Tony Stark’s about to face a shocking new menace…one that’s oddly familiar! Is this all part of Ezekiel Stane’s unstoppable plan to destroy his sworn enemy, Iron Man?! Has Tony’s incomparable intellect, genius technical acuity and vast business acumen finally met their match in the brilliant young Zeke? How’s ol’ Tony gonna get out of this one?
Plus, Bucky has survived his first major trial as the new Captain America, but now a villain from his past - both as Bucky in WW2 and as the Winter Soldier during the Cold War - has come to the U.S. and he'll have to face his history just as he's finding his feet in the present. The beginning of a gripping war and espionage tale, with some familiar faces for long-term Cap readers, as the New Captain America moves further into the Marvel Universe.
Also, sinister things are afoot in Asgard. Loki claims to have only the best of intentions, but her manipulations have seated a new prince on the throne, the brave Balder…and her snake’s tongue has planted seeds of doubt in the ears of Asgardians to question the leadership of the mighty Thor. What insidious treachery will the cunning Loki spring on the noble heroes? And what dreaded effect could it have on the innocent townspeople of neighbouring Broxton, Oklahoma?
Reprinted from Invincible Iron Man #3, Thor #600 and Captain America #43.