ComicConnect Acquires High-Grade
Tales of Suspense #39
The Guinness World Record holding auction house recently received a beautiful copy of Tales of Suspense #39 CGC 9.6 on consignment. The book hails from the respected Pacific Coast pedigree, and is in stunning condition. The creation of Iron Man was one of the cornerstones which Marvel used to build their Silver Age empire, along with the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Spider-Man, and Thor, and the character has been a prominent figure in the overwhelming success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Tony Stark, the cool exec with a heart of steel, fashioned his original Iron Man suit out of an act of self-preservation. After being wounded by a land mine, Stark was imprisoned by revolutionary leader Wong-Chu, where he was ordered to create weaponry for the terrorist's forces. Using materials at hand, he constructed a magnetic Iron Man suit as a means of preventing a piece of shrapnel from piercing his heart, while also supplying himself with the means of escape. After laying waste to the prison camp, he returned home and thus, Iron Man was born. The character has been a beloved, and, at times, controversial hero, his battles with alcoholism, as well as his polarizing stance on creating weapons of mass destruction have been well documented. The popular portrayal of Stark / Iron Man by Robert Downey Jr. in the MCU is one of the main building blocks of the franchise, and with more Avengers movies in the pipeline, there's no doubt that his origin story will continue to grow in value and desirability.
This copy has great eye appeal, wonderful centering, sharp corners, and the muted color scheme, which can seem drab on lower-grade copies, really pops here, the subtle gray tones contrast powerfully against the bright red logo motif, this is definitely one of the finest copies of this key we have seen. If you follow comic book market trends, you know that each time a new Marvel movie is released, there is an automatic uptick in value of key books featuring the characters in the film, this classic Silver Age origin story is no exception. An ironclad investment if there ever was one, pun intended.
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