Indie Spotlight Series 37

  Hello everyone and welcome back to Indie Spotlight Series.  My family has had a rough couple of weeks with the unexpected passing of my Super Hero, my Dad, Dave. (keep reading)

July 22

  Happy post-sdcc! Hope you all had a great time, either there or grabbing goodies online. (keep reading)

Tales from the Flipside #76

In this issue .... Pickups, Favorite 5, some sports and more! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

Weekly Picks for New Comic Books Releasing July 24, 2019

With SDCC wrapped up, thankfully this is a lighter week for new comic book releases unless you're a fan of Marvel. (keep reading)

Winners Announced : CBSI Sera & The Royal Stars #1 Variant GIVEAWAY CONTEST

Winners of the CBSI Sera & The Royal Stars #1 Variants are : Ironmonkeyfist74 Millerad89 David Mc Barron Winners please email Admin@Comicbookinvest. (keep reading)

SDCC : Marvel Movie Announcements!!

News out of SDCC has the internet nearly exploding.  With the biggest news coming tonight from Marvel, here's a brief summary of what was announced as well as what books to keep an eye on. (keep reading)

June 2019 in Review

Greetings and jamutations, Tin Hatters! The Tin Foil is back with another dosage of Tin Foil goodness. (keep reading)

First You May Have Missed: Black Beetle

Hey everyone and welcome to First You May Have Missed. Here i pick out a random first appearance of a character that may have been overlooked in the great comic book shuffle. (keep reading)

Ahead Of The Game

Moon Knight #25 Welcome back to Covering The Spread amigos.  Following last weeks message about not jumping on book when they're hot, this week I want to talk about the other side of that coin. (keep reading)

Simpleman’s Comics Premium BOLO Mystery Box Giveaway

Great News! Normally you'd have to be a Simpleman's Comics Patreon Member to recieve a Premium BOLO mystery box, but we are going to be giving one away each month here at comicbookinvest. (keep reading)

Lynn Michaels aka Lady Punisher

  One of the things we see a lot in the comic collecting is people only want a book after the FOMO sets in. Most collectors/speculators are reactionary rather than proactive. (keep reading)


Silent Partner is committed to creating the best variants we possibly can and curating the variants from top producers. (keep reading)


Our friends at Slab City Comics are taking pre orders for their exclusive RESONANT #1 Variant and CBSI is here to give some away!!  This exclusive is limited to just 250 copies!! (keep reading)

The CBSI BOLO Show July 18, 2019

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

Hot and Cold Comic Book List July 17, 2019

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


  [Warning: Strong language]   Welcome everyone, to another special Cover Tunes Creator Spotlight Interview. (keep reading)

The Usual Suspects #51

  Welcome back for another edition of The Usual Suspects. This week we get back to business as usual. (keep reading)

Kindred Spirits: A True Firsts Special

This week I am changing directions a bit and going with the odds on favorites and a few unlikely candidates for the reveal on Kindred. (keep reading)

Dollar Bin Digging 45

      Thor #632 Yes, this is the 1st appearance of Thori the hellhound. (keep reading)


CBSI Comics is proud to announce our 2nd Vault Retailer Vintage Variant: SERA OF THE ROYAL STARS   $17 $17 $2 from each sale on comicbookinvest. (keep reading)

When is a “Key Comic” Really a Key? Plus Contest Giveaway!!!

Key (adjective) - of paramount or crucial importance. Synonyms - crucial, central, essential, pivotal, critical, etc. “That's a key comic! (keep reading)

All Things Sandman

    Dream a Little Dream: All Things Sandman   Greetings from the surf and turf of Del Mar, CA fellow CBSI members. (keep reading)

#CBSIBOLO List For NCBD 7/17/19

  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 #65: At Death’s Door

  Welcome back to another shiny new Cover Tunes, everyone. (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 7/16/19

  TMNT #95 1:10 Bates Variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: One week later and this book shows no sign of slowing down. (keep reading)

Aristocrats of War #27

  Miss Victory (Joan Wayne) Let’s dive into a relatively unknown character that may interest some of you War collectors. (keep reading)

Trade Secrets #32

  Greetings my fellow agents. Another week brings another interesting batch of sales data to survey. Let’s jump right in. (keep reading)

The Reading Pile #32 – Remembering the Dead

The Walking Dead 193 has come and gone and I have some sentiments to express. I'm asking you to forgive me, in advance, if I ramble. (keep reading)

The Weekend After Wednesday for 7/13/19

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)

Comic Kicks 2

Greetings! I’m glad you could make it. My name is Tony, and we are all here because we care about you. No, don’t leave! Yes, this IS an intervention. (keep reading)

Q2 2019

  Q2 2019   Greetings from the surf and turf of Del Mar fellow CBSI members. It’s amazing, we are already ½ of the way home thru 2019! (keep reading)

Secrets about Secret Invasion

We won't be spoiling Spider-Man Far From Home today but we do suggest you see it.  It is a Marvel treat for sure, filled with well crafted characters and a ton of surprises. (keep reading)

Speculation Like Lightning! Thunderbolts!

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


  While this year's CBSI HOT 100 VARIANT LIST did not include non ratio or store variants, there are certainly some worth knowing about. (keep reading)

Interview with IDW’s Canto Creators – David Booher and Drew Zucker

Back on May 24, 2019 Andy, Jack, and Brian aired their interview with David Booher and Drew Zucker, the creators of IDW Publishing's new comic book Canto. (keep reading)

Wizard Rewind June 1995

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)

2019 Heroes 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. Heroes Con took place June 14th to 16th in Charlotte, North Carolina. (keep reading)

2019 Heroes 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. Heroes Con took place June 14th to 16th in Charlotte, North Carolina. (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)

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)


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)


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)

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)

Clints Corner

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

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)