Iron Man, Volume 5: Rings of the Mandarin

Iron Man Volume Rings of the Mandarin An all new epic begins Malekith the Accursed lord of the Dark Elves has a problem with Iron Man Then again Malekith the Accursed has a problem with pretty much everyone on Earth And when Malekith t

  • Title: Iron Man, Volume 5: Rings of the Mandarin
  • Author: Kieron Gillen Luke Ross
  • ISBN: 9780785154822
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An all new epic begins Malekith the Accursed, lord of the Dark Elves, has a problem with Iron Man Then again, Malekith the Accursed has a problem with pretty much everyone on Earth And when Malekith the Accursed strikes, blood will flow and darkness will fallunless Iron Man can gain the upper hand It s cutting edge mortal science versus the most arcane Asgardian sciAn all new epic begins Malekith the Accursed, lord of the Dark Elves, has a problem with Iron Man Then again, Malekith the Accursed has a problem with pretty much everyone on Earth And when Malekith the Accursed strikes, blood will flow and darkness will fallunless Iron Man can gain the upper hand It s cutting edge mortal science versus the most arcane Asgardian science imaginablel in a bath of blood Plus which classic Marvel UK character returns in a reinvented form after the events of Revolutionary War And how do the Mandarin s rings factor into this crisis Iron Man vows to get to the bottom of things.ming he lives Collecting Iron Man 23 27

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    2 thoughts on “Iron Man, Volume 5: Rings of the Mandarin

    1. Kieron Gillen is a comic book writer and former media journalist.

    2. All Against Ironman23 August 2016 - Amiens Well, I wanted something quick to read so I could write a review while I was sitting in my hotel in Amiens (though I probably should be sleeping, but then again I am one of those people who tries to squeeze as much into my day as possible) and was not expecting to visit the Jules Verne House until Wednesday. Well, as they say – the best laid plans of mice and men – I ended up visiting the Jules Verne House, and has also finished Around the World in [...]

    3. This graphic novel is anchored by its nice, tight storyline. It is full of action (hooray!) and is entirely self-contained (no need to read outside sources to understand things). The artwork is very very good, supplementing the story and occasionally adding to it.As in most literature that is plot-driven, it sacrifices character development. But that is alright since we know most of the protagonists already. And the ongoing theme of mixing of magic and technology allows the writer to explore all [...]

    4. Gillen's Iron Man is disappointing. Even more so when you look at other work he's done within Marvel (young avengers, journey into mystery and even his X-men was pretty good). This is the final volume (or penultimate if you include the Original Sin Hulk/Iron Man he did with Waid). It plods along and feels very editorially driven, mainly because the villain is Maliketh, who was getting a push in the comics around the release of Thor: The Dark World. He needs to collect the rings of the Mandarin ( [...]

    5. This is the end; beautiful friende end.Jim Morrison sums up pretty much how I feel about the way this series has played out.So glad for it to be done. This just didn't feel like Tony Stark at all, I mean I see how they wanted to knock him off his comfort level and they did that, but otherwise, it's just very disjointed and all over the place.So, remember how the Mandarin Rings were stolen? Turns out it was everyone's favourite Dark Elf: Malakeith the Accursed, the King of them. Yup. Oh, well the [...]

    6. Whilst it's fair to say that most of Kieron Gillen's run on Iron Man hasn't been up to his usual standard compared to other runs like Journey Into Mystery or Young Avengers, his final Iron Man story is a pretty good way to close everything off.Continuing the story that began in Iron Metropolitan, this volume sees Tony and friends tracking down the now-sentient Mandarin rings from Malekith the Accursed and some other supervillains. The addition of the more mystical elements play right into Gillen [...]

    7. A good conclusion to Gillen's run on Iron Man. I loved his new vision for Mandarin's rings, and it plays out full-screen here. Gillen also makes great use of a variety of supporting characters including Arno, Red Peril, and Pepper. Perhaps some elements were a little rushed at the end, but we still get a solid ending and it feels like Gillen was able to tell his story.Overall, I don't understand the dislike for Gillen's run. It was brimming with new ideas and reimaginations of Stark and his rogu [...]

