This increasingly popular comic was on the stands in late 1962, and would famously usher in Iron Man. By comparison to key later books such as X-Men #1 and Avengers #1 and so on, THIS LANDMARK BOOK IS NOT JUST OLDER BUT. RARER ESPECIALLY IN DECENT SHAPE.
Surface until now was lower, at 8.0, and this is the ONLY signed 8.5 that exists! So if you miss this first and only chance at the best signed copy to ever hit the market, you're out of luck. With the debut of the entire Iron-Man mythos, including the cover-story introducing the captivating hero that has earned the honor of being one of the more accurately-portrayed on the'big screen' thanks to excellent performances by Robert Downey, Jr.
It's one of the early times that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and Don Heck and Steve Ditko would work together, a halcyon formula which laid the foundation for countless other heroes to follow, really cementing Lee, Ditko, and Kirby as the most fertile creative team in the entire medium. When you consider this comic came out at the start of the sixties and is a scarcer issue, marking the transition of this long-running series from the'pre-hero' era of supernatural and sci-fi stories to one filled with costumed heroes fighting bad guys and super-villains, ushering in the revered "Marvel age of comics" and a renaissance of the superhero genre, it becomes clear that this hot book is overdue for significant price escalations, particularly since Iron Man has become one of the hottest superheroes on the planet.
This bright clean comic-book was SIGNED BY STAN'THE MAN' LEE ON 08/27/2010. THIS SUPER KEY IS THE MORE UNDERVALUED OF ALL THE EARLY MARVEL KEYS.A SIMPLE GLANCE AT THE RELEVENT COMP'S IS ALL IT TAKES TO REALIZE THIS IMPORTANT ISSUE WHICH HIT STANDS IN DECEMBER OF 1962 IS. IS THIS ICONIC SUPERHERO'S INTRODUCTION STILL AVAILABLE ON RARE OCCASION OF COURSE! DON'T EXPECT THIS HUGE DISPARITY IN VALUE TO CONTINUE FOR LONG, AS THE RARELY SEEN UNRESTORED HI-GRADES ARE RAPIDLY FINDING THEIR WAY INTO THE INVESTMENT PORTFOLIOS OF THOSE IN THE KNOW, AS WELL AS THE SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES OF LUCKY COLLECTORS THAT HAVE ALWAYS COVETED THE EARLY MARVEL KEYS IN THE INVESTABLE CONDITIONS, AND ONCE THE UPCOMING MOVIES MAKE IRON MAN AND THE AVENGERS EVEN MORE OF A HOUSEHOLD NAME FOR ANOTHER GENERATION OF FANS, THERE WILL SIMPLY BE.
TO FEW PRESENTABLE COPIES TO SATIATE THE GLOBAL DEMAND. THIS ISSUE HAS A COOL JACK KIRBY COVER SHOWING THE'MAN IN THE IRON SUIT' FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND IT'S SUCH AN ICONIC ISSUE THAT IT'S BEEN REPRINTED IN VARIOUS FORMS MANY TIMES OVER THE LAST HALF CENTURY, WITH THE TIMELESS TALE OF THE RICH PLAYBOY WITH A HEART CONDITION AND A HIGH-TECH SUIT OF ARMOR, WHICH WOULD EVENTUALLY GO ON TO SPAWN COUNTLESS SPIN-OFF TITLES AND CARTOONS AND BOOKS AND MAJOR MOTION-PICTURES. WE SPECIALIZE IN KEY VINTAGE COMICS AND COMIC-ART, SO SEE OUR STORE TO VIEW MANY OTHER EXCEPTIONAL SILVER-AGE AND BRONZE-AGE MARVEL COMICS WE ARE NOW OFFERING!Other like-graded examples often have edge toning, or date stamps in the logo, while this one looks awesome instead; What a beauty! Moreover, the alignment is unimprovable, and the gloss is impressive, to accompany the deep color strike. FRESH CLEAN CLEAR LOGO, BOLD AGAINST THE BLAZE-RED BACKGROUND, AND ALL THE GREENS ARE STILL A CONSISTENT GREEN, NOT TONED OR WASHED OUT LIKE SEEN ON. OF THE MORE EXPENSIVE EXAMPLES. IF YOU ARE A LONG-TERM COLLECTOR OF VINTAGE MARVEL COMICS, THEN YOU KNOW THAT THIS PARTICULAR SUPER-KEY HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE THE TOUGHEST ONES TO FIND IN NICE SHAPE WITH NO REPAIRS OR'CONSERVATION'. This book is well known to fans and dealers alike, as an early original-team issue introducing the ever-popular Iron Man. The green background of the cover provides great contrasts and is a treat to behold when unblemished by such pesky detractors as long creases or major rips or chips or tape. Ironman will become even more of a household name throughout the world, when the upcoming sure smash-hit films are released, and of course the resulting DVD sales and all the toys and videogames and statues and animation and action-figures and clothing and plethora of other licensed merchandise... It doesn't get any more "Blue Chip" than this! This incredible original first-print comic-book WILL find a new home, as the asking price is LOW and there is NO RESERVE!
