We've seen Tony Stark go down and get back up many times – but from the grave?! When his long-time employer and friend seemingly loses his struggle to hold onto life, Jim Rhodes dons the new War Machine armour and shows the world what's black and white and fed up all over! Can even cutting-edge Stark-tech withstand Firepower, Atom Smasher and the Living Laser?
And while Rhodes is filling Stark's boots, what's up with the empty armour zipping around? Guest-starring the West Coast Avengers! Collecting Iron Man issues #280 to 291, written by Len Kaminski, with pencils by Kevin Hopgood (who also provides the cover artwork), Tom Morgan and Scott Benson.