The Mandarin once again tries to steal the Iron Man armor, but is seemingly killed in the process. Because of Tony's unwillingness to share the truth Force Works disbands with only War Machine and Spider-Woman staying. After a near death experience, Jim Rhodes would become afraid of going into his armor. Hawkeye would briefly return and become injured by Ultimo. Iron Man would have to shrink down in order to save his former teammate's life. After Crimson Dynamo hurts people in a coup in Russia, to which Iron Man is blamed, Tony goes on a crusade to stop all armored warriors in the world against the warning of Rhodey, Julia, and Nick Fury. Iron Man would have to battle both the Leader and the Hulk. The Mandarin shows up alive as always and uses an anti-technology field to shut down New York City and Iron Man. Only the reunited Force Works can save the day.