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Quote1 My point is -- in Norman Osborn -- we don't have a bunch of dropouts and failures calling the shots. We've actually got a real, dyed-in-the-wool, mustache-twirling looney-toon running the show. Quote2
Iron Man

Appearing in "World's Most Wanted, Part 1: Shipbreaking"

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Synopsis for "World's Most Wanted, Part 1: Shipbreaking"

With S.H.I.E.L.D. having been supplanted by H.A.M.M.E.R., many of their former operatives are being forced to leave, including Maria Hill. Those agents who have elected to remain with the new group are not upset to see her go.

At a H.A.M.M.E.R. Shipbreaking facility in Chelsea Piers, Iron Man arrives to help the workers clean up the site. The labor proves difficult however, as Tony is having trouble adjusting to operating his suit without the benefit of the Extremis enhancile. A critical misjudgment drops him into the water, and it becomes clear that the other workers do not want him around.

Virginia Potts (Earth-616) from Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 8 001

Pepper gets a new upgrade

Tony returns to Stark Industries and begins working on Pepper Potts' upgrades. The improvements to the Repulsomagnetic technology in her chest implant are also increasing her strength capabilities as well as her intelligence. Pepper asks him if he's trying to transform her into his dream girl.

Afterward, Tony goes to see Norman Osborn for his exit interview. Osborn calls him a traitorous scum and demands to know where and how he can access the Superhuman Registration Database. Tony grows immediately concerned and reminds Norman that the Database is not his personal File-o-Fax that he can browse at his leisure. Before leaving, Tony hacks into H.A.M.M.E.R.'s systems to make sure that Osborn could never access the database. The only name that would appear on the screen was "Iron Man: Tony Stark."

Tony goes to Funtime, Inc., one of his subsidiaries, where he meets with Maria and Pepper. He tells them about his visit with Osborn and punctuates the conversation with his assessment that Osborn is a full-blown looney. They have to get rid of all existing copies of the Superhuman Registration database before Osborn can get his hands on it. Pepper and Maria ask him where the other database is located and Tony reveals that he is the database.

Solicit Synopsis

In the aftermath of SECRET INVASION, Iron Man is no longer the hero he used to be, and Tony Stark's entire life is torn apart. We can't say much now, but... how bad does it get? Here's a hint: Read WORLD'S MOST WANTED Part One! By the blockbuster INVINCIBLE IRON MAN creative team of Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca, lauded by fans and critics alike!


  • This issue shipped on December 17th, 2008.
  • Issue shipped with an alternate cover illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz.

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