Synopsis for “The Hammer Strikes!”
While Rhodes explains his predicament to the Monaco police Tony awakens at Hammer’s villa, face-to-face with Hammer himself. Hammer explains that he is a business rival of Stark International and that he struck at Iron Man because Kotznin gave Carnelia’s business over to Stark. Hammer displays the machine he and Barnett used to control the Iron Man armor. Tony tries to escape the Villa but discovers that it is an immense floating craft in the ocean. Tony is locked up but quickly outsmarts the guard and escapes. As he sneaks through the Villa he sees a helicopter deposit Blizzard, Melter and whiplash on the premises newly sprung from Riker’s Island. Using a belt which doubles as a grappling line, Tony breaks into Barnett’s lab and reclaims his attache case. Hammer receives word that Tony has escaped and sends all the costumed criminals in his employ to find him, but when they reach the lab they find Iron Man waiting for them.