haydenclaireheroes's Invincible Iron Man Annual #1 - Mandarin: The Story of My Life review

Where was Tony Stark????


The cover was good I thought the art was the best on the cover than in the story.


The story begins with the kidnapping of the director and his wife.   Mandarin kidnaps them and he wants the director to tell his story of his life. The director does it to get his wife back. Mandarin is telling lies of his life to seem better. For example he said his mother was important and a noble writer but, really she was whore and a prostitute. When the director finds this out he puts it into the movie and tricks Mandarin. Mandarin says in the end of his movie he wants him killing Iron Man. Everyone knows he is a hero and no one wants it in the movie but, what Mandarin says goes. When the movie is finished the director sees his wife and reunites but, there is something wrong with her. When Mandarin see the film he says it is all lies and blows up the theater and kills everyone.

Best Part

I really liked that Mandarin was telling all lies of his life to make it seem better.

Worst Part

There was really no Iron Man in this story. There was no real Tony Stark in this story. I was really disappointed and I felt the story was way too long and I could not wait for it to be over.


Not as good as the regular Invincible Iron Man series. It was not great of art and I was definitely not impressed.

Pick it up or not

Do not pick it up!!!!       

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Who says Tony Stark has to be in this one story? It's not really a story about him. It is a story about Iron Man's arch-enemy, and I think it is a strength of the writing that Tony wasn't forced into the story just for the sake of it. So I don't think that's a fair criticism. Also, yes it's longer than a normal issue but I would think that a longer issue with more story would be applauded. 

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