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Marvel Announces IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON

The series promises to combine martial arts and mysticism, powered by revenge.

This was first announced yesterday but Marvel has released an official press release.

Marvel Entertainment is excited to announce an all-new on-going series, IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON by the striking talent of writer and artist, Kaare Andrews (Spider-Man: Reign, A+X).

This spring, the fiery fist of vengeance strikes once again! Masterfully orchestrated by writer/artist, Kaare Andrews, Danny Rand once again channels the power of the ancient dragon, Shou-Lao, to become Iron Fist in an all-new series. Kaare explains, “I have two intentions with this project. The first is to tell a bare bones story that does not impede itself with the layers and layers of continuity that Iron Fist has become enriched with. The second, and more important, is to reach into the core of the character and re-explore who Danny Rand is. Reinvention through core exploration.”

In the character’s early history, starting with his first appearance in 1974, Danny was on a path for revenge as he hunted down the man who murdered his father, and Andrews promises to return to how it all began, “The defining aspect of Danny Rand is the loss of a father and a quest for honor and vengeance. Yet, these are themes that haven't been explored again since his origin story back in the 70s. We need to bring Danny back to this state of blind rage and self-destruction. Remember - this is a man who traded immortality for vengeance. And the consequences of that are what I'm most interested in.”

Kaare Andrews is not the only one within the “House of Ideas” who respects and honors the character of Iron Fist. Marvel’s Editor in Chief, Axel Alonso, reminisces, “Iron Fist first appeared in Marvel Premiere #15 May, 1974. That self-contained issue, which tells the origin of Iron Fist, remains one of my favorite comic book stories of all time!”

Alonso continues, "IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON is a project close to my heart for two reasons: the character – being the first – and the creator, writer/artist Kaare Andrews. I consider Kaare to be one of the most gifted storytellers in the medium. Kaare has crafted a stirring and action-packed tale that cuts the very heart of who Iron Fist is.”

Through Iron Fist’s history, it has been revealed that Danny Rand is the most recent of an ancient linage of Iron Fists and Andrews promises to continue to expand on that eclectic library of characters while still keeping it a great entry point. Andrews says, “For readers who already know Iron Fist, we introduce a couple of new characters and make use of the world already established-- but focus on keeping this story contained and accessible. For new readers, I'm trying to keep his condensed mythology very streamlined and fresh.”

When the mystical city of K'un-Lun comes under siege, the prodigal son, Danny Rand must come home – in more ways than one. Is Iron Fist prepared for a threat that hearkens back to that horrible day when his father dropped to his death on a Himalayan mountaintop? Can anything prepare him for the truth that's waiting for him in the rubble that was once the city of K'un-Lun – the place of Iron Fist’s birth?

IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON will also include a code for a free digital copy of the very same comic on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices.

IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON hits comic shops and bookstores this April!

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Posted by LiveForever

No interest in Iron Fist (although I need to get around to read Fraction/Brubaker/Aja's run) but DAT COVER. Gonna give it a shot for sure.

Posted by Dernman

Iron Fist isn't a character I've really had any history with and the art isn't really the type I go for. Saying that something about this has got me looking forward to this. I'm going to give this a chance.

Posted by k4tzm4n

No interest in Iron Fist (although I need to get around to read Fraction/Brubaker/Aja's run) but DAT COVER. Gonna give it a shot for sure.

I can promise you reading that run WILL make you interested.

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Edited by LenSnart

Love this, has a 'year one' vibe to it

Posted by cameron83

I read the interview for this and I am definitely hyped for this

Edited by kriminal

i started reading comics after the first thor movie so haven't got to read much new iron fist. I will be getting this

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@k4tzm4n said:

@liveforever said:

No interest in Iron Fist (although I need to get around to read Fraction/Brubaker/Aja's run) but DAT COVER. Gonna give it a shot for sure.

I can promise you reading that run WILL make you interested.

I hope so! Love Brubaker, and Hawkeye is prrrrrobably my favorite book of all time. If anyone's gonna get me interested, it's them.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

Marvel stop taking my money PLEASE :(

Posted by k4tzm4n

@k4tzm4n said:

@liveforever said:

No interest in Iron Fist (although I need to get around to read Fraction/Brubaker/Aja's run) but DAT COVER. Gonna give it a shot for sure.

I can promise you reading that run WILL make you interested.

