Blind Adam’s Hidden Gems Vol. 39

Greetings to my Comics Heating Up and Awesomesauce families. Wow, 2016 is over. Where does time go? I would like to say thank you to every one for all the friendship, support, advice, and encouragement. Thank you for reading and listening each and every week. To Anthony, thank you for giving me a playground to play on.

If anyone wants to donate to the Awesomesauce Commix Fresh Start fundraiser campaign, email as I am now set up to accept donations. I am so excited to be starting my business from scratch, again. May Carie Fisher rest in peace. I wish you all a great and awesome 2017 and that all your dreams and desires come true.

1. Batman #422 – Jason Todd beats the crap out of a pimp, he asks Batman if it would have been bad if Jason killed him. I believe this the start of what killed Jason Todd. With the Red Hood being so popular I wonder why the pre-Death in the family books are so cheap $3-5

2. Batman #424 – Jason Todd throws a rapest out a window. When Jason Todd makes his big screen debut, these Batman books in the 420’s will explode $5-10

3. Detective Comics #569 – o.k. I watched Batman Under the Red Hood last night. Got the dvd for Christmas. So it got me excited for Jason Todd comics. This one is kind of cute, as Batman has Jason stop using
holy puns like Dick Grayson did, just a fun book for Jason fans, no real spec value $5

4. Samurai Penguin #4 – this might not have much spec value, and is most likely in quarter boxes nationwide, but it is a Samurai Penguin and the TMNT, how do you go wrong? happy hunting

5. Marvel Tales #223 – this is for the Todd McFarlane Spiderman collectors. This starts the cover run Todd did for Marvel Tales it is hella cheap around $1-5. Why so cheap, as I ask that about Marvel Tales in general.

6. Marvel Tales #239– final Todd McFarlane cover on Marvel Tales, cheap as heck but tough in the wild $1-5

7. Superman Family #208 – final Pre-Crisis Earth 2 Mister Mxyzptlk. Love this little imp, he is the bomb. No real spec value just a fun book $5

8. DC Superfriends #29 – this is a perfect storm, a DC kids comic, low print run, a final issue, and such a fun story staring Mister Mxyzptlk. He and all the imps go to a comic book convention. Batmite, the one from Flash. Just find a copy and stash it and enjoy it $10-20. Finding DC kids comics in high grade is a challenge in itself.

9. Spidey Super Stories #45 – high grade copies of this series are tough. This is a Dr Doom Silver Surfer story. A great kids comic and can go up in value with the new Spiderman movie. Did everyone cut out the stamp on the back cover of these things? $5-10

10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 (Mirage series) third print – Wow the first April O’Neal. Be careful when Googling the name April O’Neal (except for me as I am friends with that April O’Neal, testify) but with second and later printings being all the rage why is this one so cheap should be $50

11. Princess Leia #1 Midtown Comics Mark Brooks Cover – oh Midtown, you and your excuslive covers that stay on your racks for years. Rest in peace Carie Fisher, may the force be with you. Always thanks for the memories and this is still a $20 book

12. Princess Leia #1 Action Figure Cover – I love this cover. I am becoming a fan of the action figure covers as of late and this might be one of my favorites $10 and up

13. Superman #96 (Original Series) – o.k. so I am on a Mister Mxyzptlk kick this week. I wanted to write a fan fiction staring the imp so I did some research. This is an #awesomesauce Atomic Age Mister Mxyzptlk where he becomes Mayor of Metropolis by using magic and it has not been reprinted all that much. It might be the first Earth 2 appearance of my
favorite imp. Just find the grade you can afford.

