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On October 25, 2022, Warner Bros. announced James Gunn (Suicide Squad, GotG) and producer Peter Safran (Suicide Squad, Aquaman) will lead DC's film, TV and animation efforts under the newly formed division DC STUDIOS. This could be the most significant decision to happen to the DC brand. Featured below are properties uniquely different from Marvel that we would love to see brought to life.    

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Low $630
Mid $1.9k
High $6.7k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Adam Strange
  • 1st appearance of Alanna, daughter of Sardath
  • 1st appearance of Sardath, a scientist from Rann who created Zeta-Beams
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: James Gunn reviewed the 2020 Tom King series as a 'freaking masterpiece' and DC had previously shown interest in an HBO Max show with Adam Strange therefore Adam Strange overall has high potential
  • 1st appearance and origin of Adam Strange
  • 1st appearance of Alanna, daughter of Sardath
  • 1st appearance of Sardath, a scientist from Rann who created Zeta-Beams
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: James Gunn reviewed the 2020 Tom King series as a 'freaking masterpiece' and DC had previously shown interest in an HBO Max show with Adam Strange therefore Adam Strange overall has high potential
Low $380
Mid $1.6k
High $3.8k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Mr. Mxyzptlk
  • First time Superman references his ability to "fly", previously he was known to leap
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Obviously James Gunn won't have time to do all of these projects but he is familiar with the subject matter and has the creative vision to know what gems are buried in the vast DC catalog to hand-off to the right filmmakers
  • 1st appearance and origin of Mr. Mxyzptlk
  • First time Superman references his ability to "fly", previously he was known to leap
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Obviously James Gunn won't have time to do all of these projects but he is familiar with the subject matter and has the creative vision to know what gems are buried in the vast DC catalog to hand-off to the right filmmakers
Low $4
Mid $12
High $45
  • 1st appearance of Mongul, an alien warlord
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Mongul has the potential to be the Thanos of DC and his daughter was already introduced in the Suicide Squad so maybe one day he’ll decide to avenge her
  • 1st appearance of Mongul, an alien warlord
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Mongul has the potential to be the Thanos of DC and his daughter was already introduced in the Suicide Squad so maybe one day he’ll decide to avenge her
Low $75
Mid $185
High $750
  • 1st appearance of The Question, an investigative journalist
  • ⚠ Buyer Beware: there is reprint from 1977 from Modern Comics that can be identified by the Modern logo in the upper left corner
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Warner Bros. would be wise to not put all their chips on major superheroes and utilize time-tested characters like The Question who has potential for a visually unique noir story. Recent sales indicate this is an undervalued book with a character created by Steve Ditko in 1967
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 8.5 sold for $700 [$600 in Jul] +17%
  • 1st appearance of The Question, an investigative journalist
  • ⚠ Buyer Beware: there is reprint from 1977 from Modern Comics that can be identified by the Modern logo in the upper left corner
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Warner Bros. would be wise to not put all their chips on major superheroes and utilize time-tested characters like The Question who has potential for a visually unique noir story. Recent sales indicate this is an undervalued book with a character created by Steve Ditko in 1967
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 8.5 sold for $700 [$600 in Jul] +17%
Low $2
Mid $8
High $20
  • 1st appearance and origin of OMAC, One Man Army Corps, controlled by Brother Eye
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: A corporate stooge transformed into a peace-keeping agent by the artificial intelligence satellite Brother Eye seems like a great dystopian future yarn that could make for solid social commentary
  • 1st appearance and origin of OMAC, One Man Army Corps, controlled by Brother Eye
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: A corporate stooge transformed into a peace-keeping agent by the artificial intelligence satellite Brother Eye seems like a great dystopian future yarn that could make for solid social commentary
Low $1
Mid $5
High $15
  • 1st appearance of Maxwell Lord
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Gunn is a fan of this Justice League run
  • 1st appearance of Maxwell Lord
