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Monday, June 9, 2014

Justice League of America Key Comics Part 7

More not so well-known or sought out Justice League of America key comics coming right up in Part 7 to this key comic issues series. It will be hard pressed to find many of these keys CGC'd online. Some may even be limited when it comes to raw copies as well. Comic shops and cons may be alternatives for hunting these bad boys down.

Of course, you can click this Part 6 link if you missed it. If not, let's get this on!

Justice League of America #106
  • Red Tornado Joins JLA
Instead of dying in issue #102, the explosion hurled the Red Tornado to Earth One. Unable to return to Earth Two, The Red Tornado takes up the alias John Smith and is inducted into the Justice League of America.

Not a very well-known or sought out key issue. This issue was published in July, 1973.

eBay - Only one CGC 9.6 copy for this issue so far on eBay. No problem finding raw copies as of the moment on here.

mycomicshop - One CGC 9.6 copy here as well as an unslabbed FN+ copy.

ComicLink - One CGC 9.4 available here.

NewKadia - Two unslabbed copies with the highest being a VF+. 2nd copy is a FN+.

Justice League of America #124
  • First named appearance of Earth Prime
Although Earth Prime has appeared before in the Flash comics, it was never really named as such until this Justice League of America issue. If you don't know what Earth Prime is, it's the Earth in DC Comics that's basically our reality, where superheroes only exist in comics.

In the issue before this one (#123) DC Comics editor and writer Cary Bates is transported to Earth Two and falls under the control of The Wizard, whom turns Bates into a super villain. In this issue, the JLA fight Cary Bates and restore him back to normal.
eBay - Did not see any CGC copies so far for this issue on the mighty eBay. Quite a bit of raw copies though, if you don't care about CGC all that much.

mycomicshop - Nothing but raw copies so far at mycomicshop. Highest raw copy is a low VF.

NewKadia - Three raw copies here so far. Highest is a VF+ once again. 2nd highest is a low VF, and the last is a FN+.

ComicConnect - One raw copy here at a VF/NM 9.0.

Justice League of America #137
  • Superman battles Captain Marvel
Battle of two DC titans! It seems the villain Kull uses Red Kryptonite to turn Superman into an evil bastard. Thus, Captain Marvel has to lay some Shazam smack down on the fool. Comic was published December, 1976.

eBay - No CGC at the time of this writing. Limited selection of raw copies as well but they are there. May have to hunt around if you prefer slabbed comics.

mycomicshop - No CGC here either, but there are 6 raw copies if CGC isn't a big deal to you. Highest copy is a VF with the second highest a low VF.

NewKadia - Only a FN+ copy here at the moment.

Justice League of America #138
  • 1st appearance of Green Lantern from the 73rd Century
When Adam Strange's Zeta beam goes array and starts teleporting him randomly to Earth's future, his wife Anna seeks the Justice League of America's help. In the future, the JLA seek the help of the Green Lantern from the future to help Adam Strange.

Just one of the many minor key issues within the Justice League of America series during the Bronze Age. This issue was published January, 1977.

eBay - Wow, four CGC graded copies here with one being a gorgeous 9.8 and below $200 with a Best Offer option. There's also two 9.6s with one being a Signature Series and signed by Neal Adams. Last is also a Signature Series signed by Neal Adams but is a VF 8.0. No problem snagging a raw copy of this issue on eBay as well.

mycomicshop - One of the 9.6s on eBay is the same copy at mycomicshop, and it's cheaper here. Other copies here at the time of this writing are unslabbed copies. Highest unslabber is VF+.

ComicLink - One CGC 9.0 Signature Series signed by Neal Adams here.

NewKadia - Four raw copies here. Highest is a VF+. There's also a solid VF and a low VF. Last copy is just a FN+, basically a copy just to have.

ComicConnect - Two unslabbed copies here only at the moment. Highest is a VF/NM 9.0. Other copy is a VG/FN 5.0.

Justice League of America #161
  • Zatanna joins the JLA
At first, the sexy DC Comics magician reluctantly refuses being inducted into the ranks of the Justice League of America. After going up against a demon army and a Warlock with the aid of the JLA, Zatanna finally accepts membership into the heroic team. 

There are Whitman variants to this issue, and they are worth a bit more than the original printings. This issue was published in December, 1978.

eBay - Only one CGC 9.6 for this issue here. You can probably get it below $100 using the Best Offer option. A bit of a selection concerning raw, unslabbed copies.

mycomicshop - Unslabbed copies only. Two available with the highest being a low VF.

NewKadia - Two raw copies. Highest advertised is a low NM 9.2. Second copy is a low FN or FN-.

Justice League of America #171
  • Mr. Terrific murdered
  • Death of Terry Sloane
The Justice Society of America's member dies in this issue. By the end of this issue, it's believed that one among the JLA or JSA is to be the traitor who killed Mr. Terrific. In the next issue, Power Girl is suspect but it is later revealed that Mr. Terrific's old nemesis The Spirit King possessed Jay Garrick, the Golden Age Flash, in strangling Mr. Terrific to death. 

Terry Sloane was the original Mr. Terrific. After his death, Michael Holt would take up the mantle as the Modern Age Mr. Terrific. This issue also has Whitman variants as well. Original printing was published October, 1979.

eBay - Two CGC copies on eBay at the moment. One is a beautiful 9.8 and the other a 9.6. Raw copies also available and some toting high grades also.

mycomicshop - Same here for these issues concerning CGC copies. One is a 9.8 and the other a 9.6. Not sure if they're the same ones on eBay, but I wouldn't doubt it. The copies here would be cheaper if that's true.

NewKadia - Highest is only a low FN. Other copy not worth mentioning. No Whitman variants here.

Many of the bronze age key issues from the Justice League of America series aren't that sought out. Not sure if many are even known or that cared for in the market. This could change sooner or later since Marvel bronze age has hit a pretty big boom recently.

These comics as well as those in Part 8 have yet to do so, but they are pretty cheap buys now. Speaking of Part 8, it's finished so just click the PART 8 link below to finish up this key comic issues list.

If you missed Part 6, you know what to do. Just click the PREVIOUS link below to take a looksie. Thanks for reading and see ya soon!


  1. Hi Mayhem,

    couple of questions pls.
    1. For JLA #137, which one would you consider investing in: $30 at 9.2 raw or $199 at 9.4 CGC?
    2. Is JLA #137 worth investing in?

    1. I'm in a cheap mood, so if I were to invest in Justice League of America #137, I'd go with the raw 9.2 for $30 if I felt that comic would come back at the grade or possibly a 9.4 after CBCSing it. There better be a lot of pics and they better be good ones.

      2. It is the first published meeting of Superman and Captain Marvel, but not really an all out battle. The two stop before they can clash. If you want their actual first battle, then All Collectors Edition #C-58 is when they really go at it. I wouldn't invest in it long-term.

      Warner Bros. makes me nervous when they announce comic movies. They've been known to change their minds in the past, and if these new movies with their shared cinematic universe doesn't make them the profit they see fit, I can see them scaling back quite a few movies in their confirmed roster.

      So, $30 bucks isn't that big of gamble to me.

    2. Thanks Mayhem for the info and advice. Constantly on your website looking for what your are going to post next.

    3. Thanks for reading and the question. Hopefully, I'm still delivering the comic goodness.