Tony Stark is finally at Congress to tell them about the abilities of his Iron Man armor after it's been put off for the last ten issues or so. As Tony starts to speak, he suddenly collapses as his chest plate starts malfunctioning. Although some members of Congress are skeptical and think that he's only pretending to be sick since he didn't want to testify for months, a doctor is found, and confirms that Tony's heart is injured. Tony is taken to hospital, which is reported over the radios, and heard by Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan. Being the only person to know who Iron Man is, Happy wonders whether he should say anything.
After a few days in hospital, Tony's chest plate has been recharged by the doctors, who suspected that it was to help his heart. Tony is well enough for the press to interview him, who ask whether Tony is Iron Man. Tony denies it, even though he was ready to admit it before Congress. He decides that he had the heart attack just as he was going to tell them of his dual identity due to fate not wanting him to reveal his identity. However, people are still speculating that Tony could be Iron Man.
A few days later, Iron Man is spotted by some teenagers, who mention that Tony Stark can't be Iron Man, since he's still in hospital. Iron Man then keeps flying around, albeit clumsily, and when he reaches Tony Stark's hospital, he takes off the armor to reveal himself as Happy Hogan, who put on the armor so that people wouldn't guess Tony's secret, and goes to return the armor to Tony. However, this meeting is viewed by the Mandarin from miles away, who doesn't hear what they're saying, and thinks that Happy is Iron Man. He then activates his teleporter and teleports Happy to his castle. Tony realizes that the Mandarin must be behind Happy's disappearance, and that it's up to him to save him.
At the start of this issue, Steve Rogers is watching a documentary about Captain America in his World War II days. The documentary shows Captain America distraught and panicky, and the commentator wonders why Captain America was acting like that on the day that the Allies managed to wrest the Nazi's control of Paris. Steve says to himself that whilst it was a day of victory for everyone else, it was the day of one of the most tragic losses in his life. He then thinks back to World War II, when he was with a woman who loved him, and fought beside him from time to time. Unfortunately, Captain America's duty called, and whilst he was away, the unknown woman was kidnapped by the Nazis, and taken with some other prisoners to be executed.
Moments before they were due to be shot, the Allies managed to arrive in Paris to stop the Nazis. However, when Captain America came to the prison where his girlfriend had been captured, he found out that she had been taken by the Gestapo. Unfortunately, whilst Captain America wanted to look for her, everyone else was celebrating, and this was captured on camera, explaining the documentary at the start.