Posted by G-Man (38921 posts) - - Show Bio

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 ==



Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA


FOC – 11/28/11, ON SALE – 12/21/11

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#1 Posted by Tellumo (525 posts) - - Show Bio

Iron Man is going to get destroyed.

#2 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

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!

#3 Posted by longbowhunter (8480 posts) - - Show Bio

Is that the Mandarin or Tony wearing his rings?

#4 Posted by Trodorne (2730 posts) - - Show Bio
@longbowhunter said:
Is that the Mandarin or Tony wearing his rings?
I was going to say, looks more like Tony wearing Mandarins rings.
#5 Posted by goldenkey (3033 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#6 Posted by Iridium (147 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#7 Posted by Kallarkz (3389 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#8 Posted by The Impersonator (6513 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#9 Posted by JonesDeini (3856 posts) - - Show Bio

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...

#10 Posted by Transmetal (359 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#11 Posted by Kallarkz (3389 posts) - - Show Bio

@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
#12 Posted by Loki9876 (3317 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#13 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (10361 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#14 Posted by Decept-O (7683 posts) - - Show Bio

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...

#15 Posted by TheMess1428 (2211 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#16 Posted by Deadcool (6897 posts) - - Show Bio


I love the Mandarin...

#17 Posted by shawn87 (2797 posts) - - Show Bio

looks awesome

#18 Posted by BatUniverse (153 posts) - - Show Bio


#19 Posted by Teerack (8999 posts) - - Show Bio

Are those rings made of infinity gems? O.o