Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Don Heck
Publication Date: February 1963
We find here the first appearance of the Mandarin, who, despite becoming a huge nemesis of Iron Man, looks like a bit of a tool here.
The love triangle between Stark, Happy Hogan, and Pepper Potts continues to develop, although Stark more or less remains unaware of its existence. This should prove interesting further on.
- Happy Hogan lashes out on another employee, and is almost fired by Stark in return
- Iron Man calls Mandarin a weak apology for Genghis Khan.
- We get a shot of the Mandarin's famous rings
Pepper really likes Happy Hogan. No, really.
Tales to Astonish # 52