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Iron Man Vol 1 259


Iron Man Vol 1 259

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Quote1 Hardly fitting for the head of Stark Enterprises to be found parading around his office in his unmentionables... billionaire playboy image or not. Quote2
-- Tony Stark

Appearing in "...Like All Secrets, Easily Revealed"Edit

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Synopsis for "...Like All Secrets, Easily Revealed"Edit

The Mandarin summons one of his lackeys Stephen Wu to his chamber. On occasion, the Mandarin has lent out one of his alien rings to Wu so that he may act in his name. But recently, Wu had the ring switched for a false one. The Mandarin uses another one of his rings to paralyze Wu until the toady confesses as to who is responsible for the switch. Wu tells him that Chen Hsu of San Francisco-Chinatown is the one who fashioned the false ring. The Mandarin leaves Wu to die as the paralysis slowly makes its way to his heart.

Back at Stark Enterprises’ Nuke U facility, the

  • This issue is reprinted in comics and books, see references for more info.[1]

  • The tagline to this issue is "Back from the Grave!"
  • A clue as to the true villain in this story-arc can be found in the first letter of each word in the title "Like All Secrets, Easily Revealed. The answer is the same as the clue provided in the title to issue #258.

See AlsoEdit

Armor Wars II
Part I: Iron Man #258 Part II: Iron Man #259 Part III: Iron Man #260
Part IV: Iron Man #261 Part V: Iron Man #262 Part VI: Iron Man #263
Part VII: Iron Man #264 Part VIII: Iron Man #265 Part IX: Iron Man #265


  1. This issue is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:
    • Iron Man: Armor Wars II

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