RUN RECAP: The Amazing Spider-Man

Welcome to the first issue 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)

Week 22

  Hard to believe it's been roughly 5 months now, yet here we are. It's been a while since Power-Girl made an appearance. (keep reading)

Weekly Picks Video for New Comic Books Releasing April 25, 2018

simplemans-weekly-picks-april-25 Deathstroke appears in Silencer #4 and it seems they have had a run in before, Vault kicks off a new series in Deep Roots, and the hunt for Wolverine begins. (keep reading)

The Comic De-spec-tive v.1-3

walking-dead-cover Barely a Wednesday goes by when there isn’t a new Image first issue on the local comic shop shelf. (keep reading)

The Weekend After Wednesday for 4/21/2018

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)

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)

The Unpressable Defects 101

In this issue ... Helping out Mike DeCarlo, Jimmy's back, Granov's Venom #1 variant and much more!!! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

Savior Of The Universe

flash-gordon-four-issue-series-cover-1950 Just a man With a man's courage He knows nothing but a man But he can never fail No one but the pure in heart May find the golden grail Oh oh, oh oh Flash. (keep reading)

Market Report – March 2018 eBay Auctions

strange-tales-4-1987 Hello art lovers, today we’ll go through some completed eBay auctions from March 2018! (keep reading)

Introducing the new checklist machine & Brian Bolland Checklist

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I posted one of these, but since we kinda launched the new checklist website via G+ yesterday, I thought I would let you all out here too. Why a new website? (keep reading)

Children of the Gods: A True Firsts Special

       It was bound to happen.  With the end of Marvel's phase 3 just around the corner you can't really blame anyone for speculating on what comes next. (keep reading)

The Wednesday One 4/18/18

Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 4/18 More Red Goblin madness and the 1000th issue of Action Comics. (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 4/16/18

batman-457-2nd-print-newsstand-variant Batman #457 2nd Print Newsstand Variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: Batman collectors can be crazy, and this book just about proves that. (keep reading)

Action Comics #1000

Haven't done one of these in a while, but I'm an anniversary issue freak and it doesn't get more anniversarey than #1000, does it? (keep reading)

HOT 5 : Wonder Woman Variants

1 WONDER WOMAN #38 1:100 Finch Variant When first looking into Wonder Woman variants, I actually thought the slabbed copies of this book were only big money because of the ... (keep reading)

C2E2 2018 (Chicago)

Back from the dead like Jason! What's up gang! So, I just ran the 3 day marathon that is C2E2 here in Chicago where I be livin. (keep reading)

First You May Have Missed: Miles Super Special

spider-men-2-other-miles With Miles Morales going through some upcoming changes and a movie on the way at the end of this year, I thought it would be a great time to focus on his rogue gallery or lack thereof. (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)

Tales from the Flipside 31

In this issue .... Mr. Bryan McClay lays down part one of G.I. Joe figure collecting Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

The Bored and Broke Haul

spider-man-97-black-widow-3-covers Yes my friends, even in the city of the lights the well runs dry at times. So two days out from payday I found myself bored, with little scratch to spend, but jonezing to hunt some comics. (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)

The Not10 Way to Make Money in Comics

cash-grab-plan-a-templates   Not too long ago, I was confronted by a misguided fan with the “facts” that CBSI is a business and that we are making money hand over fist, usually to the tune of exploiting someone. (keep reading)

Classic Cover of the Week 3/31/2018

New Week, New Covers!!   ADVENTURES INTO DARKNESS #8 Long time PCH fans are quite familiar with this cover by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio and what a cover it is. (keep reading)

Winners of Fan Expo contest revealed!!!

Sorry, it took a while, but some of the entries were so good that I wanted to keep reading them forever. Thanks to everyone who posted and made us discover and remember some awesome covers ... (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)

Not Every Variant Needs a Virgin Cover!

Sorry, but it's true. I don't know about most people, but who wants to pay a premium for a cover that looks worst without the trade dressing it was designed for. (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)

Morbius The Living Vampire #3 – 1:50 Coker Variant – April 2013

Welcome back to Covers from the Unknown! Hi Ladies and Gentlemen! It’s been a while, but I have a beauty for you today! Thanks for checking back to Covers from the Unknown for another episode! (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)

Bendis Switches Sides, Goes DC!

After 18 years and having written every character ever at Marvel, it was announced today that Brian Michael Bendis has signed a DC exclusive to start in the near future. (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)


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)