for 6/1/19

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)

The CBSI BOLO Show May 30, 2019

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


1 X-Men #101 1st Appearance Phoenix October 1976 saw the debut of Phoenix as well as Black Tom(first full if you count the 3 panels he is in the shadows in issue 99). (keep reading)

Wizard rewind May 2003

Welcome back for another edition of Wizard Rewind. Each month, I want to take a look back at a random issue of Wizard Magazine. (keep reading)


I want to take a minute and thank everyone who participated in this round of the CBSI WRITER WARS!!  I can honestly say I enjoyed each and every article submitted this round. (keep reading)

Indie Spotlight Series: An Interview with Boom! Studios

Andy Tomberlin, author of the Indie Spotlight Series article, recently sat down with Jack DeMayo (AKA Mr. Bolo) and Brian Wood (Simpleman's Comics) to interview Arune Singh (Marketing VP Boom! (keep reading)

Creator Spotlight

  "Know yourself, first and foremost. Not everyone who draws with passion is meant to be a professional, in the same way not every person who plays tennis will play Wimbledon centre court. (keep reading)


Little Giant’s “Old School Comic Show” was Saturday, April 27th. It was as advertised, a show mostly about and full of comic books and comic book art. (keep reading)

Classic Cover of the Week 5/19/2019

New Week, New Covers!! Mister Mystery #6 With a run that is literally a greatest hits of Pre Code Horror Covers, this one stands at the top for me. (keep reading)


A huge thanks to everyone who participated in this round of the CBSI Writer Wars!  Need to catch up on previous CBSI Writer Wars entries, the complete list is below. (keep reading)


To celebrate the upcoming release of SILVER SURFER BLACK, our friends at IGcomicstore.com are running a promotion exclusively for members of the CBSI Facebook Group!! (keep reading)

2019 Awesome Con 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. Awesome Con took place April 26th to 28th in Washington DC.   1. (keep reading)

Clints Corner

    Do print runs really play into comic value?   Greetings from the desert fellow CBSI members. (keep reading)

Pre-Wedding Ramblings!

As the Avengers: Endgame dust settles and the spoiler ban lifted, let us all take a moment to marvel (Ha!) at the cinematic achievement pulled off by the tandem that is Disney and Marvel Studios. (keep reading)


I want to take a minute and thank everyone who contributed to the success of the CBSI Variants Program. (keep reading)

Connecting the Dots: Cap’s Kids!

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

CBSI HOT 10 Breakdown : May 12th 2019

Welcome to another CBSI HOT 10 Breakdown. The video accompaniment to CBSI’s most popular feature : THE CBSI HOT 10 LIST. (keep reading)

In-Hyuk Lee Cover Gallery

It's that time of the year when I decide I haven't done one of these in a while. (keep reading)

The Wednesday One 4/10/19

Each week we will go head to head picking just ONE book in each category in a battle for NCBD supremacy. Best of all, you get to pick the winner! (keep reading)

Q1 2019

  Greetings from the desert fellow CBSI members. It’s amazing, we are already ¼ of the way home thru 2019! (keep reading)

Ghost Hunting

Sheesh, another 1 year hiatus between articles...I'm going to have to stop doing that.  Anyway, here are some more VHTF, or ITF (impossible to find), books for you to try and chase down. (keep reading)

Release Day Run Down 3-20

Here at ComicBookInvest.Com we aim to give our readers the tools to buy what they like, speculate on what they want, and be informed of trends going on in the secondary market. (keep reading)


1 Here's Negan #NN WRITER: Robert Kirkman ARTIST: Charlie Adlard Ouch!! This one hurts.  Back in 2017, there were many 9.8 sales in the $500 range. (keep reading)


  “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear” Mark Twain   Greetings from the desert fellow CBSI members. (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)


** 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)