The Death of Iron Man
One year ago, Tony Stark found himself under siege. His company, Stark International, was under vicious attack by his enemies, who continued to destroy his physical assets, as well as by his competitors, who took the opportunity to attempt to drive Stark stock prices into the ground, and initiate a series of hostile takeovers.
As if that were not enough, Iron Man was facing a series of encounters with a mysterious new enemy. Calling himself “The Mandarin”, the villain warned Stark, “You will never see me coming.” In the mountains of Afghanistan, where Iron Man was first born, Stark faced his final defeat. The footage that was seen around the world was grainy, but unmistakably showed the Iron Man suit, crushed and ruined.