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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Teen Titans Key Comics Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 to this Teen Titans key comics list, and there's quite a few more key issues from the Silver Age, though we'll be heading into the Bronze Age by the end of this part. Quite a few CGC copies were found for the issues in here and many high grade ones also, but they'll definitely dent your wallet for sure.

If you missed Part 1, just click that link to go back. If you're up to speed, continue on and enjoy Part 2. Enjoy!

First Speedy in Teen Titans series

Why is this an important key issue worth noting? Well, it's because Green Arrow's famous sidekick Speedy does make a few guest appearances in the Teen Titans first series until he ultimately joins and becomes a member. He doesn't officially join in this issue, though. His introduction would come a few issues later in the first series, but it is next on this Teen Titans key issues list.

This early Teen Titans key comic was published Auguest, 1966.

eBay - No problem finding unslabbed copies. High grade unslabbed copies is a different story. There are two CGC copies, both high grade. One is a CGC 9.6 NM+ and the other a low NM 9.2. May be the same ones at mycomicshop.

mycomicshop - Two CGC copies at mycomicshop at the time of this writing. One is a CGC 9.6 Rocky Mountain Pedigree and the other is a CGC 9.2 copy. There are three unslabbed copies for those who don't care for CGC. Highest is a 5.0 VG/FN and is in stock.

ComicConnect - One CGC 9.4 NM copy and three unslabbed copies available at the moment. Highest raw copy is an 8.5 VF+.

Speedy joins
Aqualad leaves

Here's the issue where Speedy officially joins the Teen Titans. It's also the issue where Aqualad leaves, and that's just fine. Aqualad is kinda a lame character. Although, Aqualad does leave the group, he would still appear frequently throughout the first series and aid the Teen Titans on further adventures. February, 1969 is when this late Silver Age comic was published.

eBay - Limited selection at the moment for this key issue. Little more than a handful of unslabbed copies and only one CGC copy. CGC is a 9.6 NM+.

mycomicshop - One 9.6 NM CGC copy on consignment here. The others are raw copies and the highest is a VG+. All raw copies are in stock.

ComicLink - Only one CGC 4.0 VG copy here so far.

Last 12 cent issue

For those of you who are into the last 12 cent issue thing with comic books, Teen Titans #21 marks this minor key issue notation. Nothing much else happens of significance in this issue worth noting other than that. 

This late Silver Age comic was published June, 1969.

eBay -Same here with this key issue. Only a few raw copies and one CGC 9.8 copy. Looks like it's the same one at mycomicshop.

mycomicshop - Three copies here with one being a super high grade CGC 9.8. Other two are raw copies in stock with the highest being a 5.0 VG/FN. You'll have to scroll a bit after clicking the link.

ComicLink - Only one CGC copy of this issue, but it's a high grade copy at a 9.0 VF/NM.

Origin of Wonder Girl
First 15 cent issue
Here we are with a comic of significance, and no not because it's the first 15 cent issue within the titled series. It's the first origin of Wonder Girl and is told in the 2nd story of this comic. In this origin, she tells her other Titan members that she was saved by Wonder Woman in an apartment building fire. When Wonder Woman could not uncover her identity or her parents, whom presumably died in the fire, Wonder Woman took her to Paradise Island.

She was then adopted by Queen Hippolyta and become Wonder Woman's foster sister, but she lacked their special powers and was unable to compete with the Amazonians. So she was zapped by scientist Paula von Gunther's Purple Ray and  given powers almost identical to those of Wonder Woman. She would later return to the world and adopt the name Donna Troy as her civilian guise.

Wonder Girl's origin was created by none other than Marv Wolfman and artist Gil Kane, both legends in the comic industry. This issue was published August, 1969.

eBay - About nine or so unslabbed copies. They look to be mostly low grade copies. Two CGC copies. One's a 9.8 and the other is a 9.6 NM+.

mycomicshop - High grade CGC copies located. One is a whopping 9.8 and the other a gorgeous 9.6 NM+ copy. Two unslabbers also here at the moment. VG is the top raw copy so far.

ComicLink - Only one copy but it is high grade CGC. Copy is a 9.4 NM.

ComicConnect - Three CGC 9.4 NM copies here, and two raw copies. Highest raw copy is a 9.2 low NM followed by an 8.5 VF+.

Wonder Girl new costume

Wonder Girl gets a make over, and to tell you the truth, this red, one-piece costume is awesome when cosplayed. Love seeing this costume comic cons, and it was designed by Gil Kane. This iconic costume would be worn by Donna Troy throughout the remainder of the first series and the early half of the New Teen Titans series. 

Like issue 22, this one is one of the more sought out Teen Titans key issues during the late Silver Age. Comic was published October, 1969, nearing the end of the Silver Age of comics.

eBay - Only a few unslabbed copies here at the moment, and only one CGC 9.0 VF/NM copy.

mycomicshop - Two copies only at the moment. Both are raw and one is up for auction with 6 days left. The other is in stock but it's only 3.0 GD/VG.

First appearance of Lilith Clay
First appearance of Loren Jupiter
Hawk and Dove join
Welcome to the bronze age of the first and original Teen Titans comic book series. This is a key issue worth noting with the first appearance of Lilith Clay. As most fans know, Lilith does become a well-known Teen Titans member and is a telepath-precognitive.

This issue also sees the first appearance of Loren Jupiter, also known as Mr. Jupiter, who is one of the richest men in the DCU and also a financier of a secret government training project for teens. Through Lilith, Jupiter is able to recruit the Teen Titans with the exception of Robin. 

Hawk and Dove also joins the Teen Titans in this issue. February, 1970 was when this comic was published.

eBay - Only two copies I could locate thus far on the mighty eBay. One is a CGC copy and it's a 9.6 NM+. Other is a raw copy but only a GD/VG.

mycomicshop - A CGC 9.6 NM+ located here. It's a Savannah Pedigree, but the slab has a minor side crack. Also two raw copies and one is up for auction.

Alrighty, Part 2 has some pretty good Teen Titans key issues, but we're definitely not done. Part 3 is ready so just click the PART 3 link below to continue reading on.

If you missed Part 1, you can click the PREVIOUS link to find out the Teen Titans key comics that kicked off this series.

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