*Marvel: 1972’s Iron Man #55, at the time a ‘fill-in’ issue written and drawn by Jim Starlin, has become an unexpected collector’s item over the ensuing decades, particularly after the release of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, which brought Drax the Destroyer and Thanos into public consciousness. This issue was used by Starlin to lay down many of the cornerstones for his patented cosmic epics, and it features the debuts of not only Thanos; not only Drax the Destroyer; but also of Eros (later to play a major part in Avengers history as Starfox), Mentor, Kronos, and guest-villains, the bodacious Blood Brothers! We think Iron Man shows up for a couple of panels here and there. This latter-day collectible is in VG condition; it’s superficially an attractive grade, with excellent interior page quality, but a fine diagonal crease at the lower right cover corner, plus some colour over the Iron Man figure in the logo/masthead, make it a tad more affordable. VG p at £125.