TALES OF SUSPENSE #50 (1964): First Mandarin!

Iron Man finally gets his first decent “iconic” villain.  It’s too bad the character is from China and named Mandarin, but, hey, racism to one side: Four rings, each with a different magical power, is a pretty neat idea.  But, yeah, the karate chop below is a bit much.

Creators: Stan Lee and Don Heck

First appearance: Mandarin

Grade: C+

P.S.: He was not this guy:

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