A tale of dual duels! Tony Stark must save Happy Hogan from the Mandarin - by building a new suit of armor! And Cap locks horns with one of his most persistent foes - Batroc the Leaper!
Iron Man Story -"Into the Jaws of Death!"
In the previous issue, Happy Hogan was captured by the Mandarin after donning the Iron Man armour, which he did so that no one would suspect Tony Stark of being Iron Man. The Mandarin thinks that he's the real Iron Man, and so attacks him with his rings, which Happy is helpless against. Meanwhile, back in America, Tony Stark rushes to his factory, as he needs to make another set of armour so that he can save Happy. After hours of working, Tony makes another suit of armour, which looks the same as the old one, but is much tougher, and enables his heart to withstand more strain. Tony then heads to the Stark Missile development centre, where he uses a missile to head to China.
By now, the Mandarin has defeated Happy, despite the power of the Iron Man armour, and goes down to the dungeon where he has Happy tied up. He starts interrogating Happy, asking him where he keeps the plans for his weapons, but Happy refuses to tell him anything. As punishment, the Mandarin attacks Happy with his rings once more. Luckily, by now Tony has arrived in his set of armour, and after taking out some of Mandarin's guards and getting past some electrical traps, he bursts in on Mandarin about to take away Happy to be executed.
Captain America Story -"The Blitzkrieg of Batroc!"
Captain America has just received a cryptic message, which tells him that the girl he freed from Batroc a few issues ago, who resembled the girl he loved during World War II, is in danger, and being held at a hospital. Captain America sneaks in, where he is seen by several HYDRA agents. Although one of them wants to shoot Captain America here and now, the other one reminds him that Batroc wants to fight Captain America. Moments after seeing that, Captain America is attacked by Batroc, and the two then engage in a fight.
The two HYDRA agents watch the fight, and again, one of them wants to shoot Captain America. He is once more dissuaded by the other, and the two then go to check on their hostage, the SHIELD agent who Captain America has a soft spot for. Whilst they're taunting her that Captain America is doomed, Batroc and Captain keep fighting each other. As Batroc compliments Cap on his skills, Captain America replies that combat isn't sport, it's a dirty business, and then proceeds to take out Batroc. However, the HYDRA men then shoot at Captain America, and Batroc, still conscious, says that they promised not to interfere, and works with Captain America to stop the HYDRA agents and free the girl.