Read comic: Iron Man (1996)

comic
Summary:

It starts with Tony Starks good friend, and employee "Rebel" testing out the Prometheus Armor (a Pre- Iron Man design), when Rebel pushes the prototype suit too far and it overloads. Sending Tony to court for "Corporate Espionage" and "Insider Trading" in which he easily is found not guilty. With a short and sweet press conference apology, and a dramatic exchange of words with Pepper Potts( leaving Tony soaked in wine and her jobless). Tony continues being a...erm...