Week 17

Here we are at week 17. I'll confess, I'm a bit under the weather at time of writing this but I'm going to power through it. (keep reading)

Weekly Picks for New Comic Books Releasing March 21, 2018

Batman offers redemption to Poison Ivy, Red Hulk suits up to battle Immortal Hulk, and Silver Surfer takes on Thanos times two. (keep reading)

The Weekend After Wednesday for 3/17/18

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 – March 2018 ComicLink Featured Auction

Greetings comic art fans, today we’ll be going through results from ComicLink’s Featured Auction on 9 March 2018! (keep reading)

Who wants some Dell’Otto Spider-Man and acetate Action #1???

First contest of the season is here and not a moment too late! With Toronto Comic Con starting tomorrow, these will be hitting gen pop and getting more interested. (keep reading)

The Unpressable Defects 96

In this issue ... Changes are coming to CBSI and UD and the usual comic talk!! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

Tales from the Flipside 29

This week Deno and Paul review Toledo Fantasticon with a special guest, and Bryan McClay returns to keep the content coming! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)


[gallery type="rectangular" ids="34314,34313,34312"] 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)

Rebirth: Top 25

“I want to talk about Rebirth too, and I think it’s time that the #1s start creeping up a little bit more. (keep reading)

The Wednesday One – 03/14

Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 3/14 This week should be lighter than last week and is low on the flips. I'm okay with this as last week was too big. Let see what this week has to offer. (keep reading)

Origin of the joker, Kaboom, Jessica Jones and More!

I posted the Joker stuff a while back but with some recent development it seems appropriate now...   So Martin Scorsese is gonna produce a Joker’s origin movie?! (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 3/13/18

Rick and Morty Presents the Vindicators #1 ECCC Variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: A week ago, it probably wasn’t too widely known that this book would be the first appearance of Pickle ... (keep reading)

First you may have missed: Trinary

Today's First you may have missed will focus on a new X-Man (woman) going by the name Trinary. (keep reading)

Simone Says…

“There is for sure a big difference in time, it took me 25 days to draw the pencil version of it and 20 to ink and paint it! (keep reading)

Fan Expo’s back!!!

Winter seems to start mellowing down a bit and with expectations of good weather must come the con season. (keep reading)

Black Panther

*Spoilers* It's a challenge developing yet another MCU blockbuster. Thankfully, Black Panther offers us a refreshing take on the superhero trope. (keep reading)

The Local Show Haul

Welcome back to the City Supreme! It’s certainly been quite some time. Sometimes you need to escape the lights, just to realize that you never truly leave. (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)

Morbius The Living Vampire #3 – 1:50 Coker Variant – April 2013

Welcome back to Covers from the Unknown! Hi Ladies and Gentlemen! It’s been a while, but I have a beauty for you today! Thanks for checking back to Covers from the Unknown for another episode! (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)

A Valiant Attempt To Expand My Spec Universe

Like most speculators, I tend to fall into a bit of a groove when it comes to my spec preferences. We all have our system and most rarely deviate from it. (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)

NYCC 2017

nhhs96 went back to NYCC this year and he was nice enough to send us his report like he did last year. Enjoy!!! Thanks a lot, Thomas!!! (keep reading)

Frank Miller Cover Checklist

Whether you like his new stuff or not, Frank Miller is one of the most influential creators alive in comics. (keep reading)

Panini Comics France’s 20th Anniversary’s Exclusive Covers part 3 (of 3)

They took their sweet time to reveal the last two covers, but here they are, the final few covers of Panini France's year-long celebration (part 1 & part 2). (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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)