The Unpressable Defects 72

In this issue ... Tuesday night podcast, so the guys look back at Metal #2, Rick and Morty and much more!!! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

Painkiller Jane AKA: Jane Vasco

In the interest of letting people know about something early, last week Deadline confirmed that the Painkiller Jane movie now has a writer. (keep reading)

The At Least There’s Metal One

  Run of the mill kind of week, with DC in the middle of an event, Marvel in continuous event-epilogue-prologue status but making time for Legacy and the indies doing what they do best: ... (keep reading)

Megacon Tampa Bay Variants

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

Winners of the CMS Sanders Variants!!!

Sorry for the delay on this one, it seems that Karma wanted me to pay for enjoying my holidays and I've been all over the place since I came back. Anyway, what was the loot? (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 9/19/17

The Realm #1 Secret Variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: It looks like one person has the market cornered on the secret variant, selling copies for $200. (keep reading)

Tales from the Flipside 18

This week the guys talk Tech news and other topics! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

Ronin, The Realm, The Prowlers & More!

New Avengers 1 ( Virgin Variant ) & New Avengers 1:100 yu Variant First appearance of Ronin ( cover only ) and Clint Barton revealed to be Ronin The Hawkeye becoming Ronin for Infinity War ... (keep reading)

Weekly Picks for New Comic Books Releasing September 20 2017

Dark Knights Metal continues, Marvel continues to shove Venom down everyone’s throats but at least Hulk is totally awesome! (keep reading)

The Day After Wednesday for 9/16/2017

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

Collector Spotlight – Andrew Allen (Part 2)

Welcome back all, to part 2 of Andrew’s tale about his collecting experiences along with his growth as a collector and person! If you missed it, do check out part 1 of Andrew’s story here. (keep reading)

November ’17

I started pre-ordering comics back in 1993 as I was a teenager in the Basque Country (north of Spain) and it was pretty much the only way to be able to follow a series back then. (keep reading)

Dell’Otto Sketch Cover Will Be Part of Hurricane Harvey Charity Auction!!!

If you're part of the G+ group you have probably read about Scott Robertson organizing a new charity auction for victims of Hurricane Harvey. (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)

Totally Awesome Purchases

Pardon my brief hiatus, but the City Supreme's fallen son has returned. Even I can get consumed in the big bright lights, but I'm back! (keep reading)

Colorado Springs Comic Con 2017

Although Colorado Springs Comic Con (“CSCC”) is only in its second year, the con is run by Altered Reality Entertainment, who also runs Rhode Island Comic Con and Terror Con, and has some ... (keep reading)

Todd McFarlane Cover Checklist

It had to happen at some point, here's the Todd McFarlane checklist. At this point, I am not even going to bother and introduce him. (keep reading)

Defenders Season Review

It was meant to be a no-holds-barred, rollicking finale to the first arc of Marvel's Netflix universe. At least, that's what we wanted it to be. I wanted to love Defenders. I really did. (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)

Metropoli Comic Con (Gijon, Spain) Celebrates Spider-Man

Metropoli Comic Con took place last weekend in Gijon (Spain). As most of this type of events, the organizers of this con have been creating their own exclusives for the last three years. (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)

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)