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Iron Man 1 Cover

Artists: Gene Colan (Penciller) ,  Johnny Craig (Inker)

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Artwork Details

Title: Iron Man 1 Cover
Artist: Gene Colan (Penciller)
Artist: Johnny Craig (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 6,444
Likes on CAF:
Favorited on CAF: 14
Comments: 53
Added to Site: 11/4/2008
Comic Art Archive: Iron Man
Issue: 1   Page: cover


Pure Gene Colan energy!!! Makes me want to watch the DVD.


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Matt S wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Holy-Moley! a legendary cover for sure! a great addition to an already stellar collection.
Posted on 11/4/2008

Brian Peck wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Amazing! Fantastic! One of THE classic Marvel Covers! Another gem for your collection! Congrats!
Posted on 11/4/2008

DC's Showcase wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
WTF?? Wow!! Nice going ...
Posted on 11/4/2008

michael dunne wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow, the magic of 1968 just hit me again.
Posted on 11/4/2008

John Bamber wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
What a phenomenally beautiful cover. Breathtaking. Gene is the man :) for sure
Posted on 11/4/2008

J. Sid wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
That doesn't look like Whilce Portacio to me
Posted on 11/4/2008

Jonathan H wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Whoa! A piece of comic OA history right here in your gallery. Amazing!
Posted on 11/4/2008

Ron Sonenthal wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Thanks for sharing a piece of glorious history!
Posted on 11/4/2008

Mark Levy wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Nothing original to say but Wowza that is a grail quality piece of Art!
Posted on 11/4/2008

Malvin V wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow.. this is one historic cover!
Posted on 11/5/2008

Drake Tungsten wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
This puts the "stun" in stunning! Johnny Craig's hand is so much more clearly evident in this original than the printed color version... and of course Gene the Dean swallowed enough high octane pure dynamism pills with his morning coffee the day he drew this, it would have been a fatal dose to anybody else. I bet even Kirby saw this and thought "Whoa... raw power!"
Posted on 11/5/2008

Ben Bressel wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
awesome David! :)
Posted on 11/5/2008

Lambo S. wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
HOLY COW!!!!!!
Posted on 11/5/2008

Steve Welch wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Zoinks!!!! When I saw the title "Iron Man 1 Cover" I thought it might be yet another Colan recreation.... I'm STUNNED at the beauty of the REAL DEAL! Congrats!
Posted on 11/6/2008

Terry Barnes wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
A truly legendary cover, by a legendary artist , congrats on this amazing piece !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on 11/6/2008

Jason Harris wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Holy crap, only just saw are a man of exquisite taste sir
Posted on 11/7/2008

Gerry Turnbull wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 11/7/2008

Mike K wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Jaw meet the floor. Floor, meet my jaw! WOW.
Posted on 11/7/2008

DW A wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
What an incredible piece of history!
Posted on 11/8/2008

Chris McCall wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Did Marvel use an overlay or something for the background when they printed this cover? A lot of the figures are the same as on the OA but they're in different places.
Posted on 11/8/2008

Timothy Finney wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Nice catch, Chris. You can see the note on the right side (I guess from Stan) saying that the IM image should be raised above the title. They probably moved some of the other images around too.
Posted on 11/9/2008

Timothy L wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Amazing David. One of the most memorable covers on this entire site. I am jealous beyond measure.
Posted on 11/9/2008

Clint Ludwick wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I;m GREEN with envy!
Posted on 11/10/2008

Alan N wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 11/11/2008

mark ou wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Beautiful cover, Dave! One of the greatest of the late 60s Marvel covers, up there with Captain America #100...
Posted on 11/12/2008

Nick Katradis wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
David, I am awe-struck; Stupendous achievement in obtaining one of the Holiest Colan grails in existance! Congrats!
Posted on 11/13/2008

Mike W wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 3/13/2009

Michael  Hosey wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Very cool.
Posted on 4/12/2009

Bill Thomson wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
My heart just skipped a beat...
Posted on 5/22/2009

Stefan H wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Just one of the most impressive and best covers of all time!!
Posted on 5/23/2009

