"The Hammer Strikes!"
Tony Stark comes face-to-face with his hitherto unknown main business competitor. The rival introduces himself as Justin Hammer. Hammer reveals that he has carefully orchestrated Iron Man's recent armor malfunctions culminating in the death of a Carnelian ambassador, in order to discredit Stark International and usurp their worldwide contracts.
Stark needs all his ingenuity and new combat training, courtesy of Captain America, to get free from Hammer's armed guards. Watching from some bushes in the surrounding complex, Stark spies familiar old foes who seem to be acting in the service of Hammer.