However, the flare up stayed constant when it was also announced that Guardians of the Galaxy would also be appearing on the big screen as well, and guess who else would be making his big screen debut? That's right - None other than Drax the Destroyer himself, and guess what? This bronze age key issue also has his very first appearance.
So how has the Iron Man #55 value done over the last couple of decades before this recent phenom? Well, let's take a look at some old Overstreet values and how the Iron Man #55 value has exploded in the last year.
Overstreet 1982-83 Guide 12th Edition:
Overstreet 1990-91 Guide 20th Edition:
Near Mint: $8.00
Overstreet 2002-03 Guide 33rd Edition:
Near Mint: $120
Very Fine: $68
Very Good: $18Good: $9
Overstreet 2012-13 Guide 42nd Edition:
Near Mint (low): $340
Very Fine: $102
Very Good: $30
RECENT AUCTION SALES OF IRON MAN #55
mycomicshop.com: $559 (CGC 9.4) May 2012
ebay: $1,577 (CGC 9.4) Jan 2013
mycomicshop.com: $999 (CGC 9.2) Jan 2013
ebay: $1,033 (CGC 9.2) Jun 2013As you can see from the data above, a huge leap in value from the 90s to the 2000s, and then another humungous leap in demand and value from last year to now has occurred for this key issue bronze comic. You know that if it's selling way past guide on ebay the book is in boiling hot demand.
ebay: $421 (unslabbed 5.5 Low FINE) Jun 2013
I mean selling for, not just listed. Yes, if it's selling on ebay more than guide value, the book is hot.
Considering that you're looking for the Iron Man $55 value, I could assume that you already have it. I mean, it's a logical assumption, right?
However, it's always better not to assume, and if you are on the hunt for this bronze age key comic, it's best to check out the link which you can find a nice copy of Iron Man #55 the first appearance of Thanos and Drax The Destroyer.