Pepper Potts wants a new Repulsor disc implanted and an improved Rescue armor to go with it. Tony is very resistant to this idea.
Tony is still busy recruiting the best and brightest for his new company, Stark Resilient. Hammer Industries engineers a terrorist attack in Tokyo, so Detroit Steel can shut it down on TV. Iron Man and War Machine see the terrorists on TV and go to shut them down themselves while Pepper is in surgery.