Hooked on books since'76, we specialise in rare, key, recalled, signed & graded comic books. 1st Appearance of The Mandarin. Signature Series CGC 7.5. 8th highest graded signed copy on the CGC census, only 3 more signed in the same grade and just 60 signed copies exist on the CGC census!Signed copies are almost 13 times more scarce than unsigned copies, (770 unsigned vs 60 signed) making this high grade specimen a great investment for the discerning key comic collector! Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by George Roussos.
The first appearance of the Mandarin is in the Iron Man story, The Hands of the Mandarin! , script by Stan Lee, art by Don Heck; The Pentagon sends Iron Man into red China to get information on the Mandarin, an evil scientist feared even by the Communist regime; Iron Man struggles to overcome the Mandarin's powerful rings and martial arts, but he escapes his castle. , script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Larry Lieber, inks by George Roussos as G. Bell; A man frantically tries to convince passers by that he is being chased by storybook characters; He is arrested by the police, but disappears from his jail cell, as he himself is a fictional character created by Larry Lieber. , script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Larry Lieber, inks by Sol Brodsky; A meek and lonely space pilot volunteers for a suicide mission to investigate a strange cosmic cloud; the cloud hides a utopian planet, whose inhabitants only want humans brave enough to face the unknown to visit them.
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