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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Inhumans Confirmed!



About a week ago we saw Warner Bros. and DC Comics unveil their slate of planned comic book movies to 2020, and there were some huge whoppers on that list. Not to be outdone, Marvel and Disney just released their slate of planned movies only hours ago.

For readers of this site and many other sites out there, the confirmations shouldn't really be much of a surprise, but it's nice to see that they've finally been confirmed. So let's do the run down here.


BLACK PANTHER

While I have to admit, I wasn't sure whether this character would get his own solo movie or just be a supporting character for other superheroes like Black Widow with Iron Man and Captain America, but it seems like the king of Wakanda will get both.

It was announced that Black Panther has been cast, and T'Challa will be played by actor Chadwick Boseman, who played legendary baseball hall-of-famer Jackie Robinson in the movie 42. Boseman has been cast as Black Panther to appear in Captain America: Civil War, a long side Chris Evans as Cap and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man. 


Captain America: Civil War has been given the release date of May 6, 2016. Comic's first black superhero will also be spun off in his own franchise with a Black Panther movie that's been confirmed for a November 3, 2017 release date as well. Maybe a limited time to get in on the important Black Panther key issues before they go even more crazy from this latest news announcement. Rumors are also circulating from the recent Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that Black Panther's ultimate nemesis Klaw was shown briefly in it.



CAPTAIN MARVEL

Ta-Dah! Surprised? I sure hope not. Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel as been on the rumor mill for a long time and Ms. Marvel #1 has been a hot comic as a result of it. Well, now it seems the ladies are finally gettin' some love from Marvel and Disney, and a Captain Marvel movie with Ms. Marvel as the titular hero will also have her own movie. 

Captain Marvel has been confirmed with the release date of July 6, 2018, and will rival Warners Bros. recently announced Wonder Woman solo movie. Unlike Wonder Woman, Carol Danvers has yet to be cast, but there's plenty of time for that. Not like there's a shortage of blonde-haired, blue-eyed actresses out there in Hollyweird, or a shortage of hair dye, contacts, and fake boobies.

Both female led movies are under huge pressure, and many fans already know that every female-led comic book movie has bombed hard with fans and general audiences. Then again, there are more female comic readers out there since then...a lot more...so let's hope the ladies support these characters so the studios will continue to churn out the female comic book movie goodness. 

High grade Captain Marvel key comics pertaining to Carol Danvers have surely been a hunt for before the news, but I suspect we'll see more high grade copies in the market shortly. If you're on the hunt for them, may want to click that blue link to find out what keys to be snagging up.



INHUMANS

Speak of the devil, and it wasn't too long ago I've been talking about the Inhumans and a possible Inhumans movie. Well, last news we heard, a script was being written for this flick.

Now it seems confirmed with a release date. Inhumans will join Marvel's cinematic universe and a stand alone flick has the release date of November 2, 2018 has been announced. 

Both the Inhumans and Captain Marvel will be spun off after the highly anticipated Avengers 3 movie, which has now been given the name Avengers: Infinity War Part 1. Yep, those who leaked out the news that the Avengers 3 movie will be split up into two parts were correct.

Also, it seems that Avengers 3 will not be the Civil War storyline that some tried to pimp recently and that the 2 part movies will indeed be based off the Infinity Gauntlet story line. Part two of Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 has the release date of May 3rd, 2019. 

Anyhow, looks like the royal family of the Inhumans are definitely part of the Marvel cinematic universe, and it looks like some Inhumans' key issues may see another hot boost in demand. The first appearance of Medusa, Inhumans, and Black Bolt have already been on the hot burner for quite some time.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Suicide Squad Key Issues Part 12



Welcome to Part 12 to this Suicide Squad key issues list, and we are wrapping up this entire list with the last few remaining first appearance key issues for both the volume 4 team members and the newest incarnation of the team that came out just this year. Most on this list only include the first appearances of staple members of the squad.

If you missed Part 11, just click the link to go back. If not, let's get this list over and done with!



