Synopsis for “By Force of Arms!”
Continued from last issue… Turning himself in to report to a Senate Committee on national security over the secrets of Iron Man’s armor, Tony Stark flies into Washington D.C. to present himself to the hearing in his Iron Man armor, however on the way he is attacked by the newly revived Titanium Man who was launched into Washington D.C. by the Soviets.
As the two armor clad titans clash, the entire city of Washington D.C. look on, including Senator Harrington Byrd who called the committee meeting, as well as Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan, who have just arrived in D.C. to support their boss, Tony Stark.
As the Titanium Man attempts to destroy Iron Man, the Golden Avenger attempts to bring Titanium Man into a secluded area of outside of town to prevent any innocents from getting injured. However a crowd (including Pepper and Happy) soon appear to watch the fight, and Titanium Man manages to catch Iron Man in his paralysis ray.
As Iron Man tries to break free, Pepper cheers him on and offers to find Tony Stark to help him, however when Iron Man thinks his built in live wire has allowed him to break free of the paralysis ray, he soon learns that in reality, the Titanium Man is no longer training the ray on him, but on Pepper Potts instead. This story is continued next issue…