The Living Laser is back... well, sort of! Since disintegrating at the end of Iron Man 153, Arthur Parks has been desperately trying to return to his corporeal form! And he is making progress when Iron Man detects his energy signature near Los Angeles! However the still powerful super-villain doesn't want any assistance! It's going to take two iron men -- one in the red & silver armor and one in the classic red & gold suit -- to shut down the Living Laser! Meanwhile in Germany, Bethany Cabe says goodbye to her husband forever.