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Comics began the year very slightly up in dollars, with Marvel's Siege launching in January. Top trade paperback sales were well off, but the difference was made up in trades deeper in the backlist. In February, the "dead-quarter" doldrums droned on, with the softest February in Top 300 Unit Sales since 2004. March, with a five-week month, rolled up big comparative numbers with the finale of Blackest Night; April gave those gains back. Sales on new comics improved in May, but overall sales still lagged due to weakness in the trade paperback category. Midyear found major publishers dominating the top-sellers list, with a record-low 15 publishers in the Top 300. Sales were off slightly at the end of June year-over-year. Marvel sought to replicate the success of the 1991 multi-cover X-Men #1 with a new edition in July. August saw the top-selling comic book dip back beneath 100,000 copies. September closed out the worst quarter for periodical sales since the second quarter of 2001. In October, the Top 300 comics posted the highest average comics price yet seen, $3.72. Diamond also began releasing comparative sales statistics, helping to pinpoint sales not in the Top 300s. November set yet another record for high prices, with a weighted average of $3.69. December closed the year down 3%. You can find the first-month sales for these issues in the monthly charts; you can also click one of the months at the bottom of this page or use the search tool at the top of the page to find the specific issue. Click to skip to the Top Graphic Novels for the year.




iron man 300 comic book


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The Top 300 Comics each month sold 69.2 million copies (-8% vs. previous year) All comics sold by Diamond (in units)73.8 million copies(-5.91% vs. previous year)


The Top 300 Comics sold each month had a total retail price of $245.72 million (-5% vs. previous year) All comics sold by Diamond (in dollars) $266 million (-4.65% vs. previous year)


The Top 300 Comics and Top 300 Graphic Novels sold each month had a combined total retail price of$321.98 million (-4% vs. previous year) All comics and graphic novels sold by Diamond (in dollars) (-3.48% vs. previous year)


Like most comics of the era, 1990s issues of Marvel's Iron Man can best be described with one word: extreme. Following the deconstruction and subsequent rebuilding of Tony Stark in the 1980s, the following decade would see even more radical changes to the character and his supporting cast.


As the first volume of the Iron Man comic, ongoing since 1968, was canceled, the 90s saw the armored Avenger's book relaunched twice in one decade. Further milestones included the debut of the Iron Man-led team book Force Works, and James Rhodes, the second Iron Man, finally escaping Tony Stark's shadow with a new identity: War Machine.


When the time-traveling Immortus corrupts Tony Stark, the Avengers use an experimental time machine of Stark's design to recruit a past version of the hero to aid them. The storyline, called "The Crossing," is one of Iron Man's weirdest comic book arcs, but it was an undeniably ambitious attempt to refresh the character for new readers during the 90s comic book boom period.


Avengers #395 features the aftermath of the confrontation between the two Tonys and the death of the original. Following this issue, the new, teen Tony would take over the Iron Man comic, which evolved from a corporate drama into a tale of a wide-eyed teenage genius, not yet influenced by his adult triumphs and failures.


When Tony Stark, previously thought deceased, is revealed to have faked his death and frozen himself in order to heal his mounting injuries, a wedge develops between him and his longtime friend James Rhodes, who had inherited the Iron Man identity and leadership of Stark's businesses in his absence. Reeling from the perceived betrayal, Rhodes departed from the Iron Man comic and was spun off into his own series with a new identity: War Machine.


Once again occupying Marvel's original reality, Tony picked up where he left off, but his absence did not go unmentioned. In a callback to his origin, Stark used the cover story that he had once again been kidnapped by terrorists to explain his absence. From there, he set about rebuilding, facing a world that had presumed him deceased and divided up his businesses and assets in his absence. As Tony began to rebuild his life, readers of the relaunched Iron Man comic experienced the same sense of tabula rasa. Marvel's heroes had returned, but the world they returned to had changed significantly in their absence.


Drew Beaty is a third-generation superhero fan who was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He began his collection with hand-me-down comic books from a used book store owned by his father and grandfather in the late 1980s. Today, Drew owns and has read over 50,000 individual comics. He was once ranked "Best In The World" in the Marvel Comics category of the mobile trivia game Quiz-Up and still has the screenshots to prove it. When he's not reading or writing about masks and capes, Drew spends his time with his wife and cats, or rubbing elbows with Portland's music scene, where he has performed in the hip hop group Bad Habitat since 2008.


Iron Man #300 Marvel Comics 1/94 Qualified CGC 9.8 0749823008 Embossed Foil Cover. 64 page #300 Celebration. Collectors Edition. Len Kaminski story. Kevin Hodgewood and Steve Mitchell art.This comic book is signed and I can't read the writing. It looks like it says DM Tom Morgan. (Please look at the photo and tell me if you know what it says.) It is numbered at the bottom of the page 613/2500. I haven't seen another like this one. Please teach me about this comic book if you know more about it.Shipping cost is an estimate and not the actual cost. Please wait for me to tell you the actual cost of shipping before you make your payment for the purchase of this item.Thank you!


Please teach me anything you know about this signature and why it is different from other books similar to this comic book. It is also signed in a different location on the book than other similar books.


In 1968, Marvel started to end most of their "anthology" titles, that is, books which featured 2 characters in one book, each with their own half of the comic...so it was when Tales of Suspense ended that Iron Man received a book of his own.


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Iron Man $55 was released in 1973. In 2019 the most valuable copy of the comic book sold for $7,248, graded at NM/M 9.8. A FN 6.0 copy will cost you about $535, while a GD 2.0 has gone up in price recently up from $143 in 2017 to $213 today.


The end for the 90s speculation crowd came in a frenzy of thousands of storage units being left stuffed with Modern Age books not worth the material they were printed on. Then, the remaining retail establishments rolled in and bought everything for pennies. Speculators scrambled, but most lost their money and saw their investment equity completely evaporate.


The same retailers that made a killing on the backs of poorly informed speculators have been selling their wares for the top dollar over the years. By top dollar, I mean pure profit. For the last twenty years, the only people buying books have been collectors. So this retail group is used to creating a nice, comfortable atmosphere for a collector class.


Life was good for many years, then everything changed yet again. With the coming of Iron Man in 2008 and a slew of great Marvel movies percolating hype and interest. This popularity aroused the speculators to pounce into the market. As more and more money was paid for Detective Comics #27 and Action Comics #1, the speculators grew and grew well beyond the 1990 population. Finally, much like in the stock market today the internet is equalizing the advantage the retailers once had. This allowed a level playing field that speculators have thrived in. This spike in demand drove prices and garnered more interest and hype which has led to three separate classes of an even larger group of comic book buyers namely collectors, investors, and speculators. What does Iron Man #1 return over the long-term?


I have been writing, investing, speculating, and living with comic books for the last 12 years. My experience is primarily with the Bronze Age, Copper Age, and Moderns. My life motto is "do what you enjoy and enjoy what you do." The beauty of speculation is seeing the value before anyone else.


"Invincible Iron Man #1 will surpass 300k units sold, making it one of the biggest comic debuts of 2015," Marvel's SVP of Sales & Marketing David Gabriel told ComicBook.com. "Brian and David have put together something really special for one of the most recognizable super heroes on the planet. We're beyond excited to have this many fans on-board for Tony Stark's new beginning and the launch of All-New, All-Different Marvel."


"We couldn't be happier with the high orders on Invincible Iron Man #1," Gabriel elaborated. "We've been saying all along that this book is going to be the flagship title for the new Marvel Universe, and we're glad retailers and fans took notice in such a huge way."


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