Starting this issue, we kick off an arc spotlighting the many different armors of Iron Man! First up: Avast, ye swabs! COMMANDER KRAKEN and his TECHNO-PIRATES have captured Iron Man, stripped him of his DEEP-SEA ARMOR ... and are attacking HYDROBASE with it! Unarmed and unarmored, can Tony Stark take out Kraken's scurvy crew all by himself? Do pirates like booty? Arrrh!
Ambushed by the villainess Jolt, his armor ruined, Tony Stark finds himself trapped in an isolated village run by folks who have chosen to live a peaceful, agrarian 19th century existence...without any technology. With Jolt hot on his trail, what's a tech-dependent hero to do? That's right: hole up in the blacksmith shed and hammer out an all-new suit of STEAM-POWERED ARMOR! Aw, yeah.
Iron Man dons his SPACE ARMOR to rescue a Stark orbital platform from his old enemy, the LIVING LASER – but during their zero-G battle they unleash an even deadlier threat: the all-new, all-terrifying SWARM! This sentient cloud of nanobots wants to consume and convert every bit of matter in its path – including Earth itself! Shellhead and Laser must forge an uneasy alliance to stop Swarm from laying waste to the planet