On the splash page, we get a dream sequence of Tony in his armor, drunk. Well, it’s more of a nightmare. And Steve Ditko refused to draw a drunk superhero, because, you know, he has weird ethics, so Marie Severin drew that one page. It kind of works, since it’s a dream, being totally different in art style from the rest of the issue, which is drawn by Steve Ditko.
Steve Ditko drawing Iron Man in 1982 is weird. A plot where the Serpent Squad takes over a zoo is even weirder. The only interesting thing here is Tony getting tempted by scotch—some decent foreshadowing, and a nod from O’Neil to the prior creative team that he’ll not drop the fabulous character development and investments they put into a character who, before that, had really been one dimensional.
Also, punching animals.