#CBSIBOLO List For NCBD 7/17/19


What Is The #CBSIBOLO List?


The Bolo List was created, initially, as an Instagram exclusive piece of content I dubbed comics cliff notes. A cheat sheet of sorts, the purpose of the Bolo list is to give CBSI Nation the most up to date information as LCS doors open on NCBD.

The Bolo list is not a list of books you should buy or books that will rise in value.  It's simply a reporting of what we are seeing in social media response and chatter, talk within our community, initial Ebay sales, as well as communication with retailers and posted online spoilers.

Similarly,  every 1st appearance in a given week may not be covered. We only list first appearances that are confirmed first hand or by multiple reputable sources PRIOR to NCBD. No delentiation will be made for full vs. Cameo Appearance as it is for the market to decide and that can not be done until after the books have hit on release day.

The Bolo List is ⅓ of CBSI's NCBD attack with Simpleman's Weekly Picks and Wednesday Warriors. I am very happy to be bringing the Bolo List to ComicBookInvest.Com and all our readers. Be sure to follow us on IG (@comicbookinvestcbsi) for other Exclusive CBSI BOLO content.




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Back Issue Bolo’s



With the craziness surrounding TMNT #95 as well as #51, it is no surprise to see a renewed interest in the Turtles comic franchise. With a whole new plethora of collectors and speculators alike turning their attention to the Turtles, now is the time to grab up those well below ratio IDW incentives and cash out as new fans are becoming collectors and want to catch up on the series and its variants. BOLO






  • El Elefante En El Cuarto

    I went to my LCS and they had the Captain Marvel behind the counter, as being one per customer….why? WHY? I don’t care if a gold bar is inside. The writing is not only crap, but pandering on the level of Stalin “you better like this or you are a traitor”. The only way I’d buy CM is if they make her back to how she was 10+ years ago, and act human. She acts like a brown shirt fema-natzi

    Sorry. anyway. Good pick of comics this week
    Teen Titans seeing Lobo
    Silver Surfer

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    My LCS wanted $20 for the non virgin carnage variant of captain marvel #8. I really hate when stores jack up the price on release day.

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    I scored the Elvira parrillo Virgin , silver surfer black 2 1:25 and a few sets of the Captain marvel 8. Thought there would have been more love for 8 bit spiderman cover

    • Gary Nusser

      That cover is definitely a sit and hold one as those tend to appeal to a certain audience who don’t necessarily suffer from fomo. What’s interesting in that book is Miles Morales is bitten by one of the spiders from Oscorp Labs. That could mean we may get Miles Morales Spider-Man in issue 6. There’s a 1:25 Nakayama that is already hard to find for the last issue of that mini and the PS4 Spidey Gamerverse will definitely be living on in subsequent titles.

  • Gary Nusser

    Also of interest is we have both the Norman Osborn Spider-Man from Edge of Spidergeddon 4 return as well as fan favorite Spiders-Man (cameo in Vault of Spiders 1, first full in Spidergeddon 3; 1:50; Torque) and this week’s Superior Spider-Man 9. But what do I know, I just read the books? 😂

  • microchipsandsalsa

    One of the stores in my area didn’t even have the Cap marvels on the stand. I was first in and asked “where is the new captain marvel”? He said “ I put them on my eBay store”. Not even one copy for the walk ins. This person did the same exact thing with the walking dead’s a couple weeks ago.

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      Don’t you just love capitalism?

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      That would be my last visit to that store.

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        So what would you do if they sold it to you for cover? Flip it for a profit?

        I don’t think a store owes a walk in anything. Now, if you are a loyal frequent customer I can see them giving you the cover price…just ask them to do so! If they give you a hard time, now you can question whether you want to do business with them.

        However they should state what their policy is for new “hot” issues upfront too in the interest of transparency so they don’t piss people off the day of.

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          This poor excuse for LCS owners needs to be tossed out along with Marvel’s poor paper quality.

          Walk-ins that have a good experience can become “loyal frequent customers”. A couple walk-in experiences where an owner is pulling new books from shelves, may stop a new customer who could otherwise be spending hundreds with that store in a month.