SUPERBOY #9 VOLUME 4
First full appearance of King Shark

This is the first full appearance of King Shark, and was a notable Superboy villain during the 90s. A humanoid shark, it was not known at first whether King Shark is a mutation or a mystical being of legend. This was finally uncovered in the Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis series which firmly placed King Shark as the son of the Shark God, the ruler of all sharks.

He was born Nanaue in Hawaii, and King Shark was forced to help the Suicide Squad when Superboy was assigned to the team briefly. King Sharks' first full appearance was published November, 1994.

eBay - No CGC and a few raw copies on the mighty eBay at the moment. Some of the copies are in cheap comic lots.

mycomicshop - Only one NM copy here for now.

NewKadia - High grade NM+ copy here. Also a low NM, a VF, and FN+ copies in stock also.





EL DIABLO #1 VOLUME 3
First appearance of Chato Santana as El Diablo

This is the third incarnation of the character, El Diablo and the one used in the volume 4 Suicide Squad team. So maybe a good idea to know the first appearance of Chato Santana as El Diablo just in case this version of the character does hit the big or small screen.

El Diablo #1 was published Novemeber, 2008, and it's not a very sought after key issue at the moment.


eBay - Saw only a few raw copies. Some are in comic lots where you can buy the entire 6 issue complete set of this series. No CGC and no surprise.

mycomicshop - Only one NM copy available at mycomicshop.

NewKadia - Four copies here and all are high grade but not super high grade. Highest is a NM followed by a VF+. The rest are in the VF range.


NEW SUICIDE SQUAD FIRST APPEARANCES

The newest incarnation of the team only has the staple members of Deadshot, Black Manta, Harley Quinn, Duela Dent (Joker's Daughter) and Deathstroke the Terminator. Here are their first appearances excluding Deadshot.




AQUAMAN #35
First appearance of Black Manta

Despite whether they use Black Manta in a Suicide Squad movie or an Aquaman solo movie, the first appearance of Black Manta is a great comic investment regardless. Black Manta has been the most notable of Aquaman foes and it would be strange not to have him in at least one Aquaman flick.

For those growing up in my generation, we all remember him from the Super Friends cartoon as a Legion of Doom member. Black Manta has repeatedly clashed with Aquaman over the dominance of the Atlantic.

Definitely a key issue comic investment to consider, and it was published October, 1967.

eBay - A few raw copies located here at the moment. Only one CGC 8.0 VF though.

mycomicshop - Two raw copies. Highest is a GD+ and lowest is a GD.




BATMAN FAMILY #6
First appearance of Joker's Daughter (Duela Dent)

Duela Dent, the daughter of Harvey Dent, first made her introduction into comics as the Joker's Daughter. She would become a member of the Teen Titans and would later change her name to Harlequin.

She is now a member of the New Suicide Squad team, and this issue is sought out more than most of the others in this Suicide Squad key issues list. Guess she's a bit more popular to DC comic fans.

Publishing date for this key is February, 1977.

eBay - Quite a few copies and raw copies in the high grade are pretty up there in price. One CGC 9.6 NM+ and it's the only slabbed copy at the moment.

mycomicshop - Four copies here and all are raw and in the lower grades. Highest so far is a VG/FN copy.





THE NEW TEEN TITANS #2
First appearance of Deathstroke the Terminator

This comic again, and in the newest incarnation of the Suicide Squad team, Deathstroke is a member to give the team even more badassness.  Deathstroke has been a long time foe of the Teen Titans, and is quite popular.

His character has already been on the small screen in Arrow, and there may be plans to use him in the Flash and the Titans TV series that's still in negotiations with TNT. This year has seen a nice demand for this Copper Age key and first appearance of Deathstroke.

