The Blood Bank

Greetings from the desert fellow CBSI members. The team here is always trying to bring you fresh, relevant content in today’s comic world. (keep reading)

Gundam, Ultraman, Silk, He-Man and More!

This week I took a break from my regular column but I became restless and needed to draw. (keep reading)

Week 34

I think it was around Christmas the last time we had an image by artist Ross Tran. This time it's an image of the Power Puff Girls. (keep reading)

Weekly Picks Video for New Comic Books Releasing July 18, 2018

He-Man teams up with Batman to take on the Superman of the Injustice universe, Agent Cross goes after martian weatherman for murder, and Marvel gives us the definitive origin of Captain Marvel. (keep reading)

Covering the Spread 4

Hello again CBSI and welcome back to Covering the Spread! (keep reading)

Classic Cover of the Week 7/15/2018

New Week, New Covers!!   POWER COMICS #4 One of the best non horror L.B. Cole covers.  Simple but still a real powerful image. (keep reading)

The Reading Pile – Week 3

The Reading Pile This week we take a look at Farmhand, Outpost Zero, Monstress, Dr. Strange, Suicide Squad and The Amazing Spider-Man. Let's get to it. (keep reading)

After Action Report July 15, 2018

Sit-Rep​ July 15th, 2018 First off, let's take a look at the required reading from Ben S and Matt Devoe.... Always great content from those 2 guys!! (keep reading)

Wardrobe Please! X-23(Fang)

Hello fellow spectators, investors, collectors, and readers. Todays Wardrobe Please! (keep reading)

The Weekend After Wednesday for 7/14/18

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 113

Join the boys to review the week in comics. They delve into Beetlejuice food related dreams, Ant-Man and Wasp, Avengers 4 speculation, while going through what books you should buy this week!!! (keep reading)

The Usual Suspects #3

Welcome to this week’s installment of The Usual Suspects. With Last week’s release of Cosmic Ghost Rider #1, I’ve been contemplating the potential longevity of the character. (keep reading)

Agent Orange On Top of Fear

“Let’s do some science fiction with a guy who was going to live in a rocket ship that’s covered in filth and he’s got some strange alien woman sleeping there and he’s drunk” Rick ... (keep reading)


Welcome back to another contest. (keep reading)

Special Edition: True Seconds

  Greetings CBSI and welcome to the first edition of True Seconds. (keep reading)

The Wednesday One 7/11/18

Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 7/11/18 This week seems kinda light. I'm not looking to hunt anyway after the last 2 weeks, but if I see a deal I'll grab it. (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 7-10-2018

Batman #608 Lee RRP Variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: Some people call this a modern day grail, and I have to agree with them 100%. (keep reading)

New Surprise Kirkman Comic!?!?!

Huge thanks to Jack Demayo and his #CBSIBOLO  on IG. Breaking news coming from our friends in the UK (Forbidden Planet and The Big Bang). (keep reading)

Birds of Prey Movie Rumors

This weekend Yahoo news interviewed Margot Robbie. During the interview she spoke about the Birds of Prey movie in development. (keep reading)

CBSI G+ Wanted Comix X-23 Homage Variant Contest

For all you members of the CBSI G+ page, we have just launched our latest CBSI CONTEST on the community page. Make sure to head on over to the G+ page and get your entry in before the contest ends! (keep reading)

Heroes Con 2018

I go to a fair number of cons (about 5-6 large ones and another 3-5 smaller) a year. Absolutely none of them compare to Heroes Con. (keep reading)

Tales from the Flipside #37

In this issue .... SPECIAL GUEST MEL V makes an appearance disrupting the laws of sound. The boys talk Funko Pop's, Faith, Deno's Con review, Wrestling and more! Language warning! (keep reading)

Collector Spotlight – Dick O.

  Welcome everyone, to the final weekly instalment of OA Aficionado! (keep reading)


First off I want to thank 14 people that took the time to enter this contest.   And now, I am happy to announce the winners of the first CBSI Writer Wars. (keep reading)


Kevin Eastman grew up in a small town in Maine and discovered comics at a young age on a spinner rack in his local drugstore. (keep reading)

Action Needed To Stay On Our Email List

A lot of people have reached out to us in regards to missing out on recent contests. (keep reading)

There Is No Superman In Sports…

Welcome back to the City Supreme. I start this soliloquy by thanking my father for always waking me up at 5:30AM and dragging me to flea markets whether I wanted to or not. (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)


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)

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)

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)


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)

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)