I thought this was a good issue.
I started picking this back up again with the Tony Stark Disassembled arc going on.
As far as being a new reader its pretty easy to follow if you got the last couple issues. Obviously, Norman has been after Stark since the end of Secret Invasion. Tony has the info to the Superhuman Reg Act and Replusor Tech - in his head. Norman wants it but Tony won't let him.
Well, finally Norman gets a hold of Tony, but he is crazy as heck! Also, its being televised for the world to see - and Norman didn't know it! Well as he is kicking the crud out of Tony - and Tony is losing his mind literally so Norman doesn't get the info - Norman is informed that he is on camera and refrains from killing him. However, Tony's last request (if I remember correctly) was to have his own Doctor - Donald Blake aka THOR!
Tony needs to get his mind back together - and needs Pepper Iron Woman's armor to do it. He left a recording for Cap, IM, Pepper etc. I liked how Tony took responsibility for his actions but wasn't remorseful one bit. Ha! Tony Stark!
Meanwhile, Tony seems to be stuck in some kind of limbo which repeats over and over. Just as he begins to find the armor some kind of Iron Man sentinels reach him first and then it repeats. However, each time he/they get a bit closer, things change.
Back in the real world, Tony has Pepper's armor hooked into him but he needs a reboot - via Thor. They need a good conductor - Cap's shield!
I don't have the issues in front of me but I think this is pretty accurate what happened in the last couple issues. I thought Faction did a heck of a job here. Obviously, we know from solicits that the band is getting back together. Having Tony not be a sorrowful schmuck was a good choice! Cocky even in death, lol!
Regarding the Cap Reborn thing, I'm not reading it so this and the DA Annual really didn't bother me. Heck, its called 'Reborn' lol - but kinda sh!tty for Marvel to do. Obviously, they can't hold back a bunch of titles for one.
I'm glad I jumped back on board with the last couple issues of Invincible Iron Man as its a great read. I recommend it. Shoot to thrill, indeed!