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“Rings of the Mandarin” Begins in IRON MAN 23.NOW

Iron Man's about to face a certain villain recently seen on the big screen.

Notice this has a big #1 on the cover but it's still issue #23.

This March, Tony battles for his life against supernatural forces unlike anything he’s ever faced before when the explosive Rings of the Mandarin arc begins in IRON MAN 23.NOW!

From blockbuster writer Kieron Gillen and red hot artist Luke Ross – the destructive and powerful Mandarin Rings have resurfaced, in search of new hosts. In the wrong hands, just one could cause untold destruction. And all ten are seeking out enemies of Tony Stark!

But while the ten rings search for bearers – a deadly foe seeks to claim their power for his own. And it’s not who you think it is! Thor: The Dark World foe Malekith the Accursed seeks their power, and it’s up to Iron Man and some unlikely allies to take him down.

“Iron Man has faced magical and mythical threats before, but never one as absolutely devious, demented and driven as Malekith,” says series Editor Mark Paniccia. “This issue introduces an epic rivalry that’s sure to get the THOR editors all up in arms that we stole one of their best villains!”

But will the help of Dark Angel and his recently revealed brother Arno be enough to stop the power of the ten Mandarin Rings and Malekith the Accursed? You’ll never guess who comes out on top when Rings of the Mandarin kicks off in IRON MAN 23.NOW this March!

IRON MAN 23.NOW

Written by KIERON GILLEN

Art by LUKE ROSS

Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO

On-Sale This March!

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Posted by sagejonathan

Oh snap. I'm actually excited for this. I wonder if this will cross over with Thor.

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

Ten rings searching for bearers?

What are the chances Marvel are going to introduce an actor called Trevor to receive one of them?

Posted by Ninjablade09

Ten rings searching for bearers?

What are the chances Marvel are going to introduce an actor called Trevor to receive one of them?

85% chance. Or they might resurrect Aldrich Killian who gets them all. Or both.

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Posted by AndyPhifer

$20 - Somehow, when the dust settles, his brother has one or more rings on his fingers, giving him what he needs to be the next big bad.

Posted by AlKusanagi

I can't wait! Trevor was hilarious in Iron Man 3!

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

Ten rings searching for bearers?

What are the chances Marvel are going to introduce an actor called Trevor to receive one of them?

Actually a Fighter Pilot Named Hal Jordan :P

I'm kinda pumped not much an Iron Man Fan but this looks cool

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Posted by PunyParker

@v_scarlotte_rose said:

Ten rings searching for bearers?

What are the chances Marvel are going to introduce an actor called Trevor to receive one of them?

85% chance. Or they might resurrect Aldrich Killian who gets them all. Or both.

Oh movies......what have you done?!

Posted by millennium

..........................what ? this makes my head hurt on so many different levels riufdhuuuuuufnvgaikhuidfwe;jihawe (smash face into key board)

Posted by LordoftheNorth

its funny the manderin rings do act like Lantern rings

the seek out worthy barriers

Posted by LordoftheNorth

its funny the manderin rings do act like Lantern rings

the seek out worthy barriers

and They communacate in a monotone computer like voice

So this could mean Iron Man may get some interesting villains or they just might be Lantern ripoffs ether way iam interested

Stupid comicvine cut off the rest my statement

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Very interesting

Posted by TheFirstLantern

ill probably buy it. I like the idea of ten rings finding someone else.

Edited by Teerack

Too soon for another Mandian story. Way way way too soon.

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Posted by dagmar_merrill

Wonder what the price is?

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Edited by JamDamage

We just had a looooooooong Manarin story. This is different tho. sounds interesting.

Posted by Emperormeister734

TH\his is gonna be Wicked, something I been waitng for. I can' t wait for this

Edited by Merc20

Anyone else notice the slight mention of Dark Angel being in this arc?

Posted by vandinejd_1991

The Mandarin did not make his appearance on the big screen. The villains in Iron Man 3 were cheap knockoffs.

Posted by manwithoutshame

Looking forward to this...

Posted by pikahyper

That is an awesome cover.

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Posted by patrat18

Trevor?

Edited by Rubear

His recently revealed brother Arno? He-he... I wonder how much there will be fallout form Uncanny Avengers.

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

I was mad at myself for not getting Secret Origins so I am definitely gonna hop on board for this.

Posted by Bezza

Looking good!!

Posted by Misterwizz

"Iron man's about to face a certain villain recently seen on the big screen".b

Huh! When was Mandarin seen on the big screen?

Unless you count that joke version in Iron Man 3, which as far as I'm concerned isn't the Mandarin.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

No, in IM3 he fought some panzy with no motivation and got his ass kicked by Pepper. Not he's fighting the repetitive plot he's faced in almost every animated version.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

"Iron man's about to face a certain villain recently seen on the big screen".b

Huh! When was Mandarin seen on the big screen?

Unless you count that joke version in Iron Man 3, which as far as I'm concerned isn't the Mandarin.

TRUE DAT!

Posted by Jake Fury

Pumped for this, Kieron Gillen has turned me into a huge Iron Man fan!