    8. It's always nice to see a story coming full circle (or as close as it gets). And while it had been ages since I've regularly read Iron Man comics (Quesada was writing the book at the time), this sort of felt like a cop-out: the revelation of the "top" bad guy might have ringed (eheheheh) truer to people that were reading the book back when Fraction was writing it but to me it was all "meh". Add to that the fact that Ross (like so many of today's artists) can't draw more than 2 complete issues in [...]

    9. El último volumen del tiraje de Guillen, termina con Tony enfrentando a un villano que se siente elegido por la editorial más que por el escritor (teniendo en cuenta que la publicación original de esta saga fue en víspera de "Thor: Mundo Oscuro"), pero rssulta una lectura enrretenida durante su duración, presentando a varios villanos clase B de Marvel y dando un vistazo al funcionamiento de los anillos de Mandarin.Si eres fan del Iron Man de Matt Fraction o del Tony cinemático, puedes pasa [...]

    10. It's always nice to see some new old villains. There are certainly enough villains that they can be reduced, reused, and recycled. The problem here is that none of them are ever built up. They just show up, obviously empowered. But how can we care about their threat if roughly 100% of their scare comes from having a single Mandarin ring each (that is, 1/10 the power of the Mandarin). They're really playing up the "Arno is a threat" subtext. Also, that Tony is a beserker, which is . . . new, righ [...]

    11. This Volume was okay. The story was better than the last Volume and featured some fairly decent fighting, but the addition of many unknown characters (who seem to be important) and having them play a heavy role, just felt really forced.This title is finished (seeming to be replaced by Superior Iron Man) and I'm not sure that Iron Man is working so great on his own right now. Again, and its probably just me and my preferences, but Marvel NOW! isn't coming close to New 52 DC AT ALL.Still a decent [...]

    12. I've really enjoyed this entire run of Iron Man. Whilst I haven't read much of the character before I felt Gillen's characterisation was good and the overall storyline was dynamic and interesting, and this was a fitting end to the series. Overall I'd probably say this is one of the weaker volumes of his run but still a good end, though it doesn't quite compare to Secret Origins parts 1 and 2 in my opinion. Still, a good series to read for fans of Iron Man.

    13. Iron Man. And the Rings of the Mandarin. And Malekith. None of which I like or am interested in. It was kind of a high barrier to me liking this book. It could have been a whole lot worse. Essentially this was plot driven when it could have hypothetically been character driven. But it made sense and the writing and art was good enough. It would have been better if I cared. I kind of liked Shevaun Haldane.

    14. This was ok, nothing more. The story was ok, though it didn't really suit Tony Stark as a character, and felt far too stretched out. Dialogue was decent generally, though the writer was not half as funny as he thinks he is. And, yet again in a Marvel book, all a bit of a mess.Too much going on at once, too many characters to follow, made for a hard book to follow at times.Ultimately, a book I wanted to like but found to be acceptable at best, very flawed at worst. Recommended? Probably not.

    15. Still Marvel has a thing with endings -_- It was a good arc, great story, a good style but still the ending :/Anyhow! Tony and Arno story will continue! and I'm waiting for a brother clash :pCovers and Spoilers :)

    16. Interesting. The Malekith story makes for a nice villain switch arc. I like the idea of Dark Angel from that arc--Tony with a magic advisor. Good deal. The overall Mandarin arc was just okay. It wasn't as good as the previous secret origin of Tony Stark because it failed to do anything significant to Tony in comparison to that story line.

    17. I had hopes that Gillen was going to go out on top after Iron Metropolitan, but this is just kind of average. Malekith just isn't that interesting of a villain for Iron Man in my opinion, and the story doesn't really push anything interesting.

    18. Better ending than I thought possible. I liked the conclusion to the 451 story and adding the rings made it interesting.

    19. An interesting mixture of magic and technology in this one. 451 turned out to be a bad guy. We now know that Tony was adopted and that he has a brother named Arno. He fights with elves that are known for stealing children from families. He is gathering the rings of the mandarin. The rings can communicate with each other and each has special powers. One of the rings is called the liar and at the end of the story we find out that the guy wearing the ring is actually Marc, Pepper Potts' fiance. Oh [...]

