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Iron Man #56
Oct 21st, 2017 by Rusty

Iron Man #56 cover

Iron Man #56

Date: March 1973
Publisher: Marvel Comics Group
Cover Price: 20¢
2017 Price Range: $5 – $75
Stats: 20 color pages plus ads, Marvel Bullpen Bulletins and letters page
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artists: Jim Starlin, Mike Esposito, Charlotte Jetter
Notable Notes: The origin of Ichabod Rasputin

Roller skates

My daughter is really into rollerblading right now. She even got me to go with her yesterday, and now I have sore legs! Anyway, I was telling her that when I was a kid it was roller skates that were the big thing. Why am I telling you this? Because this issue of Iron Man starts out with him zooming around NYC on his jet powered roller skates! Yes, it is quite ridiculous! Iron Man himself even admits that he feels like a kid. Heaven knows he sure looks like one!
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The Avengers #7
Dec 24th, 2012 by Rusty

The Avengers #7 cover

The Avengers #7

Date: August 1964
Publisher: Marvel Comics Group
Cover Price: 12¢
2012 Price Range: $36 – $900
Stats: 22 color pages plus ads and “All About the Avengers” letters page.
Writer: Stan Lee
Artists: Jack Kirby, Chic Stone, Art Simek
Notable Notes: Rick Jones makes an appearance in Bucky’s costume – much to Cap’s chagrin!

Good Trade!

Back in the early 2000s I was selling a lot of my comics on ebay, and a few sets I even offered a trade option. Well, one guy took me up on that and traded me his Avengers #7 for a set of my Ultimate comics. Even though it isn’t a high grade copy I still think I got the better end of that deal! This is my second reading of this issue, and I still think it is awesome!

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