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First Look: Invincible Iron Man #511 - The Mandarin Attacks!

Will Iron Man be ready for the return of his deadly foe?

Where has the Mandarin been lately? It wasn't that long ago we had a good look at him in issue 500.1. Iron Man's been busy fighting in the FEAR ITSELF battle but hopefully he'll get a chance to be ready for the return of the Mandarin in issue #511.

Tony Stark’s most fearsome foe, the Mandarin, makes his shocking return in your first look at Invincible Iron Man #511! The award winning team of Matt Fraction, Salvador Larroca & Frank D’Armata continue their ongoing opus of the Armored Avenger as they put him through the wringer. Just when you thought the Mandarin was a handful, wait until he teams up with Zeke Stane and a hot off the line, updated Detroit Steel! Does Tony have enough in him to put an end to their plans? Find out in Invincible Iron Man #511!

Check out the preview courtesy of Marvel.

== TEASER ==

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #511 (OCT110596)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

Colors by FRANK D’ARMATA

FOC – 11/28/11, ON SALE – 12/21/11

19 Comments
Posted by Tellumo

Iron Man is going to get destroyed.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Wow, he looks more Westernized than he ever has been of late has he? In fact he looks more Vandal Savage like in that depiction. Still, great stuff!

Posted by longbowhunter

Is that the Mandarin or Tony wearing his rings?

Posted by Trodorne
@longbowhunter said:
Is that the Mandarin or Tony wearing his rings?
I was going to say, looks more like Tony wearing Mandarins rings.
Posted by goldenkey

I've been waiting for this. It's been an even longer wait because Fear Itself sucked just so much. Now Fraction can back to writing what was such a damn good book.

Posted by Iridium

Funny, due to Larocca's inability to draw above a 3rd grade level, The Mandarin looks exactly like Tony Stark. Cleverly done Salvatore, cleverly done.

Posted by Kallarkz

I can only tell the difference between the two due to the hair.

BUT i can overlook the similarities for the moment. The writing for this book excluding some Fear Itself Tie-Ins has been good.

Posted by The Impersonator

Holy Iron $h!t! This is gonna be f*cking awesome!

Posted by JonesDeini

First, I dropped this book during Fear Itself. I may get a trade of this arc if I hear good feedback at some point. Secondly, Larroca REALLY needs to stop recycling models...

Posted by Transmetal

I think its funny Mandarins(or Tony - I can't tell) rings look like Lantern Rings

Posted by Kallarkz

@Transmetal said:

I think its funny Mandarins(or Tony - I can't tell) rings look like Lantern Rings

well they always had a symbol in the middle...but other than that I don't see how they are similar.

Lantern rings don't really have bands on them like these do with a stone in the center. They are actually noticeably very different from the standard lantern ring.

War of the Green Lanterns: Aftermath #1
Posted by Loki9876

is that living laser? and it's clearly mandarin his hair is too long and his fingernails are also too long to be Tony (I agree that they could make him more asian)

and am I the only who likes Salvador's art.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I love the art for this series. I remember when I first picked up an issue for Invincible iron Man the first thing I was really impressed by was the great art and the great story line that went with it.

Posted by Decept-O

Not that I care about Mandarin, but he's looking a bit Caucasian here. Unless that is Stark? Granted, the art is fantastic but still...

Posted by TheMess1428

This looks like some sort of comic version of what they could do with Iron Man 3.

Posted by Deadcool

COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love the Mandarin...

Posted by shawn87

looks awesome

Posted by BatUniverse

Cool!

Posted by Teerack

Are those rings made of infinity gems? O.o