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What Are Your Vintage Iron Man Comic Books Worth?

Finding old Iron Man comic books is pretty common.

He is one of the most popular Marvel Comics characters, and first appeared in the early 1960s.

If you have come across a pile of old Iron Man comics, then use this article to figure out their value. Alternatively, you can ask us to appraise them for you, free of charge.

Tales of Suspense #39: First Appearance of Iron Man

Tales of Suspense #39: first Iron Man comic book, March 1963

Tales of Suspense #39
Origin and First Appearance, Iron Man

Record sale: $262,900
Minimum value: $2,000

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Back in March, 1963, the iconic character first appeared in Tales of Suspense #39.

This is now a well-known origin issue, but finding a nice copy is certainly not easy. With the various Iron Man movies that have hit in the box office, TOS #39 is now an expensive comic.

There are only 45 copies of this comic graded 9.0 or higher, so if you have one in really fine shape, then you're in the money.

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Tales of Suspense #40: 2nd Iron Man Comic Book

Tales of Suspense #40: second Iron Man comic book, first gold armor

Tales of Suspense #40
Second Appearance, Iron Man; First Gold Armor

Record sale: $35,000
Minimum value: $50

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If you think Iron Man looks a little different in this issue, then you're absolutely right! He gets a gold-plated (and rather bling) makeover in Tales of Suspense #40.

Far more affordable than TOS #39, it may well be worth much more money in the future. This is still a nice find.

Iron Man in Tales of Suspense #41-#47

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Tales of Suspense #41: Third Iron Man comic book. Click for values

Tales of Suspense #41
Third Iron Man comic book

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Minimum value: $70

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Tales of Suspense #42: click for values

Tales of Suspense #42

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Minimum value: $20

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Tales of Suspense #43: 1st Kala, Queen of the Netherworld. Click for values

Tales of Suspense #43
1st Kala, Queen of the Netherworld

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Tales of Suspense #44. Click for values

Tales of Suspense #44

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Tales of Suspense #45: First appearance of Pepper Potts, Jack Frost and Happy Hogan. Click for values

Tales of Suspense #45
First appearance of Pepper Potts, Jack Frost and Happy Hogan

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Tales of Suspense #46: First appearance of Crimson Dynamo. Click for values

Tales of Suspense #46
First appearance of Crimson Dynamo

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Tales of Suspense #47: First appearance of The Melter. Click for values

Tales of Suspense #47
First appearance of The Melter

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Tales of Suspense #48: First Red and Gold Iron Man

Tales of Suspense #48: first Iron Man with red and gold armor

Tales of Suspense #48
First appearance of new-look red and gold armor

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It's not until Tales of Suspense #48 that Iron Man is changed to his more familiar red-and-gold armor.

Although this is a famous issue, finding a TOS #48 is not going to be a life-changing moment. It could become a future star though...

Tales of Suspense #48: first Iron Man comic crossover with X-Men and Avengers

Tales of Suspense #49
First X-Men crossover into Iron Man comic books

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The next issue, Tales of Suspense #49, is important because it's a crossover comic. Both The Avengers and The X-Men appear in this comic, making it broadly collectible.

Crossover comics are collected not only by fans of the main comic, but also fans of the other 'stars' that appear. This can increase their value.

Iron Man Appearances in The Avengers Comic

Avengers #1: gold armor Iron Man appearance in the super-team

Avengers #1
First appearance of the super-team

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Minimum value: $550

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Perhaps the most famous Iron Man appearance is in The Avengers #1. Alongside Thor, Hulk, Ant-Man and Wasp, this super-team is anchored by the gold armor Iron Man.

The Avengers movie, as well as multiple "big name" heroes in this issue, make it hugely collectible and valuable.

Avengers #3: Iron Man in Red and Gold Armor

Avengers #3: first Iron Man red and gold armor in the super-team

Avengers #3
First appearance of the super-team

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Not until Avengers #3 do fans see the famous red and gold armor of the "classic" Iron Man.

Apart from Avengers #1 and #4, the earlier issues of this comic are not so valuable. This is still a decent find though.

Avengers #4: Captain America Returns

Avengers #4: It's really more about Captain America, but Iron Man features in this comic book

Avengers #4
Captain America returns

Record sale: $143,400
Minimum value: $390

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With the addition of Captain America to the team, Avengers #4 is not only a classic comic book cover, but a strongly collected Iron Man comic book, especially since the movie explosion.

Later Iron Man Comic Books

Iron Man #1 is probably what springs to mind when you think of Iron Man having his own comic books.

But in fact there was a comic book before this one. Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1 appeared in April 1968. The story from this book picks up in Iron Man #1.

Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1 predates Iron Man comic book #1

Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1

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This issue was always going to be a "one shot" -- a comic designed only to launch two other series. The story also continues in Sub-Mariner #1.

Next comes Iron Man's own Issue #1.

Value of Iron Man Comic Books #1 to #55 (1968 Series)

Iron Man comic book #1, May 1968

Iron Man #1

Record sale: $26,400
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May 1968 saw Iron Man get his very own comic book for the first time. It's still highly collectible, and will probably rise in value in the future.

