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Monday, October 27, 2014

Suicide Squad Key Issues Part 10

Jay Ostrander used many of the same core members from the first series in his brief 8 issue mini series that was volume 3 to the self-titled Suicide Squad series. However, there are a few other characters that were used as well.

Part 10 will list some of the first appearances of these newer Squad members that were used in the third series. Not all of them, but some of the more recognizable or notable ones. 

Visit this Part 1 link to see some of the staple volume one Suicide Squad members that are used in the volume three series. If you missed Part 9, you can click the link to read up on that. 

All good? Continue and enjoy Part 10 to this Suicide Squad key issues!




SHOWCASE #39
First appearance of Chemo

Not really a long Suicide Squad member and was actually more of a villain for the volume 3 series, the character has been around since the Silver Age and was created by writer Robert Kanigher and artists Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. He was one of the earliest adversaries for the Metal Men.

Chemo appears in Suicide Squad #4 volume 3 of the series. He has super strength and durability and can spray hazardous and dangerous chemicals hundreds of feet. The first appearance of Chemo was published July/August, 1962.

eBay - One CGC 6.5 FN+ and the copy is located in Germany. Other than that, that's the only slabbed copy on eBay at moment. There are plenty of raw copies, but most are probably in low grades.

mycomicshop - Three raw copies in stock. All are low grade and the highest is restored. It's only a GD/VG.




BATMAN & THE OUTSIDERS #9
First appearance of Windfall

Windfall first appeared as a super villain and was a member of the super villain group the Masters of Disaster.  She would later stop her villainy and return to college where she was tormented and even raped by the fraternity she was in.

Pictures of the act were then spread across the internet to further her humiliation. She used her wind powers to asphyxiate her college tormentors. Shortly after she was recruited into the Suicide Squad by Amanda Weller.

Windfall would end up dying in a mission when part of the Suicide Squad team went rogue and forged a mutiny. The General led this mutiny, accompanied by Cliff Carmichael the second Thinker. The rogue members were able to hijack control of Chemo and use his chemical blast against the other Squad members who did not go rogue. Windfall tried to stop the attack with an air wall, but the blast broke through her shield and reduced her to a skeleton.

Windfall, alias Wendy Jones, first appearance was published April, 1984.

eBay - Nothing but raw copies for this key issue on the mighty eBay. Doesn't seem to be to be many high grade copies though.

mycomicshop - Only one VF raw copy in stock here at this time.


NewKadia - Four high grade copies here at the moment with the highest NM+. Two other copies in the NM range and one VF+ copy.




BOOSTER GOLD #1
First appearance of Blackguard

Richard Hertz, also known as Blackguard was a short-lived super villain and adversary of Booster Gold. He was recruited by the 1000 and given his super powers by the organization.

He was not very successful and the organization decided to eliminate him a long with Booster Gold. They both escaped and Blackguard would later join the Suicide Squad for a brief time.

However, when The General first began his plot of mutiny, Blackguard would be one of the many who would die in the line of duty. Booster Gold #1 was published February, 1986.

eBay - Quite a few slabbed copies for this key issue. I guess it's pretty sought out. There's two 9.8 graded copies. One is a CGC and the other a CBCS. Four 9.6 NM+s as well and raw copies also available.

mycomicshop - One CGC 9.6 NM+! All the rest are raw copies, and there's quite a few of them. I guess Booster Gold is a hot character at the moment. To be honest, not sure why.

ComicLink - One CGC 9.8 copy here for sale.





NEW TEEN TITANS #26 VOLUME 2
First appearance of Twister

A once disciple of the Church of Blood, Twister was originally a Teen Titans nemesis after she underwent an experiment that would give her psionic powers of hallucinations. When the brotherhood was captured by the Teen Titans, Twister hid and became a nun. She was then recruited by Amanda Waller and the Suicide Squad.

Twister would die at the hands of White Dragon, also known as William Heller. The New Teen Titans #26 and her first appearance was published December, 1986.

eBay - Not that many raw copies for this minor key and no CGC copies at all.

mycomicshop - VF and FN raw copies here at the time of this writing. Both copies are in stock, not on consignment.

NewKadia - Three copies in the NM range and the highest is a NM+. Lowest is a low VF.





CAPTAIN ATOM #1
First appearance of Wade Eiling (The General)

General Wade Eiling is a central villain to the origin of Captain Atom, the Nathaniel Adam version (not Charlton Comics original version of Allen Adam). After being accused of a crime he did not commit, Nathaniel was blackmailed by the General to undergo an experiment that would turn the titular hero into Captain Atom. 

After various other appearances in the DCU as a baddie, The General would later be recruited into the Suicide Squad during the 3rd series. He is the main force behind the mutiny and Rick Flag would end up detonating a bomb implanted in the General's head. The General's regenerative abilities would regenerate his brain, but he would have some amnesia. March, 1987 was when this comic was published.

eBay - Only raw copies and only a few of that are advertised as high grade. Most copies are for the new 52 #1 issue, which isn't surprising.

mycomicshop - Three raw copies in stock with the highest being a VF and the 2nd highest a FN. Last and lowest copy is only a VG.

NewKadia - Two NM copies with one a regular NM and the other a low NM.




IDENTITY CRISIS #3
First appearance of Owen Mercer

Owen Mercer was the second to take up the mantle of Captain Boomerang. He is actually the original Captain Boomerang's son. Owen Mercer is relatively a newer character as this comic was published October, 2004.

Much like his father, Owen Mercer as Captain Boomerang had a stint as an enemy of the Flash until he too was recruited into the Suicide Squad in the volume 3 series by Jay Ostrander.

eBay - Should be no problem finding an unslabbed copy here, and actually the complete set of this miniseries is pretty cheap. Didn't see any CGC for this issue.

mycomicshop - VF and FN copy in stock at the moment. Both are raw, unslabbers.

NewKadia - NM+ and NM copy in stock at NewKadia.




That's wrapping up the volume 3 first appearances for some of the non-staple members of the series. Part 11 is gonna deal with the important Suicide Squad members from the volume 4 series and that is ready so click the PART 11 blue link below to continue on with this Suicide Squad key issues list.

If you missed the PREVIOUS part to this Suicide Squad key comics series, just click the link below to go back.




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