We are now offering many CGC Marvel comics, plus unslabbed vintage Marvels, and even rare comic art; And we'll be offering hundreds of other collectable comics in the next few months. A lot has happened with Marvel comics in the last half-century-plus since this prototypical superhero-intro came out, adding more mystique to the fabled super-keys such as this; so I don't suggest waiting around until these crucial books have gone through the roof.... Complete specimens of this hot milestone issue are always in demand, but are seldom available in the market.In almost-NM condition like this! This is an investment that you can show and display proudly, without worrying about damage or degradation of the nice supple clean paper, thanks to the benefit of professional Comic Guaranty Corporation encapsulation, and the holder is protected within an ARCHIVAL MYLAR SLEEVE, not the cheap polybag provided from C. With demand that far exceeds supply, premium prices often occur when a certified beauty such as this finally reaches the market. Great cover colors; And the gloss is impressive, which must be seen in person to be appreciated. If you are a discriminating investor or a serious Marvel collector, CGC-graded comics speculator, or just a devout Avengers fan and prefer unrestored investment-grade examples of even the'biggest books', then NOW is your brief window of opportunity. It looks less appealing in the disappointing pictures, with glare and lint from our scanner, but in person the book looks spectacular and the bright colors really leap out at you! The conservative Overall CGC Universal Grade is VERY FINE PLUS; --it looks unread from outside the rigid plastic CGC holder!
This bright clean copy sports the GOLD Unrestored CGC Signature Series Label; --And the CGC case has no scuffs or cracks or scratches in the crystal-clear case. HIGH GRADE STAN LEE AUTOGRAPHED SPECIMEN We are prompt shippers & secure packagers, expect to be pleased. ASKING PRICE IS LOW AND THERE IS NO RESERVE! TALES OF SUSPENSE #39 CGC 8.5 with Off-White Pages.SIGNATURE SERIES, AUTOGRAPHED BY THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WRITER OF THE HOBBY, THE CREATOR OF IRON MAN & THE AVENGERS HIMSELF, STAN LEE. FIRST APPEARANCE OF IRON MAN (WITH HIS CULT-CLASSIC ORIGINAL GREY ARMOR). THIS CHARACTER WOULD GO ON TO BECOME A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE AVENGERS! THE START OF THE WHOLE METAL-SUIT CONCEPT THAT SPAWNED A THOUSAND TITLES, AND MANY MORE COLLECTIONS..
A TRULY AWESOME COVER BY THE "KING". STEVE DITKO, GENE COLAN, AND DON HECK STORY ART. STAN LEE, LARRY LIEBER AND JACK KIRBY. BRIGHT CLEAN BEAUTY, THE ONLY SIGNED 8.5 ON EARTH, THE FINEST SIGNATURE SERIES EXAMPLE TO EVER SURFACE IN THE MARKETPLACE!
TOUGH TO FIND IN HIGH GRADE WITH NO TAPE OR TOUCH UP. Published by Marvel Comics in December, 1962, as the March, 1962, first-printing.
This comic contains fresh supple clean bone white pages, with deep rich colors and great printing registration on both the front & back covers. Even the staples are still shiny!Sorry about the glare-filled images, due to our scanner and the thick protective CGC case; The actual item has uniform bright colors that you simply must see in person to appreciate. 14-Day Return Privilege IF BOOK SENT IS NOT CORRECT ITEM. KEY COMICS IS ALWAYS DEALING IN OLD COMICS & ART!
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Good Luck and Happy Collecting! The item "Tales of Suspense 39 CGC 8.5 1st IRON MAN SS Stan Lee 1963 Jack Kirby 1003705003" is in sale since Thursday, July 30, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Silver Age (1956-69)\Superhero\Iron Man".
The seller is "keycomics" and is located in Mesa, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.