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Iron Man (1968) - #55
"Beware -- Beware -- Beware the... Blood Brothers!"
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  Writer(s):
Mike Friedrich
Jim Starlin

Penciller(s):
Jim Starlin

Inker(s):
Mike Esposito - 'Espo'

Colorist(s):
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Letterer(s):
John Costanza

Editor(s):
Roy Thomas

Cover Artist(s):
Joe Sinnott
Jim Starlin
 

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Cover Date: February 1973
Cover Price: US $ 0.20

Issue Tagline: The Golden Avenger Battles The Titans Of Saturn, And He Learns To Beware The Blood Brothers !

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

Story Arc(s):    Add/remove story arcs to this issue
Thanos War

Letters Column: Sock It To Shell-Head

Synopsis:
Iron Man is contacted telepathically by Drax the Destroyer, warning him of the Blood Brothers coming to Earth! Unfortunately, the warning comes too late and Iron Man is captured. Returning him to Titan, Iron Man's armor allows for Drax to be freed from his prison cell. Learning about the history of Titan and Thanos, Iron Man and Drax are confronted by a robotic duplicate of Thanos who activates a self-destruct mechanism on Thanos' fortress! Can Drax and Iron Man escape in time?

Reprinted/Collected in:
Avengers vs. Thanos (2013) TPB
Essential Captain Marvel (2008) TPB vol. 02
Essential Iron Man (2000) TPB vol. 04
The Invincible Iron Man DVD-ROM (2007) DVD-ROM vol. 01
L`invincible Iron Man (1972) #10
The Life and Death of Captain Marvel (2002) TPB
The Life of Captain Marvel (1985) TPB
The Life of Captain Marvel (1985) TPB (First Printing)
The Life of Captain Marvel (1985) #1
Marvel Masterworks: Captain Marvel (2005) HC vol. 03
Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man (2003) HC vol. 09
Marvel Milestone Edition: Iron Man (1992) #55
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude (2014) TPB

Notes:
First appearance of Drax the Destroyer.
Although this issue is traditionally considered to be the first appearance of Thanos, he does not appear in this issue other than in flashbacks; a robot duplicate of Thanos appears. The first full appearance of Thanos is Captain Marvel (1968) #27.
Chronos & Starfox (as Eros) appear only in flashback.

Storyline continues in Captain Marvel (1968) #25.

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An image for Chronos (Marvel) exists Chronos (Marvel)
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An image for Mentor (Marvel)(01 - A'Lars) exists Mentor (Marvel)(01 - A'Lars)
An image for Starfox (Marvel) exists Starfox (Marvel)
An image for Thanos (Marvel) exists Thanos (Marvel)

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Eternals of Titan (Marvel)
N.Y.P.D. (Marvel)
  Stark Industries (Marvel)
Thanosi

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