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Suicide Squad Comic Book Price Guide

DC announced that the Suicide Squad comic books would be made into a movie for 2016.

With an awesome lineup of characters -- including many favorites from the modern DC universe -- the Suicide Squad movie is now one of the most eagerly anticipated Superhero movies.

Which are the key issues -- first appearances, important story beats and reboots -- that have value? Find out what your Suicide Squad comics are worth.

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Suicide Squad Comic Key Issues and First Appearances

Character Name

  • Suicide Squad (Silver Age)
  • Suicide Squad (Copper Age)
  • Amanda Waller
  • Rick Flag, Jr.
  • Bronze Tiger
  • Captain Boomerang (George Harkness)
  • Count Vertigo
  • Deadshot
  • Doctor Light (Arthur Light)
  • Duchess (Lashina)
  • Enchantress
  • Jewelee
  • Nemesis (Tom Tresser)
  • Nightshade
  • Oracle (Barbara Gordon)
  • Poison Ivy
  • Punch
  • Ravan
  • Shade, the Changing Man
  • Thinker (Cliff Carmichael)
  • Vixen

First Appearance

  • Brave and the Bold #25 (1959)
  • Legends #3 (1987)
  • Legends #1 (1986)
  • Brave and the Bold #25 (1959)
  • Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter #1 (1975)
  • The Flash #117 (1960)
  • World's Finest Comics #251 (1978)
  • Batman #59 (1950)
  • Justice League of America #12 (1962)
  • Mister Miracle #6 (1972)
  • Strange Adventures #187 (1966)
  • Captain Atom #85 (1966)
  • Brave and the Bold #166 (1980)
  • Captain Atom #82 (1966)
  • Detective #359 / Suicide Squad #23 (1989)
  • Batman #181 (1966)
  • Captain Atom #85 (1966)
  • Suicide Squad #1 (1987)
  • Shade, the Changing Man #1 (1977)
  • Firestorm #1 (1978)
  • Action Comics #521 (1981)

Brave and the Bold #25
Origin and First Appearance of the Suicide Squad

Brave and the Bold #25 is the first appearance of the Suicide Squad. Click for values

For a clue to the future value of this suddenly exciting first appearance, you only need to look as far as Brave and the Bold #28 (first JLA). This key Silver Age book was important, but under-priced, until the JLA movie rumors became so loud they could no longer be ignored.

Prices on BB#28 have gone crazy at all grades, with record prices being set.

It seems logical that Brave and the Bold #25 will follow the same pattern. What's different is that Justice League movie rumors went on for years. The Suicide Squad movie has already been confirmed. This means the price of this issue will jump pretty fast, and may fall back just as fast.

Record sale: $120,000
Minimum value: $450

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Legends Comic #3: Suicide Squad Returns

The little-known Legends mini-series has not one, but two key issues for Suicide Squad comic buyers. The most important is the first re-appearane of the squad in the Copper Age.

The little-known Legends mini-series has not one, but two key issues for Suicide Squad comic buyers. The most important is the first re-appearane of the squad in the Copper Age. Click for value

There is no shortage of CGC 9.8s (88 in the census already) and prices are softening as more are pushed onto the market. Proceed with caution if you're buying these.

Record sale: $399
Minimum value: $1

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Suicide Squad Comic #1: 1987 Reboot
(also First Appearance of Ravan)

The Suicide Squad first got their own book in 1987, when the DC Universe was rebooted. Click for values

The Suicide Squad comic first appeared in their own dedicated title in 1987 (when most of the DC universe was rebooted post the Crisis on Infinite Earths clean-up).

Prices are just starting to rise on this issue. The black cover means it will be tough to find in high grade.

Record sale: $250
Minimum value: $1

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Suicide Squad #23: First Oracle (Barbara Gordon)

Best known for being Batgirl, Barbara Gordon first appeared in the Silver Age key issue Detective Comics #359. This is a major key and quite expensive.

What is less-known (but catching fire now due to the Suicide Squad movie announcement) is her first appearance as Oracle.

Barbara Gordon first appeared in Detective Comics #359. She later became Oracle in the 1987 Suicide Squad series. Click for value

Record sale: $18,250
Minimum value: $40

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Barbara Gordon debuts in the Suicide Squad as Oracle in #23 of the 1987 Suicide Squad comic series. Click for value

Record sale: $226
Minimum value: $1

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First Appearances of Other Suicide Squad Comic Heroes

Here are first appearances on the rest of the Squad. Some are better-known than others...

