SOLD ON: Thursday, 12/15/2022 7:35 PM
COMMENTS: white pages; only 2 copies graded higher
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Gene Colan cover/art; Mike Esposito/Johnny Craig inks; 1st ongoing series ft. Iron Man; Origin of Iron Man; Story continued from Iron Man & Sub-Mariner #1.
white pages; only 2 copies graded higher
Gene Colan cover/art; Mike Esposito/Johnny Craig inks; 1st ongoing series ft. Iron Man; Origin of Iron Man; Story continued from Iron Man & Sub-Mariner #1.Stan Lee devised Iron Man as a creative challenge, seeking to create a hero that embodied all the things that his young and college-age readership rebelled against. Thus was born Tony Stark, a shamelessly capitalist millionaire playboy whose fortune was built on war machinery and weaponry, a daring riposte to all the political trends then prevalent among Marvel's largely young male readership. This first solo issue of Iron Man was an overnight smash, and graced with the jazz-like art of master artist Gene Colan it is no wonder. The smash success of the MCU has finally shoved the character into the national consciousness, but longtime comics fans have always known that this is one of Marvel's most complex and fascinating heroes.Iron Man has been a staple of the Marvel Universe since early 1963 but didn't truly become a major part of popular culture until Robert Downey Jr. portrayed Tony Stark in the MCU’s first film “Iron Man” to unprecedented success. Loyal Marvel readers have always known how cool Iron Man is, and thoughtful collectors know that an NM/M copy of the character’s first solo book is a must-have Silver Age key, especially since there are only two copies known in a higher grade. The stunning artwork by the mighty Gene Colan on the cover of this nearly perfect copy only makes it more desirable!
Overstreet Guide 2022 NM- (9.2) value = $3,000
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