Originally Posted by The Ironstar
Bah!! I only want to see these people after IM3:
Oh, ****! That reminds me that Drax the Destroyer first appeared in Iron Man #55. And so did Thanos.
That makes Thanos originally an Iron Man villain. I never thought of that before, but the implications are (or could be) immense.
This is Iron Man's concrete link to Thanos, the GotG and the whole Cosmic Marvel line. It's reaching back 40 years, but maybe the fact that Thanos, Drax et. al had their comics debut in Iron Man explains the space armor and Tony joining the Guardians in the comic. And maybe there really is something to all of the speculation that the events in the comics foreshadow Iron Man going into space in the film universe.
Man, if this is part of Feige's plan it's brilliant and truly inspired.