Amanda Waller: First Appearance, Legends #1

Amanda Waller: First Appearance, Legends #1. Click for value

It's a fair bet that sets of Legends have been dug out of dump-bins after the announcement of the Squad movie, so don't be surprised to see lots of these on the market.

Record sale: $150
Minimum value: $1

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Bronze Tiger: First Appearance, Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter #1

Bronze Tiger: First Appearance, Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter #1. Click for value

Who?! What?! Another dump-bin degenerate that is suddenly on the list of hot comic books. It's reasonably priced for an obscure Bronze Age book.

Record sale: $200
Minimum value: $1

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Captain Boomerang: First Appearance, Flash #117

Captain Boomerang: First Appearance, Flash #117. Click for value

This is a genuinely tough book to find in high grade. There are 101 in the CGC census, but only 18 are above VF. A really nice copy of this book could be an appreciating asset if the Suicide Squad comic book squad are a hit on the silver screen.

Record sale: $3,100
Minimum value: $25

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Count Vertigo: First Appearance, World's Finest Comics #251

Count Vertigo: First Appearance, World's Finest Comics #251. Click for value

Deadshot: First Appearance, Batman #59

Count Vertigo: First Appearance, Batman #59. Click for value

Straight out of the sci-fi era obsession comes this classic Batman cover. It also co-incides with the Count Vertigo first appearance. This book is very scarce in high grade, with only 7 copies graded VF or above.

Record sale: $1500
Minimum value: $50

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Doctor Light: First Appearance, Justice League of America #12

Deadshot: First Appearance, Justice League of America #12. Click for values

This one shows up quite regularly, and is not hard to find if you are not fussy about condition.

Record sale: $7,700
Minimum value: $10

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Duchess (Lashina): First Appearance, Mister Miracle #6

Doctor Light: First Appearance, Mister Miracle #6. Click for value

Once Dollar bin darlings, the entire run of Mister Miracle is beginning to warm up. Partly due to some first appearances of previously obscure second-string heroes who are turning up in movies, and partly because Bronze Age DC is hard to find in really high grade.

Record sale: $235
Minimum value: $1

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Enchantress: First Appearance, Strange Adventures #187

Duchess (Lashina): First Appearance, Strange Adventures #187. Click for value

There are dozens of Strange Adventures books which are very tough to find in high grade. This is one of them. Currently there are only seven in the census at any grade(!). Expect that situation to change. Cool cover too.

Record sale: $1,200
Minimum value: $10

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Punch and Jewelee: First Appearance, Captain Atom #85

Punch and Jewelee: First Appearance, Captain Atom #85. Click for value

Finally, a reason to collect Captain Atom books... Whether or not people will take notice is another matter.

Record sale: $406
Minimum value: $5

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Nemesis (Tom Tresser): First Appearance, Brave and the Bold #166

Nemesis (Tom Tresser): First Appearance, Brave and the Bold #166. Click for value

Many Brave and the Bold issues are barely worth owning, but maybe the Suicide Squad connection will give this minor first appearance a shot in the arm.

Record sale: $80
Minimum value: $1

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Nightshade: First Appearance, Captain Atom #82

Enchantress: First Appearance, Captain Atom #82. Click for value

An obscure book from the period during Charlton's ownership of Captain Atom. 15 in the census, with not many in high grade, but will they ever be truly popular?

Record sale: $398
Minimum value: $5

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Poison Ivy: First Appearance, Batman #181

Poison Ivy: First Appearance, Batman #181. Click for value

This is a major key issue from the Silver Age, yet we think its value still has some way to go. One of the top bad gals from the Batman villains list.

Record sale: $11,000
Minimum value: $50

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Shade, the Changing Man #1: First Appearance

Shade, the Changing Man #1: First Appearance. Click for value

Even his involvement in the Suicide Squad has done little to revive interest in this obscure character's Bronze Age series. Time will tell whether his big-screen bow will help.

Record sale: $96
Minimum value: $1

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Thinker (Cliff Carmichael): First Appearance, Firestorm #1

Thinker (Cliff Carmichael): First Appearance, Firestorm #1. Click for value

It's as if the DC execs purposely picked on the most obscure and strange characters for the Suicide Squad. Firestorm has already warmed up (boom boom) anyway, and you'll do well to find a CGC 9.8 for under $450.

Record sale: $516
Minimum value: $5

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Vixen: First Appearance, Action Comics #521

Vixen: First Appearance, Action Comics #521. Click for value

With the Suicide Squad movie announcement and the interest in female superheroes being at an all-time high, Vixen's first appearance in Action #521 has begun to take off.

Record sale: $301
Minimum value: $1

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