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Gunn is a fan of this Justice League run
Low $1k
Mid $3k
High $16.5k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Martian Manhunter
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: There is a lot of story to tell with this character who has yet to get the screen time he deserves
  • 1st appearance and origin of Martian Manhunter
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: There is a lot of story to tell with this character who has yet to get the screen time he deserves
Low $12
Mid $40
High $130
  • 1st appearance of Lobo
  • 🏅#5 on the Hot 10
  • Transactions from this week that sold for higher than the previous twelve-month average:
  • 9.8 sold for $395 vs the average $332 (+19%)
  • 9.6 sold for $170 vs the average $143 (+19%)
  • 9.4 sold for $140 vs the average $103 (+36%)
  • 9.2 sold for $130 vs the average $95 (+37%)
  • 8.5 and 8.0 sold for $90 vs the average $74 (+22%)
  • In 9.8 and 9.6 there were 5 sales that beat the twelve-month average this week
  • Time will tell if the absence of a Lobo announcement on the DC slate will boot this book off the Key Collector Comics Hot 10 after a twelve week consecutive run
  • For those who are recent owners of this Key Issue, don’t despair. It might be a while but Lobo could be DC’s Deadpool and it is in their best interest to not lump him into their first “chapter”
  • The same goes for many DC characters as full details and supporting cast haven’t been announced yet
  • 1st appearance of Lobo
  • 🏅#5 on the Hot 10
  • Transactions from this week that sold for higher than the previous twelve-month average:
  • 9.8 sold for $395 vs the average $332 (+19%)
  • 9.6 sold for $170 vs the average $143 (+19%)
  • 9.4 sold for $140 vs the average $103 (+36%)
  • 9.2 sold for $130 vs the average $95 (+37%)
  • 8.5 and 8.0 sold for $90 vs the average $74 (+22%)
  • In 9.8 and 9.6 there were 5 sales that beat the twelve-month average this week
  • Time will tell if the absence of a Lobo announcement on the DC slate will boot this book off the Key Collector Comics Hot 10 after a twelve week consecutive run
  • For those who are recent owners of this Key Issue, don’t despair. It might be a while but Lobo could be DC’s Deadpool and it is in their best interest to not lump him into their first “chapter”
  • The same goes for many DC characters as full details and supporting cast haven’t been announced yet
Low $30
Mid $90
High $310
  • 1st appearance of Mister Miracle, Scott Free, the son of Highfather
  • 1st appearance of Oberon, Mister Miracle's stage manager
  • 1st appearance and death of Thaddeus Brown, the Miracle Man who preceded Scott Free
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Mister Miracle is a second chance for DC to develop the New Gods which was supposed to happen in 2018 but stalled like many of their other projects
  • 1st appearance of Mister Miracle, Scott Free, the son of Highfather
  • 1st appearance of Oberon, Mister Miracle's stage manager
  • 1st appearance and death of Thaddeus Brown, the Miracle Man who preceded Scott Free
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Mister Miracle is a second chance for DC to develop the New Gods which was supposed to happen in 2018 but stalled like many of their other projects
Low $10
Mid $35
High $115
  • 1st team appearance of The Freedom Fighters: Uncle Sam, The Ray, Black Condor, Doll Man, Phantom Lady and the Human Bomb
  • 1st appearance of Earth-X, a parallel Earth where The Third Reich won World War II
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Doom Patrol, Suicide Squad, The Boys - unexpected hits come from some of DC's wonkier properties and there is no shortage of wonk with a group like the Freedom Fighters
  • 1st team appearance of The Freedom Fighters: Uncle Sam, The Ray, Black Condor, Doll Man, Phantom Lady and the Human Bomb
  • 1st appearance of Earth-X, a parallel Earth where The Third Reich won World War II
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Doom Patrol, Suicide Squad, The Boys - unexpected hits come from some of DC's wonkier properties and there is no shortage of wonk with a group like the Freedom Fighters
Low $445
Mid $1.4k
High $4.5k
  • 1st appearance of Detective Chimp
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: This could be the Rocket Raccoon of the DCU in a Justice League Dark movie
  • 1st appearance of Detective Chimp
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: This could be the Rocket Raccoon of the DCU in a Justice League Dark movie
Low $5
Mid $15
High $50
  • 1st full appearance of Damian Wayne, in final panel
  • 1st appearance of Jezebel Jet
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Not to be critical of Batman movies of the past but Batman/Joker/Two-Face/Riddler/Scarecrow - rinse, wash, repeat is a common formula. It's time for Warner Bros. to takes some risks by expanding the Bat-Family who can lead their own projects