    20. This seems part formula, part slop of ideas - Lord of the Rings meets Tony Stark and lots of fighting ensues. Not much else really, apart from a few under-developed asides for redheaded females and a redundant brother, who will no doubt turn bad fairly soon. Plodding, competent but rarely very engaging.

    21. not great but also not awful. I got this as I hadn't finished this story arc and now it's done I'm looking forward to reading something a little more Ironman

    22. Are you sitting comfortably?Then I'll begin.Small offshore China city.Mandarin City.Iron Metropolitan.Troy.They kept the city from falling.They stopped the Mandarins, wielders of rings so dark, so powerful, so deadly; each equipped with the piece of the Mandarin's soul, from destroying it.They made a helpful ally.They made a difference.They were only getting started.Tony Stark, a broken man, is determined to bring the Mandarins down for good.Having recovered several of the rings, watched the eff [...]

    23. When you read the little snippets of reviews that adorn the cover of this trade, you get a little worried about the quality of comic book journalism. I shouldn't talk, my reviews are barely readable crimes against grammar, but still that isn't how I earn my bread and butter. I am just doing this for fun. Well, who cares though, about the little snippets on the outside of the book? What is inside is what matters. That is the point I am trying to make, when you read the reviews ". give this a shot [...]

    24. My thoughts as I started reading:"This series has been getting less interesting, and what happened to Troy? We're just forgetting about that? Okay, Malekith, this might be interesting, I like Asgard. Wait. Dark Angel! And not even a shoutout or a cameo appearance, she is actually an integral part of the story?! Sold!"Your mileage may vary, but I have been a fan of Dark Angel since the beginning, when she was Hell's Angel, so having her show up again somewhere and actually play a prominent role m [...]

    25. So Malaketh - The Dark Elf who was chosen as a Mandarin has gone covetous and wants to gather all the remaining rings for himself only for things to go horribly wrong for himself. (After having dealt massive damage to Iron Man in the process)The attempt by Gillen to make the story a bit too smart ended up becoming its biggest downfall. For me the fact that he tried to do too much at once was the point where the story became like "meh". The inclusion of magic as a force for Iron Man to work with [...]

    26. I just do not like the directions they have taken this character. The Hulk Vs. Iron Man Original Sin Tie In was much better. We all know Tony Stark is a jerk and has a ego but I thank they are just making him do things out of character. On the positive side I did enjoy the minor villains drive to covet the Mandarin's rings but I was really hoping for the return of the Mandarin. Some people like the Arno Stark brother thing but it just seems like a copycat of the Court of Owls and the Bruce Wayne [...]

    27. I love how obviously at ease Kieron Gillen is with Thor's foes, especially since it allows him to go back to the style he used with Journey into Mystery. That opening was great. And yet, none of that undermines the good he does for Iron Man. I'm still not sure how I feel about certain things, but I do love the relationship building up between Arno and Tony.The whole plot with the rings was also great to follow, and well executed. I didn't think it could be resolved in so few issues, yet it was, [...]

    28. *2.5*While I think this was better than the last volume, I thought it was a bit meh for me. The artwork was alright, But the story wanted to be amazing, but it didn't go anywhere interesting. Also, they still haven't continued on from the revelations of the Secret Origin storyline. Also, this has the last issues of the 2012 Iron Man series, And honestly, this whole series felt rather forgettable and only the Secret Origin of Tony Stark was the highlight of this series. Overall, it was rather lac [...]

    29. What a mess of an ending, which is appropriate considering how messy Kieron Gillen's run on Iron Man has been. The Mandarin Rings seeking out hosts leads to a showdown between Tony Stark and Malekith the Accursed, which plays out more uninterestingly than it sounds. Thor can't help because of some BS reason, and the remaining rings are worn by Mole man and a bunch of unknowns. One of the identities comes out of nowhere, with flawed reasoning that's a result of amateurish writing.Either way, than [...]

    30. Gillen is my favourite current Marvel writer, but this run has been probably my least favourite of his work there; too often it felt like it was going against the grain of the character, and not in a good way. Still, it came good in the end, with the rings of Stark's defeated adversary seeking new hosts, Green Lantern-style, and in the process taking him way out of his comfort zone (though when Iron Man meets dark elves, with their notorious non-fondness for the ferrous, he's not the only uncomf [...]

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