The Mandarin and company try to take over one of Stark Enterprises' oil drilling Wildcatters, but are defeated by Force Works. Even better, Spider-Woman finds a black box recorder from the Skysaucer, and it contains a diary of sorts. Iron Man, War Machine and Hawkeye head out to make sure the remaining Wildcatters are secure. Meanwhile, after the black box is opened up, Spider-Woman, Scarlet Witch and Century get more than they bargained for.
As a recording soon reveals, archaeologist Arnold Brock abandoned his love and friends to save himself from bandits inadvertently stumbling upon a crashed spaceship, massive dragons, powerful gems and his destiny as the Mandarin. However, something more is going on with this diary.