painted cover by greg horn mike grell (w)/michael ryan (p)/sean parsons (i) THE SCOOP: A new era begins for the Golden Avenger as Mike Grell (Green Arrow: Longbow Hunters) and Michael Ryan (CABLE) climb on board as the new creative team! THE STORY: Years ago, Tony Stark was a builder of weapons, but when he became aware of the cost in lives, he mended his ways. But now, a cache of those long-forgotten weapons has resurfaced, in a hot-spot nation torn by internal strife! How far must Stark go to prevent anyone else from being slaughtered by the fruits of his genius especially when the power of Iron Man is denied him?! It's a double-sized kick-off to a brand-new chapter in the life of the Armored Avenger! ? THE WRITER SPEAKS: "The approach that I'm taking is to focus on the man inside Iron Man," Grell told Newsarama. "The character, as he stands right now with the amount of super-tech and weaponry that he packs in his suit of armor, is as close to as invulnerable as you can get. He can do just about anything, and always has a gadget handy that helps him deal with any physical obstacle that would come along. But what about the emotional obstacles? What about the human part of him?" THE EDITOR SPEAKS: "If you look at everything Mike has done, his work has all the components of what makes up good Iron Man stories," explained Tom Brevoort. "He does great adult characters, has a good handle on technology, understands politics, and knows about the world of high finance ? all in all, he has a good handle on characters. Every character he writes has some real 'meat' to it." THE FORMAT: 48 pages, with ads. 7-59606-04457-5-05011 (MarvelPG) 2.99 Cover price $3.50.