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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Iron Man Key Comic Issues Part 3

Alrighty, we are already at Part 3 of this key Iron Man comics list. To tell you the truth, there's a lot of minor key issues in this 3rd part, with the exception of one, perhaps.

Iron Man #65 cover

Iron Man #65
  • Origin of Doctor Spectrum
As I was saying earlier, a minor key issue for a not so well known character. There are quite a few incarnations of Doctor Spectrum due to the whole alternate universe thing. One incarnation is a hero closely identified with the team Squadron Supreme. 

However, in this universe, Doctor Spectrum is a villain, and the character, created by Roy Thomas Baker and Sal Buscema, was actually based off of Green Lantern. Wow! 

Anyways, Doctor Spectrum's first appearance was in Avengers #69, and he was part of the super villain group the Squadron Sinister.

ebay - A few unslabbed copies on ebay. Quite a few mid grade copies and high grade copies.

ComicLink - Two CGC 9.6 copies available.

Iron Man #73 comic cover

Iron Man #73
  • Stark Industries changed to Stark International
 Yep, Stark Industries really hits the big time in this issue, and because it becomes such a gigantic company, it needed a name change to identify it as such. Not an extremely important key issue, but it does have a great battle between Shell-Head and the 3rd Crimson Dynamo in it. 

NewKadia - Ah, finally something at NewKadia. Of course, all are unslabbed, as NewKadia doesn't sell CGC graded comics. The highest is a solid VF, the second highest a low VF, and the lowest a solid FINE. All are extremely affordable, plus if you've never bought from them before, use the discount code new4 during checkout to get extra savings.

mycomicshop - A few unslabbed copies here as well. Highest is a low VF. 

ebay - Handful of unslabbed copies. Some are extremely affordable. You will have to shop around on ebay, but, hey, isn't that whole fun of it? Did not see any CGC copies of this issue there.

Iron Man #74 cover
Iron Man #74
  • Death of Crimson Dynamo (Alex Nevsky)
 It's the end of Alex Nevsky's career as the Crimson Dynamo, and of course, the Crimson Dynamo character is just too good to permanently get rid of so someone else will take up the mantle. And that's just what happens.

After his death, the KGB confiscates his armor to use for their own purposes. Although this is a highly unknown and not so sought after key issue, the story line and arcs to these issues are just amazingly good. I would get them just to enjoy their stories, but these may just become great investment comics in the future as well.

NewKadia - Keeping up with the unslabbed goodness, there are four copies here. Highest is a VF and the lowest a low FINE. You will need to scroll down a bit.

mycomicshop - More unslabbed copies for those who care not for graded copies. Highest is a mid-grade copy for collectors more on a budget. Once again, extremely affordable Christmas gifts concerning key issues. 

ebay - Quite a nice selection of extremely affordable unslabbed copies that would make excellent Christmas gifts for sure. However, if you're all about high grade copies, I was only able to locate two so far on ebay, which are featured below.


Iron Man #86 comic cover
Iron Man #86
  • First appearance of Blizzard
There are many who take up the mantle of the Blizzard, originally known as Jack Frost, and this super villain is well known in Iron Man's rogues gallery. This is the first appearance of the original Blizzard, who first appeared as Jack Frost in Tales of Suspense #45.  

NewKadia - Five copies here. Highest is a low NM, and the lowest a VG+. Extremely affordable and would make a great Christmas present for the comic collecting fan in your life!

mycomicshop - Loads of copies here, but unfortunately highest grade is only a 7.0 FN/VF. Also, all are unslabbed.

ebay - Quite a few unslabbed goodies here and extremely affordable. Remember, many of the issues on this list are not highly sought out. A lot of collectors don't even know these issues are key issues. Did not find any CGC copies on ebay for this issue.

ComicLink - Seems like the place to find high grade CGC copies for this issue is over at ComicLink. A nice CGC 9.8 awaits.

Iron Man #87 cover image
Iron Man #87
  • Origin of Blizzard
Of course, every villain needs an origin, right? Of course, they do. This is it in this issue. Not much more to say about that in that regard. Not a very sought out key issue, so it's still considered a sleeper. The question is will this key issue awake from its slumber. So far the answer is no, and it's still pretty affordable.

NewKadia - Six copies available! Highest is a VF+! These minor key issues are still greatly affordable.

mycomicshop - More unslabbed goodness with highest grade once again FN/VF.

ebay - Same deal as the rest of the issues on the 3rd part of this list. Quite a few unslabbed, but only found one high grade CGC copy on ebay featured below:


ComicLink - If high grade CGC copies is what you're about, it's best to check ComicLink as they do have more options available for this issue. 

Ready for Part 4? Just click the link to jump on over there!

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