I hope so! Love Brubaker, and Hawkeye is prrrrrobably my favorite book of all time. If anyone's gonna get me interested, it's them.

It's very different than his work with Clint but it's AMAZING. I was hooked to the book and I was never really a big fan of the character, either.

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Posted by PunyParker

f yeah

Posted by powerplay

Can't keep the Iron Fist down, he is immortal!

I assume we can thank the Netflixs series for this.

Edited by CommanderShiro

My poor wallet

Posted by NathanXplosion

Never really cared much for Iron Fist but hot damn that art looks amazing so I'll give it a shot.

Posted by SlamAdams

Fraction/Brubaker series is kind of all I know of Iron Fist, but I thought that particular series was fucking awesome. Really looking forward to this. It is sad it sounds like he is ignoring the Fraction/Brubaker series but happy he is doing so in such a way to not retcon it away either.

Posted by Chapmar

I hope the Immortal Weapons are in it!

Posted by Maddpanda531

Do want

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Can't keep the Iron Fist down, he is immortal!

I assume we can thank the Netflixs series for this.

I posted the interview on the Iron Fist forum, Kaare said he had already finished the 3rd issues before a netflix series was even mentioned.

Posted by Iron Fist Angel

Very psyched for this, (obviously lol), but his origin has been told sooooo many times in comics before.

Posted by millennium

those last three pictures i hope thats not the art for the book because if it is then i might not get it and i like the character

Posted by MixMastaMicah5

YES! Loving the art too! Penciled, inked, AND colored. Can't wait

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

I can't wait, I've been wanting an Ironfist solo..among others

Edited by manwithoutshame

this looks badass, i'm in.

Posted by Onemoreposter

Wow. That looks fantastic.

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Posted by EvilPenguin543

Yay! An Iron Fist series! I am in!

Posted by terror_shark

Definitely picking this up. I love that Marvel's giving chances to lesser known heroes now.

Edited by MadeinBangladesh

FAck yeah! Moon Knight, Punisher, Silver Surfer, Black Widow, Elektra... loving all the books that are coming out. Just wish they weren't 3.99$ and biweekly -_-

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Posted by Teerack

I have been going "Where the hell is Danny" since the start of Marvel NOW. Now im happy.

Posted by HushoftheWind

Finally, i was wondering why Danny hasnt been showing up too often in the Marvel U. So far Marvel have me at Hulk, Amazing Spider-Man(return, yay), Moon Knight, Black Widow(highly recommend it), and now Iron Fist. Thank you based Marvel gods.

Posted by GraniteSoldier

Ive never been that into Iron Fist but dammit if this doesn't sound awesome. I really wish I had more budget to work with. Damn you comic companies!

Posted by Jake Fury

Iron Fist AND Moon Knight? Merry Christmas to me!!!!

Posted by M3th

Glad Iron Fist is getting anotHer sHot. THat cover is amazingly bad4$$.

-ABstract4$$#073-

Posted by _Genesis_

I'm sold

Posted by mtrakos

Looks awesome. Really happy Rand is getting a single

Posted by bunkerbuster05

:D

It's such a good time to love comics.

Posted by ScrappyDont27

Marvel must be listening to my secret conversations in my head with this announcement and with a new Moon Knight series, simply cannot wait for both to come out

Posted by Spideysense44

Ironfist,Punisher, and Moon Knight now just need a Black Panther

Posted by TheFirstLantern

So many characters that aren't the A-listers coming out with books. I like that. Hopefully its 2.99 though, with image announcing all the books it looks like I'm going to either find a way to make more money or cut some books

Posted by wimble23

This isn't helping me with trying to cut my pull list down

Edited by BATMAN9797

I hope this isn't like Spider-man reign

Posted by HumanRocket

The characther did make me take an interest in him when i read a few issues of his past seeries so I think I will be picking this up but I do have to start making a pulls list to keep my series limited.

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Posted by clubberlang

I will be buying this. I dig the iron fist, he's even more amazing now; I don't know how he punches so hard considering all the bones he seems to be missing in his hands and wrists.

Posted by scarspider

I'm not sure how they can follow up after the Fraction/Aja run a some years back. They made me love the character (just like they're doing with Hawkeye). If this team can come even 60% close to that quality, it'll be pretty awesome. Looking forward to giving this a shot!

Posted by staypuffed
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Cool! I'll give it a shot.

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