Essential Iron Man

 ESIM   (Marvel, 2002, 2005)

™ and © 1962-1965 and 2002 Marvel Characters, Inc.

After tripping a landmine in a Southeast Asian jungle — an incident that leaves shrapnel dangerously close to his heart, millionaire inventor—and CEO of Stark International — Tony Stark keeps himself alive by building and wearing a protective suit of armor that turns him into the invincible Iron Man. Eventually, the wealthy industrialist hides his super-hero identity in plain sight by hiring his armored alter ego as his body guard, thus explaining why Iron Man is always hanging around Stark’s interests; and of course, Ol’ Shellhead is a founding member of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, The Avengers. This black-and-white trade paperback series is a bargain-hunter’s dream: the first volume collects the earliest Iron Man stories from his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39 through his battle with the Mad Thinker in #72 for the low, low price of $14.95. Heck, for fans of Marvel’s merry mutants, there’s even a brief appearance by the original X-Men in these beautiful black and white pages.

— Thomas Moudry

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#1

  11/1/2000
  $14.95
  $38.00
1 copy available for $32.30
Reprints Tales of Suspense #39-72Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Robert Bernstein, N. Korak, Al HartleyDon Heck, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko

#1 (2nd printing)

 
  $14.95
  $15.00
No copies available
2nd printing; ca. 2002Stan Lee, Robert Bernstein, Larry Lieber, Al Hartley, Don RicoDon Heck, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers, Paul Reinman, Bruce Timm

#1 (3rd printing)

 
  $14.95
  $15.00
No copies available
3rd printing; ca. 2008Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Robert Bernstein, N. Korak, Al HartleyDon Heck, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko

#1 (4th printing)

 
  $14.95
  $12.50
No copies available
Reprints Tales of Suspense #39-72; 2nd Edition First Printing; ca. 2005Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Robert Bernstein, N. Korak, Al HartleyDon Heck, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Bruce Timm

#1 (5th printing)

 
  $16.99
  $16.99
No copies available
 Stan LeeJack Kirby

#2

 
  $16.99
  $11.50
No copies available
Reprints Tales of Suspense #73-99, Tales to Astonish #82, Iron Man & Sub-Mariner #1, and Iron Man (1st Series) #1-11Stan Lee, Archie Goodwin, Roy ThomasGene Colan, Don Heck, Johnny Craig, George Tuska, Jack Kirby

#2 (2nd printing)

 
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
Reprints Tales of Suspense #73-99, Tales to Astonish #82, Iron Man & Sub-Mariner #1, and Iron Man (1st Series) #1-11; ca. 2011Stan Lee, Archie Goodwin, Roy ThomasGene Colan, Don Heck, Johnny Craig, George Tuska, Jack Kirby

#3

 
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  $15.00
3 copies available from $13.00
Reprints Iron Man (1st Series) #12-38 and Daredevil #73; ca. 2008Archie Goodwin, Mimi Gold, Allyn Brodsky, Gerry ConwayGene Colan, Don Heck, Johnny Craig, George Tuska

#3 (2nd printing)

 
  $19.99
  $19.99
1 copy available for $19.99
2nd Printing; Reprints Iron Man (1st Series) #12-38 and Daredevil #73; ca. 2011Archie Goodwin, Mimi Gold, Allyn Brodsky, Gerry ConwayGene Colan, Don Heck, Johnny Craig, George Tuska

#4

  4/1/2010
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
Reprints Iron Man (1st Series) #39-61Gerry Conway 

#5

 
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No copies available