The Wednesday One

  More of the same and a few new things, the recipe for a good comic week, hopefully. (keep reading)

December 2017: DC

Here are my picks for DC comic books you can pre-order now that release in December. Pre-ordering comic books can save you 20%-50% off of the cover price. https://youtu. (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)

Weekly Picks October 18, 2017

Wonder Woman gets chained to Conan. Gwenom deals with the symbiote while Marvel cashes in on another Deadpool versus comic books. (keep reading)

Thor 3 Spoilers, Kilg%re and more!

Welcome readers! This week I have a few treats for you as I prepare an epic Star Wars speculative article for next week. I am warning you now, there are Thor 3 spoilers below!!! (keep reading)

Con Coverage – STGCC 2017 (Part 2: OA Exhibition & Frank Cho Interview)

As promised, today guest author Alexander Lee will continue walking you through the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2017! (keep reading)

The Unpressable Defects 75 Milestone Edition!

In this issue ... 75 issues and still going strong, the crew talk nonsense, comics and much more!!! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 10/11/17

Spider Gwen #24 Campbell Variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: I’m not sure there is a character hotter than Spider Gwen right now. (keep reading)

The Gifted 101

*SPOILERS* The X-Men universe's appeal is owed in large part to its central themes of discrimination, prejudice and the struggle for equal rights and individual liberties. (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)

The Day After Wednesday for 10/6/2017

Want to know which books from yesterday’s new deliveries are already heating up and which ones are cooling? Here’s a “Day After” list that we hope will help! (keep reading)

CBSI Hurricane Harvey Charity Auction Already Started!

Hey! The auctions have been online for a couple of days but I forgot to mention it here ... Don't worry, you still have 5 days to bid and help us raise some money for a Harvey charity. (keep reading)

Diesel City’s October Horrors

Hello Goblins and welcome to the greatest month of all months; October. (keep reading)

CW Superhero TV Speculation

As a new CW TV season rapidly approaches I figured it might be a good time to impart some words of wisdom for new collectors. (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)

Tales from the Flipside 19

This week the boys recap Baltimore Comic Con! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

Winners of the Megacon Tampa Variants!

The results are in! But first, let's remember what was at stake ... [gallery type="rectangular" ids="29208,29209,29207"] Thanks a lot for taking part in these stupid contests, everyone! (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)

Megacon Tampa Bay Variants

Fan Expo doesn't stop organizing conventions, which means we can't stop talking about them. (keep reading)

Class of 2016: Rookies to Watch

This week we give the microphone to friend of the site Valiant so he can take us through his 16 top characters introduced last year in comics. Thanks, D! (keep reading)

DC Universe Logo UPC Variants

Over the last few years collector’s attitudes towards reprints have changed. (keep reading)

Web of Spider-Man #8 – July 2010 – 1:15 Brian Stelfreeze Variant

Happy Friday guys and gals! Welcome back to another episode of Covers from the Unknown! (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)

Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards aka The Ringo Awards

Guys, please go and vote at http://ringoawards.polldaddy. (keep reading)

HeroesCon 2017: Lee Weeks on Superboy’s First App

Ever since the events that spawned DC's rebirth, one of the most popular new additions to DC's roster is Jonathan Kent. (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)