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Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Rising Trend of New Teen Titans #2

Here we go…. New Teen Titans Vol 1 Issue #2.
So 99% of you know why this book matters in the world of DC, first appearance of Deathstroke. With major roles in the hugely popular Arrow TV show and appearances in the Arkham video games this drove the book up in value. NOW... now it’s going to get unreachable without deep pockets. 

Why you may ask?  Unless you have been living under a rock you know that DC/WB is going dark and gritty with its movie-verse, well guess what? Very few of DC characters capture dark and gritty without coming off like "Batman light." Deathstroke is unique and a villain that people love to cheer on.
So what has changed? About 20 hours give or take it has been rumored that Deathstroke is to be in the new Suicide Squad movie. Normally this is met with some contained “wait and see” excitement. 
Not this time, because the debate isn't IF he is in the movie but how many action scenes is he going to have. This movie could tank, but Deathstroke is going to walk out a win. Think of what the Punisher is for Marvel, Deathstroke is going to come out of this with a long term “ICON” future. 
The Punisher movies were so-so but everyone knows who Punisher is, and the result is his first appearance is still a steady key for most collectors (and yes even for you speculators).
In the last few hours I have watched the raw's go for about 100$ on eBay to already pushing the $150 mark. CGC's are ramping up too. I grabbed an extra copy for myself last night at a fair price, but I remind everyone remember when FF 45 was "just a book to have to complete the run?" 
New Teen Titans #2 is going to go from just a “collectors” book, to a big time fan favorite. On the plus side even if this book slips in the long run you still have one few Bronze age books with a first appearance of a great character. 

By Travis O.  
 

25 comments:

  1. I'd like to say thanks to Travis O. for whipping this up and at the same time apologizing for posting it later rather than sooner.

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    1. no problem I just heard deathstroke was in a lot of things so I wanted to ask so I don't miss out on anything

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  2. hey mayhem would you trade a avengers 4 5.0 hulk 181 5.5 and a FF 52 6.5 for an xmen 1 2.5JW

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    1. Are all of them raw copies, including yours?

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  3. i got about a grand into my three JW

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    1. As shocking as this sounds...I would do it.

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    2. Maybe not with the FF #52 included in there though...you're giving up at least $2000 over $1625. He'd have to kick in at least a $400 comic to make the trade more even.

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    3. gotcha its still a tough decision

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    4. Yeah, it is a pretty tough one, but I'm thinking current market value. So, you have Avengers #4, which is around $800 close to $900, but I'll just do the minimum here. Then you got Hulk 181 at 5.5 which is also around $800 (bare minimum), and then FF #52, which I know you could at least get $500 for it bare minimum. That's over $2100 if you sold those in the market today. I'm sure they'd sell at those prices too, so you'd probably get a little bit more for each.

      That's just my take on it...don't quite see a good trade there. I mean, you could sell those books and buy an X-Men #1 2.5 CGC and have some change left over if you caught an auction. You might even have quite a bit money left over from just selling them. Plus, you'd at least get eBay Bucks back if you got that. I don't see the trade as a win.

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    5. I mean eBay Bucks back if you just bought it after selling those comics that were in the trade. Lol, trying to make a clear point isn't working too well from my brain to my fingers today.

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    6. yeah I was thing the same thing and if panther does make a cameo in avengers movie prob get a little more for it. thanks as always JW

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    7. I love the x men, but FF 52, hulk 181, and AV 4, just for that one? Na, not right now at least. Your hulk and FF have more room for growth in my opinion. Where as the xmen 1 will always (steady) climb in value, you can sell the FF at its peak and get way more than guide for it, and wait till wolverine three to hit theaters, then pop on that hulk. Actually both of those books may peak around the same time, if the movies are close together on release date. But for the super long haul……Its a tough one.

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  4. the men 1 is an old label cgc also

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    1. On third thought, I wouldn't do it...that's my final answer...anyone else got an opinion on this?

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  5. Good call on this. A great character and a solid issue to own. I'd keep an eye out for Tales of the Teen Titans #44 as well (origin of Deathstroke and 1st Nightwing). It's a two-for-one key and it's much cheaper than TT#2 right now.

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  6. I've got a copy of that comic :)

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  7. I would keep my CGC Graded Hulk 181, Avengers 4 & FF52. Instead of trading your goodies, I would sell/trade a pile of my junky comics/cards/action figures until I saved up enough to buy Xmen 1 and add it to my other sweet books....Good Luck! lk

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    1. Oh yeah! That's what I'd do too. That way you have first Wolvie, first silver age Cap, first Panther....and first Xmen!!! Dang son, ballin right there!! All Those books will continue to rise.

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  8. I bought a CGC 8.5 for $100. (pretty sweet deal I hope) Thinking of holding on to it. I just love this character but you are right, its only after the Arrow tv show where I got to know a lot abt him.

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  9. Awesome article! I want to know why the first appearance of the teen titans is undervalued compared to the first appearance of the legion of superheroes. They are both silver age comics but teen titans however seems more popular with their cartoon shows, merchandise etc. you can probably ask any kid who the teen titans are and theyd know. Ask them about the legion and they have no clue. I was thinking maybe the comic was a low print run?

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    1. Hey Marco, that's a good point. Not so sure why the first appearance of Legion of Super-Heroes is more valuable than the first Teen Titans. Out of the two, I would go for the 1st Teen Titans. I don't know if the 1st Legion has a lower print run or not.

      Perhaps, the comic isn't in the market as much as opposed to the other. I've rarely heard of anyone talk about the Legion of Super-Heroes.

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  10. Hey there. If I was to send my copy of New Teen Titans #2 in for grading at Cgc. What would the cost be to me. I consider my two copies to be in nm. Thanks

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    1. It would cost you $18 bucks each book since the year does fall into the Modern Age service now. That does not include shipping though. You can have it shipped back to you either UPS or USPS or FED EX. I think the UPS option is only $10 bucks or maybe it's the FED EX option. The USPS option is the most expensive but that option covers higher insurance.

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