"The Beginning of the End!"
Tony Stark is beset from all sides. Midas has a scheme to take down Iron Man that is aided by Madam Masque and Tony's cousin, Morgan Stark. To top that off, a freak accident has activated Tony's Life Model Decoy, and it has a will of its own. In Tony's absence, it has set itself up as the real Tony Stark, cutting off the real Stark's clearances to Stark Industries. Tony is down on his luck, and not ready for Midas' next strike. Meanwhile, Alex Niven, aka Crimson Dynamo, is busy over at Stark-rival Cord Manufacturing, wooing his boss and scheming revenge.