Synopsis for “If This Guilt Be Mine–!”
Continued from last issue… Iron Man has been left for dead in an ancient castle by the Black Knight who lured the Golden Avenger there by kidnapping his friend Happy Hogan who had been getting treatment for a critical injury caused by the Titanium Man. With no option left, Iron Man attempts to contact somebody in his lab, reaching Pepper Potts who is looking for her boss Tony Stark following an confrontation with Senator Byrd over the revelation of Iron Man’s secrets to a Senate committee.
Coming to rescue Iron Man, she drives him back to Stark’s lab where the iron hero recharges his batteries before snubbing Senator Byrd on the phone and flying off to retrieve Happy from the castle. Returning him to the hospital, Iron Man loans a device called the Enervation Intensifier to treat Happy’s injuries.
Instead of just healing him, the device changes him into a monstrous creature which is dubbed “The Freak”, and goes on a rampage through the hospital, all the way to a power station. Iron Man tracks the monster there, vowing to stop his friend even though his power is once again low.
This story is continued next issue…