Search This Site

Monday, August 25, 2014

Teen Titans Key Comics List Part 9

Welcome to Part 9 to the Teen Titans key comics list, and we are winding down close to the end. Some sleepers, some key issues worth considering and one definite important key. I do believe it's first on this Part 9 also, and we're definitely in the Copper Age concerning these Teen Titans key issues.

Well, it seems like the Comic Connect site is down, so I couldn't look up anything on there. If you missed Part 8, click the link to magically go back there. If you're ready for this part, continue on and enjoy.

First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing
First appearance of Jericho
Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator

Kicking starting Part 9 is this Copper Age goodie, and as you can see, there's quite a bit going on in this issue. First is first, and that's Dick Grayson's first appearance as Nightwing, and the character has become a staple within the DCU and Batman comics. Fans are anticipating Nightwing popping up in a movie or a television show and the demand for this comic has been on the rise. Well, it's no longer a sleeper.

Another first appearance is of Jericho, whom is Deathstroke's youngest son named Joseph Wilson. Jericho was a superhero from the start and became a member of the Teen Titans. His superpower is the ability to possess another person by mere eye contact. He gains access to the subject's physical, mental, and magical abilities while in possession. 

Finally, this issues has the first origin story of Deathstroke the Terminator told to the Teen Titans by Adeline Kane, Slade Wilson's ex wife. This issue is part 3 of the story line to the Judas Contract which started with issue #42. Adeline Kane accuses Terra of being in league with Deathstroke in this issue. July, 1984 is the publishing date for this key issue, and it is steaming up. Out of all the Teen Titans Copper Age key issues, this is definitely the one to gun for.

eBay - No problem finding unslabbed copies of the first appearance of Nightwing. Quite a few CGC copies also, and 9.8s are present on eBay at the moment.

mycomicshop - Two CGC copies here. One is up for auction and ends in 2 days. It's a CGC 9.6. The other is a 9.4 NM and Signature Series. Quite a few unslabbers here with the top grade being a 9.0 VF/NM.

 Death of Terra

Last part to the fan-favorite Judas Contract story line is the death of Terra, or the supposed death of Terra. In trying to kill the Teen Titans by bringing a building down on them, she ends killing herself instead. Although this is noted as the character's death, Terra would later be revived and end up a good guy. She would later join the Team Titans once brought back from the dead. July, 1984 was when this comic was published.

eBay - Pretty limited selection even for unslabbed copies. No CGC copies just yet on eBay for this issue.

mycomicshop - So far a VF and FN copy are in stock here at mycomicshop.

 First issue to 2nd series

The New Teen Titans title is relaunched with this issue and marks the 2nd volume to the titled series. Tales of the New Teen Titans would run at the same time with this volume two series. This new series would start with The Terror of Trigon storyline in which we see Raven's demonic persona. August, 1984 is the date this comic was published.

eBay - Couldn't find that many unslabbed copies at the moment. Surprisingly couldn't find any CGC copies either.

mycomicshop - CGC 9.8 Signature Series signed by George Perez is here at the moment. Also two raw copies available - A VF and FN.

NewKadia - Five copies in stock. Highest are a NM+ and a NM with the lowest a VF.

2nd issue to volume 2 series
Re-intro Lilith
First appearance of Evil Raven
In the second issue to the new series, we see the character of Lilith re-enter the Teen Titans comics. Also, this is the first appearance of Evil Raven, her other demon half finally unleashed. No, it's not sexy either.

This comic is a sleeper and not that in demand. It was published October, 1984.

eBay - Selection is pretty limited for this issue as well. No CGC just yet either.

mycomicshop - A beautiful CGC 9.8 located here, and it's a regular Universal slab under $50 bucks. Also two unslabbers in stock. Highest is a NM.

NewKadia - Four copies here with the highest a NM. A VF copy is the lowest.

Wedding of Terry Long & Donna Troy

Donna Troy and Terry Long finally tie the knot in this issue, and Terry Long would remain an important supporting character for the Teen Titans. Wonder Girl is not the first Teen Titans member to get hitched. Starfire was married twice and almost married Nightwing.

A key issue, but not that sought out key issue. Minor is a good word for it, I suppose. At least it is for now. This comic was published February, 1985.

eBay - Quite a few unslabbed copies. Only one CGC copy at the time of this writing and it's a 9.6 NM+ for super cheap...under $20 bucks.

mycomicshop - A VF copy and FN copy are in stock at the moment.

NewKadia - Will have to scroll to the bottom of the page to find this comics listing at NewKadia. There are more than a handful of copies. Highest are a NM+ and a NM, each only one copy available.

Apparent death of Trigon

The last issue to this story arc, it seems that Raven is able to defeat her demonic self and kills daddy Trigon...supposedly. In doing so, Raven is believed to have sacrificed her own life as well but eventually returns in a later issue of course. 

This comic was published February, 1985, and is very much a minor key issue for the moment.

eBay - Saw a few unslabbed copies and some of them are in comic lots. Selection is pretty limited and no CGC at the time of this writing. Not surprising though.

mycomicshop - Once again, a VF and FN in stock for this key issue. No CGC at the time of this writing, but that may change sooner or later.

NewKadia - NM+ copy in stock. 2nd highest is a NM, and the lowest is a VF. Five copies in total at NewKadia at the moment.

Alright, hopefully Comic Connect gets their site up since ComicLink rarely has minor Copper Age comics for sale unless they're pretty sought after. Only two more parts left to this Teen Titans key comics list, and Part 10 is ready so just click the PART 10 link below.

If you missed Part 8, you can always click the PREVIOUS link below to teleport back there and give it a look.


  1. Many mom and pop shops still have TotTT#44 in the dollar bin. A few weeks ago, I picked up a VF/NM copy for a buck which I traded with a mid grade Avengers AN#10 for a F+ copy of Hulk #180. I'm pretty happy about the whole thing :-D

    1. I should've stated that CGC 9.8s are rising in value, but that's great you found a copy in the dollar bin at your local. I don't think I've found this copy at any of mine, but then I haven't looking as I do have a CGC 9.8 copy.

      Nice trade.