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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Teen Titans Key Comics List Part 6

Welcome to Part 6 to this Teen Titans key comics list, and we are still in the late Bronze Age of comics. As you can tell, there are quite a bit of key issues concerning the Teen Titans, and most will pretty much be sleepers in Part 6. Not to say that some aren't important, because some will be. However, some are pretty minor as well.

Click this Part 5 link if you missed it. If not, enjoy the key comics presented here.

2nd appearance of Deathstroke

Here we are finally with the 2nd appearance of Deathstroke the Terminator. Actually the 2nd full appearance of the mercenary and assassin that has become one of the most popular villains for the Teen Titans. Overstreet notes this as his 2nd appearance but CGC just notes it as a Deathstroke appearance.

This comic is still under-valued and some CGC 9.8s are still under the $100 mark. Unslabbed copies, of course, are even more affordable. Not that well-known just yet, but I'm sure it will be more recognized in the near future.
  eBay - CGC copies are present on eBay, but only two. They are both high grade though. One 9.8 and one 9.6 NM+. Unslabbed copies present also.

mycomicshop - Only two unslabbed copies here, but they are in stock and not on consignment. Highest is only a FN though.

NewKadia - Five raw copies here with the highest a 9.6 NM+. Second highest is a NM followed by a low NM copy. The last two are in the VF range.

First Teen Titans crossover with Marvel
3rd full appearance of Deathstroke the Terminator

This is a historic comic on quite a few fronts. First of all, on the Teen Titans front since it is a key issue list about them, this is the first time the Teen Titans crossed over outside of the DCU and into the Marvel realm. 

For Deathstroke fans, this comic is noted as Deathstroke's 3rd full appearance in comics, and it's not all that well-known amongst collectors for that key issue importance yet.

If you're an X-Men fan, this is the first time the X-Men team crossed over outside of the MCU. So, pretty much a damn good key to consider. Under-valued especially since CGC 9.6s are still well under the $100 mark. Marvel and DC Presents #1 was published September, 1982.

eBay - Good selection of unslabbed copies. Plenty of those on eBay at the moment. Quite a few CGC slabbed copies as well. Highest CGC copy are 9.6s and there's a few of them.

NewKadia - Six copies here so far with two in the NM range. Lowest is a FN+.

First new Brotherhood of Evil
First appearance of Houngan
First appearance of Phobia
First appearance of Warp
This issue marks the first appearance of the new Brotherhood of Evil, a well-known team of supervillains that are the primary foes of the Doom Patrol. Such new added members debut in this issue are Houngan, Phobia, and Warp, and the new group is once again led by Brain and Monsieur Mallah. 

Overstreet notes issue #15 as the intro to the new Brotherhood of Evil, but CGC notes this issue as their first appearance. Overstreet also notes this issue as the origin of the new Doom Patrol as well. Still a minor key issue as of now. This comic was published December, 1981.

eBay - Only two CGC 9.8s with one of them being a Signature Series. Both are still under the $100 mark. Plenty of unslabbed copies so far as well.

mycomicshop - Highgrade copies here. Only one CGC copy but it's a 9.8 and a Signature Series. Other copies are raw and highest is a 9.2 low NM. One VF copy in stock.

ComicConnect - Unslabbed 9.8 located here. Only copy so far.

NewKadia - Seven unslabbed copies here at the moment. Highest is 9.6 NM+.

Death of Madame Rouge
Death of General Zahl
An original member of the Brotherhood of Evil, Madame Rouge allies herself with General Zahl, whom was a long time associate of the Brotherhood of Evil. Both villains plan to take over the country of Zandia and come into conflict with both the new Brotherhood of Evil and the Changeling and Robotman. The Changeling, known as Beastboy in his former career as a member of the Doom Patrol, kills Madame Rouge in this issue. General Zahl also dies.

Both Madame Rouge and General Zahl are prominent villains for the Doom Patrol mythos. Zahl was an officer for the Nazis and commander of a U-boat, which Dr. Niles Caulder, known as Chief to the Doom Patrol, smashed into. After the war, he became a mercenary.

Madame Rouge is a shape-shifter and original member of the Brotherhood of Evil. She had a romantic relationship with Niles Caulder, and before she dies in this issue, she calls out to him.

eBay - Three CGC copies and all are 9.8s. One is a Signature Series copy and might be the same one on mycomicshop. There are unslabbed copies available for those who don't care much for slabbed comics.

mycomicshop - Beautiful CGC 9.8 Signature Series copy located here. Rest are unslabbed with the highest raw copy a 9.0 VF/NM. Higest raw copy in stock is a VF at the moment.

NewKadia - Six raw copies here. The two top grades are a NM+ 9.6 and a 9.2 low NM.

First appearance of Captain Carrot
First Zoo Crew
Although nothing really key worthy happens in the New Teen Titans story in this issue, a back story features the first appearance of Captain Carrot and his Zoo Crew. Some are fans of the character, and I thought it was funny that Captain Carrot's real name is Roger Rabbit.  

No, he has no connection to the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit. February, 1982 was when this comic was published.

eBay - No CGC for this issue on here yet, but there are unslabbed comics present.

mycomicshop - Only two copies here at the moment and both are unslabbed. A VF+ is on consignment and a FN is in stock.

NewKadia - A few copies here, but the highest is only a NM.

Origin of Cyborg (New details)
First issue to limited series
I mentioned this comic a while back, and it holds a more detailed version of the Cyborg origin that was first briefly featured in The New Teen Titans #7. This key issue explains Victor Stone's youth more and the experiments his father Silas Stone and mother did on him as a child. 

Tales of the New Teen Titans #1 also leads up the accident that killed his mother and made him lose limbs that would later be replaced by his father, ultimately sending him down the path in becoming the superhero Cyborg. The title was limited 4 issue series that deals with detailed origins of four New Teen Titans members. This, of course, is the first issue to this limited series. 

eBay - Only one CGC copy and it's a 9.8. No problem finding unslabbed copies if you're on the hunt for them.

mycomicshop - A CGC 9.8 is available here at the moment. Also a raw FN copy is in stock.

NewKadia - Four copies with only one in the NM range and it's a 9.2 low NM. Rest are the in VF range.

Still not done with this, and there's more Teen Titans key comics coming up in Part 7. If you missed Part 5, just click the PREVIOUS link below. Otherwise, so just click the PART 7 link below to continue with the Teen Titans key issues.


  1. Howdy!

    Your thoughts and insights are really grand. I definitely appreciate it :)

    My question deals with Tales of the New Teen Titans #1 CGC. I know it is not Cyborg first appearance, but is that worth picking up in high grade?


    1. If the deal between Warner Bros. and TNT goes through for a Teen Titans TV series, it may be. However, you'll have to watch it closely. The show could bomb. Right now, it's already heated up some.

  2. Thank you for the quick response! There are high grades out there, but they are also roughly 3x guide. I know that if this takes off it could be worth it, but that seems like a pretty steep uphill. Maybe unslabbed are safer for now. Fortunately I have a 9.6 DCCP, so I am good there.

    Again, your posts are super informative. I am not sure how you find the time or information, but definitely know your work is appreciated by me, if no one else. But I suspect there are many others :)

    1. Heya, Craig, thanks for comment. I try my best with this site, and I'm glad it's appreciated by some out there. An unslabbed copy may be a good route to go if it is indeed high grade enough.

      Thanks again for the kudos and great news concerning DCCP #26.

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