While out performing diagnostic tests on his armor, Iron Man encounters a spaceship. He's brought on board to be greeted by the robot pilot Mechanoid Scout MK-5, whose alien masters are considering trading with Earth. The robot keeps Iron Man onboard while it checks out the planet, disguising itself to look human. It hitchhikes with Belinda Thompkins, who just broke up with her boyfriend Luke, but they're hijacked by two escaped convicts being chased by the police. Iron Man frees himself and catches up with MK-5 in time to watch the convicts shoot it. It fights back and subdues the criminals before it explodes.