*Marvel: What’s Old is our feature where we highlight stuff from our catalogue that you may have missed. Always in high profile due to being Iron Man’s arch-nemesis (his Dr. Doom, if you like), the Mandarin has risen now to even more to prominence due to the upcoming Master of Kung Fu film, where Mandy is the Big Bad. The Mandarin, a master of science, martial arts, and controller of an international network of operatives, whose ruthlessness is outmatched only by his ingenuity. And he’s got the bling, too! Famously, each of Mandy’s digits carries a ring (“More than Zsa Zsa Gabor”, as Ben Grimm once remarked) with its own unique powers, at their master’s deadly disposal. So here’s your chance to grab the Mandarin’s first appearance in decent grade before it goes ballistic… From the Square Mile Collection, in superior shape, tight and flat with good staples, unmarred cover image and great colour cover with some gloss. Off-white to white pages and minimal edge wear; tiny crease across bottom 1 cm of right cover corner, but almost indiscernable. A pence copy, labelled rather than the usual stamp or overprint. High resolution images are available on request.
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