*Marvel: After a long run as the co-star of Tales of Suspense, Iron Man was given his own title in 1968, when the ‘Berlin Wall’ of Marvel’s distribution was broken down, and they were allowed to expand their range of titles. New in this week, a VG+ copy of Iron Man’s first stunning solo issue, continuing from where his strip in Tales of Suspense left off, with Gene Colan’s hyperkinetic art driving the drama onward! A key item for collectors and investors alike, this is a pence copy, with mostly unblemished deep purple cover background, and only minimal wear towards the upper half of the spine. Iron Man’s pivotal status in the Marvel Universe means that demand for this issue is only going to increase as the years go by. #1 VG+ p £170.