Description:Up for auction is Iron Man #55 (Marvel, 1973) 1st Appearance of Thanos. Thanos will be appearing as the villain in the New Avengers Movie. This book is one of the key Bronze Age books of it's era and will only continue to rise in value.Grade:I have provided 12 pictures of this book which should give you a complete and accurate description of the condition. This book is in very high grade condition and would definitely be a solid candidate for CGC. I have taken this book into three local stores around town and each dealer has graded this book from 8.0-9.2. I have been in the comic and card business for over 30 years and I can easily grade this book as very high. However due to grading being subjective and this book commanding big dollars, I will let you decide for yourselves based on the pictures I have provided on what this book will grade in at. There will be no surprises when you receive this book as it will be the same copy as in the pictures I have provided. The pages of this book are crisp and are probably off-white- white/off-white. The spine as you can see is very tight, and the front and back are very clean with no creases. This book will come in a mylite with an acid free mylite bacing board, and will be placed in a mylar along with that.In the coming weeks I will slowly be selling off my longtime collection with many high grade key books up for auction. Be sure to look and bid with confidence as I have perfect feedback and intend to keep it that way.I will only ship to the U.S. and there are absolutely no exceptions!!! As for the book itself, you can clearly see what you are getting, so there will absolutely be no partial refunds whatsoever!!!Good luck Bidding and thanks as always for taking a look at my auctions.