CBSI WRITER WARS : Round 1 Voting has begun!

Voting for the first round of the CBSI Writer Wars is now live!  Good Luck everyone and thanks to all who participated, read and voted!! (keep reading)

Week 30

  This week is sorta a hodgepodge of images I found while searching for images for the last 3 installments of this column. So no real theme this week, just 4 killer images I found online. (keep reading)

Weekly Picks Video for New Comic Books Releasing June 20, 2018

Aquaman and Dolphin gather together for one final battle, Heavy Metal’s queen of justice returns to defend a war torn world, and the Champions head to space to save the Nova Corps plus so much more ... (keep reading)

Fathers Day Comic Book Haul!

Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there! Especially the ones who get their children into comics! (keep reading)

Breaking News : ETHAN VAN SCIVER READS THE CBSI HOT 10!!   or via this link ETHAN VAN SCIVER READS THE CBSI HOT 10!! (keep reading)

First You May Have Missed: Gang Of Harley’s and Harley Sinn

Hello everyone and welcome back. Harley Quinn is a hot item these days and while her popularity fluctuates between big events we all know she is here to stay. (keep reading)

The Weekend After Wednesday for 6/16/18

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)

The Unpressable Defects 109

In this issue.. Khoi, Jimmy, Mel, Shaun and Trey discuss Stan Lee's current situation, Venom #2, Cyberfrog and so much more! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

Market Report – May 2018 ComicLink Featured Auction

  Hi all, today we’ll be looking at results from ComicLink’s Featured Auction on 29th May 2018! (keep reading)

Is Bigger Always Better?

“Ours is a culture based on excess, on overproduction; the result is a steady loss of sharpness in our sensory experience. (keep reading)

Cyberfrog, Bumblebee, Aeon Flux, Winnie the Pooh & More!

  Welcome back to True Firsts.  As I am building a Lego Hall of Justice from scratch all I could muster up this week are these fine quarter bin gems.  Now go get diggin'! (keep reading)

ISSUE #10: Periodically Perfect Part 2

Welcome in again, cover connoisseurs!! Here we have Part 2 of the bottomless rabbit hole that is magazine covers. I really hoped you loved last week’s Part 1 as much as I enjoyed writing it. (keep reading)

The Wednesday One 06/13/18

Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 06/13/18 This is a big week. Few potential flips and a score of cool covers, but I need to cut some reads, but I'm not sure which yet. (keep reading)


Well folks, the first CBSI WRITER WARS has officially concluded.   You can review all 14 awesome articles HERE   On behalf of all of us here at ComicBookInvest. (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 6/12/18

  Edge of Spider-verse #2 1:25 Land Variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: To almost no one’s surprise, Spider-gwen showed up in the trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse. (keep reading)


First things first- apparently putting Scott Snyder on notice worked. (keep reading)

Tales from the Flipside #35

In this issue .... The guys talk Oblivion Song, Signature Series comics and more! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (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)

HOT 5 : Spawn (Non Variants)

1 Spawn #1 Newsstand I know, I know, some people consider Newsstand a Variant, if so, consider the homage covers to be tied for 1st and 2nd. (keep reading)

Classic Cover of the Week 6/3/2018

New Week, New Covers!!   Fighting Yank #23 While there are a lot of Alex Schomburg covers that are classics and in demand, this has to be one of the top non Timely comics by him. (keep reading)

Body Bags AKA Dogtown

Well, news broke today that Jason Pearson's indy comic Body Bags is finally being brought to the big screen under the name Dogtown with David Bautista attached to play Mack aka Clown Face. (keep reading)


Welcome to the second installment of Run Recap. A simple overview of a given run with all the important 1st Appearances and Key issues you should be aware of. (keep reading)

Motor City Comic Con

  [caption id="attachment_63278" align="aligncenter" width="313"] Con Recon: Motor City Comic ConNovi, Michigan (May 18-20, 2018)Mike Morello[/caption]   My brother lives ... (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)


dc-universe-batman On Free Comic Book Day, I had the pleasure of meeting and sitting down with Shawn Crystal at Starbase 1552 Comics in Franklin, Tennessee. (keep reading)

Checklist updates + Bonus madness!!!

Just a reminder that checklists are now being published directly and without warning on their new home: https://checklists.comicbookinvest. (keep reading)

JUDGE DREDD Mattina Virgin Cover Scott’s Collectables Variant Contest

Alright CBSI Nation, we are back with another awesome offering from SCOTT'S COLLECTABLES !! This time around I am happy to be able to offer up this savage Judge Dredd with art by Francesco Mattina. (keep reading)


We have all been victim to, or heard of bad shipping that results in either a Christmas Miracle, or destroyed comic; and it's often the latter. (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)

All Preacher Edition of Foreign Delicacies

preacher-19-virgin-variant Welcome to an all Preacher edition of Foreign Delicacies! (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)

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) onto the first ghosts of 2018! (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)


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)

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)

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)