Last week, I wrote about one member of Suicide Squad who will receive his own HBOMax series: John Cena’s Peacemaker. In this blog, I’ll discuss the first appearances of Idris Elba’s Bloodsport, Pete Davidson’s Blackguard and Sean Gunn’s Weasel. I’d bet on one or more of these characters becoming a breakout star.
As we all know, James Gunn transformed a bunch of nobodies — the motley crew of the Guardians of the Galaxy — into some of the most cherished characters in the MCU. As a result, the values of the first appearances of characters of previously obscure characters like Groot and Rocket Raccoon have skyrocketed over the past few years. For instance, the value of the first appearance of Rocket Raccoon in The Incredible Hulk #271 has risen by nearly 100% over the past three years.
James Gunn is poised to do so again with the offbeat characters in DC’s The Suicide Squad. Looking at the movie’s cast, 18 villains will join Suicide Squad’s membership. Among those, who has the greatest chance of becoming a breakout star?
Superman #4: 1st Appearance of Bloodsport
Bloodsport appears for the first time in Superman #4. Empowered by Lex Luthor, Bloodsport becomes a frequent antagonist for Superman. Superman #4’s value has risen rapidly. Specifically, CGC 9.8 copies of this book have risen by nearly 64% over the past few years. In spite of this jump in value, this book is still affordable. You can purchase raw, high-grade copies of this book on eBay for around $10. If Suicide Squad is successful, this could be a good comic to purchase raw, send it to CGC, and hope for a 9.8.
Booster Gold #1: 1st Appearance of Blackguard
After Cena’s Peacemaker and Elba’s Bloodsport, I think Davidson’s Blackguard has the greatest potential to become a breakout star. Davidson is a rising star and will co-star next to Cena in HBOMax’s upcoming Peacemaker TV series.
Blackguard first appears Booster Gold #1. Booster Gold #1‘s value has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride depending upon the grade. For example, CGC 9.8 copies of this book have risen by over 39% over the past few years. On the other hand, CGC 8.5 copies have dropped by over 21% during the same period of time. Such a drop may present a good buying opportunity. You can purchase raw, high-grade copies of this book on eBay for around $35. That’s not inexpensive, but might be worth the risk since we know Davidson’s Blackguard presents a lot of potential.
Firestorm #35: 1st Appearance of Weasel
Weasel first appears in Fury of Firestorm #35. Because CGC has graded only 16 copies of this book, there’s virtually no sales data on GoCollect. The lack of graded copies indicates that collectors haven’t paid close attention to this issue in recent years. You can purchase raw, high-grade copies of this book on eBay for around $15. If Weasel becomes the next Rocket Raccoon, you’ll kick yourself for not purchasing this comic at such a low price.
Who do you think will become a breakout star in The Suicide Squad? Tell us in the comments section below!