Top Iron Man Story Arcs featuring The Mandarin
With all the buzz generated from the first look of the Mandarin in Iron Man 3, I have decided to list the best Mandarin focused story lines from the 50 years of Iron Man Comics! Let’s dive right in!
Sir Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin in the upcoming Iron Man 3
The first and foremost bit of knowledge needed is why exactly the Mandarin is considered to be Iron Man’s quintessential villain. First up, he is a direct descendant of Genghis Khan, so war is in his blood. He is also a martial arts expert, matched only by the Iron Fist. But that is only where his tenacity comes from. His real power comes from ten alien forged mystical rings. As long as Mandarin is wearing these rings, his powers are near limitless. It has also been recently revealed that each ring is its own separate alien consciousness. Yikes! Let’s dive into the stories though!