The Wednesday One 01/23/19

Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 01/23/19 It is really light this week. Let's jump into it. (keep reading)

Indie Spotlight 14

  Hello everyone and welcome back. There is awesome material releasing this week! Some niche books, some highly anticipated reads and some titles with HUGE fanbases! (keep reading)

Aristocrats of War #15 – The Unknown Soldier Keys

The Unknown Soldier Keys First, we should dive into the argument over the first appearance (seems this argument is a reoccuring nightmare in comics. (keep reading)

CBI Haul 1/21/19

  Another week, another series of ramblings in this addition of, random pickups! Starting off again with some keys to the castle!     Poisoned! Batman #181. 1966. (keep reading)

Weekly Picks for New Comic Books Releasing January 23, 2019

This week the Teen Titans plot to break into the Bat Cave in Teen Titans #26. In Avengers #13 we meet the primordial woman who was the first to harness the power of Shou-Lao. (keep reading)

The Reading Pile #21

So, hey, The Reading Pile is of legal age now! Some interesting books in the pile this week, so let's get right to it. (keep reading)

Persistence and Determination

  Hello my fellow agents. The thought occurred to me that many of you may be wondering  if I am still active in the field. Am I still scouring the shelves of the used book store? (keep reading)

CBSI HOT 10 BREAKDOWN : 1/20/2019

Welcome to another CBSI HOT 10 Breakdown. Here we will aim to bring you video accompaniment for CBSI’s most popular feature : THE HOT 10. (keep reading)

The Weekend After Wednesday for 1/19/19

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)

First You May Have Missed: Red Widow

With the current state of the marvel universe and the MCU, a lot of focus has been put on legacy character's. (keep reading)

2010 Marvel Tron Variant Run

Welcome back to another Run Recap!  This week we take a look at the 2010 Marvel Tron Variant run. (keep reading)

Real Human Beings Driving the Digital Art Movement

  Greetings and jamutations, Tin Hatters! The effervescent Tin Foil here with another dosage of electro-techno vibes and conspiracy theories. What came first? (keep reading)

WINNERS ANNOUNCED : Die #1 Exclusive Cover by Emma Vieceli from ONE STOP SHOP

Thanks again to the folks at One Stop Shop for helping us run another awesome CBSI Contest for the exclusive DIE #1 Variant with a cover by Emma Vieceli!! (keep reading)

Recapping the Week’s Hottest New Comic Books for January 16, 2019

Join Jack (AKA Mr. Bolo) and Brian each Thursday night as they discuss the week's hottest comic book releases and recap the BOLO (Be on the Lookout) List for new comic books. (keep reading)

The Usual Suspects #30

Welcome back for another edition of The Usual Suspects. Each week I typically look at a lot of higher end books that are out of a lot of our price ranges. (keep reading)

Dollar Bin Digging 19

      Superman/Batman #10 Admittedly I am a huge fan of Jim Lee and this cover from 2004 is just a good example of why. (keep reading)

Happy Together

  “Imagine me and you, I do I think about you day and night, it's only right To think about the girl you love and hold her tight So happy together If I should call you up, invest a ... (keep reading)

Tales from the Flipside #51

In this issue .... The guys show off recent pickups, feature their top 5(ish) variants in their collection, and discuss why some covers never caught heat. (keep reading)

#CBSIBOLO List For NCBD 1/16/19

  Confirmed 1ST Appearances Flash #62 (Psyche) Reader Buzz Knights of the Golden Sun #3 Venom #10 White Widow #1 Appalachian Apocalypse! (keep reading)

Covering The Spread 38: Predicting The Market

Hello CBSI and welcome back to Covering the Spread!  I previously wrote an article talking about trends in how the market prices books that I really enjoyed. (keep reading)

ISSUE #38 – Why So Serious?

  Welcome back, CBSI, to another edition of 2019 Cover Tunes. This week, in part two of the 2019 film-related covers, we tackle DC entries into this year’s cinemas. (keep reading)

Dune, Switch, Kid Loki, Vanilla Ice and More!

