The Invincible Iron Man (2008) - Annual 01: "Mandarin: The Story Of My Life"
Penciller(s):Carmine Di Giandomenico
Inker(s):Carmine Di Giandomenico
Cover Artist(s):Frank G. D'Armata - 'fgd' and Salvador Larroca
■Scan by: Minutemen
Will Eisner的获奖系列漫画“Invincible Iron Man”的第一个年刊，讲述了钢铁侠tony stark的死敌“满大人”的故事。。。
Mandarin: The Story of My Life
In Invincible Iron Man Annual #1 by Matt Fraction a new updated origin of the Mandarin is offered. Here we see him kidnap a young up and coming film producer to tell his life's story. He relates the same story he once told Iron Man in Tales of Suspense of his English noblewoman mother and his schooling at the finest boarding schools in the land.
However as the director researches into this he begins to learn that much of what the Mandarin says is contradictory and false, photos from this time staged. (It is hinted that the Mandarin has used one of his own rings to make himself believe this tapestry of half truths) the director hears a different tale of the Mandarin's origins. The son of a opium den prostitute who went on to become a powerful underworld figure before discovering the Ten Rings of Power in an alien craft, the pilot of which he brutally slew to obtain them, the Mandarin slaughtered the Red Chinese army officials who dared cross him while financing his operations with drug and gun smuggling, aided by a mercenary named Raza.
The Mandarin in this retelling is also said to have been at the camp in which Tony Stark constructed his Iron Man armor, though Stark is unaware of this fact.
Angered at the Mandarin holding his wife hostage the director shoots the movie as he wishes, not as the Mandarin dictates. The Mandarin denounces this telling of his past as lies and angrily destroys the cinema in which it was being shown, before having the director killed.
Later he is regretful about murdering the director, noting that he really did love his films.
It is unknown if this new origin is the truth or not as a major theme of the issue is that the with the Mandarin's life it is impossible to tell the truth from the myth that the man has created around himself and at least some of what the Mandarin claims must be true as he possesses the ten alien rings and well honed martial arts skills that he describes acquiring.