  • [January 2023 - a 'Brave and the Bold' titled movie will introduce Damian Wayne and will be inspired by the Grant Morrison stories]
  • 📈 +1,843% increase in copies sold this week versus the previous week
  • 1st full appearance of Damian Wayne, in final panel
  • 1st appearance of Jezebel Jet
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Not to be critical of Batman movies of the past but Batman/Joker/Two-Face/Riddler/Scarecrow - rinse, wash, repeat is a common formula. It's time for Warner Bros. to takes some risks by expanding the Bat-Family who can lead their own projects
  • [January 2023 - a 'Brave and the Bold' titled movie will introduce Damian Wayne and will be inspired by the Grant Morrison stories]
  • 📈 +1,843% increase in copies sold this week versus the previous week
Low $250
Mid $750
High $2.7k
  • First horror title published by DC
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Creepshow seems to be doing well for the Shudder streaming service which could give Warner Bros. confidence to delve into their deep catalog of horror anthology titles
  • First horror title published by DC
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Creepshow seems to be doing well for the Shudder streaming service which could give Warner Bros. confidence to delve into their deep catalog of horror anthology titles
Low $1
Mid $5
High $15
  • 1st appearance of Weasel
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Werewolf By Night is easily one of the best received offerings of Marvel’s Phase 4 and if the Guardians Holiday Special does well, DC could replicate the format with already established characters like ones from The Suicide Squad
  • 1st appearance of Weasel
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Werewolf By Night is easily one of the best received offerings of Marvel’s Phase 4 and if the Guardians Holiday Special does well, DC could replicate the format with already established characters like ones from The Suicide Squad
Low $1
Mid $2
High $10
  • Six-issue limited series that thrusts a Samurai from feudal Japan into a future high-tech dystopian New York City to wage battle against the demon who killed his master
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Frank Miller's non-superhero work (300 and Sin City) has been successfully adapted which could encourage Warner Bros. to delve further into his catalog
  • Six-issue limited series that thrusts a Samurai from feudal Japan into a future high-tech dystopian New York City to wage battle against the demon who killed his master
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Frank Miller's non-superhero work (300 and Sin City) has been successfully adapted which could encourage Warner Bros. to delve further into his catalog
Low $40
Mid $120
High $400
  • 1st appearance of Terry McGinnis in a comic book
  • It is important to be aware of the differences between several editions of this book that exist
  • Direct Edition - as seen in the image with DIRECT EDITION printed in the UPC box
  • Newsstand Edition - UPC box in the lower-left corner, dated March 1999 with an original retail price of $1.99
  • Promotional Edition - 'FREE Special Origin Issue' printed below the DC logo with a white rectangle in the lower-left corner intended for stores to stamp their logo. Dated June 1999 with a Jell-O advertisement on the back cover
  • Six Flags Promotional Edition - displays a Six Flags amusement park logo printed in the white rectangle. Dated October 1999 with a PlayStation advertisement on the back cover
  • Third Printing Promotional Edition - dated July 2000 with a Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker DVD advertisement on the back cover
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Bruce Wayne as Batman has been rebooted for close to half of a century so it would make a whole lot of sense to see a different vision in a sharp, ultra-futuristic, cyberpunk-type take on DC's most successful franchise
  • 1st appearance of Terry McGinnis in a comic book
  • It is important to be aware of the differences between several editions of this book that exist
  • Direct Edition - as seen in the image with DIRECT EDITION printed in the UPC box
  • Newsstand Edition - UPC box in the lower-left corner, dated March 1999 with an original retail price of $1.99
  • Promotional Edition - 'FREE Special Origin Issue' printed below the DC logo with a white rectangle in the lower-left corner intended for stores to stamp their logo. Dated June 1999 with a Jell-O advertisement on the back cover
  • Six Flags Promotional Edition - displays a Six Flags amusement park logo printed in the white rectangle. Dated October 1999 with a PlayStation advertisement on the back cover
  • Third Printing Promotional Edition - dated July 2000 with a Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker DVD advertisement on the back cover
