I picked up this book after Stark Resilient and had a big W-T-F going through my head the entire time I was reading it. It doesn't link up to Stark Resilient. Intead, it's more of a "clip show" meant to bring new readers up to speed on the origins and status of the current iterations of Iron Man and Mandarin.
In the first part, a filmmaker is tasked to make the Mandarin's life story. In the second part, Tony Stark attends an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and tells a vague rendition of what happened in his life in the span between the "Extremis" and "Stark Resilient" storylines. In the third portion, Iron Man joins forces with Spider-Man to stop a terrorist group from using a very powerful Stark weapon. This story is out of place, because much of it takes place 40+ years in the future, and concerns the ultimate fate of Mandarin, the Stark family, and planet Earth.
I don't keep up with the Marvel Universe, and the only Iron Man books I pick up are those that end up in these collections, so I don't yet know if anything in this book ties into the upcoming "Unfixable" volume. All I can say for sure is that this book left me a bit let down, because I was hoping for progression from "Stark Resilient," and what I got was a recap.
Why do a recap now? What's the purpose of the future-timeline story? Why do these issues exist? I'm left with more questions than answers.
Apart from it leaving me confused, I did find this volume to be otherwise well-written and nicely drawn (like the other Fraction/Larocca volumes). I'd definitely recommend it to someone that wanted some backstory on Tony Stark and Mandarin.