The big Mandarin story continues apace, and it’s really good to see Tony Stark be attacked from all angles, he’s not just fighting a load of his old villains, but the Mandarin is also using more subtle methods to get at him, and even though Tony tries a pretty damn clever delaying tactics, the government will inevitably prove he was drunk, and end him. I do question why exactly Tony decided to put on ‘the Governor’ inhibitor device straight away, it looked like he was given a bit of a waiting period. But it did make for an exciting ending, even if you could probably see it coming. I’m continuing to love how Fraction is upgrading all of Iron Man’s villains, this issue featured the Melter and Whirlwind, and not only do they have enhanced abilities and cooler costumes, but Fraction is also giving them (or at least Melter) personalities, and the fact that there is tension between the other villains and Mandarin is very interesting. Tony may think he’s up against one monolithic threat, but it’s more interesting than that, and I’m sure that by the end of this arc, the villains will be fighting amongst themselves.