Iron Man #2: Click Here for Values

Iron Man #2

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Minimum Value: $10

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Iron Man Comic Books #3

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Iron Man #4

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Iron Man #5

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Minimum Value: $10

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Iron Man #6

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Iron Man #7

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Minimum Value: $10

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Iron Man #8

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Iron Man #9: Click Here for Values

Iron Man #9

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Iron Man #10: Click Here for Values

Iron Man #10

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Iron Man #11: Click Here for Values

Iron Man #11

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Minimum Value: $10

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Iron Man #12

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Iron Man Comic Books #13

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Iron Man #14

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Minimum Value: $10

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Iron Man #15

Record Sale: $970
Minimum Value: $10

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Iron Man #16

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Iron Man #17

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Iron Man #18

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Iron Man #19

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Minimum Value: $10

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Iron Man #20

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Minimum Value: $10

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Iron Man #21

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Minimum Value: $10

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Iron Man Comic Books #22

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Iron Man #23

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Iron Man #24

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Iron Man #25

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Iron Man #26

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Iron Man #27

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Iron Man #28

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Iron Man #29

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Iron Man #30

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Iron Man #31

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Iron Man Comic Books #32

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Iron Man #33

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Iron Man #34

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Iron Man #35

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Iron Man #36

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Iron Man #37

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Iron Man #38

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Iron Man #39: Click Here for Values

Iron Man #39

Record Sale: $750
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Iron Man #40: Click Here for Values

Iron Man Comic Books #40

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Iron Man #41: Click Here for Values

Iron Man #41

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Iron Man #42

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Iron Man #43: Click Here for Values

Iron Man #43

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Iron Man #44

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Iron Man #45

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Iron Man #46

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Iron Man #47
Origin retold

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Iron Man #48: Click Here for Values

Iron Man #48

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Iron Man #49: Click Here for Values

Iron Man #49

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Iron Man #50

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Iron Man #51: Click Here for Values

Iron Man Comic Books #51

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Iron Man #52: Click Here for Values

Iron Man Comic Books #52

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Iron Man #53

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Iron Man #54
First Moondragon

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Iron Man #55 Value; First Appearance of Thanos

Iron Man comic book #55: first appearance of Thanos, super-bad guy

Iron Man #55

Record sale: $9,000
Minimum value: $100

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Iron Man #55 has become a key issue, as it's the first appearance of Thanos in comics, the bad guy in the upcoming movie.

Considering this was published in 1973, it's a highly valuable Iron Man comic book. Whether the price is maintained after the movie hype dies down is another matter.

Iron Man #118: Click Here for Values

Iron Man #118
First Jim Rhodes

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Iron Man #128: Click Here for Values

Iron Man #128
Classic "Demon in a Bottle" Alcoholism Story

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Iron Man #169: Click Here for Values

Iron Man #169
1st Jim Rhodes as Iron Man

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Iron Man #281
1st Cameo of War Machine

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Iron Man #282
1st Full War Machine

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Iron Man #284
Death of Tony Stark

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Iron Man #304
1st Hulkbuster armor

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Later Valuable Iron Man Comic Books

Invincible Iron Man Volume 2 #8: Click Here for Values

Invincible Iron Man Volume 2 #8 (2009)
1st Victoria Hand; Variant edition

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Invincible Iron Man Volume 2 #10 (2009)
1st Rescue (Pepper Potts in an Iron Man suit)

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Invincible Iron Man Volume 3 #7 (2016)
1st cameo Riri Williams; becomes Ironheart

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Invincible Iron Man Volume 3 #9 (2016)
1st full appearance of Riri Williams

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Minimum Value: $30

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Invincible Iron Man Volume 3 #9 (2016)
Variant edition

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Minimum Value: $60

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Dark Avengers #1: Click Here for Values

Dark Avengers #1 (2009)
1st Iron Patriot

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Minimum Value: $5

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Dark Avengers #1 (2009)
Granov Variant edition

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Invincible Iron Man #500 (2011)
1st Howard Anthony Stark (Tony's real father)

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Minimum Value: $1

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New Avengers #1 (2015)
1st Tony Ho as Iron Patriot; Piskor Variant edition

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Superior Iron Man #1: Click Here for Values

Superior Iron Man #1 (2015)
1st Anthony Stark A.I. appearance; 1st Teen Abomination
Ross sketch Variant edition

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Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #4: Click Here for Values

Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #4 (2001)
1st Iron Man (Ultimate)

Record Sale: $45
Minimum Value: $1

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Young Avengers #1: Click Here for Values

Young Avengers #1 (2005)
1st Iron Lad

Record Sale: $940
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Iron Man Tryout Comic: Uncanny Tales #52

Uncanny Tales #52: early Iron Man prototype

Uncanny Tales #52

Record sale: $200
Minimum value: $15

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Uncanny Tales #52 is the oldest of the Iron Man comic book tryouts. Back in February 1957, in the dawn of the Silver Age, this Atlas comic appeared.

It's not worth much, but it's interesting to collectors of Iron Man, and quite an obscure comic to find.

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