From the pages of the X-Men—Iron Man battles the mutant villain, Omega Red!
While Omega Red and M.O.D.A.M. battle, Tony recovers and regains control of his armor. Brannex asks Iron Man to stop Omega Red, but he only agrees when Brannex promises to return all of the nuclear materials A.I.M. purchased from Stane International. M.O.D.A.M. denies being Olinka Barankova and observes that all A.I.M. records are falsified, but Omega Red refuses to believe her. Iron Man arrives and saves M.O.D.A.M., but has to fight her off as well and smashes her headband to prevent another psychic attack. Iron Man returns to Stark Enterprises as Felix informs Tony that A.I.M. is making good on their deal. Felix also continues Tony's case against the Controller. Mrs. Arbogast, Zimmer and Erika pretend to be under the Controller's thrall to lead Tony into a surprise party were Tony is reunited with many old friends; when he hears from Pepper that Happy is having difficulty finding a new job, he offers him a new one as his physical trainer. During the party, an earthquake erupts at a Stark facility at Acheron Mountain.