Greg Gross wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
It is hard to believe someone actually owns this cover! This piece deserves a place in a museum! Congrats!
Posted on 5/28/2009

Bryan  Simmons wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
As an Iron Man fan, seeing this page gives me goosebumps. And thanks for sharing. It's refreshing to see so many great pieces haven't fallen into a collecting black hole, never to be heard from again.
Posted on 7/17/2009

Edward Grekoski wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
The Gold Standard for covers!
Posted on 11/28/2009

Ben Herman wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This is such an iconic image, I've seen it dozens of times. But this is the first opportunity I've had to view the original artwork. Congratulations on obtaining such a key piece of original art, as well as an extremely well-drawn one.
Posted on 4/8/2010

James Halperin wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Gorgeous and historical. A Silver Age icon, that helped launch what would become a multi-billion dollar franchise. Should be in the Smithsonian!
Posted on 12/12/2010

Earl Hamilton wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 12/13/2010

Daniel Casoria wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
It doesn't get any better than this. Pure Colan masterpiece. One of the greatest marvel covers of the silver age (*OR ANY AGE*). "PERIOD"!
Posted on 2/1/2011

Tod Seisser wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow, Dave. You are the guardian of a truly historic page from one of the best (and IMO under-rated) artists of the silver and bronze ages. Take good care of it :-)
Posted on 3/8/2011

Tod Seisser wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Here's a weird question: did Gene draw the background figures as well? There's something about them that reminds me of Tuska. Am I nuts??
Posted on 3/8/2011

Michael  Mikulovsky wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Holy Crap! Congrads! This was one of the very first comics I ever bought as a 6 year old! Simply Classic cover!
Posted on 1/5/2012

Parker Jluc wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Thanks for sharing, beautiful cover, congrats !
Posted on 4/18/2012

Larry Wilson wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Three words... Hall of Fame.
Posted on 5/13/2012

DELETE DELETE wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I must have visited this page at least a hundred times over the last few years. Figured it was time to sign the guestbook. It was wonderful seeing this cover and Gene in San Francisco a few years ago.
Posted on 9/18/2012

Fred DeBoom wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
IRON MAN #1!!! The Best of the Best...the Greatest of the Greatest... This cover is a Marvel MASTERPIECE!!!
Posted on 11/3/2012

Steven Dilworth wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I clicked on this with hesitance, for fear I'd be fooled by another 're-creation'. Thank HEAVENS it is true -- one of the most iconic covers of the silver age. Just plain beautiful, and well done finding it, and thank you for posting it.
Posted on 1/6/2013

PHILIPPE VIENNE wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 3/21/2013

PHILIPPE VIENNE wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
the best cover in the comics world !!!!!
Posted on 3/21/2013

Timothy Guerrero wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Absolutely amazing! I don't even own the comic!
Posted on 12/12/2013

Lance Suarez wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Fantastic silver age cover! I love how Subby 1, Hulk 102, Cap 100 and this one are all around. I remember picking them all up from the same store as a kid and waiting for the comics to be delivered on Thursday so I could pull out the best copy from the middle of the stack.
Posted on 5/20/2014

John Dell wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Both and list the inker as Mike Esposito, and Johnny Craig inked the interiors. You own the cover, so I figured I would run it by you. Do you know definitively that Johnny inked the Dean for the cover? I remain in constant awe of your collection!
Posted on 8/19/2015

red raven wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
great cover by the mémorable master colan !!!
Posted on 12/17/2015

Jason Caldwell wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This issue is a "Holy Grail" in my comics collection- I can't honestly imagine owning the actual boggles the mind! Looking at the art, you can see that the published piece detracted grom an OUTSTANDING cover- it's much better in black & white!
Posted on 10/15/2016

Dave W ( wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
My dad bought Iron Man 1 and Iron Man 4 as a wee lad and they are my most treasured comics that I own (as he passed a few years later). This image is more than nostalgic, it is charged with so much emotion for me. I so appreciate you sharing this. Congratulations!
Posted on 12/9/2016

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