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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: 6,694
Likes on CAF:
Favorited on CAF: 15
Comments: 54
Added to Site: 11/4/2008
Comic Art Archive: Iron Man
Issue: 1   Page: cover

Description

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

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Matt S
Member Since 2006

Posted on 11/4/2008

Holy-Moley! a legendary cover for sure! a great addition to an already stellar collection.

Brian Peck
Member Since 2003

Posted on 11/4/2008

Amazing! Fantastic! One of THE classic Marvel Covers! Another gem for your collection! Congrats!

DC's Showcase
Member Since 2006

Posted on 11/4/2008

WTF?? Wow!! Nice going ...

michael dunne
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/4/2008

Wow, the magic of 1968 just hit me again.

John Bamber
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/4/2008

What a phenomenally beautiful cover. Breathtaking. Gene is the man :) for sure

J. Sid
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/4/2008

That doesn't look like Whilce Portacio to me

Jonathan H
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/4/2008

Whoa! A piece of comic OA history right here in your gallery. Amazing!

Ron Sonenthal
Member Since 2007

Posted on 11/4/2008

Thanks for sharing a piece of glorious history!

Mark Levy
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/4/2008

Nothing original to say but Wowza that is a grail quality piece of Art!

Malvin V
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/5/2008

Wow.. this is one historic cover!

Drake Tungsten
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/5/2008

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!"

Ben Bressel
Member Since 2003

Posted on 11/5/2008

awesome David! :)

Lambo S.
Member Since 2003

Posted on 11/5/2008

HOLY COW!!!!!!

Steve Welch
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/6/2008

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!

Terry Barnes
Member Since 2007

Posted on 11/6/2008

A truly legendary cover, by a legendary artist , congrats on this amazing piece !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jason Harris
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/7/2008

Holy crap, only just saw this...you are a man of exquisite taste sir

Gerry Turnbull
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/7/2008

beautifull!

Mike K
Member Since 2003

Posted on 11/7/2008

Jaw meet the floor. Floor, meet my jaw! WOW.

DW A
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/8/2008

What an incredible piece of history!

Chris McCall
Member Since 2006

Posted on 11/8/2008

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.

Timothy Finney
Member Since 2006

Posted on 11/9/2008

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.

Timothy L
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/9/2008

Amazing David. One of the most memorable covers on this entire site. I am jealous beyond measure.

Clint Ludwick
Member Since 2008

Posted on 11/10/2008

I;m GREEN with envy!

Alan N
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/11/2008

speechless!

mark ou
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/12/2008

Beautiful cover, Dave! One of the greatest of the late 60s Marvel covers, up there with Captain America #100...

Nick Katradis
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/13/2008

David, I am awe-struck; Stupendous achievement in obtaining one of the Holiest Colan grails in existance! Congrats!

Mike W
Member Since 2007

Posted on 3/13/2009

OH! MY! GOD!

Michael  Hosey
Member Since 2004

Posted on 4/12/2009

Very cool.

Bill Thomson
Member Since 2004

Posted on 5/22/2009

My heart just skipped a beat...

Stefan H
Member Since 2003

Posted on 5/23/2009

Just one of the most impressive and best covers of all time!!

Greg G.
Member Since 2006

Posted on 5/28/2009

It is hard to believe someone actually owns this cover! This piece deserves a place in a museum! Congrats!

Bryan  Simmons
Member Since 2009

Posted on 7/17/2009

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.

Edward Grekoski
Member Since 2006

Posted on 11/28/2009

The Gold Standard for covers!

Ben Herman
Member Since 2003

Posted on 4/8/2010

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.

James Halperin
Member Since 2007

Posted on 12/12/2010

Gorgeous and historical. A Silver Age icon, that helped launch what would become a multi-billion dollar franchise. Should be in the Smithsonian!

Earl Hamilton
Member Since 2009

Posted on 12/13/2010

OMG!!! THIS IS MAGNIFICENT!!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING!!!

Daniel Cas
Member Since 2009

Posted on 2/1/2011

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"!

Tod Seisser
Member Since 2004

Posted on 3/8/2011

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 :-)

Tod Seisser
Member Since 2004

Posted on 3/8/2011

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??

Michael  Mikulovsky
Member Since 2009

Posted on 1/5/2012

Holy Crap! Congrads! This was one of the very first comics I ever bought as a 6 year old! Simply Classic cover!

Parker Jluc
Member Since 2006

Posted on 4/18/2012

Thanks for sharing, beautiful cover, congrats !

Larry Wilson
Member Since 2012

Posted on 5/13/2012

Three words... Hall of Fame.

DELETE DELETE
Member Since 2011

Posted on 9/18/2012

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.

Fred DeBoom
Member Since 2003

Posted on 11/3/2012

IRON MAN #1!!! The Best of the Best...the Greatest of the Greatest... This cover is a Marvel MASTERPIECE!!!

Steven Dilworth
Member Since 2012

Posted on 1/6/2013

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.

PHILIPPE VIENNE
Member Since 2012

Posted on 3/21/2013

TOTALITY BEST COVER IN THE WORLD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PHILIPPE VIENNE
Member Since 2012

Posted on 3/21/2013

the best cover in the comics world !!!!!

Timothy Guerrero
Member Since 2009

Posted on 12/12/2013

Absolutely amazing! I don't even own the comic!

Lance Suarez
Member Since 2004

Posted on 5/20/2014

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.

John Dell
Member Since 2011

Posted on 8/19/2015

Both comics.org and marvel.wikia.com 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!

red raven
Member Since 2012

Posted on 12/17/2015

great cover by the mémorable master colan !!!

Jason Caldwell
Member Since 2014

Posted on 10/15/2016

This issue is a "Holy Grail" in my comics collection- I can't honestly imagine owning the actual artwork....it 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!

Dave W (JadeGiant.com)
Member Since 2006

Posted on 12/9/2016

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!

Rick W
Member Since 2017

Posted on 1/25/2018

Invincible! One for the ages!

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