After a few weeks of focusing on characters like Conan and the Black Knight I have returned to my normal format.  There's a lot to get to so let's not waste any time! Enjoy. (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 1/15/19

  Red Hood and the Outlaws #25 Putri Variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: Yasmine Putri had a terrific run on Red Hood and the Outlaws, and the first cover of her run has dried up and ... (keep reading)


CBSI Comics oldest partnership is with SIMPLEMAN'S COMICS, which is run/owned by the content master himself, Brian Wood. (keep reading)

Batman Adventures #36

    So much has happened in the comic book industry since the last time I submitted a column several years ago, but throughout I continued to collect (and profit from) lower print ... (keep reading)

overlooked and EVAPORATING harley Quinn comics

As we wrap up another year of comic speculation and investing I wanted to squeeze out a final commentary on our hobby... unfortunately I'm just not up for that. (keep reading)



Prejudice Breeds Emptiness

  *** Warning, this comic is for mature audiences! *** Prejudice Breeds Emptiness…   Happy 2019 fellow CBSI members! I trust your Holiday Seasons were memorable. (keep reading)

Flashback: Wait … Die Hard with who? And with what? A box and bear?

  *** ORIGINALLY POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2017 ***   Hans Gruber: [on the radio] “Mr. Mystery Guest? Are you still there?” John McClane: “Yeah, I am still here. (keep reading)

Christmas In Diesel City! Contest Winner Announced!

Merry Christmas from the City Supreme CBSI! I hope everyone had an exceptional Christmas and got some goodies from Santa and company. (keep reading)

The Secret History of Captain Marvel

With the new Captain Marvel movie upon us, here is a list of relevant key books for your reference. I would also like to explore a hidden story. (keep reading)

CBSI Flashback

  *** ORIGINALLY POSTED DECEMBER 21, 2017 ***   “Look Charlie, let’s face it. We all know Christmas is a big commercial racket. (keep reading)

Top 25 Golden Age Christmas Covers

Check out the Top 25 Golden Age Christmas covers and this awesome video from Simpleman's comics:   https://youtu. (keep reading)

Flashback Friday: The Batman Who Laughs 

  *** ORIGINALLY POSTED DECEMBER 6, 2017 ***   Sigh... Let's do this Batman Who Laughs thing and get it over with... (keep reading)

Market Report – December 2018 ComicLink and ComicConnect Auctions

  Welcome back everyone, today we’ll go through results from the December 2018 ComicLink and ComicConnect auctions! (keep reading)

Week 55

  This week instead of Batwoman, because I'm sure you're all sick to death of that by now, I thought I'd reward folks with a genuine fan favorite character... Power Girl! (keep reading)

Marvel’s AVENGERS 4 : Endgame Trailer Released

Avengers Endgame Trailer officially released!!   Check it out below! (keep reading)

SPEC ALERT : Blue Beetle film!

DC has announced they are developing a new Latino superhero film starring the Blue Beetle(Jaime Reyes) . (keep reading)

ISSUE #2 – Who Are You?



  As a dealer, my aim is to give you all unbiased raw data and observations for each show I attend as a dealer.     1. (keep reading)

Donny Cates

  *** Strong Language Advisory ***   It’s hard to believe that over the short span of only five or six years, Donny Cates has become such a writing juggernaut in comics, but ... (keep reading)


1 Captain America's Weird Tales # 74 Classic Red Skull cover. 2 of these have come to market this week alone.  As I write this, a 4.5 is just shy of $7,000.00 on Ebay. (keep reading)


** ORIGINALLY POSTED: DECEMBER 7, 2016 **   With Kate Bishop's All New (again) Hawkeye series getting ready to drop.... What? You didn’t know there was a new Hawkeye series? (keep reading)


Voting has officially ended for the 2nd round of the CBSI WRITER WARS. On behalf of the entire Comicbookinvest. (keep reading)


Congratulations to the top 4 from this round of the CBSI WRITER WARS!! (keep reading)

Who’s Afraid of Ghosts?

“The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way” Dale Carnegie Who’s Afraid of Ghosts?   Greetings from the desert fellow CBSI members. (keep reading)


  As a dealer, my aim is to give you all unbiased raw data and observations for each show I attend as a dealer.     1. (keep reading)

All German Edition

Welcome to an all German edition of Foreign Delicacies! It's been too long since the last time I posted something but life just seems to keep getting in the way. (keep reading)

Yasmine Putri Cover Gallery & Checklist

Yasmine Putri has been on and off the radar for a while now. Remember that Carnage #3 variant? (keep reading)

Classic Cover of the Week 9/9/2018

New Week, New Covers!!     Cinderella Love #25 Often over shadowed by the Seven Seas run, this Matt Baker cover stands among the greatest romance covers of all time. (keep reading)

Here come the knock-offs!

Haven't done one of these in a while so bear with me while I struggle to remain coherent ... (keep reading)

After Action Report September 3, 2018

Sit-Rep September 3, 2018I Hope that everyone is having a safe and fun-filled Labor Day weekend. It has been pretty quite on the comic front. (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)

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)

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)


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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)