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Bruce Wayne as Batman has been rebooted for close to half of a century so it would make a whole lot of sense to see a different vision in a sharp, ultra-futuristic, cyberpunk-type take on DC's most successful franchise
Low $6.8k
Mid $19k
High $80k
  • 1st appearance of Plastic Man
  • 1st appearance of the Human Bomb
  • 1st appearance of Firebrand
  • 1st appearance of Phantom Lady
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Yet another property that has had its fair share of false starts over the years is a perfect fit for the right balance of slapstick humor and zany action
  • 1st appearance of Plastic Man
  • 1st appearance of the Human Bomb
  • 1st appearance of Firebrand
  • 1st appearance of Phantom Lady
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Yet another property that has had its fair share of false starts over the years is a perfect fit for the right balance of slapstick humor and zany action
Low $18
Mid $85
High $220
  • 1st appearance and origin of Robby Reed
  • Introduction of the Dial "H" For Hero dial, a magical artifact that temporarily transforms ordinary people into superheroes
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: This is the biggest no-brainer for Warner Bros. to develop, not only because there are endless creative opportunities but it is also a way to test out ideas to expand into bigger projects
  • 1st appearance and origin of Robby Reed
  • Introduction of the Dial "H" For Hero dial, a magical artifact that temporarily transforms ordinary people into superheroes
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: This is the biggest no-brainer for Warner Bros. to develop, not only because there are endless creative opportunities but it is also a way to test out ideas to expand into bigger projects
Low $120
Mid $400
High $1.2k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Deadman, a ghost with the ability to possess the living
  • 1st appearance and origin of Deadman, a ghost with the ability to possess the living
Low $5
Mid $15
High $55
  • 1st appearance of Spider Jerusalem
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Optioned back in 2019 by UPC, the status of this project is unknown but definitely one of the all-time classic titles under the Vertigo banner
  • 1st appearance of Spider Jerusalem
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Optioned back in 2019 by UPC, the status of this project is unknown but definitely one of the all-time classic titles under the Vertigo banner
Low $5
Mid $15
High $50
  • 1st appearance of the second Mr. Terrific, Michael Holt
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: After the success of Black Adam, it's safe to say there will be more members of the JSA considered for the big or small screen
  • 1st appearance of the second Mr. Terrific, Michael Holt
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: After the success of Black Adam, it's safe to say there will be more members of the JSA considered for the big or small screen
Low $105
Mid $240
High $1.1k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Buddy Baker aka Animal Man not in costume
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: If you know nothing about Animal Man, he might seem fairly lame going on just the name and character design but just check out the first arc of Lemire's 2011 take on Buddy Baker to understand how he can fit into the horror elements of the DCU
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 8.5 sold for $1,137 [$975 in 2014] +17%
  • 1st appearance and origin of Buddy Baker aka Animal Man not in costume
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: If you know nothing about Animal Man, he might seem fairly lame going on just the name and character design but just check out the first arc of Lemire's 2011 take on Buddy Baker to understand how he can fit into the horror elements of the DCU
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 8.5 sold for $1,137 [$975 in 2014] +17%
Low $40
Mid $115
High $350
  • 1st appearance of Deathstroke the Terminator
  • 1st appearance and death of Ravager, son of Deathstroke - appears in issue #1, not in costume
  • 1st appearance of Wintergreen, Deathstroke's mentor
  • 1st cameo appearance of Trigon, as demonic eyes
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Yet another character who could hold his own as an anti-hero in a standalone project and a few extra years on Joe Manganiello would do well for Deathstroke
  • 1st appearance of Deathstroke the Terminator
  • 1st appearance and death of Ravager, son of Deathstroke - appears in issue #1, not in costume
  • 1st appearance of Wintergreen, Deathstroke's mentor
  • 1st cameo appearance of Trigon, as demonic eyes
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Yet another character who could hold his own as an anti-hero in a standalone project and a few extra years on Joe Manganiello would do well for Deathstroke
