Iron Man Comic Book Price Guide

Marvel // May 1968 - September 1996
Issue count: 332

When IRON MAN was given his own title in 1968, there was no looking back! There are several key issues, most notably #55 which introduced THANOS! See Quality Comix's price guide for examples of current values...

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Iron Man

In the Spring of 1963, Marvel Comics rolled out another in a series of wildly popular characters, Iron Man, in it's anthology title Tales of Suspense (issue #39).

An egomaniacal, high-livin' playboy, genius weapons engineer/ millionaire Tony Stark is injured while being kidnapped by "the communists", purportedly to have Stark build them a weapon of mass destruction. He, instead, attempts to save his own life by building a suit of armor that both keeps the shrapnel embedded in his chest from becoming fatal, and allows him to overcome his captors with an arsenal of built-in weapons...Smart guy, right?

Well, it turns out that Stark has to live the rest of his life with his "chest plate" in order to keep from kicking the bucket. So he does what every other millionaire-playboy would do, he refines his armor and it's weapons and decides to become a super do-gooder! Stark then tells everyone he knows that Iron Man is his "bodyguard," so that his frequent appearances did not arouse suspicion - and it worked!

A myriad of icnoniclastic villiains that would be recurring characters - not just in Iron Man Stories - would be introduced : The Mandarin, The Melter, Crimson Dynamo, Titanium Man, The Black Widow, the Unicorn, Hawkeye (originally a bad guy),The Black Knight (resurrected as a bad guy, too), Ultimo, Crusher, Whiplash...

In 1968, Marvel started to end most of their "anthology" titles, that is, books which featured 2 characters in one book, each with their own half of the comic...so it was when Tales of Suspense ended that Iron Man received a book of his own.

Notable key books of value where in this initial run, including issue #54, which introduced Moondragon, and the very next issue #55, which introduced THANOS (and Kronos and Drax)!

Other interesting periods included the 1979 storyline, oft referred to as "Demon In A Bottle," which saw Tony Stark hitting rock bottom in his struggle with alcoholism! This era also featured early artwork by John Romita, Jr., with David Michelinie handling the writing.

This particular Iron Man title finished it's run in 1996.

Shortly after, Iron Man would have a successful screen presence in some of the first huge money-making offerings from the Marvel Pictures dynasty. His popularity continues to rise in the 2010's with the character's reccurring role in many Marvel Studios franchise movies...

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Issue #1

What's Iron Man #1 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Iron Man #1 is $20,000. This value is based on the highest-rated copy to sell publicly, which is a 9.8 NM/M from the Rocky Mountain Pedigree that sold in December 2017. An unretouched 9.8 NM/M has a November 2019 value of $18,600, which is a decrease from its peak August 2017 price of $19,120, but an increase from its August 2003 value of $2,850.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Iron Man #1 continues the story from Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1, and was published by Marvel Comics in May 1968. The origin of Iron Man is retold in "The Origin of Iron Man." Tony's story continues from Sub-Mariner in "Alone Against A.I.M.," when Tony Stark must stop A.I.M from making duplicates of the Iron Man armor.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$200 $300 $450 $800 $3,000 $50,000

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Issue #2

What's Iron Man #2 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Iron Man #2 is $29,996. This value is based on the highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction, which is a 9.9 Mint that sold in April 2013, which is an increase from its December 2004 price of $2,750. A 9.8 NM/M signed by Stan Lee has a February 2019 value of $1,825, which is a decrease from its peak November 2018 price of $2,318. An unretouched 9.8 NM/M has an April 2020 value of $2,000, which is an increase from its November 2019 price of $1,680.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Drexel Cord dies in Iron Man #2, published in June 1968 by Marvel Comics. Drexel and Janice Cord are introduced and the master criminal Demolisher causes mass amounts of mayhem in “The Day of the Demolisher,” a 20-page superhero feature.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $50 $75 $150 $350 $29,996

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Issue #54

What's Iron Man #54 worth in 2021?

Iron Man #54 was released in 1968. The most valuable copy of this issue ever sold was a NM/M 9.8 sold in 2019 for $1,575. A FN 6.0 will set you back around $80 today. A GD 2.0 copy will run you about $25. 

Why is this comic book valuable?

Iron Man #54 is a highly valuable collectible because it features the first appearance of Moondragon. 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $50 $75 $175 $525 $1,800

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Issue #55

What's Iron Man #55 worth in 2021?

Iron Man $55 was released in 1973. In 2019 the most valuable copy of the comic book sold for $7,248, graded at NM/M 9.8. A FN 6.0 copy will cost you about $535, while a GD 2.0 has gone up in price recently up from $143 in 2017 to $213 today.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Iron Man #55 is memorable beacuse it introduces a whole plethora of important characters to the Marvel universe, including Drax, Kronos, and Thanos. 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$225 $400 $550 $875 $2,025 $8,405

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Issue #128

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$0 $50 $60 $90 $150 $3,000

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Issue #282

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
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