Synopsis for “Where Walks the Villains!”
As Pepper Potts chews Iron Man out for Happy Hogan’s departure, Happy himself is taking a one way trip to Shannon, Ireland to get away from his life at Stark Industries.
As Iron Man recharges himself, he has unknowingly become the target of Count Nefaria, who has taken up the guise of “The Master of Dreams” and is seeking revenge against the various members of the Avengers following his last defeat (In Avengers #13.) Using a “dream machine” in order to create fatal nightmares, the Dream Master traps Iron Man in a nightmare world where he is first attacked by the Unicorn and the Crimson Dynamo. Defeating these enemies, Iron Man wakes up finding that he was dozing off.
Finishing his recharging, he tries to appeal to Pepper to think differently, however she still doesn’t think very much of the iron hero. Fed up, Iron Man flies to Ireland to talk Happy into coming back home. There he finds Happy at his grandfather’s farm and attempts to talk him into coming back to the States, which Happy refuses. As Happy and his grandfather leave Iron Man alone in the cabin to see the farm, Iron Man is trapped in another dream state.
In this dream he is pitted against his foes the Crimson Dynamo, Jack Frost, Gargantus, the Melter and the Black Knight. Overpowering all these foes, it causes so much feed back that it causes the Dream Masters machine to over load and explode, causing the dream to end. Waking up Iron Man walks in and finds that Pepper has called Happy to talk him into coming home, a proposition he accepts.