If Warner Bros. decides to use the character on the big screen, forget about it. This comic may sky rocket even more, but once again, who knows if he will debut on the big screen? Right now there's nothing that's implying he will.

eBay - Absolutely no problem finding raw copies for this hot key. Appears to be plenty of CGC slabs as well. 9.8s are available as well as other graded options.

mycomicshop - Two CGC copies and both are 9.8s. One is a Signature Series though. Six raw copies and the highest are four VF+s.

ComicConnect - One CGC 9.8 Signature Series copy goes up for auction in December.

ComicLink - One CGC 9.8 Signature Series copy here as well. Wonder if it's the same one at ComicConnect that's going up for auction.





BATMAN ADVENTURES #12
First comic appearance of Harley Quinn

Last and certainly not least and the one that everyone is on pins and needles hoping that she joins the Suicide Squad in their first movie debut is Harley Quinn. One of the most popular villains to come out during the 90s, Harley Quinn first appeared in the Batman cartoon series, but made her first comic book appearance in Batman Adventures #12.

A huge fan-favorite, the psychiatrist that falls for and becomes obsessed with the Joker has had fans clamoring for her first appearance for quite awhile now. This is already a sought out and highly valuable book, and if the character does end up being in a Suicide Squad film, I can only imagine this key issue comic will become even more ridiculously expensive.

September, 1993 was when the first appearance of Harley Quinn in a comic book was published, and this character has been in both the volume 4 and the New Suicide Squad teams.

eBay - No surprise that it's no problem finding copies of this extremely hot key issue on the mighty eBay. Plenty of raw copies and a few CGC slabs. High grade 9.8s and 9.6 NM+s available at the time of this writing.

mycomicshop - Two super high grade CGC 9.8s and one raw copy that's a VF. This book is still hot!

ComicConnect - All CGC copies here. One is a 9.8 and the other a 9.2. Both of those copies are going up for auction in December. Only one for immediate sale is a 9.6 NM+.



That concludes this Suicide key issues list, and as you can see, there are a lot of minor keys that hardly anybody wants concerning the Suicide Squad in this entire key issues list. Call them sleepers, under-valued, over-looked, or whatever - I just call most of these "not really wanted".

However, I added all the extra volumes to the self-titled series and most of the members' first appearance as a later reference. I'm pretty sure there will be characters dying in the movie and new ones being added in future films if the first proves to be successful, so now you have a Suicide Squad resource or reference guide in case new movie announcements are made that add new characters.

Definitely one of the hairier key issues list to complete and sorry if the entire list is a bit confusing. Once again, if you came late to the party, I highly suggest you start at Part 1 and the beginning of this Suicide Squad key comics list. If you missed Part 11 to this series, hit that PREVIOUS link below to go back. Other than that, this key issues list is finished.



Suicide Squad Key Issues Part 11

Here we are with Part 11 to this Suicide Squad key issues list and in Part 11 we're gonna cover the staple members of the volume 4 team. Once again, Deadshot has been pretty much the only constant member of the Suicide Squad team and his first appearance was already listed in Part 2 a long with the volume one first appearances of that team.

If you missed Part 10, just click the link to go back. If not, enjoy Part 10 to this Suicide Squad keys list.




OUR ARMY AT WAR #168
First appearance of the Unknown Soldier

This is the first appearance of the original Unknown Soldier. There are actually three incarnations. The one used in this Suicide Squad series is the third incarnation of the character.

However, if the character is ever used in a future Suicide Squad movie, I can assume his original first appearance will be more sought out and a better bet since it is a Silver Age comic. June, 1966 was when Our Army at War #168 was published.

eBay - Only three raw copies at the moment. Mid-grade FN and a high grade VF copy are the top selections so far.

ComicConnect - Finally, a CGC copy and it's a 9.0 VF/NM. Only copy for sale here at the moment.





ALL STAR WESTERN #2
First appearance of El Diablo

I'm listing the original El Diablo here since it's the first appearance of the character El Diablo. However, the first El Diablo has little connection to the one that joins the Suicide Squad volume 4 series. The first incarnation of the character was Lazarus Lane and the incarnation that joined the Suicide Squad is Chato Santana.