14. Marvel Super Special #6 – with all this sharks in comics bs, looking at you White #1, I am sick of sharks especially Sharknato, when the original badass can be found in comics. This classic Marvel Magazine has a cool Jaws story with Gene Colen art $5 and up

15. Superman vs Bugs Bunny #1-4 – this story is one gem. Wow, we get Superman and the JLA vs Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and that Looney Tunes gang. It is just awesome, fun, and in dollar boxes. I swear I will find em and make em $5 a pop and now I need to find that Bugs Bunny movie with Heather Locklear

16. Robocop #26 (Marvel Series) – OK riddle me this? Why when I Google Robocop full movie, all I get is the current piece
of garbage from 2014. OK, Sam Jackson is awesome, but that remake sucked. Robocop had a Marvel comic book and a cartoon and this is the final issue of it. Wow the print run is very low and this is a cheap book that should be $20 and on walls

17. Catwoman Election Night One Shot – since Rebirth has hit DC Catwoman has been scarce. Hopefully with her being in Batman by Tom King we get more of her. I really like this election comic with Catwoman, but why does the Penguin think he would be a great mayor of Gotham City? $5. I see big things spec-wise for Catwoman especially with Gotham City Sirens and depending on who plays her in this movie

18. Batman Gotham Adventures #60 – Batman vs the Joker. Low print run kids comic based on cartoons, all good stuff. I am now seeking all the DC kids comics from this era as they all are low printed and tough to find in high grade $10

19. Gotham City Sirens #26 – Gotham City Sirens is now a movie. I have an idea for a movie featuring the Gotham Girls but I will keep it to myself. This is the final issue in the series. It has a low print run and an awesome cover $10-20

20. Catwoman #1 (1993) – not sure if this Catwoman #1 will go up or not, it is in Dollar Boxes and has a sweet embossed cover by Jim Balent. I just really see big things for Catwoman and this #1 is undervalued $1-5 (I do think that Catwoman #1 2002, the first new look for Catwoman, is set to explode)

Bonus Book:
“The Birds, the Bees, and the Turtles” – o.k. Why didn’t anyone tell me there is a “sex ed” comic book featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Yup, there was an “For Mirage Studios Eye’s Only” Tijuana Bible done by a Mirage Studio artist. No real spec value, I repeat, no real spec value due to only 50 copies bing made and it could easily be “bootlegged.” I discovered it while reading a checklist of TMNT comics and I now need for my p.c.

Well, Happy New Year to you all. Now that I fade away I find myself obsolete

I love you guys, happy 2017
blind adam out


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10 Responses to Blind Adam’s Hidden Gems Vol. 39

  1. David Bitterbaum says:

    I actually really liked the, “Robocop,” remake, even though it seems like everyone hated it!

    • Anthony says:

      Me too. Lol. But I have bad taste so that does say something. If you have Amazon Prime you can see two movies I am in and a third I have a credit for. Fear of Clowns 2, Bounty, and Garden of Hedon

  2. John Bush says:

    I think you meant issue #23 for Robocop, Adam. (That’s what my research showed as the last issue.)

    I liked the remake of the film, too. They did a good job of updating the story and the casting was great also.

  3. agentpoyo says:

    “With the Red Hood being so popular I wonder why the pre-Death in the family books are so cheap $3-5”

    I think because there were billions printed and you can still find these in dollar bins across America..

    As for Robocop.. I’m a fan but I didn’t like the new one compared to the older movies. I was pumped for it too but I think they did it no justice… (the new one I even nodded off at one point during the movie.. if that tells you anything).

    And I have bad taste.. I’m a Rocky junkie.. if you want to watch bad movies, those are some of the cheesiest and I love them..

    • Joe G says:

      “I think because there were billions printed and you can still find these in dollar bins across America..”

      But how many are first prints vs. reprints from multi-packs released in 1989?

      From mycomicshop:

      NOTE: Most issues from 397-432 were reprinted in 1989 and sold in multipacks. These 2nd and 3rd prints have back cover ads dated 1989.

  4. steven centonzo says:

    dude, i love this column every week

  5. I enjoy reading this every time you post! Keep up the good work.

  6. Jesus says:

    Great list Adam. I need to get the Gotham city Sirens for my wife lol.

    As for Robocop, I liked the new movie. The all black suit was a nice twist and the way that they keep him a live with just the lungs, heart and brain, it’s cool. But I gotta say that I did not enjoy it as much as the originals.

  7. blind adam the comicpimp says:

    i ment #23 sorry about that. and at least the remake wasn’t the marvel animated series . thank you guys for everything blind adam out

  8. Andrew Cantrell says:

    Thanks Adam. I love this post. I always make a list and got to my LCS only to find out they don’t have the ones I want 😦

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