COMICS: Tony Stark Battles Mandarin For The Fate Of The World In INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #526

The penultimate issue of Invincible Iron Man goes on sale next Wednesday, and we have a first look at the latest instalment from Matt Fraction (Fantastic Four) and Salvador Larroca (Cable And X-Force) right here! Can Iron Man save the Earth from the Mandarin?!

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By Josh Wilding - 10/6/2012
• TONY and STANE versus MANDARIN for all the marbles!
• RESCUE and IRON MAN 2.0 versus HAMMER!

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Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Variant Cover by PAUL RENAUD

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Mego - 10/6/2012, 5:26 AM
Even the pro artists work for Marvel is going downhill.
Larroca's art here looks rushed.
Did Marvel cut their pay? Or maybe no one cares anymore.
toco89 - 10/6/2012, 5:26 AM
I'm not sure I wanna see Sir Ben Kingsley kicking Robert Downey Jr. ass with green energy blasts from his rings.
toco89 - 10/6/2012, 5:32 AM

Mandarin's left arm in that fourth page stood out to me. And he kinda looks weird to me altogether in all the pages.
HellsHammer - 10/6/2012, 6:03 AM
Wow! For the fate of the world?! Holy Shit! Now its serious!!!
HellsHammer - 10/6/2012, 6:05 AM
What the heck is up with mandarin's right leg? and also his left leg looks like another right leg!
JoshWilding - 10/6/2012, 6:56 AM
It probably looks a little rushed because the title has pretty much become bi-monthly as they're rushing head first into "Marvel NOW!". He's also working on Cable And X-Force remember.
mctrinket - 10/6/2012, 7:12 AM
Mandarin set photo from IM3:
Simonsonrules - 10/6/2012, 7:26 AM
"The Mandarin".

"The Washington Redskins".

The almighty buck trumps all.

Mego - 10/6/2012, 7:28 AM
@toco89 You're right. There are a lot of problems throughout. Marvel art like this, reminds me of the look small press comics once had while Marvel looked superior.
But today, Marvel looks no better than small press and I've seen some recent stuff from self published comics or from guys like the new Valiant that blows Marvel and DC art away.
I thumb through a comic before I buy it and when I see art like that I just sit the comic back on the shelf.
Marvel needs a real art director and they need to get their Mojo back and stop letting guys who can't ink, do digital inking, because the stuff looks cheap.
Lightsplasher - 10/6/2012, 7:46 AM
Fraction's run on Iron Man was awesome ! I'm sure Gillen would do an excellent job on the title .
LAWLZY96 - 10/6/2012, 8:04 AM
This has been one of the greatest runs on a comic ever. Good to see it close out with a bang.
ManofSteel23 - 10/6/2012, 9:19 AM
LOok at iron mans fingers on is right arm on the 2nd picture! LOL terrible
TheOverlord - 10/6/2012, 9:25 AM
I don't mean to be insensitive, beacuse I support the cause and I think it's a good one, but MUST WE HAVE A GODDAMNED PINK RIBBON ON EVERYTHING THESE DAYS?!
lokibane2012 - 10/6/2012, 4:44 PM
I really hope Mandarin is awesome like this in the movie. But the thought of Kingsley in a wig is just... ehhhh

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