Just for reference in case they do decide to use the Chato Santana character as El Diablo, you'll know the original characters first appearance as well as Santana's. This comic was published November, 1970.

eBay - A few raw copies on the mighty eBay at the time of this writing. No CGC.

mycomicshop - Low grade copies here and all are raw. Highest is a VG/FN.





DETECTIVE COMICS #463
First appearance of Black Spider

There's a rumor that Will Smith may be in talks to play the Black Spider, partly because this is one of the few black characters of the Suicide Squad  a long with Bronze Tiger. But it's really too early to tell who Warner Bros. has in mind for Will Smith concerning a Suicide Squad character.

After all, he may be playing a white character from the comics like Captain Boomerang, Rick Flag, or another candidate. So the rumors of Will Smith as the obvious choices of Black Spider or Bronze Tiger should be taken with a grain of salt.

Black Spider was created by Gerry Conway, and was a heroin junkie who committed a robbery that involved him killing the store owner. The owner of the store turned out to be his father, and Eric Needham was arrested for his crimes.

In jail, Needham kicked the habit, and when he was released, he set out on a war on the drug trade, donning a costume and becoming the vigilante known as Black Spider. His ruthless war on drugs and those involved in trafficking it put him at odds with Batman quite often.

He would join the volume 4 Suicide Squad team, but resents being forced to work with criminals and not seeing himself as one as well. The first appearance of Black Spider was published September, 1976.

eBay - Only two CGC copies for this key. One is a 9.8 with an old label and the other a 9.4 NM. Plenty of raw copies to choose from.

mycomicshop - Two raw unslabbers and the highest is a 3.5 low VG. Other one isn't even worth mentioning.

NewKadia - Three copies here. Highest is a low VF and a FN+. Lowest copy here is a VG.

ComicConnect - Three copies with one of them being a CGC 9.4 NM. Raw copies are a low VF and a FN+.





BATMAN #407
First appearance of James Gordon Jr.

In the famous Year One story line for Batman, James Gordon Jr. was first introduced. Unlike his father who is a well-known ally of the Dark Knight, James Gordon Jr. was not.

Actually, Gordon's son is a known super villain in the DCU and has extremely violent tendencies. In the New 52, Barbara Gordon is the daughter of James and Eileen Gordon, making James Gordon Jr. her brother. James tries to murder his own mother and stalks Batgirl. Shortly after, he is recruited by Amanda Waller to join the Suicide Squad.

The character of James Gordon Jr. has already been depicted on the big screen in The Dark Knight, which Two Face threatens to kill him in revenge for letting Rachel Dawes die. His frist appearance in Batman #407 was published May, 1987.

eBay - About five CGC copies on the mighty eBay at the moment and most are 9.8s except for one 9.6 NM+. No problem finding a raw copy for this key as well.

mycomicshop - Two CGC 9.8 copies and one CGC 9.6 NM+. A few raw copies here as well with the highest being a low VF.

NewKadia - Only one VF+ copy in stock for now.

ComicLink - CGc 9.8 copy available here also.





WONDER WOMAN #7 VOLUME 2
First appearance of Barbara Ann Minerva

Barbara Ann Minerva is the third to take up the mantle of Cheetah, one of Wonder Woman's oldest and probably most popular nemesis. Minerva is a British archaeologist who inherited a great fortune.

She is selfish, ambitious, and neurotic and comes upon an African tribe who appoints a female guardian with the power of the cheetah to guard them. She ends up becoming the host of the cheetah persona and like her predecessors an enemy of Wonder Woman.

This version of Cheetah would join the Suicide Squad in issue #21 of volume 4. The character of Barbara Ann Minverva's first appearance in Wonder Woman #7 volume 2 was published August, 1987. 

eBay - No CGC which isn't a surprise, but a pretty limited selection of raw copies for this minor key issue on the mighty eBay at the moment as well.

mycomicshop - Only one raw copy in stock and it's a FN.

NewKadia - One low NM copy for sale here.