Low $1
Mid $2
High $3
  • 1st appearance of Manhunter, Kate Spencer
  • Death of Copperhead
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: If DC wants to bank on the success of strong female leads, Kate Spencer is a great choice and there is plenty of backstory in the Manhunter lore to play around with
  • 1st appearance of Manhunter, Kate Spencer
  • Death of Copperhead
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: If DC wants to bank on the success of strong female leads, Kate Spencer is a great choice and there is plenty of backstory in the Manhunter lore to play around with
Low $3
Mid $9
High $30
  • 1st team appearance of Gotham City Sirens: Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Gunn is probably the only one who can attract Margot Robbie back to the Harley Quinn role and create a blockbuster female team action movie of which there are few
  • 1st team appearance of Gotham City Sirens: Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: Gunn is probably the only one who can attract Margot Robbie back to the Harley Quinn role and create a blockbuster female team action movie of which there are few
Low $1
Mid $3
High $12
  • 1st appearance of Hitman, a contract killer with a strict moral code who received special powers after being bitten by an alien
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: With the success of The Boys, here is another Garth Ennis creation that could work with the combined tone of John Wick and early Guy Ritchie films
  • 1st appearance of Hitman, a contract killer with a strict moral code who received special powers after being bitten by an alien
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: With the success of The Boys, here is another Garth Ennis creation that could work with the combined tone of John Wick and early Guy Ritchie films
Low $1
Mid $5
High $15
  • 1st team appearance of Justice League Dark: Hellblazer, Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Deadman and Zatanna
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: It would be baffling if Constantine didn't set up a great story with JLD
  • 1st team appearance of Justice League Dark: Hellblazer, Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Deadman and Zatanna
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: It would be baffling if Constantine didn't set up a great story with JLD
Low $1
Mid $2
High $7
  • A young woman wields a bewitched Viking axe against four criminals whose decapitated heads speak to her and continue to endanger the life of the one she loves
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: James Gunn cut his chops on horror and the genre is winning at the box office so chances are good we’ll see chillers coming from WB, possibly even from the son of Stephen King’s Hill House DC imprint
  • A young woman wields a bewitched Viking axe against four criminals whose decapitated heads speak to her and continue to endanger the life of the one she loves
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: James Gunn cut his chops on horror and the genre is winning at the box office so chances are good we’ll see chillers coming from WB, possibly even from the son of Stephen King’s Hill House DC imprint
Low $75
Mid $210
High $1.3k
  • 1st team appearance of the Metal Men: Iron, Gold, Lead, Mercury, Platinum and Tin
  • 1st appearance of Dr. Magus
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: The status of Metal Men is unclear at this time but hopefully the new leadership decides to go big with this one
  • 1st team appearance of the Metal Men: Iron, Gold, Lead, Mercury, Platinum and Tin
  • 1st appearance of Dr. Magus
  • 🔮 DC Possibilities: The status of Metal Men is unclear at this time but hopefully the new leadership decides to go big with this one
Issue Publisher Low Mid High
Showcase #17 DC $630 $1.9k $6.7k
Superman #30 DC $380 $1.6k $3.8k
DC Comics Presents #27 DC $4 $12 $45
Blue Beetle #1 Charlton $75 $185 $750
OMAC #1 DC $2 $8 $20
Justice League #1 DC $1 $5 $15
Detective Comics #225 DC $1k $3k $16.5k
Omega Men #3 DC $12 $40 $130
Mister Miracle #1 DC $30 $90 $310
Justice League of America #107 DC $10 $35 $115
Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #4 DC $445 $1.4k $4.5k
Batman #656 DC $5 $15 $50
House of Mystery #1 DC $250 $750 $2.7k
Firestorm the Nuclear Man #35 DC $1 $5 $15
Ronin #1 DC $1 $2 $10
Batman Beyond #1 DC $40 $120 $400
Police Comics #1 Quality $6.8k $19k $80k
House of Mystery #156 DC $18 $85 $220
Strange Adventures #205 DC $120 $400 $1.2k
Transmetropolitan #1 DC Vertigo $5 $15 $55
Spectre, The #54 DC $5 $15 $50
Strange Adventures #180 DC $105 $240 $1.1k
New Teen Titans #2 DC $40 $115 $350
Manhunter #1 DC $1 $2 $3
Gotham City Sirens #1 DC $3 $9 $30
Demon Annual, The #2 DC $1 $3 $12
Justice League Dark #1 DC $1 $5 $15
Basketful of Heads #1 DC $1 $2 $7
Showcase #37 DC $75 $210 $1.3k