Lucio Parrillo Cover Checklist

His art is somewhere in the triangle between Gabriele Dell'Otto, Glenn Fabry and Alex Horley. (keep reading)

Market Report – July 2017 Hake’s and Heritage Sunday Auctions

Welcome back everyone, today we’ll look at selected results from HA’s Sunday auctions over the past 3 months, as well as Hake’s auction on 13 July! (keep reading)

The Unpressable Defects 63

In this issue ... Dan G guest-stars as the guys talk SDCC, Avengers: Infinity War and much more!!! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

Covering Marvel Evil

Can you believe it? Even the City Supreme wasn't given early access to view the Avengers Infinity War trailer that was dropped at the D23 Expo! (keep reading)

The Busier One

Interesting week, but it seems like everybody already knows what the picks of the week are. Also, another thing that worries me is that most of the picks are based just on cover art. (keep reading)

September 2017 – Independents

In this video I provide my picks for comic books you should pre-order right NOW in the month of July that are releasing in September. These are books from Boom! (keep reading)

Legion Season 1 – Sui Generis

Given that it is downtime season for many TV programs, it's an opportune moment to revisit Season 1 of FX's recent masterpiece, Legion. (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 7/18/17

Shadowman #13 1:20 Templesmith Variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: Another rare Valiant variant that breaks triple digits with a great cover by Ben Templesmith. (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)

Weekly Picks for Comic Books Releasing July 19, 2017

This is a great week for comic books! Super boy joins the teen titans. A new Astonishing X-Men series premieres. And vigilante nuns takeover Los Angeles when the sun goes down. (keep reading)

Of Gaslight, Howling & Thirteen

Gotham by Gaslight There has been some chatter this week about a possible animated adaptation of this legendary Elseworlds tale. (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)

Hottest books of 2017 so far

So Jonathan M was not happy with the best of the year so far articles out there (hottest books published in 2017) and decided to make his own top 10 and then was gracious enough to share it with us. (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)

San Diego 2017: Best of the Exclusive Variants So Far

We're getting closer to SDCC, so let's take a look at some of the announced variants. (keep reading)

Tales from the Flipside 13

This week the guys talk random topics on unlucky episode #13! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

The Day After Wednesday for 7/8/17

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

Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards aka The Ringo Awards

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

Heroes Con 17: Southern Bastards & Early Deadpool/Harley Quinn Panels

Last weekend I attended HeroesCon 2017 in Charlotte NC. Being a primarily Indy driven, comics based show, it's a speculator's dream. I admit I am not a huge panel guy. (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)

Winners of the Solar Flare / Mindbender Variants!

A couple of weeks ago, Scout Comics gave us two sets of the following variants to give away: Scout went a step beyong and decided to make two different prizes, a 2nd place winner who would get ... (keep reading)

The problem with Variants

In this section we run opinion pieces and hopefully spark debate. (keep reading)

CBSI Shop Contest Winner

Last month I said I was going to give away a copy of the French Dell'Otto variant among all the people who made a purchase on any of the CBSI shops. (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)

Secret Wars #4 – Hastings Variant by Greg Land – September 2015

Welcome back to Covers from the Unknown, this week a Saturday Edition! Today I give you a Hastings variant that I own simply because it is a Planet/World War Hulk variant that is relatively unknown. (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)

Silver Sable with Special Guest… The Black Cat!

Are there any good Silver Sable books? This had come up in discussion way back when the Sony news first leaked. "Good" meaning from a speculation stand point. (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)