          Retailers make for the best speculators, sure. But if you’re going to play speculator as a retailer, at least do it right. Plan ahead, order accordingly and make sure you have plenty: go eBay and go to shelves – you have the benefit of previews, better contacts and a Diamond Account.

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      His store is dead. He may as well set up an online store and be done with the physical shop. If you can’t get excited on a Wednesday at the prospect of getting hot books because they will all be online at inflated prices, then they shouldn’t be surprised when people stop collecting.

  • accustomfigures

    This Captain Marvel 8 situation is interesting. I know it’s happened before, but I had a first time experience at my LCS. The owner sent an email out to his other store managers saying that the book should not be on the shelf. That it needs to be behind the counter and one per customer regardless of what cover you wanted. They only charged cover, and I got the 1:25 for ratio. A fair situation in my eyes.

    However, I think a lot of people don’t realize that a pull list really helps a store, and sometimes can make or break their business. CM8 is a sub par book that most people didn’t care about until this issue. And there are no rules that say a store or store owner can’t flip a book just like we do, as long as you’re taking care of your pull subscribers. Yes you want to take care of walk-ins, but not at the cost of loosing or not making money. Especially when most walk-ins rarely come back anyway.

    Most of me is leaning toward whomever had the book on their pull list gets it and gets it for cover price (variants excluded). If by chance a store happened to order more than what they needed for their pull list subs then anything goes. Most smaller stores probably didn’t order more of CM8 than they needed, having not foreseen the spec scramble, and even less probably qualified for the 1:25.

    If an LCS isn’t allowed to make money after being fair to their loyal subscribers, then that LCS is going to loose and in the long run vanish. I think it’s a bit entitled and bratty for someone to condemn a store if they fairly fulfill their subscribers needs and then make a few bucks on what’s left. If you’re not subscribing to a book and you miss out for whatever reason, that’s on you. And that’s happened to me most of the time. So that’s on me.

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      People collect for lots of reasons and most of us like the idea of buying a book for cover and it being worth more than that. If shops start to take away that dream, you’re just giving people another reason to not go to a physical shop. For a while my LCS ordered for the pull lists and had virtually nothing on the shelf. How are they going to get people to pick up new books?
      They’re saying to customers that anything decent goes online and you can have what is left in the store. People will say no thanks
      I won’t pay more than cover for a book on the day it’s released.
      Limits of 1 per a customers are good as it helps more people get the book

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    Nah, no LCS should be putting books behind the counter to sell for a premium online. Yes, put books aside for subscribers; after that books go on the shelf for cover — maybe with a sign stating one per customer. If they have extra after release day then pull it if the shelf and do whatever with it.

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      Do not concur. It’s their book. They can do what they want with it.

      I agree though they have to take care of their regulars….so maybe have them behind the counter for those individuals…no one else. It’s not your right to take advantage of them….especially when 95% of those walk ins just want to flip that book for their own selfish needs and don’t care if that shop is in business tomorrow or now.

      At the same time that it’s their choice what to do with THEIR book, you have the right not to give them your business if you choose.

    • microchipsandsalsa

      That’s why I didn’t feel bad when the same lcs owner had 3 copies of tmnt 95 reg cover and the the 1:10 for $6 the following Saturday. Bought em all and flipped em hard. BOOM!!

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    It’s getting to the point where if the book has ANY sort of buzz or spec that the only way you can pay cover for the book is by pre-ordering it weeks ahead of time. FOMO is driving the market now. FOMO is here to stay. But in most cases these books usually take a dive after the latest and greatest FOMO driven books come out next week.

    FOMO driven sales are not for long term spec but for a quick flip.

    And in all honesty, if I ran a LCS I would be really tempted not to sell the books for cover.

  • microchipsandsalsa

    To each his own right but if I owned a store I feel the ethical thing to do is 1st take care of subs. 2nd if you have any left put them on the shelves day one of release. After day one if they are still there you do want you want with them.

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