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Matt Fraction on Invincible Iron Man's next story arc after "World's Most Wanted" concludes in October.
Pepper, Maria, and Rhodey are Tony Stark's three closest friends, but he used to be a lot more connected with the other superheroes of the Marvel Universe. At the end of “Secret Invasion,” many of Earth’s champions considered Stark **persona non grata** as a consequence of the controversial moves he made during that storyline and others like “Civil War.” That posture may change, though, by the time “Stark Disassembled” begins. “Tony's taking utmost responsibility for the choices he made and Osborn has stolen everything he's ever had. I think once people see the way Tony is going to bat for them, that he's manning up, making right, and ready to pay the ultimate price for the choices he made that's going to remind people that he's not a villain,” Fraction stated. “And there's a spectacularly public finale to 'World's Most Wanted.' 'Stark Disassembled' is intimate and private in the way that wakes and vigils often are but 'World's Most Wanted' ends as the whole world watches.”