The Unpressable Defects 118

This week the boys discuss Joshua Middleton Spec and his covers overall potential and much more including a new Mel V Easel of elevation and Shaun with his alphabetic excellence! (keep reading)

Covering the Spread 8: In Layman’s Terms

New Mutants 98 Bonjour CBSI (and everyone else) and welcome to Covering the Spread! (keep reading)

Week 39

This week is the cleaning up my hard drive week... which translates into, image that got bumped by something else. Liken the Catwoman week, or the Suicide Squad week. (keep reading)

Weekly Picks Video for New Comic Books Releasing August 22, 2018

We may have a possible reveal of a female scarecrow in Batman Beyond, Cullen kicks off another horror mini series for Image Comics in Cold Spots #1, and what in the heck is the M’Kraan Shard in ... (keep reading)


As most of you know, the fine folk at FAN EXPO CANADA have graciously gifted us with some DETECTIVE COMICS #27 Convention Exclusive variant with cover art by Jason Fabok! (keep reading)

CBSI HOT 10 BREAKDOWN : 8/19/2018

Straight from the CBSI IG… 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)

After Action Report August 19, 2018

Sit-Rep August 19, 2018 Welcome back to another rundown of the CBSI week. My favorite action of the week is the return of the CBSI New Pick Ups and PC Show Off section over on G+. (keep reading)

The Reading Pile #8

This week we take a look at Volition, Pearl, Crowded, Farmhand, Ice Cream Man and Copperhead. You want to take a look at my comic books? Ok, just take a look at The Reading Pile right now! (keep reading)


For all of you looking for a place to show off your new haul pick ups and or to showcase pieces of your personal collection, good news!!  THE CBSI : NEW PICK UPS & PC SHOW OFF PAGE is now live!! (keep reading)

Fan Expo Boston 2018!

  So I'm not a big convention guy.  I don't really like crowds.  I despise books that are marked waaaaayyyyy up just because the con is big. (keep reading)

First You May Have Missed: Mr. Negative

Hello everyone and welcome back! If this is your first time here then WELCOME! To your first appearance on First You May Have Missed. (keep reading)

The Weekend After Wednesday for 8/18/2018

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)

The Usual Suspects #8

Welcome, welcome, welcome. This week I am beginning a special 2-part installment of The Usual Suspects. (keep reading)

Hey look! A Super Pets Special!!!

Writers of Lego Batman and the Lego Movie are now working on a DC Super Pets movie for Warner. (keep reading)


Welcome to the 3rd edition of The Blood Bank! This week we are going to break down a book perhaps a little more mainstream then the other comics we have previously discussed. (keep reading)

Tales from the Flipside #40

In this issue .... The guys talk CGC, CBSI contests, & Stein does an unboxing! Language warning! Contains strong language ... (keep reading)

ISSUE #19: Low Print Ladies

Hello there, ladies and gents. In ye olde comic universe, we’ve had a few very light spec weeks after a storm of two or three heavy weeks before that. Such is the roller coaster of this hobby. (keep reading)

The Wednesday One 08/15/18

Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 08/15/18 Another seemingly slow week, but this one has a few gems. There is a "One" for the first time in a while. (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 8/14/2018

  MARVEL TAILS #1 Mark Jewelers Insert HEAT CHECK STATUS: Spider-Ham is a pretty ridiculous character, but if Rocket Racoon can become popular than who knows what is going to happen ... (keep reading)

Black Cat in a “Film World” with out Spider-man

As everyone is probably aware by now, the Silver and Black movie is officially dead. Sony, in their infinite wisdom has chosen to split these two character into two separate movies. (keep reading)

Moon Knight…SPLATT!

It’s been awhile CBSI, but welcome back to the City Supreme. I haven’t been posting as much lately, and for that I apologize. (keep reading)

A LOW Raised High And All In Between

You can tell in a few seconds whether or not any given comic is a world you want to spend time in. (keep reading)

Classic Cover of the Week 7/29/2018

New Week, New Covers!!   SUPER MYSTERY COMICS #33 (V6 #3) How have I never seen this comic before??  I mean, sweet merciful mercy...  This is almost too busy, almost... (keep reading)


Straight from the CBSI IG...   Welcome to the HOT 10 Breakdown. Here we will aim to bring you video accompaniment for CBSI's most popular feature : THE HOT 10. (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)