Thursday, September 19, 2013
Retro Review: Iron Man #55
So in this issue Tony is telepathically contacted by Drax who has been captured by Thanos. He tells them the history of the Titans, as well as his and Thanos' origin and that Thanos has captured him and they're both on base hidden in a remote area on Earth. Drax also warns him that the Blood Brothers have been sent after him by Thanos. That warning came too late as they had already gotten the drop on him and are bringing him back to Thanos. Eventually Drax and Iron Man manage to defeat Thanos, which turns out to only be a robot copy, and they part ways.
A lot of people say Thanos is a copy of DC's Darkseid, and while Thanos did grow into being a much different, and I would say far more interesting character than Darkseid, it's pretty clear that he was meant to be a Darkseid clone at first.
Also of note, while the artwork was solid, the coloring was terrible. There were tons of mistakes, making it hard to even read at times. Granted I'm reading a 1992 Marvel Milestone Edition Reprint, but it kept the coloring mistakes intact far as I know, hell it even reprinted many of the ads. In fact the two page ad for NBC's 1972 Saturday morning line up was almost the most interesting part of the whole book. Did you know there was a cartoon called The Barkleys that was a talking dog version of All In The Family?