Ivan Vanko, one of Red Russia's top engineers, unveils his latest achievement, a heavy electric suit more powerful than Iron Man's armor, and with it sets out to destroy America's top weapons scientist, Tony Stark.
Back home, Tony comes under suspicion as a new Stark rocket fails inexplicably and Stark's plants across the country fall victim to attack and sabotage. It is, of course, the work of the Crimson Dynamo, who craves only one thing above the utter destruction of Tony Stark -- a face-to-face with Iron Man!
Iron Man manages to find the Crimson Dynamo, and traps him in a circle of trees. He then leaves for a moment, and when he comes back, grabs the Crimson Dynamo and prepares to drop him in the water. The Crimson Dynamo is pleads that he wants to live, and Iron Man takes him back to shore. He then lets him listen in on the Russians planning to kill him when he gets back, although its only Iron Man's recorded voice, which he recorded when he left earlier. Iron Man then offers for Vanko to defect to the West, who agrees.
Accompanying comics include: "The Gargoyles" (Lee, Ditko, Holloway),