SUPERBOY #0 VOLUME 4
First cameo appearance of King Shark

The villain King Shark was a staple member of the 4rth series Suicide Squad team. Superboy #0 volume 4 has the first cameo appearance of King Shark. Would be an odd character to have in a Suicide Squad film, but you never know.

This very minor key goes on this list for reference in case Warner Bros. does get weird and casts this monstrosity for a future flick. Highly unlikely, but then again, what do I know?

October, 1994 was when this Modern Age comic was published.

eBay - Appears to be quite a lot of copies of this key issue on eBay. No CGC though and still pretty cheap, which is not surprising. After all, it's a 90s comic.

mycomicshop - Only one VF raw copy available here at the moment.




One more part left and that's gonna be all for this Suicide Squad key issues list and thank the lord for that. This has been an extremely long and time consuming keys list to do, and chock full of sleepers and over-looked keys. Most are keys that most collectors could care less about.

Nevertheless, we got Part 12 coming up that will finish the first appearances of both the volume 4 and newest incarnation of Suicide Squad team members.

If you missed Part 10, just click the PREVIOUS link below to go back. Click the PART 12 link below to continue on to the last part to this Suicide Squad key comics list!




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.




Suicide Squad Key Issues Part 9


We are going to wrap up the first appearances of some notable volume 2 Suicide Squad members in Part 9, and then dive into the other key issues from the other titled series. Actually, I'm only going to list the #1 issues for volume 3, 4, and the newest series to save some time.

So we'll be diving into the first appearances of volume 3, 4, and the newest after Part 9. We are nearing the end to this Suicide Squad key issues list. Only a few more parts to go.

You can click this Part 8 link if you missed it. If not, let's get Part 9 over and done with!





THE FURY OF FIRESTORM #21 VOLUME 2
First appearance of Louise Lincoln
Death of Killer Frost (Crystal Frost)

Here's the first appearance of Louise Lincoln and we'll find out why this first appearance in Firestorm volume 2 issue #21 is of importance. Although she does not appear as the 2nd Killer Frost in this issue, the debut of her civilian character is in this issue.

Also, the original Killer Frost known as Crystal Frost does see her demise in this issue as well. It would pave the way for her friend Louise Lincoln to take up her mantle. The character of Killer Frost will be in the Flash TV series and Danielle Panabaker will play the role. However, the character that will be in the TV series is Caitlin Snow, the later version of the Killer Frost character.

March, 1984 was when this comic was published.

eBay - Only raw copies here and a bit to choose from. Nothing spectacular and no CGC. Not surprising for this key that's not very sought out to begin with.

mycomicshop - VF and FN copy in stock at mycomicshop. Both are raw also.

NewKadia - Four copies here. Highest is a low NM followed by a VF+ and then a VF. Lowest is a low VF.




FLASH #338
First appearance of Big Sir

The first appearance of Big Sir isn't really that great of a Flash key issue, nor a Suicide Squad key issue either. Big Sir dies in issue #1 of the volume 2 Suicide Squad series and he has played a pretty minor villain in his career in the DCU. Like many others during the volume 2 team, he was once part of the Injustice Society.

His real name is Dufus P. Ratchett and was born with a malformed brain gland that caused his body to grow to incredible proportions but left his mind mentally handicapped. He was created by Carey Bates and Carmine Infantino and the first appearance of Big Sir in Flash #338 was published in October, 1984.

eBay - A few copies located on the mighty eBay. All are raw, unslabbers at the moment.

mycomicshop - Three raw copies in stock and the highest is only a VF. Lowest is a VG.





THE FURY OF FIRESTORM #34 VOLUME 2
First appearance of Louise Lincoln as Killer Frost

Here, it is. Firestorm #34 from the volume 2 series sees the first appearance of Louise Lincoln as Killer Frost. This version of Killer Frost became one of the more staple members of the volume 2 Suicide Squad team.

