Category Archive: Iron Fist

The Immortal Iron Fist: The Origin of Danny Rand 1 (October 2008)

Thank goodness Marvel felt the need to recolor the first two appearances of Iron Fist with some terrible glossy digital coloring from Andrew Crossley. Someone with time on his or her hands should… Continue reading

Immortal Weapons 5 (January 2010)

You know who David Lapham can’t write? Danny Rand. You know who he has as his de facto protagonist? Danny Rand. John Aman—the Prince of Orphans—is secondary to his own issue. Lapham even… Continue reading

Immortal Weapons 4 (January 2010)

There’s the Swierczynski I was expecting… turning in a completely useless issue. Tiger’s Beautiful Daughter gets the feature. Swierczynski’s so wrapped up in his Amazon warrior women story he neglects to mention a)… Continue reading

Immortal Weapons 3 (November 2009)

Who’s this Rick Spears guy and why have I never heard of him before? His origin of Dog Brother #1 is fantastic. He opens it in late nineteenth century Hong Kong, where Dog… Continue reading

Immortal Weapons 2 (October 2009)

What a stinker. The whole thing plays like a bad Marvel horror comic from the seventies, with a team of mercenaries (they have matching outfits, of course) out to retrieve a spider. It’s… Continue reading

Immortal Weapons 1 (September 2009)

Could this story be more depressing? Aaron does a decent job on Fat Cobra’s backstory—though he doesn’t go enough into defining Fat Cobra’s Heavenly City. He buys his way back into it at… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 27 (August 2009)

Swierczynski’s Iron Fist goes out with a whimper. He mimics Fraction’s last issue on the title. I’m not sure Swierczynski should have gotten to close, since he was just following Brubaker and Fraction–not… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 26 (July 2009)

Oh, come on. I think Foreman’s the bigger problem, but Swierczynski really does completely fail when it comes to a good conclusion. He has a dramatic cliffhanger, but it’s a confusing one (one… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 25 (June 2009)

As usual, Swierczynski manages to pull the story around after a weak move. Here, he reveals the old impostor to be nothing but a temporary ruse, something to distract Danny (and the reader).… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 24 (May 2009)

What a cheat. Swierczynski can write the fill in issues–with the past Iron Fist adventures–just fine. So how does he follow up one of his lamer issues? With a charming fill in issue… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 23 (April 2009)

I think I’ll start with Foreman. He usually does an all right job, but he ends this issue on a terrible full-page panel of the (supposedly) first Iron Fist. He’s got this old… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 22 (March 2009)

This issue features the second time Swierczynski has taken some leftover Brubaker and Fraction thread and determined everyone knew about it except Danny. The Eighth City? The Thunderer knew about it all the… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 21 (February 2009)

This issue might be Swierczynski’s best. It’s one of the done in one other Iron Fist issues and Swierczynski does something a little different. He does a future story. It really nicely fits… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 20 (January 2009)

Okay, Swierczynski is finally back on track. Forgetting the special, he’s now written more good issues of The Immortal Iron Fist than mediocre or bad. This issue resolves—maybe a little too conveniently (it… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 19 (December 2008)

Oh, there are other Immortal Weapons? Wonder if their appearance has anything to do with the issue working. Just as Swierczynski gets out of his writing rut—well, I’m not sure if that’s an… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall and the Death Queen of California 1 (November 2008)

So Swierczynski’s take on Orson Randall is basically to take a big steamy crap all over the work Brubaker and Fraction did on the character. Either Swierczynski didn’t read their comics or he… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 18 (October 2008)

Okay, either Swierczynski is covering for Foreman or Foreman is covering for Swierczynski here. There simply is not enough story this issue. It’s not so much a pacing question, it’s just… almost no… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 17 (September 2008)

Swierczynski’s approach to Iron Fist is to continue the Brubaker and Fraction format. We even get Heath doing the flashback art. There’s one big difference. First is how Swierczynski structures the villain in… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 16 (August 2008)

So as Fraction departs–he leaves the next team with a lovely pickle. All the work he and Brubaker did leading up to this issue, the establishing of the Iron Fist history and all…… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 15 (July 2008)

Fraction does another of those untold tales of a previous Iron Fist stories this issue and it works pretty well. He’s got a lot to get in here–he has to establish the Iron… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 14 (June 2008)

This issue basically brings Brubaker and Fraction’s story to its finish (Brubaker leaves after this one, Fraction hangs around for a little coda then is off). It’s an outstanding issue, both fantastic on… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 13 (May 2008)

It’s not the deepest issue, it’s probably not the best written, but it’s completely awesome. Everything comes together here (with the promise of a big fight next issue). Unfortunately, Aja’s not along for… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall and the Green Mist of Death 1 (April 2008)

Fraction takes on the writing chores here solo but since it’s an Orson Randall story set in the thirties and forties, it’s kind of hard to tell what not having Brubaker around does… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 12 (February 2008)

Is there even a fight this issue? Wait, yes. Davos gets beat up for being a tool last issue. The art chores are apparently getting to be too much for Aja, as Javier… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 11 (January 2008)

I feel like I’m missing something. It seems like Yu-Ti (the “mayor” of K’un-L’un) is secretly bad, but I’m not sure if it’s in the comic or if I’m just remembering it. I… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 10 (December 2007)

It’s nice Danny gets the cover, because he’s not in the issue at all. The intrigue really starts coming together here, with the Thunderer revealed to be in some secret society with Orson’s… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist Annual 1 (November 2007)

Are there really enough Howard Chaykin fans out there to make getting him to fill in desirable? His work has gotten so shoddy over the last ten years, it’s stunning. But even with… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 9 (November 2007)

Koblish’s flashback pages start all right, but in the second set, he draws Wendall Rand rapidly punching and it looks like he’s got eight arms. It really drags one out of the narrative.… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 8 (October 2007)

The big Enter the Dragon fight competition starts off here… only there’s not a matched fight. Instead, we get to see Danny in K’un-L’un. It’s interesting, sort of, to see Danny trying to… Continue reading

The Immortal Iron Fist 7 (August 2007)

Fraction and Brubaker take a break here to focus on one of the previous Iron Fists. They present the story like a fable and get really cute with it. I don’t think the… Continue reading