Win a Fan Expo Dallas Variant Set!!!

First of all, as always, thanks to all the great people at Fan Expo for giving us the chance to run this contest. (keep reading)

The Wednesday One

Mixed bag of a week ... Not sure DC can keep my interest for much longer. Marvel would have to time travel to the 70s in order to get my money at this point. (keep reading)


After doing DC and Marvel, Brian now takes a look at the Image section of Previews. (keep reading)

Collecting Valiant Rarities

I have never been a huge Valiant fan but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a ton of super rare comics for collectors to dream about owning. (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)

Tales from the Flipside #5

This week the guys talk about various ways to sell books, setting up your own shop, and the Con’s they went to last weekend. Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

Bernie Wrightson Cover Checklist

If you were born in the 70's, Bernie Wrightson's art probably got burned into your brain when you came across his Swamp Thing or his Creepy stories or, my favorite work of his, the Frankenstein ... (keep reading)

Classic Cover of the Week 3/20/2017

REST IN PEACE BERNIE WRIGHTSON : 1948-2017   House of Mystery 193 Original Cover Art Attention to detail, shading, a little too real... (keep reading)

Weekly picks for comic books releasing March 22, 2017

Adi Granov and Felipe Massafera win this week hands down! Iron Fist gets a new launch from Marvel and we get the Superman Reborn finale in Action Comics #976 plus so much more. (keep reading)

Astonishing X-Men #43 – Art Adams – December 2011

Welcome back to Covers from the Unknown ladies and gentlemen! This week I present to you a cover from the Astonishing X-Men series of 2004, of a very under utilized character! (keep reading)

Market Report – March 2017 ComicLink Featured Auction

Welcome back everyone, today we’ll look at results from ComicLink’s Featured Auction on 7 March 2017 and talk about the markets for these pieces! (keep reading)

Deadpool #11 Hastings Variant

Welcome back everyone! This week we’ll move on to Marvel and take a look at two variants that show Deadpool in their own different styles. (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)

The Unpressable Defects 45

In this issue .... The guys get their own intro/outro music, Kong, what makes a character hot and much more!!! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

Subject 29: Gwen Poole aka Gwenpool

I don't think people believe me when I say GwenPool is my favorite book every month. But it’s true. (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)

Street Fighter & A Few Classics

Hey everybody! Time for another set of beautiful cover swipes! Let’s get right to it! (keep reading)

Transformers UK #113 (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Character ?)

  Granted this has been discussed before on BleedingCool and other blogs as a sleeper 1st appearance, the subject of this spec isn't anything new necessarily. (keep reading)

Breaking News: ShaunCon 2017 (A Celebration of Freedom and Comics)

The Unpressable Defects would like to announce that after the success of the Unpressable Defects podcast. (keep reading)

JLI … 30 years later!

Justice League #1 30 years later and still an amazing read. In a time of Watchmen and Dark Knights, this run dared do the unthinkable: be fun and funny at the same time. (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 2/1/17

Poe Dameron #10 Immonen 40th Anniversary Variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: I can honestly say that I thought all these 40th anniversary variants would be garbage, but this one is definitely ... (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)

New Mutants Movie Speculation: A Franchise Begins

The New Mutants were always a bit of an odd bunch. They fell somewhere between the Power Pack and the X-Men for most Marvel fans, but had a damn good run thanks to Claremont, Sienkiewicz and Simonson. (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)

Sad Junk went into a comic shop, you won’t believe what happened next!

All right guys, it is time for a super extra-long edition of bargain picks. A number of folks are picking books based on covers. So here's a selection of books using that criteria. (keep reading)

Rhode Island Comic Con 2016

Adam Cormack continues with his highly glamorous life as CBSI's interstatal convention agent ... Want to know what he thought about Rhode Island Comic Con? Read on!!! (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)

The Day After Wednesday for 10/6/16

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)

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)