Louise Lincoln was a friend and colleague of Crystal Frost, the original Killer Frost. After Crystal died, Louise decided to undergo the same experiment that had turned Crystal into Killer Frost. The same effects happened to Louise that had happened to the original, and Louise took up the mantle of Killer Frost, becoming one of the more ruthless Firestorm villains.

This version of Killer Frost is a Copper Age creation by Gerry Conway and Al Milgrom. This comic was published April, 1985.

eBay - All raw copies and selection is about medium for now. No CGC as expected for this Copper Age key.

mycomicshop - VF and FN raw copies available here. Only two in stock at the moment.

NewKadia - Four copies here and the highest is a low NM. Other copies are in the VF range.




SUICIDE SQUAD #1 VOLUME 3
First issue to third self-titled series

In this 8 issue series, Jay Ostrander once again takes over writing duties and pretty much uses the same team lineup that's in the first Suicide Squad volume one series. However, a second Captain Boomerang is introduced in the line up and Rick Flag is brought back into the fold as well.

Other characters who joined the Squad briefly was The General, King Faraday, Chemo, Twister and Blackguard. Oh, yes, and William Hell as the White Dragon also is recruited into the Squad as well. This was published November, 2007.

eBay - A few copies here but all are raw. You can get the entire complete run in comic lots for this 3rd series pretty cheap.

mycomicshop - Only one raw VF copy here at the moment.

NewKadia - Two NM copies here. One is a NM+ and the other a solid NM. The NM+ is cheaper than the NM.




SUICIDE SQUAD #1 VOLUME 4
First issue to fourth self-titled series

Adam Glass takes over as writer in this reboot series. It is part of the New 52 DC Universe. It's in this series that Deadshot serves as the team leader.

Also, this team lineup has Harley Quinn, and has been notable to comic fans for that very single reason. Harley Quinn has yet to be rumored for a Suicide Squad movie, but the fan's desire for her to be in it is quite strong.

Will Warner Bros. and DC give what the fans want for the first movie or another Suicide Squad movie after? That's really the question, but fan's are hoping so for sure. 

Also rumors are going around that Will Smith may be Black Spider in the film as well, and that character is in this incarnation of the team. Publishing date is November, 2011 for this 1st issue.

eBay - For some reason this series is more sought out and issue #1 is going for more on the mighty eBay. Probably because most are anticipating Harley Quinn to be in the movie or a future movie. There's a few copies here and all are raw. There are also variants to this cover as well, which I won't be talking about in this list.

mycomicshop - Couple of raw copies here. Highest is a VF+ and going for pretty ridiculous prices for a Modern Age comic at the moment. At least, I wouldn't pay that much for it.







NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1
First issue to new titled series

This is the most recent incarnation of the Suicide Squad team and Sean Ryan is so far writing this newest series. The team lineup consists of Deadshot, favorite Batman villain Harley Quinn, Joker's Daughter, Aquaman's Black Manta, and Deathstroke as team operatives.

Definitely some candidates that may be very plausible to hit the big screen in a Suicide Squad movie in this new team incarnation. Since a solo Aquaman movie has been announced, will the villain be Black Manta? Will Black Manta find his way to be recruited into the Suicide Squad? Who knows, but it's fun to think about. This Modern Age comic was published September, 2014.

eBay - Go figure, the most recent series of the Suicide Squad actually has CGC copies and they're going for way too much for a recent series, don't care whether they're slabbed or not. Totally for the Modern Age speculators, whom I bet are the majority buying up this issue and pushing the value up. Oh yes, if you're into variants too, this issue has plenty of those as well.

mycomicshop - One raw NM copy in stock and only one in stock for now.



Alright, in Part 10 to this Suicide Squad key comics list, we're gonna list off the first appearances of some volume three team members. Most of the volume three team was still compromised of the members from the volume one series, so there won't be that many. Thank, God!

If you missed Part 8, click the blue PREVIOUS link below to check that out. Otherwise, click the PART 10 link below to continue with this key issues list.